KPMG identifies Thailand as ‘country to watch’ in achieving net zero while Norway tops the list for most prepared nation #SootinClaimon.Com

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The Thai government has pledged to support the private sectors transition to a low carbon economy and make sure that the shift is smooth and has minimal impact, with an emphasis on the Bio-Circular-Green Economy (BCG) Model to help tackle climate change.

KPMG has conducted the first-ever Net Zero Readiness Index (NZRI) to assess countries’ readiness to transition to Net Zero. Oil-rich Nordic nation deemed ‘most prepared’ and ‘ready’ to reach Net Zero by 2050.

• Northern Europe dominates top spots, with Norway ranked number one, and UK and Sweden in second and third place.

• A lack of delivery capability is a weak point in global Net Zero emissions ambitions.

• Thailand deemed as ‘country to watch’ in achieving Net Zero, being one of seven countries seeing significant opportunities to advance their decarbonization efforts through large-scale projects and emerging escalation initiatives

The report compares the progress of a selection of countries in reducing the greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate change and assesses their preparedness and ability to achieve Net Zero by 2050. The date 2050 was proposed by the United Nation’s (UN) Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which said that cutting net emissions by about 45 percent from 2010 to 2030, then 100 percent by 2050 would limit temperature rises to 1.5 degrees Celsius. In August 2021, a total of 195 governments said that humanity has already warmed the planet by approximately 1.1 degrees Celsius; that 1.5 degrees is likely to be reached or exceeded in the next two decades; and that without immediate, rapid and large-scale reductions in emissions, limiting warming to 1.5 or even 2 degrees will be beyond reach.

Using 103 indicators, recognized as key drivers to achieving Net Zero, the top 25 performing countries and seven ‘countries to watch’ were identified.

Despite being one of the world’s largest oil and gas exporters, Norway topped this year’s NZRI, partly due to private and public investment in renewable energy and electrified transport across the country. In 2016, the Norwegian parliament voted to bring forward its target date for carbon neutrality from 2050 to 2030. However, despite their top ranking, the nation still faces significant decisions over how it continues to tackle challenges in their transition to net zero.

The UK, which is hosting the COP26 Climate Summit this month, took overall second place, due in-part to cross-party political support and clear legally-backed targets that have enabled the comparatively swift decarbonization of the country’s power generation sector, but many obstacles remain – particularly on heat and buildings.

Key findings from the Index include:

• Some countries are lagging in adopting Net Zero with only 9 of those surveyed, who account for approximately 8 percent of global emissions, having legally binding commitments in place. In order to stimulate delivery capability at the sector level, these targets need to be backed by robust strategies, policies and support mechanisms. In most jurisdictions the NZRI preparedness on a national level is mirrored by the level of readiness at the sector level.

• A lack of delivery capability is a weak point in global Net Zero ambitions. The Index shows that those countries with a Net Zero target in place, either legally binding or policy, demonstrate stronger capability across sectors. The report also shows a correlation between prosperity and the readiness to achieve Net Zero, highlighting the need to escalate the mobilization of support to developing economies.

• Insights from all surveyed nations show that whilst the global financial sector is increasingly factoring climate risk into their investment and lending decisions, governments have a critical role to play in enhancing access to such financing by creating enabling environments such as sustainable finance strategies, policies and regulatory frameworks.

• These country insights also help to highlight the importance of political alignment and public support in the success of key decarbonization initiatives.

The NZRI top 25 countries are:

RankCountry  RankCountry
1Norway  14USA
2United Kingdom  15Singapore
3Sweden  16Chile
4Denmark  17Australia
5Germany  18Brazil
6France  19Poland
7Japan  20China
8Canada  21Malaysia
9New Zealand  22Argentina
10Italy  23Mexico
11South Korea  24Turkey
12Spain  25UAE
13Hungary    

KPMG also listed seven countries to watch as these countries are seeing significant opportunities to advance their decarbonization efforts through large-scale projects and emerging escalation initiatives:

• India

• Indonesia

• Nigeria

• Russia

• Saudi Arabia

• South Africa

• Thailand

Thailand has plans to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 and net zero emission by 2065 under a new energy plan that could see renewable energy account for a 50% share of its new power generation We have seen this translated into several initiatives such as only zero-emission vehicles being allowed to register as new vehicles from 2035 onwards. The Thai government has pledged to support the private sector’s transition to a low carbon economy and make sure that the shift is smooth and has minimal impact, with an emphasis on the Bio-Circular-Green Economy (BCG) Model to help tackle climate change.

Tanate Kasemsarn, Head of ESG, KPMG in ThailandTanate Kasemsarn, Head of ESG, KPMG in Thailand

“The last few years have seen increasing public awareness of climate change in Thailand, partly due to the government adding the subject to the education curriculum,” says Tanate Kasemsarn, Head of ESG, KPMG in Thailand. “This is progress in the right direction as we are creating a generation that is aware of the importance of climate change. At KPMG, we believe in working together towards a more sustainable future and we can only achieve that with not only the commitment of the public sector, but also of the private sector.

