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AIT joins global forces marking Decade on Ecosystem Restoration on WED2021

By Thiwari Werayasobprasong

The UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration begins on World Environment Day 2021 with the theme of ‘Reimagine – Recreate – Restore,' launched virtually from AIT Entrepreneurship Center.

World Environment Day (WED) has been celebrated annually on June 5th since 1974. It is a global platform to promote awareness and action for the environment by inspiring positive changes.

AIT alum named Reuters Hot List climate scientist

By Kanda Yaemboonruang

More than 20 years in science, with 237 papers published with over 6,000 citations, and countless young researchers under his wings, AIT alum Prof. Shabbir Hussaini Gheewala is one of the most influential scientists in Thailand and has made the 2021 Reuters Hot List of the world’s top climate scientists with his expertise and dedication on his scientific work related to sustainability, life-cycle assessment and global warming.

Voice for Global South: Joyashree Roy named 2021 Breakthrough Paradigm Award Winner

Thiwari Werayasobprasong

AIT Bangabandhu Chair Professor Joyashree Roy has been named as the recipient of 2021 Paradigm Award by the Breakthrough Institute, a global think tank based in California, USA, in recognition of her work on rebound in emerging economies which has influenced thinking and research – not only around the role of energy efficiency, but also the nature of economic growth and energy transitions as emergent phenomena.

New project receives €2.8M grant from DAAD Germany to study water security and climate change

A new ‘Global Water and Climate Adaptation Center’ will be established at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) to work on how climate change affects the hydrological cycle and consequently, water management. The Center will also look into adaptation solutions to lessen the adverse impacts of climate change on natural and human systems.