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  • Business News

    BDMS’s sustainable business practices shine on global stage

    Bangkok Dusit Medical Services (BDMS) has been recognised as a global leader in sustainable business practices by the 2023 Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI). The healthcare giant’s commitment to Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) principles underscored its dedication to responsible business conduct. Adherence to these principles aims to uphold BDMS’s reputation as a healthcare innovator while making a positive impact on…

  • Business News

    Thailand’s green utility tariff implementation faces SME hurdles

    The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) of Thailand has estimated a two-year time frame for full implementation of the recently launched green utility tariff (GUT). This tariff, aimed at regulating renewable power prices, is a significant leap towards the global pushback on carbon-intensive manufacturing. However, businesses, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises, and some state entities have expressed unpreparedness to adopt the…

  • Thailand News

    Bangkok unveils Suk50 Garden in Klong Toey to boost green space

    Bangkok’s Klong Toey District has witnessed the transformation of an underutilised space into a vibrant public park, the Suk50 Garden, thanks to a collaboration between the Expressway Authority of Thailand and Ichitan Group. This initiative is part of a larger movement to increase green spaces in the city, contributing to the fight against PM2.5 pollution and fostering community connections. Spanning…

  • Thailand News

    Northern lights illusion debunked by biology professor

    The spectacle of Northern Lights appearing in Kaeng Krachan National Park was debunked by biology professor, Jessada Denduangboriphan from Chulalongkorn University, who confirmed that such a natural phenomenon could not occur in Thailand. Through a post on Facebook, Jessada clarified the misconceptions surrounding the strange green lights observed over Phanern Thung Mountain in Kaeng Krachan National Park on the night…

  • Thailand News

    PTT Plc to turn Laem Chabang into Thailand’s first green port

    PTT Plc, the Thai state-owned oil and gas company, is set to transform Laem Chabang deep-sea port into a pioneering example of green ports across Thailand. Noppadon Pinsupa, the Chief Operating Officer of PTT’s Downstream Petroleum Business Group, revealed plans yesterday for the development of the GPC International Terminal. The terminal, the victor in the bid for the third phase…

  • Thailand News

    Iberdrola highlights hydrogen’s commercialisation challenges despite its green potential

    A green and abundant energy source for the future, hydrogen commercialisation is difficult without government subsidies, according to Iberdrola, the world’s third-largest private renewable electric utility provider. The company suggests that hydrogen might not be the ideal energy source for passenger cars, but rather for heavy logistics and industry. Armando Martinez, Iberdrola’s chief executive, acknowledged that hydrogen has been used by…

  • Thailand Travel

    Thailand’s most eco-friendly hotels to stay in 2024

    Want to escape the bustle and blaring traffic horns of the city? A cosy eco-retreat snuggled amidst Thailand’s lush landscapes is just the ticket! And let us stop you right there – if you’re imagining an eco-friendly hotels equivalent of a reality survival show, think again. We’re not time travelling to the days of enduring cold showers and hole-riddled mosquito…

  • Things To Do

    Chiang Mai’s 5 best eco-friendly hotels

    Surrounded by lush mountains and thick jungles, Chiang Mai is a total paradise for nature enthusiasts. And obviously, staying at an eco-friendly hotel is right up there on every visitor’s list of must-dos. Good news: Chiang Mai’s eco-game is strong! Eco-friendly hotels here have really stepped it up a notch. Imagine hanging out with majestic elephants in sanctuaries, or chowing…

  • World News

    Venice’s Grand Canal turns fluorescent green, sparking health fears and mystery

    Venice’s renowned Grand Canal turned bright green recently, generating concerns for residents and tourists alike. Local authorities are investigating the cause, while environmental experts conduct water testing to determine the potential harm to public health. This is not the first time the canal’s waters have changed colour, with similar incidents occurring in the past. A photograph shared by Luca Zaia,…

