Environment and natural resources

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increasingly complicated in Thailand thanks to surging demand and urbanisation and the problem is being compounded by outdated systems, Pakamas Thinphanga writes.As Tropical Storm Conson slowly moved towards the South China Sea, its effects were felt in Thailand.Many breathed a sigh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

TAT signs MoU on carbon-neutral tourism

The Tourism Authority of Thailand has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with seven partner organisations to drive efforts to reach zero-emission tourism goals.Partners in the project come from three ministries – Ministry of Tourism and Sports, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, and Ministry of ...

Villagers slam EIA report on Yuam water project

A group of ethnic villagers who oppose a plan to divert water from the Yuam River to Bhumibol dam is planning to submit a protest letter to Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha.They say the project’s Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report lacks transparency and the project will ...

Apinya Wipatayotin

Fixing Thailand's killer air pollution

Air pollution is a persistent, deadly problem in Thailand. Time after time we watched as thick white smog rolled through the maze of roads to settle among buildings. We knew something was very wrong. After all, clean air should not be visible.We have been living ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Thailand BOI Approves Measures to Support Carbon Reduction

The Thailand Board of Investment (BOI) at a meeting today approved incentives to encourage companies to reduce greenhouse gas emission as well as an enhanced scheme for electric vehicles and measures to mitigate Covid-19 impacts and support local vaccine development, Ms Duangjai Asawachintachit, Secretary General ...

Thai minister sows confusion over 2026 plastic import ban

Thailand’s Minister of Natural Resources and Environment has created doubt over the country’s 2026 plastic import ban by ordering a review on the implementation date.The Ministry had previously announced that it would gradually reduce imports of plastics up to an eventual ban in 2026.But Warawut ...

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