• Toxic Thailand - 101 East

    Industrial pollution in Thailand can be deadly, but a new court ruling which has suspended 76 polluting projects is costing jobs and billions in lost revenue. On this episode of 101 East, we ask if Thailand can strike a balance between big business and the environment.

    published: 24 Apr 2010
  • Assignment Asia: Thailand's tourism woes

    Thailand attracts more than 30 million visitors every year to its white-sand beaches, coral reefs, and other scenic spots. In a country whose economy has faltered in recent times, tourism is a consistent success story. But experts say Thailand's environment is already paying a steep price. Beaches are overcrowded, coral destroyed, and dump sites filled to the brim with trash. Martin Lowe visits islands down the country's south to investigate the impact of unbridled tourism. Subscribe to us on Youtube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download for IOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 Download for Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.imib.cctv Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cctvnewschina Twitter: https://twitter.com/CC...

    published: 25 Nov 2016
  • Environmental Health Problem in Thailand: Solid Waste Management

    Produced by Phiman Thirarattanasunthon Consultants: Prof. Dr. Mark Robson Dr. Wattasit Siriwong

    published: 02 Nov 2011
  • Poverty-Environment Initiative in Nan, Thailand (English subtitles)

    The pristine forest of Nan has been a source of pride and food for the Nan people for generations. In the last decade, widespread contract maize farming has taken over the mountainous landscape, replacing the dense forest. Fertilizers and pesticide used for this intensive cash-crop are rapidly deteriorating environmental quality. The province that was once self-sufficient in food production has now to import large amounts of food. The Poverty-Environment Initiative provides support to the PAO, local communities, Provincial government and private stakeholders to identify alternative livelihood options that minimize the environmental damage caused by corn farming.

    published: 28 Nov 2012
  • Youth Exchange: Environmental Academy Thailand

    Short documentary film about Environmental academy in Thailand, that happend in March and April 2013. Together with Nika Osredkar we captured some impressions of young participiants and their menthors.

    published: 02 May 2014
  • An Inspiring Ad from Thailand.

    An inspiring ad of Life insurance company of Thailand. There is a message about reckless driving, environment and family in this ad. Subscribe our channel for more videos.

    published: 23 Jun 2016
  • A Day in Thailand

    At PANDORA, we believe that responsible business practices and our aspiration to offer high quality, affordable jewellery go hand in hand. That is why we are committed to developing and manufacturing PRODUCTS in a responsible manner; to providing a great environment for our PEOPLE; and to working towards minimizing our environmental impact on the PLANET. Our modern manufacturing facilities in Thailand provide safe working conditions to the more than 11,150 people engaged in crafting our jewellery and we are noted for providing new and innovative job opportunities. Click here: http://www.pandora.net/en-au/universe/jewelleryguide/responsibility/people to find more information about what we do for our people crafting high quality PANDORA jewellery. --- Be social with PANDORA Facebook: h...

    published: 29 Sep 2017
  • Issues in Thailand

    Pictures of pollution, deforestation, and poaching in Thailand.

    published: 31 Mar 2013
  • Environmental Impact Assessment (Thailand)

    Help us caption & translate this video! http://amara.org/v/5G9X/

    published: 16 Mar 2017
  • Bangkok Thailand: How To Know Garbage Separation To Protect Environment In Public Gardening

    This video is How To Know Garbage Separation To Protect Environment In Chatuchak Public Gardening in Bangkok Thailand. Type of garbage • Wet waste means easily digestible waste such as food waste, vegetable crops, fruit peels etc. • Dry garbage means hardly degraded waste, such as paper, plastic, glass, metal, rubber, etc. • Hazardous waste , including chemicals, toxic debris, batteries, light bulbs and infectious waste from hospitals.

    published: 12 May 2017
  • Natural Resources and Environmental Min prepares Thailand for ASEAN ESC Award 2017

    The Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Planning (ONEP) under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment held a seminar on building environmentally sustainable cities, in a bid to prepare Thailand for next year's ASEAN Environmentally Sustainable Cities Award (ASEAN ESC Award 2017).

    published: 08 Aug 2016
  • Human Rights and the Environment, ISDSI Thailand Study Abroad

    A video of ISDSI's Human Rights and Environment study abroad course in Thailand. http://www.isdsi.org/courses/rivers/ Course Description: Rivers, Dams and Local Struggles. [Political Science/Ecology] This course examines the linkage between human rights and the environment. The course focuses on a specific and globally significant issue--the environmental and social impact of dams. After a week in the classroom looking at the theory and background of human rights and the environment, we will be focusing our field studies on two river ecosystems--the Mun and the Yom. The Mun has been dammed, while the Yom has not yet been dammed. Both rivers have active communities working on the struggle to restore or preserve their ways of life. Dam affected peoples, members of local grassroots social ...