  • Automotive

    EV charging stations in Thailand

    EV charging stations in Thailand are quickly growing as the country adopts electric vehicles to fight air pollution and lower fossil fuel use. The Thai government supports electric mobility, and the increasing demand for EVs is boosting the expansion of charging stations. This shift offers opportunities for local and international investors and helps consumers choose eco-friendly transportation. In this guide,…

  • Thailand News

    Why plant-based foods are the superior diet ft. Root the Future | Thaiger Podcast Ep.3

    Joanna and Max, Founders of Root the future, Thailand’s largest plant-based and sustainable community. They’re on a mission to raise awareness about sustainability and plant-based foods through various community-building activities and charity runs, Shining light on environmental issues and providing a platform for many sustainable living establishments to make an impact in Thailand.

  • World News

    Bleaching damages Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, corals drained of colour

    Bleaching has damaged Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, including in its marine park. Bleaching occurs when rising ocean temperatures drain corals of their colours. Marine park authorities say the bleaching is “widespread” across multiple regions, ranging from minor to severe. High sea temperatures have caused bleaching in the reef since 1997, and many corals struggle to survive. Meanwhile, starfish also eat…

  • Transport News

    Green transport in Bangkok’s khlongs, and it’s free | VIDEO

    You can still go on a completely free ride along the Khlong Phadung Krungkasem, that’s a canal that runs through some of Bangkok’s most historic areas. The Thai PM launched the new ‘green’ canal boat services at the end of November 2020. The service is operated by the Bangkok Metropolitan Organisation. As a bit of background the canal ferry boats…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand News Today | No national lockdown, Bangkok schools closed, Abortion Bill | Dec 24

    On behalf of the entire Thaiger team, Merry Christmas to all our readers and viewers. We really appreciate your support. May you have a few laughs and hugs tomorrow. • Despite a record high in new Covid-19 cases, the Thai government has not imposed any national lockdowns. Provinces are now classified on a colour-scale depending on their current level of…

  • Technology News

    Hotel investment group launches world’s first “green” hotel fund

    Destination Capital, a hotel investment group in Bangkok, has announced that it will launch the world’s first ever “green” hotel fund. The fund will acquire hotels and implement sustainability systems and procedures to promote long term environmental and financial sustainability in investments using the EDGE certification programme. EDGE, an online platform, is an innovation of the International Finance Corporation, which…

  • Environment News

    Lack of tourists sees return of endangered sea turtles to Koh Samui

    Thailand’s ebach resorts maybe bereft of tourists, but another population is making a comeback: endangered hawksbill and green sea turtles are returning in droves. This year, as the Covid-19 pandemic emptied the nation of tourists, nests on Koh Samui in the southern Surat Thani province have burgeoned. Since February, some 838 baby turtles have scuttled their way across the island’s…

  • World News

    Thailand gets quarantine “red light” from UK, “green light” from EU

    Despite reaching 41 days without a locally transmitted case of Covid-19, Thailand is still designated as a “red light” country and Thais arriving in England will still be required to self-isolate for 14 days. Updated guidelines published on the UK Government website on Friday list 59 countries and territories for which no quarantine will apply, starting July 10. Thailand, earlier…

  • Environment News

    Bangkok’s sky park bridging the Chao Phraya ready for opening

    Bangkok now has an elevated garden overlooking the Chao Phraya River, after architects transformed a portion of an abandoned electric train project into a green pedestrian bridge. For 30 years, the unfinished Saphan Phut line stood as a reminder of the Lavalin Skytrain project, which was abandoned in 1992. The project began in 1984 under former PM Prem Tinsulanonda. Today…

  • Environment News

    Greening Bangkok: 100,000 new trees for the city costing 30 million baht

    The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration is planning to spend 30 million baht in planting 100,000 trees this year to increase Bangkok’s green space. The first batch of 50,000 trees requiring 5 million baht would be planted at public parks and state offices. The second batch of 50,000 trees requiring 25 million baht would be planted by 50 district offices on land…