Ocean plastic pollution is threatening humanity and Thailand cannot escape the blame as one of the world’s worst marine polluters. Although the government has pledged to tackle marine pollution, one thing is certain. Success is out of reach if the state authorities fail to engage local communities as equal partners.
Banpu, Thailand’s largest coal company, has moved to acquire two solar farms in Australia as it seeks to boost capacity in this field of renewable energy roughly sixfold by 2025.
The move comes as coal, which accounts for 80% of Banpu’s revenue, faces a global backlash from industry and investors seeking to cut carbon dioxide emissions.
If the Indochinese tiger is to be saved from extinction and, through some miracle, allowed to disperse back throughout the rest of its range, Thailand is its only hope.
The small, slow moving, bottom dwelling sharks with striped bodies and an extra long tail have become endangered in recent years because of their popularity with fish collectors and exotic food diners.
Some of the world’s great coastal cities could be severely inundated by 2050 as a result of global warming. Extreme floods that used to occur once a century could start hitting some cities including Bangkok and Hanoi every year.
Leading foreign diplomates in Thailand applaud Thailand’s ckunate change efforts include its Climate Change Act, which marks an important step towards action on climate change. We hope it will lead to further emissions reductions, allowing Thailand to become a regional leader in climate change mitigation and confirming its strong commitment to the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals. We look forward to continuing to support Thailand in these efforts.
“We can accomplish this by adjusting our perspectives in deploying resources, resource recycling, CO2 emissions, and reducing environmental impacts in general. By adhering to Bio Economy Circular Economy Green Economy (BCG Model) we can drive the economy forward sustainably.”
Let’s create a new, transboundary market to avoid pollution. This market would be comparable to the Voluntary Carbon Market (VCM), which is quickly becoming a key driver of climate action, as governments fail to act boldly.
In the Andaman archipelago where selective logging is practised by the forest department, an interval of 10-25 years between logging events is not sufficient for the forests, especially deciduous forests, to recover from the first logging cycle.