Environment and natural resources

Thai business loves carbon credits, but are they harming the climate and grassroots people?

While carbon credits are hailed in some quarters as a solution for the climate crisis, environmentalists warn they could send the planet spiralling into an even worse disaster.The carbon credit system is a method by which businesses and organizations can buy credits for carbon-reducing projects ...

World Bank expert foresees worse water-related disasters for Thailand

Thailand will possibly suffer more natural disasters, especially flooding, Saroj Kumar Jha, global director for the World Bank Group’s Water Global Practice, warned recently.Speaking at the “Workshop on Lower Chao Phraya River Flood Risk Management and Mitigation” last month, he highlighted the impact water-related disasters ...

The Nation Reporter

Ministry's ambitious Clean Air Bill to go before cabinet this month

The Ministry of Natural Resource and Environment (MNRE) will push a draft Clean Air Act for cabinet consideration later this month to prevent the problem of air pollution from spinning out of control. Pol Gen Phatcharavat Wongsuwan, the environment minister, said the bill has been put ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Six Mekong countries join hands in settle climate change

Six countries along the Mekong River – Cambodia, China, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam, and Thailand – have committed to working together to tackle climate change issues, according to Surasee Kittimonthon, Secretary-General of Thailand’s Office of the National Water Resources (ONWR).Surasee said the ONWR represented Thailand at ...

New plan to deal with climate change to be launched this year

The Office of Agricultural Economics (OAE) has finished drafting a new operations plan to cope with climate change, the OAE chief said this week.Chantanon Wannakhejorn, secretary-general of the OAE, which is under the Agriculture Ministry, said the OAE has worked with both state and private ...

The Nation Reporter

Calls for a concerted effort

With household electricity bills surging in April as the temperature topped out at 44.6° Celsius in Thailand, followed by a record high average global temperature in July, businesses and governments are factoring in climate change when designing their forecasts.The UN issued a striking warning regarding ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Climate focus in royal decree

The Department of Environment Quality Promotion has officially been renamed the Department of Climate Change and Environment as per a royal command by His Majesty the King. Natural Resources and Environment Minister Varawut Silpa-archa said the name change took effect yesterday, adding the new department will ...

Apinya Wipatayotin

Managing reservoirs and irrigation systems critical for stable food supplies

Effective water management is vital to ensure Thailand’s food security and mitigate the impact of El Nino, according to the Thailand Development Research Institute.Narit Pisalyabutr, a senior academic at the institute, said the effects of the El Nino weather phenomenon are expected to last for ...

The Nation Reporter

Tackling Thailand's water problems

Thailand has experienced an unusually prolonged period of water crises over recent years. The dry seasons are becoming longer and drier, while the rainy seasons are shorter but with more intense rainfall. This oscillating pattern of droughts and floods has become harder to predict and ...

Ecological Threats Of Small-Scale Fisheries In Thailand

Marine conservation experts have revealed the extent of marine megafauna catch by small-scale fisheries, in Thailand for the first time.The Newcastle University study provides the first-ever estimate of the annual catch of marine megafauna species, including rays, sharks, sea turtles, dolphins, and dugongs, in Thailand’s ...

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