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Call for carbon credit to be treated as products

The Nation

The Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organisation will ask the Board of Investment to interpret "carbon credits" as a product in order to offer tax incentives for clean development mechanisms (CDM).

Bangkok Post Editorial: Waking up to climate change

Bangkok Post

The latest report on climate change by the Asian Development Bank deserves more than the usual one-day media attention that most such studies rightly receive. It may have a ponderous title, but The Economics of Climate Change in Southeast Asia: A Regional Review is not just a quick shot across the bow of this problem. Neither the alarmists nor those in denial will find much to back up their shrill arguments in this reasonable and moderate book.

Developed countries have a climate-protection obligation

WHILE THE PEOPLE of Thailand shiver under an unexpected cold spell, the Indonesians rescue survivors from a bout of storms, and Filipinos prepare with dread for another year of worsening typhoons, the Burmese are trying to restore their lives and livelihoods after the devastation of Typhoon Nargis, and at the lower end of the Mekong River, Cambodians are fighting a rising number of malaria cases.

Mekong nations must prepare for climate change

The Nation

Pongphon Sarnsamak

Countries in the Mekong River Basin should learn how to predict climate change and develop ways to adapt to it, a Bangkok seminar was told yesterday. Then they will understand how to effectively reduce the adverse impact this climate change threatens to have on the region.

Obama embarks down long road to climate change action

The Nation

Washington - President Barack Obama has signalled a sharp departure from climate change politics-as-usual in the United States, but this is only the beginning.

Internal strife keeps Thailand from climate meet

Bangkok Post

Umesh Pandey

The "cost of democracy" in this country seems to be rising by the day. Apart from the tremendous economic costs that the nation has had to bear, the ongoing political strife seems to be having an impact on the world as well.

46 CDM projects approved

The Nation

CLEAN ENERGY

46 CDM projects approved