Together with local comunities, we solve industrial pollution in Thailand

18.1.2019 - THAILAND

At the beginning of the year, several of our experts on toxic chemicals headed to Thailand in order to meet representatives of local communities affected by industrial pollution. Together with the Thai ecological organization EARTH, we've been helping these courageous and active citizens to protect our environmental rights for several years now. We sampled surroundings of local factories and collected the data neccessary for negotiation with representatives of the industry and government.

During the January meeting, we evaluated the four-year cooperation and followed the achievements of the community. For example, local fishermen and several other people become campaign leaders and systematically work on protecting people's health from chemical pollution from industry. All thanks to European financial support in the form of grants. Local people appreciated Arnika for providing them with evidence in the form of scientific analyses. The local EARTH organization has contributed significantly to the fact that the people living near the Loei gold mine received compensation from the responsible companies for damaging the environment. They also contributed to drafting a decontamination plan for industrial waste dumps.


This gallery was prepared and published as a part of the project “Increasing Transparency in Industrial Pollution Management through Citizen Science” funded by the European Union (EU) and co-funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic within the Framework of the Transition Promotion Programme – a financial assistance programme supporting democracy and human rights using the Czech Republic’s experience with social transition and democratization.

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