Reorienting the Thai Economy to Prepare for the Age of Technological Disruptions

Whether Thailand likes it or not, the country will have to face up to the challenges of disruptive technology, which has already radically affected many sectors of the Thai economy, from agriculture and industry, to services and the professions. Unfortunately, it seems Thailand has not been given clear direction about how to confront this challenge. […]

‘Disrupters’ challenge old power grid

Wichsinee Wibulpolprasert Thailand’s electricity production has relied heavily on natural gas for the past several decades. In an attempt to increase energy security, the most recent Power Development Plan (2015) proposed a transition away from natural gas and towards a more diversified portfolio of renewable, hydro and coal. However, the government’s plans to build two […]

Climate spurs change for Thai autos

WICHSINEE WIBULPOLPRASERT SUNTHORN TUNMUNTONG Here comes an inconvenient truth for the global automotive industry: The globe is warming and technology is progressing rapidly. Countries around the world are starting to demand next-generation automobiles with high-tech and environmentally friendly features that few traditional automakers are able to accommodate. This opens up opportunities for players outside the […]

Climate spurs change for Thai autos

WICHSINEE WIBULPOLPRASERT SUNTHORN TUNMUNTONG Here comes an inconvenient truth for the global automotive industry: The globe is warming and technology is progressing rapidly. Countries around the world are starting to demand next-generation automobiles with high-tech and environmentally friendly features that few traditional automakers are able to accommodate. This opens up opportunities for players outside the […]

More must be done to fight climate change

Wichsinee Wibulpolprasert The latest report by a German think-tank showing Thailand as one of the countries most devastated by climate-related disasters demands that prompt action be taken to tackle this problem. The Global Climate Risk Index released in November 2015 by Germanwatch reflects the extent to which countries have been affected by weatherrelated events from […]