    published: 06 Oct 2010
  • Climate, environment challenge operations in Myanmar, Thailand

    Climate, environment challenge operations in Myanmar, Thailand

    published: 09 Sep 2014
  • News:The environment in Thailand

    published: 26 May 2015
  • Environmental Degradation and Deforestation in Thailand and Cambodia

    "Environmental Challenges Across Asia" March 2, 2007 Alan Kolata, Neukom Family Distinguished Service Professor of Anthropology, The University of Chicago There is little doubt that climate change, deforestation, erosion, and the unequal distribution of natural resources around the globe are of pressing importance everywhere, but these problems are perhaps most acute in Asia, home to 64 percent of the world's population. Much of this population (1 and 1.3 billion, respectively) is concentrated in India and China, two countries with rapidly growing economies, increasing levels of personal consumption, and serious ecological problems. Southeast Asia, though less populated overall, is home to some of the world's major rainforests and to significant biodiversity. Southeast Asian forests are...

    published: 26 Sep 2013
  • Thailand-EU Collaboration on Environment (PDSF)

    The video is under the Thailand-EU Policy Dialogues Support Facility (PDSF), funded by the European Union. Its objective is to give the overview of Thailand-EU collaboration on environment and granting examples of the ongoing projects in Thailand. It also introduced the 4-month project (from 15 August to 15 December 2014) initiated by the EU and the Samui Municipality to accompany Samui hoteliers towards Green ecolabel. This video was projected at the Samui Together Green Day on 22 September 2014 to officially launch the programme.

    published: 26 Sep 2014
  • UN Environment Marine Debris : Phuket, Thailand

    UN Environment Marine Debris : Phuket, Thailand

    published: 20 Dec 2017
  • POLLUTED BEACH ON PHI PHI ISLAND AUGUST 2015, ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION IN THAILAND, DIRTY BEACH

    POLLUTED BEACH ON PHI PHI ISLAND AUGUST 2015, ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION IN THAILAND, DIRTY BEACH, POLLUTED BEACH ON PHI PHI ISLAND AUGUST 2015, ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION IN THAILAND, DIRTY BEACH

    published: 23 Aug 2015
  • The Poverty-Environment Initiative in Samut Songkram, Pilot Province in Thailand

    In the last decades, Thailand has achieved remarkable economic growth, but this has brought undesirable social and environmental impacts. Rising per capita consumption, industrialization and the intensification of agriculture has placed enormous strain on the natural resources base. The impact of this environmental degradation has particularly affected poor women and men, who rely more on the natural environment for sustenance, livelihood and general wellbeing. The Poverty-Environment Initiative focuses on reducing poverty and increasing well-being of poor and vulnerable groups by supporting greener and more inclusive development plans and budgets.Led by the Ministry of Interior, PEI Thailand works in close partnership with other partners including the Ministry of Natural Resources and ...

    published: 15 Aug 2012
  • Thailand Training Camp: The Team Environment at Khongsittha

    The training environment and, more importantly, the team environment of Khongsittha is unlike anything you will experience. There is a bond found when people push each other through hardship. This bond, through the blood, sweat, and tears of training, creates a family. A family isn't just a group who can push together, they are a team who can laugh together and are as interested in raising each other up as they are in raising themselves. The family you'll find at Khongsittha is one of the greatest things about Thailand Training Camp, but it is one of many great things. Besides laughing together with your brothers and sisters in arms, you get to meet your heroes. Thailand Training Camp is a chance to shake hands and perhaps even to exchange them with the legends and greatest fighters of ...

    published: 15 Nov 2016
  • POLLUTED BEACH ON PHI PHI ISLAND AUGUST 2015, ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION IN THAILAND, DIRTY BEACH

    POLLUTED BEACH ON PHI PHI ISLAND AUGUST 2015, ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION IN THAILAND, DIRTY BEACH, POLLUTED BEACH ON PHI PHI ISLAND AUGUST 2015, ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION IN THAILAND, DIRTY BEACH

    published: 23 Aug 2015
  • THAILAND: BANGKOK: ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION CONFERENCE OPENS