Ganesan Kolandevelu, Head of Climate Change and Sustainability Services, KPMG in ThailandGanesan Kolandevelu, Head of Climate Change and Sustainability Services, KPMG in Thailand

“Thailand will need to improve research capacity, especially in harder-to-decarbonize sectors,” says Ganesan Kolandevelu, Head of Climate Change and Sustainability Services, KPMG in Thailand “Technologies such as those that can measure the emission of greenhouse gas, will help the country achieve its climate change agenda. This will need cooperation from all stakeholders. For businesses, having a clear ESG agenda should not just be a ‘tick-the-box’ activity. There are real added benefits from being a sustainable business, and this includes increasing confidence of stakeholders and loyalty from consumers.”

Natthaphong Tantichattanon, Partner, Climate Change and Sustainability Services, KPMG in Thailand.Natthaphong Tantichattanon, Partner, Climate Change and Sustainability Services, KPMG in Thailand.

“Another point for companies in Thailand to consider is the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)’s requirement for the ‘One Report’ for reporting year 2021 that gives more focus on the disclosure of sustainability and ESG,” says Natthaphong Tantichattanon, Partner, Climate Change and Sustainability Services, KPMG in Thailand. With increased requirements for sustainability disclosure, companies must now disclose their sustainability strategy, policy and targets, value chain issues, environmental impact, Greenhouse Gas disclosure and social engagement. Companies must now include ESG in their strategy and business development and should start planning accordingly on how they will achieve this.”

The publication of the Net Zero Readiness Index came ahead of November’s crucial COP26 Climate Summit in Glasgow. The United Nations outlines that greenhouses gases in the atmosphere are at their highest level for three million years, driving a global temperature increase of 0.85 degrees Celsius between 1880 and 2012 and a rise in sea-levels of 19cm. Political and business leaders are becoming increasingly aligned that immediate action is required to stop the catastrophic social, environmental and economic impacts further temperature rises could have on the planet.

Published : November 26, 2021

HIGHLIGHT: Challenges And Opportunities For STARTUP #SootinClaimon.Com

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Start-ups should develop technology that will help them survive and succeed in the post-Covid era, several experts said at the “Thailand Start-up in Post-Covid Era 2022” on Friday.

The virtual seminar, jointly hosted by the Nation Thailand and SpringNews, featured Australian Ambassador Allan McKinnon’s discourse on “Australia’s experience on start-up development”

“In the beginning, Australia started by holding activities for start-ups in Melbourne and Sydney before expanding to other countries. These activities helped boost the GDP of countries with start-ups by US$1.3 trillion.”

Meanwhile, PTT’s Buranin said the company was in the process of restructuring to become a multinational energy company to become a part of society in the future.

“In the future, fuel-oriented businesses will face environment-related issues, such as [demands for a] low-carbon society and new green technologies,”

Bitkub Capital’s Jirayut said Covid-19 is a key factor that has accelerated a change in technology, evidenced by the fact that more people are working online and the headquarters of many large firms no longer being based in large cities.

QueQ’s co-founder Rungsun said his company is pushing for its queuing application to play an important role in Thailand’s public health and immigration sectors.

Published : October 31, 2021

Mark Zuckerberg and Meta Welcome You to the Metaverse with New Company Vision Announced at Connect 2021 #SootinClaimon.Com

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Today at its Connect 2021 conference, CEO Mark Zuckerberg introduced Meta, bringing together Facebooks apps and technologies under one new company brand, as it focuses on bringing the metaverse to life and helping people connect, find communities, and grow businesses.

In a founder’s letter, Mark Zuckerberg laid out the vision for the metaverse that will feel like a hybrid of today’s online social experiences, sometimes expanding into three dimensions or projected into the physical world. It will let people share immersive experiences with others even when unable to be together — and do things together that couldn’t be done in the physical world.

Speaking during his keynote, Mark Zuckerberg said, “I’m proud of what we’ve built so far, and excited about what comes next – as we move beyond what’s possible today, beyond the constraints of screens, beyond the limits of distance and physics – and towards a future where everyone can be present with each other, create new opportunities, and experience new things. It’s a future that is beyond any one company and that will be made by all of us.”

Mark Zuckerberg and Meta Welcome You to the Metaverse with New Company Vision Announced at Connect 2021Mark Zuckerberg and Meta Welcome You to the Metaverse with New Company Vision Announced at Connect 2021

The metaverse is the latest example of how Meta builds technologies that help people connect, find communities, and grow together. When Facebook launched in 2004, it changed the way people connected and apps like Messenger and Instagram have further empowered billions around the world. Now, Meta is moving beyond 2D screens towards immersive experiences like augmented and virtual reality, marking the next evolution in a long line of social technologies and ushering in a new chapter for the company.

The announcement was made at this year’s annual Connect conference, bringing together augmented and virtual reality developers, content creators, marketers, and others to celebrate the industry’s momentum and growth, explored what experiences in the metaverse could feel like over the next decade — from social connection, to entertainment, gaming, fitness, work, education, and commerce.

