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Prayut pledges Asean’s commitment to climate change cooperation

By The Nation

 

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Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha on Monday pledged Asean’s commitment to partnering with the international community to address climate change.

 

Prayut spoke to the United Nations Climate Action Summit 2019 in his capacity as the chair of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations at 3:45pm New York time.

 

During the address, Prayut said Asean was glad the climate action summit was being held, and expressed his admiration for the UN secretary general for playing a leading role in trying to tackle climate change.

 

Prayut said Asean nations were vulnerable to climate change and that its impact threatened social and economic development of the region. Asean has been taking measures to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases, he told the meeting, while its member countries are also taking steps to adjust to the changing climate.

 

Prayut said Asean nations are committed to taking part in efforts with the international community to fight climate change.

 

In the global level, Asean supports the Paris agreement on climate change, including supporting the section on nationally determined contributions, Prayut said.

 

At the regional level, Asean nations have been implementing measures under the 2025 Asean Social and Cultural Master Plan so that the region would have sustainable climate and communities that are immune to impact of climate change.

 

He said the Asean master plan has two goals – energy transition and reducing reliance on petrol.

 

Prayut told the meeting that Asean nations have achieved the goal more efficient use of energy, having reduced energy use by with efficiency. The region has reduced the use energy by 21.9 per cent compared to 2005.

 

The Asean nations will continue to save energy and to reaching a 30 per cent reduction in energy by 2025, while increasing their use of renewable energy by 23 per cent within the same year.

 

Asean is also working to reduce the use of petrol by small vehicles by 26 per cent between 2015 and 2025, he told the meeting.

 

Moreover, Asean will propose fiscal policies based on energy conservation and reduction of carbon emissions, as well as announcing an energy conservation standard for the use of small vehicles.

 

Prayut said developed countries should provide financial and technological support to Asean to help it achieve the energy conservation goals.

 

“No single country can fight climate change alone. Asean is ready to be a partner to the international community to carry out actions regarding climate change to ensure a sustainable climate for the current and future generations,” Prayut said.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30376629

 

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Aint no one stopping needles forest and farm burning, illegal charcoal manufacture, etc.. and why are electric cars so dam expensive and diesels so dam cheap????

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He wouldnt have a clue; he has only read Animal Farm. Maybe Orwell said the word farm environment?

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I do believe (not from personal experience !) that climate changes (ie Ups and Downs) have been taking place for the last millions of years, and in my opinion there is not much that we can do to change this. What we CAN do, however, is start severe and strict measures to slow down and hopefully halt the alarming amount of harmful waste that is presently flowing freely into the rivers and oceans of our favourite planet 🙂

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He made those pledges yesterday.....to day is different.

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Lapping up all that approval on a bandwagon subject.   Enjoy it while you can, because history will not be so kind to you or the science of global warming or now call climate change.  Man kind is actually be hobbled by the political debate, as apposed to actually dealing with clean air and water.  Just stop talking and plant trees. 

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Meanwhile he wants to build more coal fired electricity generation plants. Must be a Trumpster.

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26 minutes ago, jerojero said:

Meanwhile he wants to build more coal fired electricity generation plants. Must be a Trumpster.

Why does EGAT plan to build more coal-fired power plants when other Asian countries like China and India suspend new ones?

In order to lessen dependence on natural gas for power generation, from 64% in 2014 to 30-40% at the end plan* (year 2036), the share of coal and lignite will be increased from the current 20% to 20-25%.

https://www.egat.co.th/en/news-announcement/egat-reasons-why/why-does-egat-plan-to-build-more-coal-fired-power-plants-when-other-asian-countries-like-china-and-india-suspend-new-ones

* Power Development Plan (PDP)

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What hypocrisy, in Thailand every day tons of rubbish are burned, fields that are burned after each harvest, meadows where the grass is not cut but burned, square kilometers of forests that burn every year, sugar dog that burns every year, all the factories that expel their fumes without the use of any filter and to finish all the vehicles that make the race to those who expel the darkest smoke!
For the climate we need facts, not words, no matter how beautiful they are!

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Beautiful summary and on point, Subprime Minister. Your speech writer ought to win the Google Award of the month. I dare say every UN diplomat woke up when all the lie detectors leaped into the red.

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In all actually it's all about how much money can be stuffed into corrupt so-called Climate Change advocates.

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18 minutes ago, MAGA 2020 said:

In all actually it's all about how much money can be stuffed into corrupt so-called Climate Change advocates.

Not as much as the fossil fuel producers stuffed the deniers. 

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