CALLS have been made for collaboration within Asean and beyond to try to limit the rise of world temperatures to 2 degrees Celsius - to avoid catastrophic impacts from climate change.

The calls were made at a regional forum on climate change in Bangkok by the Asian Institute of Technology, French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development, the Asean Secretariat and the European Union.

Read more: Calls for unity to fight 'climate catastrophe'


BANGKOK, 26 June 2015 - The first meeting of the National Committee on Climate Change (NCCC) is drawing up Thailand’s Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) with a goal to voluntarily reduce greenhouse gas emission by 7-20 per cent within 2020.

Read more: Thailand sets to cut greenhouse gas emission by 20% after 2020


Private citizens and military personnel join hands as they volunteer to re-pack relief goods composed of food clothing and other basic necessities at the Department of Social Welfare and development headquarters in Pasay, Philippines November 18, 2013

BANGKOK -- The US government is setting up a course to train officials in the Asia-Pacific region in the basics of preparing and financing projects to help communities weather climate change, experts from the US Agency for International Development (USAID) said on Friday.

Read more: Asia-Pacific trains for disruptions in climate


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