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More than a thousand people join the run to save the world and reduce global warming in Nakhon Si Thammarat – Minister of Industry Pleased with the response

After the Department of Industrial Works Organized a walking-running activity “Walk and Run for Ozone and Climate 2065 Net zero” to protect ozone and health, distributed in 4 provinces to join together in a campaign to protect the world. Protect the ozone layer and reduce global warming. Awaken Thai people to be aware of saving the world. Love ozone through exercise activities such as running that are beneficial to health.

Most recently, on Saturday, December 2, there was a walking-running activity “Walk and Run for Ozone and Climate 2065 Net zero” at Khao Phlai Dam Beach Road. Nakhon Si Thammarat Province, with Ms. Pimpattra Wichaikul, Minister of Industry. presiding over the ceremony Along with Mr. Trairat Chairat, Deputy Governor of Nakhon Si Thammarat Province, Mr. Chulaphong Thaweesri Director General of the Department of Industrial Works, Ms. Waraporn Hiranyawatsiri Head of the project to reduce and phase out the use of hydrochloro-fluorocarbons, World Bank, executive team from Nakhon Si Thammarat Province, executive committee of the Ministry of Industry, executive committee of the Department of Industrial Works and a large number of runners participated in the activity

Within the event there was also an exhibition of knowledge about ozone. Allow participants to gain knowledge that will help promote reduction. and stop using hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) and their effects on destroying the ozone layer. To jointly campaign to raise awareness of the importance of the ozone layer. To protect the world from ultraviolet rays and stimulate awareness of the ozone problem Including joining together to campaign to reduce global warming. At the same time, 1,000 tree saplings were also delivered to communities, runners, and interested parties to create sustainable green spaces, and 60 "sangko" or fish houses made from coconut palm trees were delivered to fishermen. To be used as a nursery for small aquatic animals and a breeding ground for marine animals

Mr. Chulphong Thaweesri, Director-General of the Department of Industrial Works, said that the Ministry of Industry is the main agency assigned by the Thai government. Responsible for reducing and phasing out the use of ozone-depleting substances in line with commitments under the Montreal Protocol. It received grant assistance from multilateral funds. The amount is more than 28 million US dollars. Through the World Bank to implement reduction and phaseout projects. Hydrochlorofluorocarbons or HCFC substances which is a substance that destroys the ozone layer of the atmosphere that Thailand must stop using by 2030. Organized walking-running activities “Walk and Run for Ozone and Climate 2065 Net Zero” in 4 regions, organized 3 times including Trang Province when On October 7, 2023 at Pak Meng Beach Pier / Udon Thani Province. On November 4, 2023 at Nong Prajak Sillapakhom Public Park / Chiang Mai Province. On November 18, 2023 at Mae Taeng Elephant Camp. All 3 times there were visitors. More than 3,000 people participated in the activity and this was the 4th time at Seaside Road, Khao Phlai Dam, Nakhon Si Thammarat Province. There are over 1,000 people participating in the activity and the last time will be held at Benjakiti Park (Tobacco Factory Park), Bangkok. On Saturday, December 9, 2023, the walking-running activity “Walk and Run for Ozone and Climate 2065 Net Zero” is divided into 2 editions: the Fun Run edition, distance 5 km., and the mini marathon edition, distance 10 km., with a total prize money. 50,000 baht

Meanwhile, Ms. Pimpattra Wichaikul, Minister of Industry, said that the said activity is part of the industrial fair. Held between 29 November - 3 December 2023, walking-running activities and volunteer activities this time received attention. and feedback From those who are interested very well There are many prizes for runners who win the race. Along the route, there will be safety personnel on hand to ensure safety. There is a team ready to facilitate every runner. On behalf of the Ministry of Industry Many thanks Division of the local agency and all agencies that support activities The past has helped prevent the current global average temperature from rising 2 degrees Celsius. The next step is to reduce and phase out controlled substances under the Montreal Protocol. It will help reduce the increase. of global temperatures by 0.5 degrees Celsius by the end of the 21st century, from the target of 1.5 degrees Celsius under the Paris Agreement. from past operations Entrepreneurs who received assistance switched to substitutes. Technology can be changed to use non-destructive substitutes. ozone layer and has a lower or zero global warming potential.

The final walking and running activity “Walk and Run for Ozone and Climate 2065 Net Zero” is scheduled for Saturday, December 9, 2023 at Benjakitti Park. (Tobacco Factory Park) Those interested can apply for free. There is no cost. Ready to receive a shirt and souvenirs Those interested can follow additional details on the Facebook page Ozone Protection Unit of Thailand (https://www.facebook.com/ozoneprotectorthailand).

Source: Thai News Agency