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Global warming, El Niño ‘causing water shortages in Thailand'

Global warming and the El Niño phenomenon are having a severe impact on Thailand, as water levels in reservoirs across the country have fallen by an average of 20% compared to normal years, causing water shortages in the agricultural and industrial sectors.Thanitita Boonyamanikun, deputy secretary-general ...

The Nation Reporter

Deputy PM urges global action, seeks $100-bn annual climate fund commitment

Deputy Prime Minister Patcharawat Wongsuwan called on all developed nations to contribute to the yearly US$100-billion fund to combat climate change.Patcharawat made the call in his speech delivered to the 28th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), ...

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

Five solutions to global warming from GCNT Forum 2021

The Global Compact Network Thailand (GCNT), together with the United Nations, organized the GCNT Forum 2021: Thailand’s Climate Leadership Summit 2021 on the theme of “A New Era of Accelerated Actions.” In the morning session, member organizations made a commitment to “prevent and solve problems ...

The Nation Reporter

Dow-DMCR-IUCN takes mangrove conservation to the next level in the fight against global warming and marine debris

Dow Thailand in collaboration with the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) recently held a signing ceremony for a cooperation agreement on the “Dow & Thailand Mangrove Alliance”.The collaboration ...

China’s ‘Belt and Road’ risks Paris climate goals

Carbon-heavy development in countries part of China’s Belt and Road Initiative could render the Paris climate goals unreachable, according to a new analysis on the gargantuan global infrastructure project released Monday. The massive network of ports, railways, roads and industrial parks spanning Asia, Africa, the ...

Forest peoples key to climate solutions

With Greenland’s ice sheet now melting at a rate of up to 4.4 million swimming pools per day, Bangkok could be submerged under water much sooner than we had thought.That is not the only bad news. The Arctic permafrost is also rapidly thawing in the ...

Paper on climate change warns of end to human civilisation

Severe outcomes if temperatures rise by more than 3 degrees Celsius by 2050, says analysis.Climate change is the greatest threat to world security and requires an immediate response, otherwise it will be too late to avert a “hothouse Earth” scenario and the end of human ...

Pratch Rujivanarom

Thai environmentalists join worldwide climate 'strike'

Environmentally concerned citizens in Thailand joined climate activists across the world on Friday to campaign for urgent solutions to climate change.More than 100 people took part in “Climate Strike Bangkok” in downtown Bangkok as part of the larger campaign “Global Climate Strike For Future”, which ...

Pratch Rujivanarom

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