Environment and natural resources

Thai economy must accelerate decarbonisation as global restrictions rise: NESDB

The National Economic and Social Development Council (NESDB) has issued a warning that Thailand must take more decisive actions to turn its carbon reduction plans into reality.The country is facing mounting regulatory pressure from export markets and foreign investors, necessitating a proactive response.Danucha Pichayanan, the ...

The Nation Reporter

Cooperation key to fighting climate change, says Prayut at Escap meeting

Thailand emphasised the importance of cooperation in the Asia Pacific to combat climate change during the annual regional meeting “79th Commission Session [CS79]” last week.The meeting on “Accelerating climate action in Asia and the Pacific for sustainable development” was held at the United Nations Conference ...

The Nation Reporter

Experts call for uniform air quality indicator in Asean ahead of transboundary talks in S’pore

The need for a common indicator to track air quality in South-east Asia has become more urgent, with drier weather conditions and the likelihood of the warmer El Nino weather phenomenon developing in the coming months.This call from experts comes as Singapore is set to ...

Five ASEAN countries to discuss transboundary haze in Singapore

Representatives of five ASEAN member states – Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia, Singapore and Thailand – plan to gather in Singapore from June 7-8 to discuss transboundary haze.It will be the 24th meeting since the ASEAN Agreement on Transboundary Haze Pollution was signed in 2002.Malaysian Minister of ...

It's a lean green machine

Natural resources and the environment is one topic in which parties are competing to win support from voters in the general election next month. Almost every party has announced policy proposals to protect people from environmental harm and promote a clean and sustainable development. Although active ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Thailand air pollution leads millions to seek medical help

About 2.4 million people in Thailand have sought hospital treatment for medical problems linked to air pollution since the start of the year, health officials said, as toxic smog chokes parts of the country.Bangkok and the northern city of Chiang Mai were among the most ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Thailand’s new space laboratory joins battle against PM2.5 smog

Thailand is deploying its new space laboratory to combat seasonal PM2.5 haze that has sent the Kingdom soaring to the top of the world pollution rankings for the last few weeks.On Tuesday, Chiang Mai was again listed as the world’s most polluted city by the ...

The Nation Reporter

Excise Department to impose a carbon tax on 3 sectors

Carbon tax imposed by the Excise Department should help Thailand achieve its goals of carbon neutrality by 2050 and net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2063.The Excise Department plans to impose a carbon tax on the energy, transport and industrial sectors to help Thailand achieve ...

The Nation Reporter

Thailand’s tourism recovery puts 4 marine species back on extinction watchlist

Covid-19 devastated Thailand’s tourism industry, but the deserted beaches were a lifeline for four species of marine mammals threatened with extinction in Thai waters.Bryde’s whales, dugongs and two dolphin species had been disappearing from Thai seas before Covid travel bans gave breathing space for their ...

The Nation Reporter

Region told to rev up decarbonisation

Southeast Asia needs to accelerate decarbonisation of its global value chains (GVCs) as the region could face up to a 30% loss of GDP annually by 2100 due to climate change, according to the Asian Development Bank (ADB). Speaking at a conference in Bali, ADB deputy ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

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