• June 17, 2021 | 11:54 AM

    The never-ending story "Bills designed to end smog season and hold polluters accountable face an uphill battle as parliament begins to argue its merits"

    Smog shrouds Bangkok's skyline in December. (Photo: Thana Boonlert) Lawyers are pushing for a new clean air bill to fight ultra-fine dust that has shrouded the country for many years. The annual haze during the burning season that makes Chiang Mai the most polluted city on the planet for parts of March serves as a grim reminder of the problem. In 2019, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha declared tackling air pollution a national agenda bu...
  • June 11, 2021 | 07:15 PM

    Food deliveries lead to more plastic waste

    ACCORDING to a study conducted by Charlene Li, Miranda Mirosa and Phil Bremer last year, the rise of online meal delivery is a global trend, with many nations having at least one significant food delivery platform. China is the global leader in terms of online food delivery, closely followed by the United States, with emerging economies, such as India and Brazil, exhibiting strong development. Food delivery is a courier service in which foo...
  • May 31, 2021 | 08:15 PM

    "Worst Marine Ecological Disaster": Sri Lanka On Cargo Ship Fire

    A Singapore-flagged cargo ship, MV X-Press Pearl, caught fire on Colombo coast on May 20. Sri Lanka's top environment body said on Saturday the country was facing its worst marine ecological disaster triggered after a Singapore-flagged cargo ship caught fire near the Colombo beach, fuelling severe environmental concerns. The cargo vessel - MV ''X-Press Pearl''- was carrying a consignment of chemicals and raw materials fo...
  • May 21, 2021 | 02:32 PM

    THE RISING CHALLENGE OF TRANSBOUNDARY HAZE

    The Pollution Control Department (PCD) has filed an appeal on behalf of the National Environment Board against the Chiang Mai Administrative Court’s ruling, which ordered the NEB to declare a pollution control zone over some northern provinces including Chiang Mai to tackle the haze heavily complained about by the locals. The reason? there is something beyond the border that challenges all rather than the factors inside the country As a ...
  • May 19, 2021 | 04:17 PM
  • April 8, 2021 | 11:53 AM

    Greta Thunberg - World Economic Forum 2021

    โดย The Standard |https://thestandard.co/greta-thunberg-environment-message/ โดย The Standard | https://thestandard.co/greta-thunberg-environment-message/
  • January 14, 2021 | 06:41 PM
  • December 2, 2020 | 11:15 AM

    Why Climate Change Hits Asia Hardest

    After reading McKinsey & Company'sClimate risk and response in Asiareport, I had to revisit my ideas of who gets hit hardest byclimate change. It shouldn’t be surprising - Asia has more people in coastal cities than all other citiesin the world combined. So sea level rise and severe weather will affect more people there than anywhere else. The report characterizes risk within and across different countries and categorize impacts ...
  • November 6, 2020 | 11:54 AM

    Thailand News Brief and Action Alert / Thailand Climate Leader 2019: Dr. Wijarn Simachaya

    Dr. Wijarn Simachaya is currently serving as the President of Thailand Environment Institute (TEI). He is the former Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE), Thailand. Dr. Simachaya has played an active role in facilitating climate change and environment-related policies in Thailand. To formulate these policies, he serves as a prominent member of the Thailand Bio-diversity Network Alliance Advisory Committ...
  • September 8, 2020 | 05:11 PM

    Environmentalists concerned with rise of takeaway trash during lockdown

    How much plastic do you toss in the garage bin when you’re done eating your takeaway order? An environmentalist says 1 person throws away about 1.5 kilograms of trash each day. With many stuck at home during the lockdown period, food delivery sales skyrocketed, but so did the amount of trash each person throws away. Thai environmentalists are concerned and are now calling on the government to do something about it. Thailand’s plan ...
  • August 27, 2020 | 11:22 AM

    Dialogue Forum 5 discusses surge in plastic waste post COVID-19

    BANGKOK(NNT) - Environmental academics have raised concerns about a significant increase in plastic waste from delivery services. With one person generating about 1.15 kilograms of waste daily, they have called on the government to take action. Environmental organizations have come together at the Dialogue Forum 5, where they discussed the significant increase in plastic waste due to the COVID-19 lockdown, and brainstormed ideas for a sust...
  • June 4, 2020 | 06:47 PM