Thailand

  • Participants pose for a group photo during the Chiang Mai TTT session.

Extent of Environmental Law Teaching

(Preliminary Findings)

75-80
Law schools that teach environmental law courses
30
Estimated number of scholars actively teaching environmental law
Non-compulsory
Environmental Law is not required for the basic law degree
LLB
Degree required to teach environmental law

Thailand is country at the centre of the Indochinese peninsula in Southeast Asia. It is bordered to the north by Myanmar and Laos, to the east by Laos and Cambodia, to the south by the Gulf of Thailand and Malaysia, and to the west by the Andaman Sea and the southern extremity of Myanmar.

The Seventh Economic and Social Development Plan, 1992-1996 was introduced by Thailand which declares that protecting the environment was a top priority of the Thai government. The Plan sought to achieve sustainable growth and stability, especially in the petrochemical, engineering, electronics, and basic industries.

Thailand's dramatic economic growth has caused numerous environmental issues. The country faces problems with air and water pollution, declining wildlife populations, deforestation, soil erosion, water scarcity, and waste issues.