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Experts call for uniform air quality indicator in Asean ahead of transboundary talks in S’pore

The need for a common indicator to track air quality in South-east Asia has become more urgent, with drier weather conditions and the likelihood of the warmer El Nino weather phenomenon developing in the coming months.This call from experts comes as Singapore is set to ...

Five ASEAN countries to discuss transboundary haze in Singapore

Representatives of five ASEAN member states – Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia, Singapore and Thailand – plan to gather in Singapore from June 7-8 to discuss transboundary haze.It will be the 24th meeting since the ASEAN Agreement on Transboundary Haze Pollution was signed in 2002.Malaysian Minister of ...

Thailand Seeks Help From Myanmar, Laos to Tackle Haze, Hotspots

Thailand urged leaders of Myanmar and Laos to take urgent steps to tackle hotspots that’s worsened air pollution in some of the Southeast Asian nation’s popular tourist destinations. Thai premier Prayuth Chan-Ocha held a virtual meeting with Laos Prime Minister Sonexay Siphandone and Myanmar junta leader ...

Pathom Sangwongwanich

Collaboration for the climate

A commitment to cooperation between countries in Southeast Asia remains the key to tackling climate change as its impact continues to take a greater toll on the region’s economy and people, say experts.The mutually beneficial results of such a commitment are clear, one of them ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Transboundary haze control lacks political will

In January, I wrote about the effects of agricultural burning upon Bangkok, and now I want to address the problem in Chiang Mai. Earlier this week residents there suffered the worst air pollution in the entire world, with PM2.5 at very unhealthy levels. The pollution ...

Tighter control on transnational food industry required to solve haze problem: expert

A stronger political will is required to take action against monoculture corn cultivation both inside Thailand and in neighbouring countries, or the transboundary haze problem will never be solved, environmental experts said, as Chiang Rai’s Mae Sai district continues to choke under hazardous smog.Keep reading ...

Pratch Rujivanarom

EXCLUSIVE: Haze woes lIkely to lInger, worsen

Citing new contributing factors, environmentalists gloomy over prospects of ending problem anytime soon – let alone in one week.Visiting Chiang Mai on Tuesday, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha issued an order to end the haze crisis in the North within seven days, alongside declaring it part ...

Piyaporn Wongruang

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