Baker McKenzie Thailand has signed a Memorandum of Understanding ("MoU") with Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organization (Public Organization) ("TGO") to collaborate on building an enabling legal environment with the aim to promote implementation of climate action in Thailand. Under this collaboration, Baker McKenzie will support TGO on the development of a legal framework and mechanisms, in particular carbon trading, to facilitate implementation of TGO's mission to assist organizations in the move towards carbon neutrality and achieving net zero emissions in line with the targets laid out by the Thai government.

Kiatchai Maitriwong, the Executive Director of TGO, commented on the collaboration: "We are pleased to have Baker McKenzie Thailand as our partner as we continue to build and expand our public-private collaboration framework on climate action, including through Thailand Carbon Neutral Network (TCNN). We recognise the important role law firms can play in supporting low carbon transition in various sectors and look forward to the fruitful collaboration with the Firm in this endeavor."

Partner Peerapan Tungsuwan who representing Baker McKenzie Thailand at the announcement commented: "We are proud to be collaborating with TGO on this important mission. As a Firm with a sustainability agenda as part of our long term strategy, we ourselves have taken steps to continually improve our environmental performance and sustainability. As a global law firm with an award-winning climate change practice, we are glad to be able to contribute our legal expertise and global to assist TGO and Thailand on this important step in the country's sustainability journey."

Thinawat Bukhamana, Managing Partner of Baker McKenzie Thailand, also said during the announcement: “Organizations that want to remain competitive will need to take action on sustainability. The changing environment in which businesses operate today demands attention to environmental, social and governance sustainability and that companies need to take into account all stakeholders in their supply chain. It is about the long term value rather than short term profits of the companies.”

TGO is an autonomous public organization established in 2007, under the supervision of the Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, to manage and expedite the development and implementation of greenhouse gas reduction projects and to support public, private and international organization partnerships to promote implementation of climate action in Thailand.
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