Environment and natural resources

Blitz on smoky cars to curb PM2.5 smog

The Pollution Control Department (PCD) aims to reduce PM2.5 air pollution by 25% by imposing the maximum punishment under the traffic law on any driver whose vehicle produces black smoke caused by poor maintenance.According to PCD chief Attaporn Charoenchansa, the department has been closely working ...

Apinya Wipatayotin

PM to present net-zero goal at COP26

Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha will attend the 26th UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in the United Kingdom next week where he will formally announce Thailand’s new pledge to achieve carbon neutrality by 2065.Natural Resources and Environment Minister Varawut Silpa-archa said Thailand’s delegates to the ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Five solutions to global warming from GCNT Forum 2021

The Global Compact Network Thailand (GCNT), together with the United Nations, organized the GCNT Forum 2021: Thailand’s Climate Leadership Summit 2021 on the theme of “A New Era of Accelerated Actions.” In the morning session, member organizations made a commitment to “prevent and solve problems ...

The Nation Reporter

Higher PM2.5 levels may return from late October, could exceed health standard in Jan, Feb

The Pollution Control Department said the PM2.5 dust situation is presently at the standard level of 5-27 mcg/cu across Thailand.The department said that until the end of October, the overall situation is expected to be “good” due to a general air buoyancy ceiling and increasing ...

The Nation Reporter

Embracing COP26 climate challenge

Reaching net-zero emissions by 2050 will be one of the priority discussions at the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) started next week in Glasgow.The target is ambitious and daunting. The world must come up with effective strategies to balance the whole ...

Carbon credit trading in 2021 doubles from previous year

The trend of reducing greenhouse gas emission that is growing among industrial nations worldwide has doubled the value of carbon credit trading in 2021 from the previous year to nearly $750 million, said Kiatchai Maitreewong, director of Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organization (TGO).He said during ...

The Nation Reporter

Leading businesses in Thailand join Global Compact-United Nations push for climate action

The event organizers – Global Compact Network Thailand (GCNT), the United Nations in Thailand, and the British Embassy – applauded the companies at the event that already were embedding sustainability into their operations and encouraged more businesses to join the movement.Representatives of 77 companies in ...

The Nation Reporter

Farmers warned they need to adapt

Research findings by the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) and the University of Exeter (UNEXE) in the United Kingdom have offered climate change adaptation strategies for farmers who rely on the Mun River in Thailand’s Northeast.The AIT in association with the UNEXE held a technical ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

The challenge of water management in Thailand

Water management is becoming increasingly complicated in Thailand thanks to surging demand and urbanisation and the problem is being compounded by outdated systems, Pakamas Thinphanga writes.As Tropical Storm Conson slowly moved towards the South China Sea, its effects were felt in Thailand.Many breathed a sigh ...

Infectious waste fees to be tackled

The Internal Trade Department plans to hold a meeting with related parties to find ways to regulate contaminated garbage disposal charges after companies significantly increased their removal fees.Chakra Yodmani, deputy director-general of the department, said tomorrow’s meeting with related government agencies, including the National Municipal ...

Phusadee Arunmas

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