Chulalongkorn University Theses and Dissertations (Chula ETD)

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First Advisor

Carl Nigel Middleton


Faculty of Political Science (คณะรัฐศาสตร์)

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Degree Level

Master's Degree

Degree Discipline

International Development Studies




This research provides an overview of the Thailand agreement on greenhouse gas emissions, specifically focusing on the meat industry, and examines the roles of the government, private companies, and civil society in Thailand. Research indicates that the meat industry has significant environmental impacts, including greenhouse gas emissions, deforestation, and biodiversity loss. Livestock for meat consumption has been a major contributor to environmental issues such as climate change, water pollution, and deforestation. Livestock alone contributes a substantial percentage to global climate change. This issue has become a critical transboundary concern affecting not only one specific country or region. In response to the environmental impacts and the global challenge of climate change, the Thai government signed and committed to the Paris Agreement in 2015, aiming to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Thailand has set a target to decrease greenhouse gas emissions by 20% by 2030, and the Climate Change Master Plan (2015-2050) envisions achieving sustainable low-carbon growth and climate resilience by 2050. However, the country's environmental policy still lacks clarity and a specific focus on greenhouse gas emissions from the meat industry. Currently, Thai meat industries do not include information about greenhouse gas emissions in their environmental reports, and they tend to overlook environmental issues related to their operations. Moreover, these industries possess significant influence over the media, controlling information about the environmental impact of the meat industry. As a result, civil society has taken a leading role in raising awareness about this issue, rather than relying on the government or industry itself. In conclusion, my research findings suggest that the Thai government's lack of a robust environmental policy and management approach has contributed to weak regulation of greenhouse gas emissions in the meat industry. There is a need for more comprehensive and concerted efforts from all stakeholders to address this pressing environmental concern effectively.

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งานวิจัยเล่มนี้ได้ทำการวิจัยผลกระทบของโลกร้อนในการปล่อยก๊าซเรือนกระจกต่ออุตสาหกรรมสัตว์ปีก ซึ่งผู้วิจัยได้ทำการประเมินผลจาก 3 ภาคส่วนหลัก ทั้งภาครัฐ ภาคอุตสาหกรรมปศุสัตว์ และภาคประชาสังคม ที่ล้วนแล้วแต่ก็เป็นผู้เล่นหลักในประเด็นนี้ ซึ่งงานวิจัยพบว่ามีบางภาคส่วนที่ยังทำหน้าที่ของตนในการรับผิดชอบต่อผลกระทบการปล่อยก๊าซเรือนกระจกในครั้งนี้

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