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  • Thailand News

    Thai farmers feeling the heat: Climate change threatens crop yields

    Farmers in Thailand are facing a significant threat from climate change, with an alarming drop in crop yields predicted over the next seven decades. This growing crisis has prompted calls for the government to implement strategies to safeguard food security. Witsanu Attavanich, a lecturer in economics at Kasetsart University, is at the forefront of research into the impact of climate…

  • Guides

    How will climate change affect Thailand in the future

    With its stunning variety of places, from mountains to beaches, Thailand is rolling up its sleeves to face the challenges of climate change head-on. Imagine the scene: rising sea levels and more extreme weather are set to shake things up in Thailand’s beautiful landscapes, vibrant communities, and a strong economy. Diving into how climate change will reshape Thailand is like…

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    Thailand’s coral reefs face grim future due to climate change

    Thon Thamrongnawasawat, a veteran marine biologist with almost four decades of experience, is deeply troubled by the disturbing changes occurring in Thailand’s coral reefs He has voiced his shock and dismay at the unusual and alarming characteristics now displayed by the reefs, describing the current conditions as the most severe he has witnessed. Thon, a professor in the Department of…

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    Stainless steel recycling key to fighting climate change in Thailand

    Netherlands-based metals recycling powerhouse Oryx Stainless unveiled a study that could transform the climate change game in Thailand. A study commissioned by Oryx Stainless unearthed a remarkable potential for mitigating climate change through increased stainless steel recycling, shedding light on its societal and environmental benefits. Conducted by a collaboration of Thai and German scientists, with support from The Fraunhofer Center…

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    Thailand could curb climate change impact with forest expansion

    The severe consequences of climate change could potentially be curbed in Thailand by the expansion of forest coverage on unused lands, asserted a water expert. Royon Jitdon, who provides advice to the Hydro-Informatics Institute under the Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research, and Innovation, expressed confidence in the climate change mitigation capabilities of forest plantations, particularly in terms of reducing…

  • Thailand News

    Thai youth unite to battle climate change and violence against children

    Young minds from all corners of Thailand recently converged in Bangkok to unveil General Comment No. 26 (GC26), a global manifesto championing children’s rights and environmental protection. The event, Child Safe & Friendly Environment – Ending Violence Against Children: Environmental Safety, orchestrated by the Thai Child Rights Network in collaboration with the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security, UNICEF…

  • Thailand News

    Thai minister heats up COP28 with climate change commitment

    At the COP28 climate talks in Dubai, Thailand’s Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, Police General Phatcharavat Wongsuwan, took centre stage, making bold declarations and unveiling ambitious plans to combat climate change. In a fervent address on December 10, Phatcharavat reaffirmed Thailand’s commitment to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050, sending shockwaves through the climate change talks. He underlined the urgency…

  • Thailand News

    Germany grants 16 billion baht to Thailand for climate change projects

    Thailand is set to receive a significant contribution of 422 million euros (16 billion baht) from Germany, intended to fund various projects addressing climate change impacts. The announcement was made by Ernst Reichel, the German Ambassador to Thailand, during a press briefing yesterday. Reichel, who assumed his diplomatic role two months prior, underscored that climate change mitigation is a prime…

  • Business News

    Climate change: Thai businesses warned of ‘global boiling,’ rising power costs

    The United Nations has warned of the global boiling – the intense rise in temperatures and associated power costs we are seeing now, which are predicted to only worsen in the future. Thailand witnessed an unprecedented rise in electricity bills and an all-time high average temperature in July. This salient shift in weather patterns is leading businesses and governments to consider…

  • Thailand News

    Climate change threatens Thailand’s tiger conservation efforts, reveals study

    The future conservation of tigers within Thailand’s natural habitats confronts a formidable adversary in the form of climate change, according to Jatuporn Buruspat, the permanent secretary of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment. Something that is significantly augmenting his concern is the forest fires that relentlessly gnaw away at the territory of these apex predators. In his remarks offered…

  • Phuket News

    Phuket launches pilot reforestation project for combating climate change

    A unique pilot project bolstering reforestation efforts was initiated in Phuket yesterday. This initiative marks a concentrated effort towards environmental sustainability and energy efficiency. Spearheaded by the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) and the Rowing Association of Thailand, the project saw its launch at the Nai Harn public park in Rawai. The event was strategically selected based on a…

  • World News

    Firefighters train in global wildfire skills amid UK climate change risk

    As climate change increases the risk of wildfires in the UK, fire crews are adopting new techniques learned from global wildfire hotspots. Last year’s heatwaves resulted in thousands of fires, and hundreds of grass fires have already occurred this year. Fire chiefs are focusing on expanding the number of specialist teams trained in “burn suppression” techniques, which involve the deliberate…

  • Thailand News

    World Oceans Day: The fight to save our seas and combat climate change

    On World Oceans Day, today, Warawut Sillapa-archa, Thailand’s Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, encouraged Thais to help conserve the oceans by not littering in water. He also stressed the importance of oceans absorbing 30% of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, acting as a natural carbon sink. However, increased human activities have led to higher levels of carbon dioxide and…

  • World News

    New heat health alert system to combat climate change risks in England

    England is set to introduce a new alert system this summer to warn the public about high temperatures that could adversely affect their health. The system, a collaboration between the UK Health Security Agency and the Met Office, aims to reduce illnesses and fatalities among the most vulnerable populations. As climate change is expected to increase the frequency of heatwaves,…

  • World News

    Climate change makes deadly Asian heatwaves 30 times more likely, study finds

    Last month’s deadly heatwaves in Bangladesh, India, Laos, and Thailand were made at least 30 times more likely due to climate change, according to a study by the World Weather Attribution group. The research examined the average maximum temperature and the maximum heat index, which includes humidity. The findings revealed that climate change made the humid heatwave at least 30…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand braces for scorching summer as El Nino brings climate change to forefront

