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 the arrival of an era of “global boiling” as more people take steps to address the impact of climate change, as it is increasing costs for business operations and household living.

Some governments and companies started to implement policies to deal with this issue, such as pushing a bio-, circular, and green (BCG) economic model or adopting environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles, but these efforts could prove too little, too late given the accelerated degree of global warming.

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Bangkok Post Reporter