    English/Nat A three-day conference aimed at improving environmental protection in South East Asia has opened in the Thai capital Bangkok. Delegates from across the region have been joined by environmental lawyers from the United States to help find a solution for some of the problems facing the world's fastest- growing economic zone. With the conference centred in the congested city of Bangkok delegates did not have to travel far to see some of the consequences of rapid economic growth without tough environmental laws. As Bangkok boomed, entire neighbourhoods were haphazardly built outside the law. In a keynote speech to the conference Thailand's former Prime Minister conceded that city dwellers in the region have paid a high price for the economic growth in which they ...

    published: 21 Jul 2015
  • C&G Environmental Protection (Thailand)

    published: 26 Jan 2014
  • UNDP UNEP Poverty Environment Initiative in Thailand

    published: 24 May 2012
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Toxic Thailand - 101 East

Toxic Thailand - 101 East

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  • Duration: 22:14
  • Updated: 24 Apr 2010
  • views: 33395
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Industrial pollution in Thailand can be deadly, but a new court ruling which has suspended 76 polluting projects is costing jobs and billions in lost revenue. On this episode of 101 East, we ask if Thailand can strike a balance between big business and the environment.
https://wn.com/Toxic_Thailand_101_East
Assignment Asia: Thailand's tourism woes

Assignment Asia: Thailand's tourism woes

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  • Duration: 13:13
  • Updated: 25 Nov 2016
  • views: 1159
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Thailand attracts more than 30 million visitors every year to its white-sand beaches, coral reefs, and other scenic spots. In a country whose economy has faltered in recent times, tourism is a consistent success story. But experts say Thailand's environment is already paying a steep price. Beaches are overcrowded, coral destroyed, and dump sites filled to the brim with trash. Martin Lowe visits islands down the country's south to investigate the impact of unbridled tourism. Subscribe to us on Youtube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download for IOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 Download for Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.imib.cctv Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cctvnewschina Twitter: https://twitter.com/CCTVNEWS Google+: https://plus.google.com/+CCTVNEWSbeijing Tumblr: http://cctvnews.tumblr.com/ Weibo: http://weibo.com/cctvnewsbeijing
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Environmental Health Problem in Thailand: Solid Waste Management

Environmental Health Problem in Thailand: Solid Waste Management

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  • Duration: 4:39
  • Updated: 02 Nov 2011
  • views: 917
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Produced by Phiman Thirarattanasunthon Consultants: Prof. Dr. Mark Robson Dr. Wattasit Siriwong
https://wn.com/Environmental_Health_Problem_In_Thailand_Solid_Waste_Management
Poverty-Environment Initiative in Nan, Thailand (English subtitles)

Poverty-Environment Initiative in Nan, Thailand (English subtitles)

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  • Duration: 11:32
  • Updated: 28 Nov 2012
  • views: 5586
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The pristine forest of Nan has been a source of pride and food for the Nan people for generations. In the last decade, widespread contract maize farming has taken over the mountainous landscape, replacing the dense forest. Fertilizers and pesticide used for this intensive cash-crop are rapidly deteriorating environmental quality. The province that was once self-sufficient in food production has now to import large amounts of food. The Poverty-Environment Initiative provides support to the PAO, local communities, Provincial government and private stakeholders to identify alternative livelihood options that minimize the environmental damage caused by corn farming.
https://wn.com/Poverty_Environment_Initiative_In_Nan,_Thailand_(English_Subtitles)
Youth Exchange: Environmental Academy Thailand

Youth Exchange: Environmental Academy Thailand

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  • Duration: 2:59
  • Updated: 02 May 2014
  • views: 231
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Short documentary film about Environmental academy in Thailand, that happend in March and April 2013. Together with Nika Osredkar we captured some impressions of young participiants and their menthors.
https://wn.com/Youth_Exchange_Environmental_Academy_Thailand
An Inspiring Ad from Thailand.

An Inspiring Ad from Thailand.

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  • Duration: 3:26
  • Updated: 23 Jun 2016
  • views: 360
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An inspiring ad of Life insurance company of Thailand. There is a message about reckless driving, environment and family in this ad. Subscribe our channel for more videos.
https://wn.com/An_Inspiring_Ad_From_Thailand.
A Day in Thailand

