Improving environmental sustainability of palm oil production in Thailand

Kanokwam Saswattecha

Research output: Thesisinternal PhD, WUAcademic

Abstract

Demand for palm oil in Thailand has increased as a result of Thai policies promoting the use of biodiesel. This increased demand results in negative effects on ecosystem services and increases environment pollution. Most existing studies focus on global warming impact alone, while other environmental impacts are being overlooked. Moreover, several mitigation options are widely studied but none of them has been investigated for cost-effectiveness. Such information is crucial for decision makers to explore possibilities for improving environmental performance towards sustainable palm oil production in Thailand. Therefore, this thesis aimed to analyse environmental impacts in the past and future, and to explore possibilities for improving environmental sustainability of the palm oil sector in Thailand. These objectives have been met through an integrated environmental assessment by coupling a landscape model and sectoral model which can be seen as the novelty of this thesis.

LanguageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Wageningen University
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Kroeze, Carolien, Promotor
  • Hein, Lars, Promotor
Award date13 Feb 2017
Place of PublicationWageningen
Publisher
Print ISBNs9789463430401
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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oil production
environmental impact
sustainability
oil
environmental assessment
ecosystem service
global warming
mitigation
pollution
cost
demand
thesis
environmental performance
policy
effect
decision

Keywords

  • palm oils
  • sustainability
  • environmental protection
  • environmental management
  • environmental impact
  • greenhouse gases
  • emission
  • thailand

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Saswattecha, Kanokwam. / Improving environmental sustainability of palm oil production in Thailand. Wageningen : Wageningen University, 2017. 277 p.
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Saswattecha, K 2017, 'Improving environmental sustainability of palm oil production in Thailand', Doctor of Philosophy, Wageningen University, Wageningen. https://doi.org/10.18174/400393

Improving environmental sustainability of palm oil production in Thailand. / Saswattecha, Kanokwam.

Wageningen : Wageningen University, 2017. 277 p.

Research output: Thesisinternal PhD, WUAcademic

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