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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.

Bangchak CEO shares insight on Energy Transition

By Kanda Yaemboonruang

AIT alum Mr. Chaiwat Kovavisarach discusses what makes zero carbon emission possible, as he shares industry insight on technologies that will transform the future of energy – and his fond memories of AIT.

As the world is shunning fossil fuels due to their impact on climate change, and as technologies to produce renewable energy have made it more affordable to switch, it is not difficult to see the trajectory of energy transition – from dirty to green.

UNEP and Google hunt for plastic pollution with machine learning supported by AIT

Bangkok, 20 April 2021 – The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) announced that it is working to fight plastic pollution using citizen science and machine learning, with technical advisory support from Google. With Google’s support, UNEP will create a new machine learning model that reveals a more detailed and accurate view of plastic pollution in the Mekong River.

AIT and UNESCAP take partnership to new level with MOU

April 7, 2021

With recovery from COVID-19 pandemic and sustainable development in the Asia-Pacific region high on the agenda, the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP) joined forces on April 7 as they signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen their cooperation in the service of developing countries in the Asia-Pacific region.