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


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


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