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Adaptation

Anxious residents begin returning to battered Florida Keys

Key Largo, Florida (CNN)Heidi and Allan Neuzil grew frustrated Tuesday after waiting more than 14 hours for authorities to let them back in to the battered Florida Keys. The parents of three boys were part of a large group of Keys residents awaiting permission to return to their homes and survey the damage wrought by Hurricane Irma. "I just want to go home!" Allan Neuzil screamed at authorities from the side of the road. He wasn't the only one exasperated enough to yell at... อ่านต่อ

Water and Sustainable Development Goals

Global Goal for Water Sustainable Development Goals The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) contained 17 goals with 169 targets covering a broad range of sustainable development issues. These included ending poverty and hunger, improving health and education, making cities more sustainable, combating climate change, and protecting oceans and forests. Goal 6 is Clean Water and Sanitation: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for... อ่านต่อ

Climate Change Vulnerability in Thailand

Over the past decade, Thailand has constantly faced natural disasters, both predictable events (floods, storms, drought, etc.) and /or unpredictable event due to the climate change (earthquake, coastal corrosion, tsunami, landslides, infectious diseases, etc.). Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation has drawn a calendar for natural disaster in Thailand as shown in Figure 1 Figure 6: Thailand natural disaster calendar; Source: Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation... อ่านต่อ

Climate change scenarios and future risk in 2050

limate change is a key driver of changes in social, economic and environmental aspect, which are hard to handle. Many international and national organizations have been studying and understanding the mechanism and impacts of climate change, resulting in new establishments for dealing with climate change. However, it is still difficult to describe or anticipate the climate change situations due to the state of socio-economic and environment. Therefore, it is important to develop climate change... อ่านต่อ

Current adaptation efforts

Adaptation activities in Thailand The activities related to climate change adaptation started since 2005 on research basis. The main consideration was to link the carbon sequestration from community-based agro-forestry from a community in Sakon Nakorn province with the carbon financial market. In 2008, the climate change issues started to reach out to people through mass media such as television and broadcasting (Bhaktikul, 2012). In 2010 Thailand mentioned in its first communication... อ่านต่อ

Definition of Adaptation

Adaptation during flooding in Thailand, 2011 Adaptation means anticipating the adverse effects of climate change and taking appropriate action to prevent or minimize the damage they can cause, or taking advantage of opportunities that may arise. It has been shown that well planned, early adaptation action saves money and lives later. Examples of adaptation measures include: using scarce water resources more efficiently; adapting building codes to future climate conditions and extreme weather... อ่านต่อ

Disaster Resilience in Industrial, Business, Commercial, and Investment Sectors

Sector of industry, business, and commerce shall be concisely setting up the systems of manufacturing, logistic, as well as stringent monitoring system to achieve standard and legal compliance. Moreover, capital cost, interest, and investment feasibility shall be considered under disastrous situation due to direct and direct impact of the situation to the sector as follows. Building, facilities, instruments, equipment, machines could be damaged and unusable for production. Structural... อ่านต่อ

Disaster Resilience in Tourism Sector

a Tsunami December 28, 2004 on Phi Phi Island, Thailand, highly impacted to tourism sector; Picture Source: Paula Bronstein, http://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2014/12/ten-years-since-the-2004-indian-ocean-tsunami/100878/ Tourism industry is sensitive to all kind of situations. Hence any occurrence of disaster always negatively affects the tourism due to lack of tourists’ confidence, in their safety and wellbeing. Disasters also have impacts on tourism entrepreneurs such as hotel and resort... อ่านต่อ

Disaster Resilience in Agriculture sector

Picture Source: Philippe Berry, IFPRI – http://www.usaid.gov/; exact source, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4872781 Manufacturing sector of Thailand, especially for agricultural sector, has high sensitivity towards climatic condition and climate change. Key factor of this issue is water for manufacturing and production of agricultural products. Negative impacts of imbalance water condition are clearly demonstrated. For examples, crop and livestock... อ่านต่อ

Disaster Resilience in Thailand’s Communities

Stromsurge in Phuket, 2008 Disasters in Thailand Presently, disastrous situations have been frequently risen up with more complication such as tsunami, mudflow, wildfire, flooding due to over precipitation, overflow dam, flash flood, and storm attack including disasters from political and social violence. These mentioned catastrophes are pricelessly damaging lives and properties and currently a close to home topic for Thailand. A report from Department of Disaster Prevention and... อ่านต่อ

The Resilience for Adaptation

The chain effects of climate change have the potential to increase the risk of disaster exposure (UNDP, 2015). There is the interconnection between climate and disaster resilience. The IPCC descripts the definition of the resilience as “the ability of a system to return to a predisturbed state without incurring any lasting fundamental change”(IPCC, 2015). In other words, it is the ability to recover form negative events of climate change which includes the preparedness and strategy... อ่านต่อ

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