Climate Change in Thailand: Impacts and Adaptation Strategies

Policy Brief / Strategy Brief

Climate Change in Thailand: Impacts and Adaptation Strategies

AUTHORS: Corinne Kisner

PUBLISHED DATE

March 2012

RESOURCE

Throughout the world, countries are experiencing a need to protect their populations and productive capacities in the face of new climate challenges.  At the same time, each country has the responsibility to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and its contribution to a global problem.  These two goals require significant adaptation and mitigation efforts as countries adapt to a new lifestyle.  Thailand has begun implementing interesting strategies to adapt to climate change, to mitigate some of the effects that are already felt across sectors, and to protect farmland, coasts and cities.  The lessons learned will prove useful to Thailand as it faces future climate challenges, and can be referenced by other Southeast Asian countries with similar situations.