The Siam Commercial Bank’s Economic Intelligence Center has reported that Thailand ranks 14th on the world’s environmental hazard list. The center hopes the list will prompt industries to consider making way for a greener economy.
The Siam Commercial Bank’s Economic Intelligence Center,or EIC, revealed details of its study on climate change.
The study stated that Thailand has been listed as one of the countries that run the risk of being adversely affected by climate change in the next 30 years.
Thailand ranks 14th out of 170 countries worldwide that can be potentially hit by effects of climate change, with Bangladesh topping the environmental risk list.
Data from 2007 revealed that Thailand ranked 25th in the world among the biggest emitters of greenhouse gases, while Bangkok emitted approximately 43 million tons of carbon dioxide which is almost as much as London, a city that has economy ten times bigger than Bangkok.
It is reported that Thailand’s average annual carbon dioxide emission sits at five percent while the rest of the world’s average is only 0.4 percent.
On top of that, Thailand has been labeled as one of the countries significantly contributing to climate change.
Head of EIC Sethaput Suthiwartnarueput said that according to studies, climate change issues will have an impact on shipping, transportation, food and tourism industries due to increased energy costs.
It is believed the world’s energy demand will grow by 1.2 percent each year in the next decade.
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Thailand’s H1 Investment Applications rise 158% in combined value, BOI says
Japanese firms ranked first with 87 projects worth 42.8 billion baht, followed by investments from the U.S. with 18 projects worth 24.1 billion baht, and China with 63 projects worth 18.6 billion baht.
In the first six months of 2021, Thailand’s investment applications increased 14% from the year earlier period in terms of the number of projects, and 158% in combined value, led by increasing foreign direct investment (FDI) applications, sustained growth in target industries including the electronics and medical sectors, as well as in power generation, the Thailand Board of Investment (BOI) said.(more…)
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