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Pioneer the Possible Thailand, Memorandum of Understanding Signed!

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3 May 2024

On Tuesday, 30 April, Business Sweden and Team Sweden, including the Embassy of Sweden and Thai-Swedish Chamber of Commerce (SweCham), hosted the launch of 'Pioneer the Possible Thailand' at Samyan Mitrtown.  The programme focuses on three themes, green production, green mobility, and energy transition and is supported by Ericsson, Camfil, Electrolux Professional, Reflex, Hitachi Energy, Midsummer, Siemens Energy, and Volvo Cars Thailand. 

The event began with welcoming remarks by Ambassador H.E. Mrs. Anna Hammargren and Trade Commissioner Mr. Kacper Pierzynowski. 

This was followed by a special address by the Director-General of the Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency, Mr. Wattanapong Kurovat, and a keynote address by the Chief of the Project Engineering Department at EGAT, Mr. Pongsak Mancharoen.  Mr. Pongsak Mancharoen discussed Thailand's Carbon Neutrality Policy aiming for Net Zero Emissions by 2065 and the impact of the EU's Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) on Thailand. 

A panel discussion on Thailand and Sweden’s joint path to a carbon-neutral society was moderated by Mr. Mattias Goldmann of 2030-sekretariatet.  Panellists included Dr. Narin Phoawanich, Assistant Governor Fuel Managment, EGAT, Siamnat Panassorn, Electric Vehicle Association of Thailand (EVAT) Committee and CEO of Sun-up Recycling Co Ltd, Dr. Savanit Boonyasuwat, the Federation of Thai Industry (FTI), Mr. Kongkiat Teekamongkol, Managing Director of Camfil (Thailand) Co., Ltd., Mr. Anders Rian,  President of Ericsson (Thailand) Co., Ltd., and Mr. Polawat Phrirojchaikul, Managing Director, Reflex Packaging (Thailand) part of Nefab Group.  The discussion highlighted various approaches to sustainability and reiterated that one of the key solutions to change is improving efficiency and changing to clean energy!  

Sweden and Thailand are joining forces to accelerate the journey towards a sustainable future.  A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Business Sweden and the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT), laying the groundwork for cooperation in sustainability.  This MoU will enable Sweden and Thailand to collaborate on studying biomass and hydrogen as part of their commitment to reducing carbon emissions.   

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