BANGKOK, February 18, 2019 – The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) jointly with
the Thai Library Association (TLA) under the Royal Patronage of H.R.H. Princess
Maha Chakri Sirindhorn is launching the “Library: Care the Bear” project by
adopting green initiatives in libraries such as promoting digital libraries,
e-books, green travelling such as using bicycles reducing the use of paper and
plastic and recycling waste.
The project will be participated by over 600 libraries nationwide aiming to
tackle climate change, in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development
Goals (SDGs)’s Goal 13: Climate Action.
SET Senior Executive Vice President Krisada Sektrakul said that libraries can be
learning centers that play vital roles in educating and communicating about
climate change to the public. This project has extended from Care the Bear
project initiated last year to encourage Thai listed firms to reduce the
greenhouse gas emissions. During July to December 2018, SET and 33
capital-market organizations held several eco events, which have successfully
reduced the emission of 1,472 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent to the
amount obtained from growing approximately 163,509 trees. This year, SET will
be reaching out to allies in the public sector, private sector, and social
sector with synergy to reduce the global warming effects to make better changes
in tangible manners, including tree planting.
TLA Vice President Satramedhi Suwakhon Siriwongworawat said that as TLA has been
working on the green library campaign to help promote knowledge related to
energy and environmental conservation, the “Library: Care the Bear” project will
be instrumental in instilling public awareness about the need to mitigate
climate change, especially among the youth and the public as a whole. This
project expects to build knowledge of climate change for approx. 600,000 library
visitors a year.
TLA and SET have also collaborated in organizing a workshop to help librarians
and staff of the libraries to acquire more knowledge and better understand this
issue to lead to concrete actions. To make it work, there will be follow-ups
and assessment to ascertain the project is efficiently implemented, while
libraries that can reduce greenhouse gas emission the most will receive an award
and certificate of recognition.
For more information, please visit www.setsocialimpact.com or call SET Contact
Center at (66) 0-2009-9999.
Source: The Stock Exchange of Thailand