Multilateral lender's promotion of Laos' Nam Theun 2 and Xayaburi dams as exportable models of sustainable hydropower willfully ignores criticism of their age-old adverse impacts.Read More
By Keith Schneider [Circle of Blue, 2 August 2017]
In unfolding global energy revolution, expensive and ecologically risky dams may not be right choice to generate more electricity...
“The energy revolution is evolving around the world,” said Carl Middleton, an assistant professor of political science at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, and a scholar on Mekong River development. “This region is resisting the shift, though, because of the economics of building big new projects. But it seems inevitable that the shift will happen here. It raises questions about continuing to build so many big dams.”...
By Panglong Video [Shan Herald Agency, 18 July 2017]
Video about the Salween local research exhibition at the Thai Studies conference in Chiang Mai, Thailand from 15 to 18 July 2017.
See the video at: https://www.facebook.com/PangLongOnlineVideo/videos/1180336375403816/
9:00-12:30, Alumni Meeting Room, 12th Floor
Faculty of Political Science, Chulalongkorn University
the Center for Social Development Studies (CSDS) of the Faculty of Political Science Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
Research Fund, and Faculty of Economics, Thammasart University.
This event will be conducted in Thai language.
Center for Social Development Studies (CSDS) in collaboration with Thailand Research Fund and Faculty of Economic Thammasart University is glad to invite experts for the Information Sharing Seminar on the “Thailand's Sustainable Development Goal 12: Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) status”. The research aims to evaluate the current actions by state as well as non-state actors, in order to provide recommendations for the economic, social and legal measure to further SCP actions. The seminar provides opportunities for the research to gain feedback from SDG experts, and will conduct priority setting workshop for SDG-12 targets. The overall expected outcome of the project will include reviews of literature regarding SCP concepts; status of actions conducted by state agencies, private sector and CSOs; recommendation on actions to enhance Thailand SCP to achieve SDG and improve overall implementation; and priorities within SCP targets to be evaluated. The report will be disseminated to both state and non-state actors for further implementation.
A press article will be produced as the result of the seminar. Read the draft here.
The workshop agenda can be downloaded here.
By Liam Cochrane [ABC, 15 May 2017]
Environmental groups in Thailand are concerned about China's plan to blast shallow parts of the Mekong River to allow heavy shipping...But the Mekong blasting, like the One Belt One Road summit, is about more than just trade....Read More
Using a case study of Bangkok in the 2011 floods, Danny Marks shows that vulnerability to the floods in Bangkok were a combination of exposure to floods and capacity to cope with them. Although heavy rainfall in 2011 inundated the Chao Phraya River Basin in central Thailand, a number of human activities interacted to multiply the impacts of the floods. The impacts were not always evenly felt or distributed at local to national scales or across geographical and social landscapes. The talk explores how state actors together with unequal socioeconomic processes caused vulnerability to be unevenly distributed before, during, and after the floods.Read More
Through looking at the web of relations, especially the way of giving, taking and reciprocating in the Moken’s world, we can understand the mode of thinking, practicing, and policying of other units and groups undertaking their “duties” on the Islands as well.Read More
CSDS and IRASEC are pleased to host the seminar “Understanding an Active Volcano: Animism and Naturalism in Central Javanese Society” by Adeline Martinez on Friday 24 February 14:30. All are welcome to join.Read More
Casper Bruun Jensen is an Associate Professor at the Department of Anthropology, Osaka University. He is a Science, Technology and Society (STS) scholar. His theoretical and ethnographic works cover a wide range of issues such as Practical Ontology, Symmetrical Anthropology/Amodernism, Lateral Analysis, Multinaturalism/Environment, Development and Infrastructure.Read More