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

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

Thailand to see less rainfall into next year due to El Nino

The Thai Meteorological Department (TMD) has warned that Thailand could experience dry conditions due to the El Nino phenomenon until early next year.TMD Director-General Chomparee Chompurat said rainfall in all regions of Thailand has been below average despite the rainy season beginning more than a ...

How prolonged El Niño will affect Thai agricultural, aquatic, and fruit exports

A prolonged El Niño lasting into mid-2024 is expected to impact agricultural, aquatic, and fruit products, resulting in reduced exports from Thailand.On Tuesday, the United Nations announced the arrival of El Niño, which is characterised by increased heat worldwide and drought conditions in some areas. ...

The Nation Reporter

Hydrogen the way for Thailand to achieve net-zero carbon emission goal

The government should launch measures to promote the use of hydrogen as fuel to help Thailand achieve its net-zero carbon dioxide emissions goal, the top executive of a global industrial gas company said.Speaking at the seminar “Hydrogen, an alternative energy to cope with climate change” ...

The Nation Reporter

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