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Combating Industrial Pollution in Thailand | CBD National Reporting Best Practice Series

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Combating Industrial Pollution in Thailand | CBD National Reporting Best Practice Series

Industrial pollution in Thailand has a serious impact on human health, fragile ecosystems, water and soil quality. Changes in production processes, that are environmentally friendly, will allow the industrial sector to exist in harmony with nature and community.

Click here, to read how the Government of Thailand is combating pollution at the industrial level, for achieving Aichi Biodiversity Target Eight (Pollution) by 2020.

Key measures to combat pollution undertaken by the Government of Thailand include:

  • Green Industry project created by the Thai Ministry of industry, which provides green industry certification to corporates;
  • Stricter government regulations to address wastewater discharge into Thailand’s rivers and seas;
  • Economic measures proposed under Thailand’s Environment Act such as environmental taxes, pollution management fees, Area-based Pollution Control and Management, Sustainable Consumption & Production (SCP), Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), and subsidies for environmental friendly activities; and
  • Setting of Thailand’s national biodiversity targets to combat pollution, under its latest National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP).

Do you also have an example from your country on achieving Aichi Targets which you would like to share?  Start a conversation with fellow practitioners in the comments section of this post or submit a best practice on the NBSAP Forum here to tell your story.

This best practice is a part of a series of best practices developed under the GEF funded “Support to Eligible Parties to Produce the Sixth National Report (6NR) to the CBD” project.

12 November, 2018 - 18:19