Governor Aswin Kwanmuang, Elected 2016

Bangkok in our Blog

In the lead-up to next week’s C40 Mayors Summit, where Climate Adaptation and Resilience will be key themes, we hear from C40’s very own Mandy Ikert about an exciting new collaboration to help cities prepare for the shocks and stresses of climate change.

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The monsoon rains wreaking havoc across Thailand have brought the longer-term planning challenges of its capital city, Bangkok, into sharp relief. Severe flooding has affected millions of homes and businesses in the city. But even as the waters begin to recede, there remains a difficult set of choices for the city as it confronts its vulnerability to the impacts of climate change – and role that rapid development has played in exacerbating these risks.

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