Category: Thailand News Brief and Action Alert

Thailand’s Carbon Dioxide Emissions Have Significantly Increased Over the Past 10 Years
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Thailand’s Carbon Dioxide Emissions Have Significantly Increased Over the Past 10 Years

Recently Reported Greenhouse Gas Emission Level: 275.06 CO2 MT in 2019, from 246.13 CO2 MT in 2010 (Source EDGAR) Recent greenhouse gas emissions data from Emissions Database for Global Atmospheric Research (EDGAR) shows the total carbon dioxide emissions in Thailand during 2019. Total carbon dioxide emissions for Thailand in 2019 was 275.06 Mt (mega-tonnes). In...

Thailand Prepares Its First-Ever Climate Change Legislation
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Thailand Prepares Its First-Ever Climate Change Legislation

A Bangkok Post report from October 21, 2020 discussed the Thailand Government’s recent plan for finalizing the country’s first-ever Climate Change draft bill. In this regard, “the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment will submit a draft of the bill to the cabinet for approval by the end of this year.” The Environment Minister Varawut...

Spotlight Activity: Thailand Environment Institute Foundation (TEI) and Energy Research Institute (ERI)
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Spotlight Activity: Thailand Environment Institute Foundation (TEI) and Energy Research Institute (ERI)

At present, research on climate change mitigation and adaptation in Thailand is a major agenda amongst the Thai Government and policymakers in the country. To enhance further research on climate change mitigation and adaptation, two major organizations in Thailand like Thailand Environment Institute Foundation (TEI) and Energy Research Institute (ERI) are leading by example. Thailand...

Climate Justice Concerns Amongst Ethnic Communities in Northern Thailand
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Climate Justice Concerns Amongst Ethnic Communities in Northern Thailand

A report published in August 2018 shows how climate justice concerns have impacted the “adaptation of girls and young women in ethnic and linguistic minority communities in Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai provinces in Northern Thailand.” “Data was collected from six schools and six villages across nine different locations in the districts of Mae Fah...

Thailand Government Has Yet to Respond to Requests to Help Automobile Industry Hurt by COVID-19
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Thailand Government Has Yet to Respond to Requests to Help Automobile Industry Hurt by COVID-19

Thailand’s automobile industry has been badly hurt as a result of COVID-19. The automotive industry in Thailand employs around “850,000 people and contributes about 10% to the country’s GDP”. It has been estimated by the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI)’s automobile club that total car production in the country could be cut in half during...

Addressing Economic, Environmental, & Climate Change Related Issues in Thailand a Huge Challenge During COVID-19
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Addressing Economic, Environmental, & Climate Change Related Issues in Thailand a Huge Challenge During COVID-19

At present, Thailand is facing major economic and environment-related challenges with respect to the COVID-19 pandemic, including severe droughts, and widespread forest fires. The COVID-19 pandemic droughts and forest fires have been described as “Thailand’s triple disaster.” In this regard, it has been mentioned: “The combination of the global coronavirus pandemic, droughts, and choking fires...

High-Level Policy Dialogue and Workshops Held in December 2019 to Make Thailand’s Water Resources More Climate Resilient
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High-Level Policy Dialogue and Workshops Held in December 2019 to Make Thailand’s Water Resources More Climate Resilient

On December 2, 2019, a high-level Inter-Agency policy dialogue was held in Bangkok between the Office of the Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Planning (ONEP) and the Office of the National Water Resources (ONWR). The dialogue addressed “the need for cross-agency and multi-level collaboration to make Thailand’s water resources management more climate-resilient in the...

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