PHUKET TOWN: Phuket Town has joined a worldwide campaign to reduce pollution and protect the planet from global warming. Announcing the link to the Cities for Climate Protection campaign (CCP), Phuket Town Mayor Phummisak Hongsyok explained that the project is run by the International Council of Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) and the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA). The CCP, which has been in operation since 1992, has the objective of decreasing carbon dioxide and methane emissions to prevent the pollution that threatens to warm the Earth’s climate. “We plan to decrease the amount of fuel and electricity being used, as well as reducing garbage in Phuket,” he said. “Talks are still underway about the best method of achieving our aims.” Phuket Town is the one in five municipalities in Thailand chosen to join the project. ICLEI and CIDA will supply technical assistance until November 2004.
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