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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

Thailand’s rich freshwater biodiversity under threat

The Thai government has taken efforts to tackle climate change by building a large number of water retention projects. But they could threaten the country’s freshwater biodiversity unless new sustainable solutions are taken into consideration.In a remote forest in Thailand’s western Ratchaburi province, a team ...

Pratch Rujivanarom

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increasingly complicated in Thailand thanks to surging demand and urbanisation and the problem is being compounded by outdated systems, Pakamas Thinphanga writes.As Tropical Storm Conson slowly moved towards the South China Sea, its effects were felt in Thailand.Many breathed a sigh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

Striving for a greener future

While Germany transitions to a low-carbon, nuclear-free future, it is working to encourage other countries, including Thailand, to jump on the environmental bandwagon.The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is training energy officers nationwide under a partial coronavirus lockdown to fight climate change. It ...

Thana Boonlert

Learning to live with the weather

Water management innovations and the resilience of local people have helped turn a flood-prone community in Rangsit’s Nong Sua district of Pathum Thani into a prototype multi-purpose water catchment area.However, severe drought presents a new challenge.Nine years ago, when the central region of Thailand was ...

Thana Boonlert

Govt evading climate truths

On Sept 20, more than 200 young demonstrators stormed into the Natural Resources and Environment Ministry to demand government action on climate change.Dropping to the floor to feign death in protest against mass species extinction, they sent a dramatic message to Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha ...

Mekong nations must unite to develop as climate changes: Asia-Europe meeting

A two-day 8th meeting between European and Asian nations concluded in Cambodia’s Siem Reap on September 20 with recommendations to enhance partnerships to promote inclusive growth and development.The annual gathering, “Enhancing Water Partnership towards the Sustainable Development and Inclusive Growth” was hosted September 19-20 by ...

The Nation Reporter

‘Climate Strike Thailand’ to call for gov’t to declare emergency

The one-two gut punch of dead, adorable sea creatures may be met with calls of action, but a young Thai climate crusader worries it won’t shock society into sustained action.Nanticha “Lynn” Ocharoenchai, who is organizing Bangkok’s third Climate Strike rally next month,  said it’s high ...

Thailand: Building a Sustainable Future

Skyscrapers in Bangkok don’t hold the title of the country’s tallest building for long. Completed in 2016, King Power MahaNakhon held the record for a while, only to be replaced by the 70-floor Magnolias Waterfront Residences, which now stands the tallest. It’s a monument to ...

A bigger role for green bonds

Few countries understand the dangers of climate change better than Thailand. Temperatures have been rising for decades, rainfall is increasing and extreme weather events such as monsoons, floods and droughts are frequent. Without urgent action, climate change could devastate Thailand’s lucrative rice crop and eventually ...

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