Phuket Hotels Association and U.S. Embassy Partner to Reduce Single-Use Plastics in Phuket

PHUKET AND BANGKOK, THAILAND: The Phuket Hotels Association and the U.S. Embassy, through a Science Fellowship Program, partnered to tackle waste management challenges in Phuket. The goal is to significantly reduce single-use plastics at Phuket’s hotels. As a result of this collaboration, the Phuket Hotel Association’s 65 member properties (representing nearly 11,000 rooms on the ...
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U.S.-ASEAN Conference on Marine Environment Issues

The U.S.-ASEAN Conference on Marine Environmental Issues (September 14-15, 2017) is a significant regional marine conservation meeting. Building on numerous inaugural commitments announced at the Our Ocean Conference 2016 and the recent United Nations Ocean Conference, the event will provide key stakeholders with the opportunity to explore and recommend policies that will contribute to improved ...
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IVLP on Our Planet: Wildlife Conservation and Combatting Trafficking

The U.S. Embassy Bangkok is proud to showcase Khun Ruthairat Songchan’s trip to the U.S. under the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). Khun Ruthairat, Forestry Technical Officer from Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation, attended the IVLP on “Our Planet: Wildlife Conservation and Combatting Trafficking” from April 22-May 12, 2017 where she had ...
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Enabling Private Sector Clean Energy Investment in Southeast and South Asia

On March 27, U.S. Ambassador Glyn Davies addressed a regional meeting in Bangkok on enabling private sector clean energy investment in Southeast and South Asia. This networking event brought together corporations, investors, project developers and governments interested in this emerging market. Participants included top executives from more than 30 companies that are committed to scaling ...
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The Fifth Annual Meeting of the Intellectual Property Criminal Enforcement Network (IPCEN) in Bangkok

Deputy Chief of Mission Peter Haymond spoke at the fifth annual meeting of the Intellectual Property Criminal Enforcement Network (IPCEN) in Bangkok on February 14. The IPCEN is an important initiative for the U.S. Department of Justice and other US Government agencies and brings key law enforcement and industry officials from ASEAN and north Asian ...
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Mekong River Project 2016

On December 18th-22nd, 42 youth leaders from Myanmar, Laos, and Thailand get together in Chiang Rai, Thailand to participate in the Mekong River Project 2016. This program aims at empowering the youth from vulnerable communities around the Golden Triangle as “Mekong River Ambassadors” through creation of an eco-tourist circuit in the region; at the same ...
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World Car-Free Day 2016

On September 22, 2016 Ambassador Glyn T. Davies and Deputy Chief of Mission Peter M. Haymond celebrated “World Car-Free Day” by walking to work with Embassy Bangkok personnel from the Management Office and Public Affairs Office. The Car-Free Day initiative encouraged all Embassy personnel to help reduce our impact on the environment by walking, bicycling, ...
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Ambassador Davies visited Trat

On September 19, Ambassador and Mrs. Davies and an Embassy team visited Trat Province, an eastern province located on the border with Cambodia and known for its unique history and natural beauty. The Ambassador and Mrs. Davies began with a tour of a marine conservation project in Trat Bay, during which he met with researchers ...
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DCM Haymond joined BMA Car Free Day

On September 18, 2016 Deputy Chief of Mission Peter M. Haymond, Mrs. Dusadee Haymond, and Management Officer Eric Hansen joined the Bangkok Car-Free Day bicycle ride around Rattanakosin Island. The group from U.S. Embassy joined several other members of the Bangkok Eco Capitals Forum including the Embassy of Canada, the Embassy of Germany, the Delegation ...
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Embassy Volunteers joined Coastal Cleanup in Rayong

On Saturday, September 17, 2016, 28 volunteers from U.S. Embassy Bangkok joined a group of 500 participants to help clean up the 3.5 Kilometer-long Namrin Beach in Rayong Province, Thailand. Major groups and sponsors of the International Coastal Cleanup Day included Dow Chemical Thailand Limited, the Rayong Province Municipal Office, and several schools and local ...
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Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) and Department of Environment representatives provided U.S. Embassy with color-coded recycling bins

On August 19, 2016 Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) Pathumwan District and Department of Environment representatives provided the U.S. Embassy with color-coded recycling bins as part of the Bangkok Eco-Capitals Forum’s “Environment Performance and Sustainability Pledge.” The Pledge, signed earlier in June, promotes cooperation between the BMA and 17 embassies and international organization in Bangkok. The ...
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Ambassador Davies visited Phang Nga

On August 8, Ambassador and Mrs. Davies visited Phang Nga province. The Ambassador used the opportunity to highlight Secretary Kerry’s #OurOcean movement, visiting Ao Phang Nga marine park. The Ambassador toured the park with an expert from the International Union for the Conservation of Nature. During a courtesy call with the governor, the Ambassador reiterated ...
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“Kids Making Sense” Workshop at Doi Suthep Nature Study Center

Acting Consul General, Henry V. Jardine, was invited to speak at the Opening Ceremonies of a “Kids Making Sense” workshop at the Doi Suthep Nature Study Center on June 24. He thanked the National Science Museum, Chiang Mai University, the Taiwan Environmental Protection Administration, and our U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for collaborating on this great ...
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“Kids Making Sense” Workshop in Bangkok

On June 21-22, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency partnered with Taiwan’s Environmental Protection Administration and Thailand’s National Science Museum to organize an air-pollution-monitoring workshop for Thai students. The “Kids Making Sense” workshop was led by both American and Taiwanese high-schoolers who instructed the Thai students how to use handheld sensors, interpret and share data via ...
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Eco-Capitals Forum Signing Ceremony

On June 6, Ambassador Davies joined Bangkok Governor M. R. Sukhumbhand Paribatra, and representatives from 13 foreign embassies, the European Union, and the United Nations Environment Programme for a signing ceremony of the “Environment Performance and Sustainability Pledge” in Lumpini Park. This ceremony establishes the Bangkok Chapter of the Eco-Capitals Forum, a partnership between the ...
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U.S. Embassy Bangkok Celebrates Earth Day

On April 22, Ambassador Davies, along with the Boy Scouts of America Troop 701 and the Embassy’s “Green Team”, planted two native Rosewood, two Cassia, and two Jasmine trees on the Embassy’s main chancery compound in celebration of its “16 trees for 2016” planting project. To complete the task, the Embassy will plant an additional ...
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