US and UK Stand Ready to Partner with Thailand to Achieve its Climate Objectives
30 April 2021 at 8:50
At the summit, Thailand’s Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment Varawut Silpa-archa provided an update on progress in drafting Thailand’s first ever Climate Change Act and use of the Bio-Circular-Green-Economy Model, marking Thailand’s steps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to changing climate conditions ahead of COP26.
Industrial maize farming in Myanmar’s Shan State is devastating families and landscapes as well as fuelling ever-increasing levels of transboundary haze, generating urgent calls for serious changes to animal feed supply chains.
Amnesty International has slammed the draft law. The organization says it would grant Thai authorities sweeping new powers to place restrictions on foreign funding and NGOs' activities, order surveillance and searches of NGO’s office and its members without judicial oversight.
The emergency development and commissioning of the heavy-fuel project, built by China National Machinery Corporation near the Mekong Rive,r follows Cambodia suffering heavy energy shortages in the dry seasons due to failure by the country’s hydropower plants to operate at full capacity.