Category: Thailand News Brief and Action Alert

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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