Environmental Health Impact Assessment

Govt defends NCPO’s order no. 9/2559

Date of Release: 
Mar 13 2016

BANGKOK, 13 March 2016 (NNT) – The government has defended order no. 9/2559 recently issued by the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), saying that it will boost the country’s economy.

Government spokesman Maj Gen Sansern Kaewkamnerd said the NCPO’s order no. 9/2559 was actually meant to promote the well-being of the public through government mega-projects and a revamp of disaster prevention and mitigation.


How coal-fired plants will doom Thailand

Date of Release: 
Dec 5 2015

At the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris this year, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha reaffirmed the country’s commitment to a 20% to 25% reduction in carbon output compared with a business-as-usual scenario.

The reduction from business as usual, rather than from a more ambitious baseline year, is uninspiring, especially given that the country both leads the G77 and is the 22nd-largest emitter of carbon dioxide globally.

Thailand can do much better than that — both to protect the environment and to save lives — if it says no to coal-fired power plants.


Plan to cap EIA/EHIA process to under a year 'would guarantee problems'

Date of Release: 
Dec 8 2015

Academics are concerned about reports the government plans to shorten the time span permitted for environmental and health impact assessments.

Reducing the study time for Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) and Environmental Health Impact Assessment (EHIA) would lower the quality of such studies, they said.

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