Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra begins her four-day flood trail excursion to eight provinces, covering areas from downstream upstream to the north, to inspect flood prevention measures progress.
Ms Yingluck will chair a National Water Resources and Flood Policy Committee meeting before leading officials to Pathum Thani to inspect the Chulabhorn sluice gate and the flood control dyke along Khlong Rangsit.
After that, she will proceed to Rojana Industrial Estate in Ayutthaya to preside at a ceremony handing over financial support to build flood prevention dykes at six industrial estates and parks in Ayutthaya and Pathum Thani.
Southeast Asia remains a hot spot for plastic pollution
The use of plastics is deeply embedded in our daily lives, in everything from grocery bags and cutlery to water bottles and sandwich wrap. But the quest for convenience has gone too far and we are failing to use plastics efficiently, wasting valuable resources and harming the environment.
Southeast Asia has emerged as a hot spot for plastic pollution because of rapid urbanization and a rising middle class , whose consumption of plastic products and packaging is growing due to their convenience and versatility.
Diamonds are forever but “James Bond Island” in Phang Nga Bay may not
Thailand’s Department of Mineral Resources will assess the stability of the limestone karst towers, which make up the chain of islands, after several similar rock formations, in both the Gulf of Thailand and the Andaman Sea, have collapsed.
Climate Change: how Asia-Pacific will affect the whole planet
Pursuing a green recovery in the aftermath of COVID-19 might sound daunting, but it’s actually a great opportunity to direct recovery spending into stimulating sustainable jobs and growth and fight climate change.
Forget the poetic flap of a butterfly’s wings in Beijing causing rain in Central Park. Climate change issues in Asia-Pacific are measured in superlatives. The world’s biggest population. Two of the three largest carbon dioxide-emitting countries and the largest share of emissions globally.
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