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  • LEARNING

    Climate change negotiator

    Outlook, Piyaporn Wongruang, Published on 30/06/2010

    » After long hours in a closed meeting room at climate change negotiations in Bonn earlier this month, Dr Surachai Sathikunarat, a young Thai climate change negotiator, should have had peaceful coffee breaks.

  • NEWS

    Falling under a relentless dry spell

    Spectrum, Piyaporn Wongruang, Published on 09/03/2014

    » In his office at Rangsit University, the country’s best-known climate expert, Seree Supratid, is staring at a computer screen intently, his face showing signs of concern.

  • OPINION

    Dam resettlement strategies need review

    News, Piyaporn Wongruang, Published on 25/11/2012

    » Hydropower is often said to be less potentially harmful than other energy sources such as coal and nuclear, but when the issue of resettlement is thrown into the equation the true costs of hydropower mount rapidly. This is something dam developers themselves admitted at a recent Mekong Forum held in Hanoi in Vietnam.

  • BUSINESS

    Putting water to work

    Business, Piyaporn Wongruang, Published on 07/05/2012

    » Following the massive flooding last year, leading scientists are taking a more serious look at how to put excessive flood water into the soil as one of the solutions to help solve future flooding in Thailand and some other Southeast Asian countries.

  • OPINION

    Putting sustainability on track

    News, Piyaporn Wongruang, Published on 06/05/2012

    » From June 20-22 a global conference designed to set a new agenda for sustainable development will take place in Rio de Janeiro. Dubbed Rio+20 because it comes 20 years after the Earth Summit in the Brazilian city which set the stage for the Kyoto Protocol, the United Nations Conference for Sustainable Development (UNCSD) is seen as a crucial test of whether the global community can come together and take action on climate change or remain splintered and ineffective.

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