This timely and highly relevant volume takes an in depth look at how Thailand is positioned to achieve the ambitious 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development launched by the United Nations in 2016. The agenda’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which the UN describes as “a call for action to change our world,” resonate strongly in Thailand, where despite vast progress and economic development over recent decades many significant challenges still remain. The book is divided into 17 chapters – one for each of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – that examine Thailand’s strategies, progress and areas for improvement on issues such as climate change, public health, poverty reduction, sustainable industry, clean energy production and ecosystem management. Highlighting both success stories and cautionary tales, the editors seek to draw readers a comprehensive picture of Thailand’s progress on achieving the SDG targets. The first book of its kind, A Call to Action: Thailand and the Sustainable Development Goals, serves as a valuable resource for those who want to know more about how the kingdom is striving to achieve balanced development and improve management of its terrestrial, marine and human resources.
Will Baxter is a journalist and photographer who has been based in Southeast Asia since 2003. His work focuses primarily on social issues, conflict, human rights and development-related topics. He freelances for The Wall Street Journal, Der Spiegel, Internazionale and other international publications.
Nicholas Grossman has produced more than 10 books on Thailand for Editions Didier Millet, including Thailand: 9 Days in The Kingdom, Chronicle of Thailand, Thailand's Sustainable Development Sourcebook, Americans in Thailand, A History of the Thai-Chinese, and King Bhumibol Aduyadej: A Life’s Work.
Nina Wegner is a freelance journalist who writes about indigenous issues and corporate responsibility in developing countries. Her work has been published in Al Jazeera, The Atlantic and The Huffington Post, among others.
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