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Addressing the Causes of Thailand’s Largest Invisible Killer: Air Pollution

4 August, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Air pollution in Thailand ranks amongst the worst in the world, accounting for over 32,200 premature deaths in 2019 and reducing average life expectancy by 2 years.  In this seminar, we examine the three major sources of air pollution in Thailand: vehicular emissions, agricultural emissions and industrial emissions. Our analysis also examines the effects of Thailand’s emissions on, and responses from, its neighbours. Thailand’s incomplete decentralization, administrative fragmentation, prioritisation of economic growth and protection of vested business interests have created numerous barriers to improve the governance of the air. New legislation is needed to overcome these barriers and protect socio-economically marginalised citizens who are disproportionately vulnerable to the adverse effects of air pollution.

The seminar will be held on 4 August 2022, 5.00-6.30 pm at SEA Junction.


  • Danny Marks
    Dublin City University
  • Pornphrom Vikitsreth
    Bangkok Metropolitan Administration
  • Weenarin Lulitanonda
    Thailand Clean Air Network


  • Dr. Diane Archer
    Stockholm Environment Institute


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SEA Junction

SEA Junction, established under the Thai non-profit organization Foundation for Southeast Asia Studies (ForSEA), aims to foster understanding and appreciation of Southeast Asia in all its socio-cultural dimensions, from arts and lifestyles to economy and development. Conveniently located at Room 408 of the Bangkok Arts and Culture Center or BACC (across MBK, BTS National Stadium), SEA Junction facilitates public access to knowledge resources and exchanges among students, practitioners and Southeast Asia lovers. For more information, see www.seajunction.org, join the Facebook group:  http://www.facebook.com/groups/1693058870976440/ and follow us on Twitter and Instagram @seajunction


4 August, 2022
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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