Sustainable Development Goals

19 Thai unis list on 'THE Impact' ranks

Approximately 19 Thai universities are listed on the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings (THE Impact), global performance scales assessing universities against the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which consider their research, outreach and stewardship.Chulalongkorn University is ranked first in Thailand and 45th in the ...

Kornchanok Raksaseri

Govt gets low scores for gender parity

The government has been criticised by female activists for restricting their access to justice and silencing rights advocates, ahead of this year’s International Women’s Day which falls on Sunday.The activists said the government has continued to engage in such actions, despite having endorsed the legally-binding ...

Thana Boonlert

BCG brings sustainability to economy [Video]

The problem of plastic waste started to grow when the world economy started to be driven by heavy industries. The problem has affected the ecosystem and people’s quality of life, as all nations have made the matter top agenda. This gave life to the concept ...

52 factories expected to    join eco-friendly efforts

The Industrial Works Department is teaming up with 52 factories in central and southern regions to promote eco-friendly concepts that reduce CO2 emissions and save on energy consumption in the country’s industrial sector.The department under the Industry Ministry is promoting the bio-circular green scheme, expecting ...

Lamonphet Apisitniran

TISI releases circular economy guidelines

The Thai Industrial Standards Institute (Tisi) announced on December 20 that it has adopted the circular economy philosophy, in line with the operational guidelines drawn up for all organizations wanting to better manage their resources, Wanchai Panomchai, Tisi secretary general, revealed.The circular economy covers product ...

The Nation Reporter

MoU signed for lowering of green house gas emission

The Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand (IEAT) on December 18 signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Japan’s Dowa Eco-System Co Ltd (DES) for the fluorocarbons (FCs) management project of the Ministry of the Environment.The signing is related to the Japan government’s help in improving ...

The Nation Reporter

Thailand pushes biodegradable plastic bag research commercialization

Thailand’s National Metal and Materials Technology Center (MTEC) has joined forces with private companies and SMEs in Thailand to develop bags made from tapioca starch which completely degrade in four months.Commercialization of this innovation can help with the farming sector in keeping with the Bio-Circular-Green ...

'Populist' UHC now a feather in Thailand's cap

Universal health coverage (UHC) has gained momentum across the globe in recent years, especially after the United Nations began promoting it as one of its health targets under the Sustainable Development Goals to be achieved by 2030.Healthcare reform has been undertaken in many countries such ...

Paritta Wangkiat

UN: LGBTs still face discrimination

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has reported that almost 50% of LGBT people in Thailand still face discrimination at home and school in the form of being expected to conform to heteronormative values.Speaking at the launch of the Tolerance but not Inclusion report at ...

Thana Boonlert

MQDC supports ‘Eco-Young Camp’, a model environmental youth camp

MQDC cares about nature under its philosophy “For All Well-Being” and supported “Eco-Young Camp” to nurture environmental awareness among childhood so that it can flourish into a large force to create sustainability in Thailand in the future.“Eco-Young Camp” is a gathering of young people who ...

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