THAILAND, Bangkok | Chao Phraya Youth Summit

Bangkok, Thailand

Hosted by Green Speaking

Saturday 29 July

Location: UnionSPACE Ekkamai
30 Sukhumvit 61, Thailand

Times: 9:00-3:00 PM

Format: Hybrid

Cost: FREE

If you’re located in Thailand or Southeast Asia, are between the ages of 10-25, and want to become an international activist, come join us on July 29th at the Chao Phraya Youth Summit! Learn public speaking and activism strategies; meet other passionate youth taking action across the world; start your own local campaign; and participate to win grants, prizes, and lifetime partners on your mission to tackle plastic pollution! Our goal is to teach children and youth in Bangkok the basics of plastic pollution, empower them to take action to tackle it and provide them with the skills necessary to commence their ventures. In this sense, throughout the event, all participants would form teams and collaborate with each other to create local and national campaigns to address plastic pollution in different ways.

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Summit Hosts

Diego Arreola Fernandez

Gurra Efendija

Ideja Efendija

birds eye view of lumphini park

About this Summit Location

Bangkok, the capital city of Thailand, is known for its vibrant culture, bustling streets, and rich history. However, it also faces significant environmental challenges, including plastic and air pollution. Plastic pollution is a pressing issue in Bangkok, as it is in many other cities around the world. The excessive use of single-use plastics, such as bags and packaging, has resulted in a significant amount of plastic waste in the city. Improper disposal and limited recycling infrastructure contribute to the accumulation of plastic debris in landfills, waterways, and streets. Air pollution is another significant environmental concern in Bangkok. The city’s rapid urbanization, heavy traffic congestion, and industrial activities contribute to high levels of air pollution. Vehicle emissions, industrial emissions, and the burning of agricultural waste are among the primary sources of air pollutants, such as particulate matter and harmful gases. The Chao Phraya River, often referred to as the “River of Kings,” is an iconic water body that flows through the heart of Bangkok. Unfortunately, the river has also been affected by both plastic and air pollution. Plastic waste from the city’s streets and canals often finds its way into the river, leading to the contamination of water and endangering the aquatic ecosystem. Additionally, air pollutants can settle on its surface and impact the water quality, affecting the aquatic life and the overall health of the river ecosystem.

Captain Planet Foundation

About the FIRE Summit

The FIRE Element focuses on rapidly transitioning to renewable energy sources, clean transportation, and accelerating ways to draw down fossil fuel dependence. Targeting the source of these emissions — namely fossil fuels — and doing so equitably, is the goal of the FIRE element. This FIRE Summit is convening Planeteers in communities around the world to develop campaigns to accelerate our transition away from fossil fuels.

About Planeteer Alliance

Planeteer Alliance is a program of the Captain Planet Foundation, a US-based NGO with the mission of engaging and empowering young people to be problem solvers for the planet.