Ubon Sriratanapitak, who grows organic limes and vegetables in Klong Jinda, is working with the Green Net Foundation along with other growers and farmers to establish a local seed bank.

Farmers are pioneering dynamic responses to climate change by allowing nature’s diversity to guide the way.

They’re big, round, vibrant green and stacked as far as the eye can see along both sides of the highway. They are also a sign that you have arrived in Nakhon Pathom, famous for juicy, sweet pomelos. But caution: pull over and sink your teeth into the fruit and you’ll know you’ve been deceived. A sharp, tangy jolt awaits the taste buds — a telltale sign these fruits no longer originate from local soil.

Read more: Thailand’s farmers adapt and respond to climate change


BANGKOK — New buildings will soon be required to introduce new technology and equipment to reduce energy consumption by 30 per cent from the 2010 base if they are to win construction licenses.

The list of products with the “Eco” label will be expanded to cover new devices like tablets and mobile phones, to ensure that only energy-efficient devices are in use.

These are among a series of measures outlined by the Energy Ministry in the quest to lower Thailand’s energy intensity by 30 per cent by 2036 from the 2010 base. The integrated energy-efficiency plan is designed to put stricter control on existing industrial and commercial buildings, all new buildings, electronic and electrical appliances, utility producers, and the transport sector and government agencies.

Read more: Thailand on path towards lower energy consumption


BANGKOK — LEARNING from mistakes made in Germany, a German institution has now recommended that Thailand adopts a greener approach while fighting floods and drought.

Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) made it clear at a recent dialogue forum that ecosystem-based water management projects in Germany are proving more effective than traditional solid irrigation infrastructure.

Read more: Germans push 'green' water projects for Thailand, not 'grey'


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