A Day in Thailand

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  • Duration: 2:25
  • Updated: 29 Sep 2017
  • views: 5833
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At PANDORA, we believe that responsible business practices and our aspiration to offer high quality, affordable jewellery go hand in hand. That is why we are committed to developing and manufacturing PRODUCTS in a responsible manner; to providing a great environment for our PEOPLE; and to working towards minimizing our environmental impact on the PLANET. Our modern manufacturing facilities in Thailand provide safe working conditions to the more than 11,150 people engaged in crafting our jewellery and we are noted for providing new and innovative job opportunities. Click here: http://www.pandora.net/en-au/universe/jewelleryguide/responsibility/people to find more information about what we do for our people crafting high quality PANDORA jewellery. --- Be social with PANDORA Facebook: https://facebook.com/pandorajewelry Pinterest: https://pinterest.com/officialpandora YouTube: https://youtube.com/TheOfficialPandora Instagram: https://instagram.com/theofficialpandora Snapchat: PANDORAofficial
https://wn.com/A_Day_In_Thailand
Issues in Thailand

Issues in Thailand

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  • Duration: 1:36
  • Updated: 31 Mar 2013
  • views: 396
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Pictures of pollution, deforestation, and poaching in Thailand.
https://wn.com/Issues_In_Thailand
Environmental Impact Assessment (Thailand)

Environmental Impact Assessment (Thailand)

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  • Duration: 8:55
  • Updated: 16 Mar 2017
  • views: 137
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Help us caption & translate this video! http://amara.org/v/5G9X/
https://wn.com/Environmental_Impact_Assessment_(Thailand)
Bangkok Thailand: How To Know Garbage Separation To Protect Environment In Public Gardening

Bangkok Thailand: How To Know Garbage Separation To Protect Environment In Public Gardening

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  • Duration: 2:24
  • Updated: 12 May 2017
  • views: 62
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This video is How To Know Garbage Separation To Protect Environment In Chatuchak Public Gardening in Bangkok Thailand. Type of garbage • Wet waste means easily digestible waste such as food waste, vegetable crops, fruit peels etc. • Dry garbage means hardly degraded waste, such as paper, plastic, glass, metal, rubber, etc. • Hazardous waste , including chemicals, toxic debris, batteries, light bulbs and infectious waste from hospitals.
https://wn.com/Bangkok_Thailand_How_To_Know_Garbage_Separation_To_Protect_Environment_In_Public_Gardening
Natural Resources and Environmental Min prepares Thailand for ASEAN ESC Award 2017

Natural Resources and Environmental Min prepares Thailand for ASEAN ESC Award 2017

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  • Duration: 2:59
  • Updated: 08 Aug 2016
  • views: 27
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The Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Planning (ONEP) under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment held a seminar on building environmentally sustainable cities, in a bid to prepare Thailand for next year's ASEAN Environmentally Sustainable Cities Award (ASEAN ESC Award 2017).
https://wn.com/Natural_Resources_And_Environmental_Min_Prepares_Thailand_For_Asean_Esc_Award_2017
Human Rights and the Environment, ISDSI Thailand Study Abroad

Human Rights and the Environment, ISDSI Thailand Study Abroad

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  • Duration: 1:27
  • Updated: 06 Oct 2010
  • views: 654
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A video of ISDSI's Human Rights and Environment study abroad course in Thailand. http://www.isdsi.org/courses/rivers/ Course Description: Rivers, Dams and Local Struggles. [Political Science/Ecology] This course examines the linkage between human rights and the environment. The course focuses on a specific and globally significant issue--the environmental and social impact of dams. After a week in the classroom looking at the theory and background of human rights and the environment, we will be focusing our field studies on two river ecosystems--the Mun and the Yom. The Mun has been dammed, while the Yom has not yet been dammed. Both rivers have active communities working on the struggle to restore or preserve their ways of life. Dam affected peoples, members of local grassroots social movements, village elders, and the rivers themselves will be significant teachers on this course. Spring semester. Find out more at ISDSI's website, http://www.isdsi.org/
https://wn.com/Human_Rights_And_The_Environment,_Isdsi_Thailand_Study_Abroad
Climate, environment challenge operations in Myanmar, Thailand

Climate, environment challenge operations in Myanmar, Thailand

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  • Duration: 5:21
  • Updated: 09 Sep 2014
  • views: 110
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Climate, environment challenge operations in Myanmar, Thailand
https://wn.com/Climate,_Environment_Challenge_Operations_In_Myanmar,_Thailand
News:The environment in Thailand

News:The environment in Thailand

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  • Duration: 3:01
  • Updated: 26 May 2015
  • views: 12
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https://wn.com/News_The_Environment_In_Thailand
Environmental Degradation and Deforestation in Thailand and Cambodia

