Regional Forum on Environmental Compliance in Industrial Sector

AECEN in collaboration with PCD Thailand and ERIC co-hosted the Regional Read more

Next Generation Compliance in Asia 2015

AECEN in collaboration with USEPA and EPAT organised the Next Generation Compliance in Asia 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand Read more

Eye on Earth Summit 2015

Peter King, Asian Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Network, provided examples of bilateral technical exchanges, or “twinning partnerships,” Read more

EIA Compendium

EIA Compendium
AECEN has been commissioned to maintain an environmental impact assessment (EIA) clearinghouse to facilitate knowledge capture and dissemination of information on international and regional best practices in EIA implementation.
  • 4 more mining firms get nod to operate
    Jan 29 2016

    PANAJI: The Goa state pollution control board (GSPCB) has decided to grant consent to operate under the Air and Water acts to four more mining companies with an iron ore extraction limit of 1.5 million tonnes. This implies that the total iron ore extraction limit has now gone up to 15 million tonnes.

    GSPCB chairman Jose Manual Noronha said as per the consent, Geetabala Parulekar can extract 0.9 million metric tonnes of iron ore; V G Quenim, 0.197 million metric tonnes; Dattaraj...

  • Mekong nations set up group for environmental impact assessments
    May 15 2015

    BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) -- Officials and civil society representatives from across the Mekong region have agreed to establish a working group to develop a regional public participation guideline for Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) this week in Hanoi, Vietnam.

    In a statement released Thursday, the Mekong Regional Technical Working Group for EIA brings together governments, civil society organisations (CSOs), and will expand to cover private sector and EIA experts to improve...

  • Mekong Governments, Civil Society Reach Agreement on Environmental Impact Assessment Agenda
    May 14 2015

    HANOI, May 14, 2015 – In a ground-breaking agreement, government officials and civil society representatives from across the Mekong region established a working group to develop a regional public participation guideline for Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) this week in Hanoi, Vietnam.

    The Mekong Regional Technical Working Group for EIA brings together governments, civil society organizations (CSOs), and will expand to cover private sector and EIA experts to improve regional...

  • Jan 31 2016

    SANYA, Jan. 31 (Xinhua) -- China should increase the proportion of natural gas in an energy mix currently dominated by coal to cut air pollution, an expert said Sunday.

    Compared with coal, the burning of natural gas emits 20 percent less of carbon dioxide and 99 percent of smoke dust, which can substantially improve efficiency and reduce waste, Zheng Xinli, macro economist and president of China Association of Policy Science, told a seminar held in Sanya of southernmost Hainan...

  • Jan 30 2016

    The green tribunal on Friday directed the Delhi government to submit a report on ambient air quality in the national capital during the implementation of the odd-even scheme.

    The direction came while hearing a plea seeking ban on three-wheelers running on two-stroke engines and quadricycles on the ground that they cause pollution.

    The green panel constituted a committee comprising officials from the Union ministry of road transport, the Delhi government, the Central Pollution...

  • Jan 29 2016

    PANAJI: The Goa state pollution control board (GSPCB) has decided to grant consent to operate under the Air and Water acts to four more mining companies with an iron ore extraction limit of 1.5 million tonnes. This implies that the total iron ore extraction limit has now gone up to 15 million tonnes.

    GSPCB chairman Jose Manual Noronha said as per the consent, Geetabala Parulekar can extract 0.9 million metric tonnes of iron ore; V G Quenim, 0.197 million metric tonnes; Dattaraj...

  • Feb 2 2016 [Thailand]

    The draft charter by the Meechai Ruchupan-led Constitution Drafting Committee which was released on Friday is surrounded by controversy. Politicians from opposite ends of the political spectrum detest it. Academics are not reluctant to express reservations. The same goes for the population at large.

    For us, the contentious issue of this 270-section draft charter lies with the fact that it fails to recognise community rights.

    Pattara Khampitak, a CDC member, came out to defend...

  • Feb 1 2016 [Thailand]

    ACADEMICS have criticised the junta's order to allow the construction of polluting factories in restricted areas, regardless of city-planning codes, arguing the move will see the expansion of environmentally harmful industries and adversely affect public health and livelihoods.

    On January 20, the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) issued order 4/2559 under Article 44 of the interim constitution to exempt from city planning laws the construction of power plants, gas plants,...

  • Feb 1 2016 [India]

    CHENNAI: The Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa laid the foundation for a coal-based 800MW supercritical thermal power project to be set up for Rs 6,376 crore at Athipattu, Tiruvallur district.

    The project is to come up on 250 acres at the complex where North Chennai Thermal Power Project I and II are located and is expected to be commissioned in August 2019. This is another step to make Tamil Nadu a power surplus State.

    The Chief Minister laid the foundation through the video...

Member Profile

Established in 1992, the Pollution Control Department (PCD) is responsible for the prevention and control of pollution throughout the country through the enforcement of the Enhancement and Conservation of the National Environmental Quality Act of 1992.

PCD is the national agency within Thailand’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment with the mission to control, prevent, reduce and eliminate pollution and to conserve and rehabilitate the environment for the benefit of all Thais.

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Featured Good Practice

Dec 12 2009

Malaysia is one of the countries to first introduce effluent charge system, specifically for palm oil and rubber mills. In 1977, the country’s Department of Environment (DOE) announced discharge standards for BOD on palm oil effluent. Prior to the introduction of the regulation, crude palm oil was the single worst pollution source in the country. Daily discharge alone increased by more than 300% from 1965 to 1977. The aim of the regulation was to reduce pollution created by the sector without hampering its growth.