According to Deputy Secretary-General to the Prime Minister and Acting Government Spokesperson Anucha Burapachaisri, Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha has encouraged both the public and private sectors to organize tourism activities that reduce carbon emissions toward sustainable development.
The BCG model focuses on keeping a balance between the promotion of economic growth and the protection of nature and the environment to safeguard both the ecosystem and human security.
Mr. Anucha said that the Government has worked out an “Environment Map” in order to boost the worthwhile use of natural resources and lessen the impacts of climate change, as well as moving toward a low-carbon society in all regions of Thailand by 2027.
It has established a policy to manage national parks and natural tourist sites for sustainability and environmental conservation, with the participation of various sectors of society, while stimulating low-carbon tourism.
The policy on sustainable tourism under the BCG model aims to achieve the goals of sustainable development and preserve the fertility and productivity of the country’s natural resource base for future generations.
As for BCG industries, Secretary-General of the Thailand Board of Investment (BOI) Narit Therdsteerasukdi said that the Government intends to upgrade Thai industries in line with the BCG Economy Model and its strategy of “Better and Green Thailand 2030.”
In this regard, he said, entrepreneurs have been urged to adjust themselves to the changing global situation, especially with regard to the use of clean energy and digital technology. BOI has also issued investment promotion measures to promote the upgrading of industries under the “smart and sustainable industry” policy.
Thailand aims to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 by increasing the ratio of clean energy use to more than 50 percent by 2043. The policy of clean energy has been cited as a factor that attracts international investors to invest in Thailand, especially in electric vehicle (EV) manufacturing. This policy also intends to promote the use of EVs under the BCG model, which leads to eco-friendly economic growth.