Environmental Degradation and Deforestation in Thailand and Cambodia

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  • Duration: 32:45
  • Updated: 26 Sep 2013
  • views: 520
videos
"Environmental Challenges Across Asia" March 2, 2007 Alan Kolata, Neukom Family Distinguished Service Professor of Anthropology, The University of Chicago There is little doubt that climate change, deforestation, erosion, and the unequal distribution of natural resources around the globe are of pressing importance everywhere, but these problems are perhaps most acute in Asia, home to 64 percent of the world's population. Much of this population (1 and 1.3 billion, respectively) is concentrated in India and China, two countries with rapidly growing economies, increasing levels of personal consumption, and serious ecological problems. Southeast Asia, though less populated overall, is home to some of the world's major rainforests and to significant biodiversity. Southeast Asian forests are disappearing at a rapid rate, in part as a consequence of resource demands from the first world. Understanding these human and environmental challenges requires detailed understandings of local histories and ecologies; in this symposium we introduce some of the major environmental challenges facing Asia today, focusing on some specific historical and cultural contexts in this diverse region. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education and The Center for International Studies at the University of Chicago
https://wn.com/Environmental_Degradation_And_Deforestation_In_Thailand_And_Cambodia
Thailand-EU Collaboration on Environment (PDSF)

Thailand-EU Collaboration on Environment (PDSF)

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  • Duration: 9:09
  • Updated: 26 Sep 2014
  • views: 37
videos
The video is under the Thailand-EU Policy Dialogues Support Facility (PDSF), funded by the European Union. Its objective is to give the overview of Thailand-EU collaboration on environment and granting examples of the ongoing projects in Thailand. It also introduced the 4-month project (from 15 August to 15 December 2014) initiated by the EU and the Samui Municipality to accompany Samui hoteliers towards Green ecolabel. This video was projected at the Samui Together Green Day on 22 September 2014 to officially launch the programme.
https://wn.com/Thailand_Eu_Collaboration_On_Environment_(Pdsf)
UN Environment Marine Debris : Phuket, Thailand

UN Environment Marine Debris : Phuket, Thailand

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  • Duration: 3:14
  • Updated: 20 Dec 2017
  • views: 8
videos https://wn.com/Un_Environment_Marine_Debris_Phuket,_Thailand
POLLUTED BEACH ON PHI PHI ISLAND AUGUST 2015, ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION IN THAILAND, DIRTY BEACH

POLLUTED BEACH ON PHI PHI ISLAND AUGUST 2015, ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION IN THAILAND, DIRTY BEACH

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  • Duration: 0:40
  • Updated: 23 Aug 2015
  • views: 1583
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POLLUTED BEACH ON PHI PHI ISLAND AUGUST 2015, ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION IN THAILAND, DIRTY BEACH, POLLUTED BEACH ON PHI PHI ISLAND AUGUST 2015, ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION IN THAILAND, DIRTY BEACH
https://wn.com/Polluted_Beach_On_Phi_Phi_Island_August_2015,_Environmental_Pollution_In_Thailand,_Dirty_Beach
The Poverty-Environment Initiative in Samut Songkram, Pilot Province in Thailand

The Poverty-Environment Initiative in Samut Songkram, Pilot Province in Thailand

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  • Duration: 9:24
  • Updated: 15 Aug 2012
  • views: 1144
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In the last decades, Thailand has achieved remarkable economic growth, but this has brought undesirable social and environmental impacts. Rising per capita consumption, industrialization and the intensification of agriculture has placed enormous strain on the natural resources base. The impact of this environmental degradation has particularly affected poor women and men, who rely more on the natural environment for sustenance, livelihood and general wellbeing. The Poverty-Environment Initiative focuses on reducing poverty and increasing well-being of poor and vulnerable groups by supporting greener and more inclusive development plans and budgets.Led by the Ministry of Interior, PEI Thailand works in close partnership with other partners including the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and the National Economic and Social Development Board. Currently, Projects are underway in three Pilot Provinces, namely, Samut Songkram, Nan and Khon Kaen.
https://wn.com/The_Poverty_Environment_Initiative_In_Samut_Songkram,_Pilot_Province_In_Thailand
Thailand Training Camp: The Team Environment at Khongsittha

