Thailand News

Green commitment reaffirmed at expo

Thailand reaffirmed its commitment to the principles of the Paris accord to fight climate change and promote renewable energy at the Astana Expo fair in Kazakhstan this month.


Thailand dropping ball on ‘global goals’

Far from costing money to meet the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a major report by the Business and Sustainable Development Commission, an alliance of business leaders, economists, trade unionists and civil society actors, details how economies can benefit.


Bangkok slum dwellers threatened by floods

In Phrom Samrit, a squatter settlement along a major canal in Bangkok, most of the 300 households live cheek by jowl and have become used to floods after living next to water all their lives. But now their resilience is being chipped away, says Adirak Sangnut, the slum’s elected leader.


Bangkok struggles to protect slum dwellers as floods worsen

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – In Phrom Samrit, a squatter settlement along a major canal in Bangkok, most of the 300 households live cheek by jowl and have become used to floods after living next to water all their lives. But now their resilience is being chipped away, says Adirak Sangnut, the slum’s elected leader.


Thailand floods: Death toll rises to 36 with more heavy rain predicted to hit later in week

The death toll from floods in southern Thailand has risen to 36 with at least one major hospital, an airport and several highways still closed.


Severe flooding leaves 30 dead in southern Thailand

Torrential rain causes floods and mudslides across Thailand’s southern provinces affecting more than a million people.


Environmental Justice In Thailand

The Mekong River is a source of livelihood for millions. But a web of business deals and official corruption threaten to destroy it. In this episode, a Thai activist and lawyer seeks to stop the construction of a dam in Laos, and defend villagers’ rights to the land and river.


Here comes the sun: Thailand needs to think deeper about solar

As Thailand looks for sunrise industries to target, it should look more closely at the booming solar photovoltaics (PV) manufacturing industry. Global new investment in solar installations totalled UScopy61 billion in 2015, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance.


Clean energy for Krabi

In a bid to create the impression that the coal-fired power plant in Krabi has won backing from locals, Krabi governor Pinit Boonlert submitted a list of supporters’ signatures last week, totalling 15,000,…  Please credit and share this article with others using this link:http://www.bangkokpost.com/opinion/opinion/1150693/clean-energy-for-krabi.


China Builds Deep Water Seaport in Cambodia on the Gulf of Thailand

While U.S. Southeast Asia policy has myopically focused on China’s growing occupation of and base construction on the South China Sea Islands, China has made a Hail Mary pass by building a new deep-water port in Cambodia.


Urban Sprawl Threatens Thailand’s Ayutthaya World Heritage Site

Bangkok. Sprawling urban growth and water management problems are threatening conservation efforts at Thailand’s ancient city of Ayutthaya, experts say. The Unesco World Heritage site located some 80 kilometers north of the capital, Bangkok, was once among the world’s wealthiest cities and a major trading port from the 14th to 18th centuries.

Thailand: Breaking the cycle of flooding and drought

As the rainy season reaches its climax across Thailand, floodwaters from the kingdom’s northern region have begun inundating its central provinces. The Chao Phraya River is said to be on the verge of flooding areas of Bangkok, in what looks set to be the worst flood disaster the capital has seen since 2011.


Thailand to open bids for energy concessions in March 2017

Thailand’s military government plans to open bids in March 2017 for expiring oil and gas contracts held by Chevron Corp and PTT Exploration and Production, an energy ministry official said.


Thailand Looks Ahead: Gears Up for Oil, Gas Decommissioning Work

Decommissioning is expected to assume greater significance in Thailand’s oil and gas industry as the kingdom enters its fourth decade as a producer. Ageing infrastructure, particularly those located in the Gulf of Thailand, and a gradual depletion of petroleum resources could nudge the sector to take the first steps towards dismantling some of these installations.


UK and Germany help Thai climate targets

The UK and German governments are to provide €14.7m to help Thailand meet its climate targets to support climate friendly and energy efficient cooling technologies in Thailand project supports Thailand in reaching its energy saving as well as its climate targets.


Thailand Joins World Bank Climate Change Alliance; Country to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emission with Policy Help from the Partnership for Market Readiness

BANGKOK, 5 April 2016 — Thailand Government officials today discussed plans for advancing Thailand’s climate policy through membership in the World Bank Group’s Partnership for Market Readiness, a global alliance of more than 30 nations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption in developing countries.

 

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