Top News TAT signs MoU on carbon neutral tourism By TTG Asia / Posted on 20 September, 2021 13:28 The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has signed a MoU with seven partner organisations to drive the tourism industry’s efforts in achieving net-zero emissions. The partner organisations hail from three ministries – Ministry of Tourism and Sports, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, and Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation – as well as the private sector. TAT inks MoU with seven partner organisations to drive net-zero emissions in tourism The virtual signing ceremony was presided over by minister of tourism and sports Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn; minister of natural resources and environment Warawut Silpa-archa; and Anek Laothamatas, minister of higher education, science, research and innovation. TAT governor Yuthasak Supasorn said: “The MoU signals an important step forward in Thailand’s efforts to reduce the impacts of climate change, both because of the intended goals and the increased cooperation among the government and private sectors (which) the agreement calls for.” Under the MoU, the eight partner organisations will work together to jointly develop knowledge related to net-zero carbon tourism suitable for the context of the Thai tourism business sector. They will also support the development of net-zero carbon tourism management, as well as drive tourism routes, activities, services, and innovations managed with this concept in the Thai tourism and business events industry. Additionally, they will promote a net-zero carbon approach within the demand-supply of the Thai tourism and business events industry to manage and access design guidelines and facilitate carbon offsets, as well as raise public awareness about climate change. Along with TAT, the seven other partner organisations are the Designated Areas for Sustainable Tourism Administration, Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau, Thailand Science Research and Innovation, Thai Chamber of Commerce and Board of Trade of Thailand, Thai Ecotourism and Adventure Travel Association, Program Management Unit for Competitiveness, and Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organization.