Thailand Training Camp: The Team Environment at Khongsittha

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  • Duration: 2:28
  • Updated: 15 Nov 2016
  • views: 1507
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The training environment and, more importantly, the team environment of Khongsittha is unlike anything you will experience. There is a bond found when people push each other through hardship. This bond, through the blood, sweat, and tears of training, creates a family. A family isn't just a group who can push together, they are a team who can laugh together and are as interested in raising each other up as they are in raising themselves. The family you'll find at Khongsittha is one of the greatest things about Thailand Training Camp, but it is one of many great things. Besides laughing together with your brothers and sisters in arms, you get to meet your heroes. Thailand Training Camp is a chance to shake hands and perhaps even to exchange them with the legends and greatest fighters of the Muay Thai world. It is the opportunity to meet the likes of Saenchai or Buakaw, and it is also the opportunity to meet life-long friends. What's not to like? Take the dive into the experience of a lifetime. For upcoming dates of Thailand Training Camp, go to http://www.ThailandTrainingCamp.com
https://wn.com/Thailand_Training_Camp_The_Team_Environment_At_Khongsittha
POLLUTED BEACH ON PHI PHI ISLAND AUGUST 2015, ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION IN THAILAND, DIRTY BEACH

POLLUTED BEACH ON PHI PHI ISLAND AUGUST 2015, ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION IN THAILAND, DIRTY BEACH

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  • Duration: 0:29
  • Updated: 23 Aug 2015
  • views: 315
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POLLUTED BEACH ON PHI PHI ISLAND AUGUST 2015, ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION IN THAILAND, DIRTY BEACH, POLLUTED BEACH ON PHI PHI ISLAND AUGUST 2015, ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION IN THAILAND, DIRTY BEACH
https://wn.com/Polluted_Beach_On_Phi_Phi_Island_August_2015,_Environmental_Pollution_In_Thailand,_Dirty_Beach
THAILAND: BANGKOK: ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION CONFERENCE OPENS

THAILAND: BANGKOK: ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION CONFERENCE OPENS

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  • Duration: 3:07
  • Updated: 21 Jul 2015
  • views: 211
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English/Nat A three-day conference aimed at improving environmental protection in South East Asia has opened in the Thai capital Bangkok. Delegates from across the region have been joined by environmental lawyers from the United States to help find a solution for some of the problems facing the world's fastest- growing economic zone. With the conference centred in the congested city of Bangkok delegates did not have to travel far to see some of the consequences of rapid economic growth without tough environmental laws. As Bangkok boomed, entire neighbourhoods were haphazardly built outside the law. In a keynote speech to the conference Thailand's former Prime Minister conceded that city dwellers in the region have paid a high price for the economic growth in which they share. SOUNDBITE: (English) "It is undeniable that one of the side-effects of rapid economic growth in South Asia has been the emergence of vast, largely unplanned, urban conurbations. The haphazard way in which it has developed in places like Bangkok, Manila and Jakarta is contributing to worsening traffic chaos, air and water pollution and a general reduction in the quality of life." SUPER CAPTION: Anand Panyarachun, Former Prime Minister of Thailand With the involvement of leading American environmental lawyers, the conference hopes to persuade policy-makers to enforce environmental law. But for all its faults some claim the economic growth that brings such chaos also brings better education and eventually a more environmentally-aware public. SOUNDBITE: (English) "Yes. Economic well-being has the effect of worsening environmental problems, but also of providing public support for the environment and support for environmental law and an improved environment." SUPER CAPTION: Michelle B. Corash, American Environmental Lawyer Many seasoned environmental lawyers from the US believe less developed South East Asian countries like Cambodia and Burma have an opportunity to avoid the environmental devastation that neighbours like Thailand have already endured. SOUNDBITE: (English) "They have seen what is happened to the Thai environment as the Thai economy boomed and they now wish to avoid the disadvantages of economic growth. We hear people talking about environmental law and protection in Cambodia well ahead of the time that countries like Indonesia and Thailand touched on such issues in their economic development." SUPER CAPTION: Michelle B. Corash, American Environmental Lawyer When the conference concludes on Friday it hopes to offer South East Asian governments firm proposals for strengthening their environmental laws, with lessons from neighbours and the United States. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/4be6ec527af78a00608e53580c7044d6 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
https://wn.com/Thailand_Bangkok_Environmental_Protection_Conference_Opens
C&G Environmental Protection (Thailand)

C&G Environmental Protection (Thailand)

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  • Duration: 16:01
  • Updated: 26 Jan 2014
  • views: 1784
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https://wn.com/C_G_Environmental_Protection_(Thailand)
UNDP UNEP Poverty Environment Initiative in Thailand

UNDP UNEP Poverty Environment Initiative in Thailand

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  • Duration: 8:24
  • Updated: 24 May 2012
  • views: 296
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https://wn.com/Undp_Unep_Poverty_Environment_Initiative_In_Thailand