Transforming Thailand into a Low-Carbon Economy and Society

By Somkiat Tangkitvanich Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI) 1. The Twin Climate Change Challenges Addressing global climate change is crucial for the survival of Thailand’s economy. This involves confronting challenges related to both reducing greenhouse gas emissions, especially carbon dioxide[1] (“mitigation”), and preparing for more severe climatic conditions (“adaptation”). For instance, mitigation efforts include transitioning […]

Cultural policing is bad for business

The owner of Thai dessert shop Madame Choops recently got herself in hot water with religious authorities when she made her A-lua  – a classic Thai dessert in various Buddha amulet shapes. When the photos of her sweets went viral online, a group of officials from the National Office of Buddhism rushed to her shop in […]