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Environmental Justice

A Thai court has ruled that a local provision allowing for the construction of a waste-to-energy plant near a Saraburi community does not violate the law, despite concerns from local residents.
As the Mekong River struggles with the devastating effects of upstream hydropower dams, river communities and scholars are leading a movement to shift our relationship with nature.
On 13 January 2023, the Pollution-Free EARTH, a pollution watchdog group in Thailand, reported on the first public hearing for a newly proposed waste-to-energy plant near a Muslim community in Tha Bun Mi, Koh Chan district, Chonburi...
Today, the Rayong Provincial Court ruled that residents of Nong Pawa, a small rural village several hours east of Bangkok, receive substantial compensation for the impacts caused by hazardous chemicals which leaked from a nearby recycling company...
The Mekong is changing rapidly due to a series of infrastructure projects that turned the river into an international political battleground. One woman is determined to make a change from the ground to save the “bloodline” of millions of people.
Lamom Bunyong lives only 15 kilometres from Map Ta Phut Industrial Port, Thailand's largest petrochemical industrial zone. Now in his seventies, he has seen how the industry changed his hometown's fishing community...
74 Thai Civil Society Organisations united under the network ‘Ratsadon #StopAPEC2022’ made a statement announcing their opposition to the upcoming 29th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit (APEC) held between 16-18 November...
As Thailand marches ahead with its vision of ‘greening’ the Northeast through extensive irrigation projects, local communities are concerned about the impact of the infrastructure plans on the Mekong’s tributaries.
On October 26th the anti-potash mining group of Wanon Niwat in Sakhon Nakhon Province visited the Provincial Court to hear the verdict of a court case between members of the community and a Chinese potash mining company.