Environment, Development and Sustainability

, Volume 15, Issue 5, pp 1227–1244 | Cite as

Effective coordination and integration of energy and transport policies for CO2 mitigation in Thailand

  • Ratchaphong Klinsrisuk
  • Vilas Nitivattananon
  • Winai Wongsurawat


Cross-cutting government policies that are designed to mitigate CO2 emissions have caused an increased interdependence between government agencies. This leads to fragmentation in the public administration of climate change mitigation. The need for more coordination among government agencies involved in drafting and implementing energy and transportation policies is necessary to create collaborative strategies that can affect energy demand and reduce CO2 emissions. The study aims to use Thailand as a case study to examine and discuss how effective coordination and integration of energy and transport policies and actions in the domain of GHG mitigation in Thailand can be successful. The authors applied a mixed-method information gathering approach combined with data from panel discussions. A thorough literature review guided the evidence, which was reinforced by the expert opinions of 35 industry professionals and governmental officers. Importance-performance analysis was applied as a policy assessment method. The study proposes applying a combination of several factors and conditions regarding institutional aspects of transport and energy sectors into a new greater strategies and actions toward CO2 mitigation. In findings, a combination of instruments and autonomy of sectors is the greatest important and successful opportunity to enable effective coordination and integration of policies for CO2 mitigation. Insightful discussions on integrated approach and recommendations would contribute to collaboratively administrative mechanism.


CO2 mitigation Coordination Energy Integration IPA method Transportation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ratchaphong Klinsrisuk
    • 1
  • Vilas Nitivattananon
    • 1
  • Winai Wongsurawat
    • 2
  1. 1.Urban Environmental Management, School of Environment, Resources, and DevelopmentAsian Institute of Technology (AIT)Klong LuangThailand
  2. 2.School of ManagementAsian Institute of Technology (AIT)Klong LuangThailand

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