The company also announced new tools to help people build for the metaverse, including Presence Platform, which will enable the next generation of mixed reality experiences on Quest 2, and the steps the company is taking to realize the full social potential of the metaverse in the future, including a $150-million investment in immersive learning to train the next generation of creators.

Mark Zuckerberg and Meta Welcome You to the Metaverse with New Company Vision Announced at Connect 2021Mark Zuckerberg and Meta Welcome You to the Metaverse with New Company Vision Announced at Connect 2021

Mark Zuckerberg emphasized during the announcement, “Right now, our brand is so tightly linked to one product that it can’t possibly represent everything that we’re doing today, let alone in the future. Over time, I hope that we are seen as a metaverse company, and I want to anchor our work and identity on what we’re building toward.”

Watch the full Connect keynote and learn more about how the metaverse will unlock new opportunities at meta.com. You can also learn more about the work to develop the Meta brand at the company’s design blog

Mark Zuckerberg and Meta Welcome You to the Metaverse with New Company Vision Announced at Connect 2021Mark Zuckerberg and Meta Welcome You to the Metaverse with New Company Vision Announced at Connect 2021

Published : October 29, 2021

By : THE NATION

Startup : Business model that changes the world #SootinClaimon.Com

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How startups can take crucial part in driving the new world economy?

In the past few years, the business model known as Startup is seen as a rising star business with an exponential growth rate and plays an important role in driving the global economy. Although there are many organizations succeeded. But there are many businesses that have failed to continue. How startups can take crucial part in driving the new world economy?

See you at “Thailand Startup in the Post-Covid Era” on October 29, 2021, from 2PM to 4PM

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Published : October 28, 2021

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The Thai government sees the need to promote startups to be the forefront of creating new business opportunities to compete in the next era.

Thailand is ranked the 21st easiest place for doing business in the world by World Bank’s 2020 ranking. The Thai government sees the need to promote startups to be the forefront of creating new business opportunities to compete in the next era.

See you at “Thailand Startup in the Post-Covid Era” on October 29, 2021, from 2PM to 4PM

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Published : October 27, 2021

Thailand Startup In Post Covid Era 2022 #SootinClaimon.Com

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The Nation Thailand and Springnews invite you to listen and discuss the direction of Thai startups in the virtual seminar.

The Nation Thailand and Springnews invite you to listen and discuss the direction of Thai startups in the virtual seminar “Thailand Startup in Post Covid Era 2022”.

• Special talk on “Startup Experience in Australia” by Allan McKinnon, Australian Ambassador to Thailand

• Seminar on the startup direction in the future by prominent entrepreneurs in Thailand

See you at our informative & exciting “Virtual Forum: Thailand Startup in the Post-Covid Era” on October 29, 2021, from 2PM to 4PM

Register: http://www.nationthailand.com/seminar/startup2022

Call (02) 338 3000 – 1 for more information.

Published : October 26, 2021

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A country which hosts scores of outstanding startups that make it an example for the world.

Australian Ambassador Allan McKinnon will enlighten the audience about his experiences in successfully developing and effectively promoting startup in Australia, a country which hosts scores of outstanding startups that make it an example for the world.

See you at our informative & exciting “Virtual Forum: Thailand Startup in the Post-Covid Era” on October 29, 2021, from 2PM to 4PM

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Published : October 24, 2021

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The Nation Thailand and Springnews invite you to listen and discuss the direction of Thai startups in the virtual seminar.

The Nation Thailand and Springnews invite you to listen and discuss the direction of Thai startups in the virtual seminar “Thailand Startup in Post Covid Era 2022”.

• Special talk on “Startup Experience in Australia” by Allan McKinnon, Australian Ambassador to Thailand

• Seminar on the startup direction in the future by prominent entrepreneurs in Thailand

See you at our informative & exciting “Virtual Forum: Thailand Startup in the Post-Covid Era” on October 29, 2021, from 2PM to 4PM

Register: http://www.nationthailand.com/seminar/startup2022

Call (02) 338 3000 – 1 for more information.

Published : October 23, 2021

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The startup direction in the future by prominent entrepreneurs in Thailand to share his experiences.

QueQ Thailand CEO and co-founder Rungsun Promprasith, owner of the QueQ application that will save people from a boring wait in long queues, will enlighten the audience on his experience in dealing with the Covid-19 crisis at the highly informative virtual forum “2022 Thailand Startups in Post-Covid Era” on October 29 from 2PM to 4PM. Don’t miss this!

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Published : October 22, 2021

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The startup direction in the future by prominent entrepreneurs in Thailand to share his experiences.

PTT Senior Executive Vice President of Innovation and New Ventures Dr.Buranin Rattanasombat will acquaint the audience with the guidelines and operations of the company’s new businesses in a bid to create opportunities and solve problems for Thai businesses at the enlightening virtual forum “2022 Thailand Startups in Post-Covid Era” on October 29 from 2PM to 4PM. Stay tuned!

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Published : October 21, 2021