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2023 General Election: Which political party is ‘greenest’?

As the May 14 general election is approaching, most political parties have come up with environmental policies. Here The Nation looks into what eight leading parties are offering.Droughts, floods and forest fires can all be put down to climate change. Extreme weather last year served ...

The Nation Reporter

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 ...

Forecast drought will weaken the Thai economy

Thailand suffers calamities at both ends of the annual weather spectrum – both drought and flood. But as the demands on agriculture grow, with a growing population and the rise of tourists and development, the effects of these two extremes are becoming more apparent.Keep reading ...

Dams still best way to manage water resources: govt agencies

Thailand clearly has faith in its traditional water-management system to cope with extreme weather brought on by climate change.  However, environmentalists warn that instead of relieving the negative effects of climate change, dams and large-irrigation projects only cause further damage, as dams only intensify the ...

Pratch Rujivanarom

‘Add food security to Bangkok climate talks’

The Climate Justice group has called on international delegates to add food-security assurance to the agenda in climate-change negotiations, because they say it is not just extreme weather, but also improper climate-change solutions that are jeopardising global food stocks.Keep reading ...

Pratch Rujivanarom

Climate taking heavy toll

Global mass extinction from extreme climate change is imminent and we are certainly not ready for it, warn scientists. The first half of this year has been a turbulent one, with many extreme, unusual and unpredictable climate disasters, which cost more than US$30 billion (Bt979 ...

Pratch Rujivanarom

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