    Climate experts are warning that Thailand will experience hotter and drier conditions in the upcoming months as a result of El Nino weather patterns, and they caution that this is just the start of the impact of climate change. While hot and humid weather is expected at this time of year, recent heatwaves have been more extreme than anticipated. A…

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    Report finds most Thais don’t understand climate change

    A recent report by the National Economic and Social Development Council (NESDC) has revealed that most Thais have a limited understanding of the impact of climate change on the planet. Only 35% of Thais believe that the use of fossil fuels should be reduced. This reflects a general lack of awareness about climate change and what causes it. Oddly, the…

  • Press Room

    United States launches SERVIR-Southeast Asia, a USAID-NASA initiative to fight climate change

    Press Release Chonburi, 24 January 2023 : The U.S. Ambassador to Thailand Robert F. Godec and Dr. Karen M. St. Germain, Earth Science Division Director at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), launched the SERVIR-Southeast Asia program – a collaboration between the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and NASA – to help communities across Southeast Asia adapt…

  • Environment News

    Thailand creates new department to tackle climate change

    Thailand has created a new department to tackle climate change. The new department, named the Department of Climate Change and Environment, aims to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions by 2065. The new department is responsible for proposing and developing strategies, plans, and programmes on climate change and greenhouse gas reduction as agreed at the COP26 meeting. The ministry of Natural Resources…

  • Environment News

    Thailand leading race in climate change ahead of COP27

    It is fitting ahead of the COP27 in Egypt that little Thailand appears to be leading the race in climate change. Last week more than 90 heads of state and an estimated 35,000 representatives of 190 countries gathered at the 27th United Nations Climate Change Conference in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt to discuss how to limit global temperature rises and…

  • World News

    Climate change activist smears cream on Mona Lisa painting at Louvre

    A visitor to the Louvre Museum in Paris has attacked the world-famous Mona Lisa painting, having disguised himself as an elderly lady in a wheelchair. The man, believed to be a climate change activist, jumped out of the wheelchair and tried to smash the glass protecting the painting, according to a Reuters report. The painting was reportedly undamaged, but the…

  • Thailand video news

    Thailand Top Stories | Thailand steps up fight against climate change | November 3

    Natty gives us a quick update on the national Covid-19 situation as well as the top headlines in Thailand and around the region: PM says Thailand will step up fight against climate change, AstraZeneca increases Covid 19 vaccine supply to Thailand, BMA pushes for haste in getting safety certificates, Bangkok man busted for distributing pornography on social mediaThree Hong Kong…

  • Environment News

    PM says Thailand will step up fight against climate change

    Thai PM Prayut Chan-o-cha has vowed to step up Thailand’s focus on tackling climate change. He made this announcement yesterday in Glasgow at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of the Parties, also known as the COP26. This convention is a forum in which world leaders can meet and make plans to address relevant climate issues. Prayut…

  • World NewsCOP26: What is India doing to combat climate change?

    COP26: What is India doing to combat climate change?

    When Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi attends the UN Climate Change Conference, or COP26, in Glasgow next week, he will represent the third biggest polluter in the world. His attendance, nevertheless, will be seen as critical, since the leader of the biggest emitter of greenhouse gases, Chinese President Xi Jinping, is not expected to attend. Modi’s focus will likely be…

  • World NewsIn Taiwan, tea harvest suffers as the climate changes

    In Taiwan, tea harvest suffers as the climate changes

    Drought and heavy rainfall: Chien Shun-yih’s tea plantation in Taiwan is severely affected by climate change, it seems. This year, almost half the harvest was lost. SOURCE: DW News

  • World NewsPandemic, climate change and conflict fuel sharp rise in global hunger

    Pandemic, climate change and conflict fuel sharp rise in global hunger

    World hunger was set to end by 2030 — that was a goal set by United Nations in 2015. After years of progress reducing numbers of undernourished people since 1960, reaching zero hunger by 2030 sounded like an attainable target for the international community. But now, “the fight against hunger is dangerously off track,” the latest Global Hunger Index indicates.…

  • Events

    1000 gather in Phuket to join the global cry on climate change

    Asia’s largest travel and tourism sustainability event, opened in Phuket yesterday, as Southeast Asia’s hospitality industry came together in a spirit of collaboration to tackle the critical environmental issues facing resort destinations across the region. A year on from the inaugural edition of PHIST, the event continues to grow. A record attendance of 1,000 delegates attended the full-day event, held…

  • Environment News

    Our oceans are key to fighting climate change

    by Amélie Bottollier-Depois and Marlowe Hood “There are at least three types of actions humans can take to help repair the damage and ensure that oceans don’t turn from friend to foe.” Humanity must heal oceans made sick by climate change and pollution to protect marine life and to save itself, experts warned days before the release of a major…

  • World NewsAustralian cuts to climate change research may hit drive into Asia | Thaiger

    Australian cuts to climate change research may hit drive into Asia

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH – World news selected by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Australian cuts to climate change research may hit drive into Asia Phuket Gazette / Reuters PHUKET: Funding and job cuts at Australia’s climate change research body could undermine the country’s goal of dominating the Asian premium food market by placing farmers at a disadvantage to U.S.…

  • World News

    Phuket Gazette World News: Kerry calls climate change ‘weapon of mass destruction’

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH– World news selected by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Kerry calls climate change ‘weapon of mass destruction’ Phuket Gazette / ReutersUS Secretary of State John Kerry warned Indonesians on Sunday that man-made climate change could threaten their entire way of life, deriding those who doubted the existence of “perhaps the world’s most fearsome weapon of mass…