SET embraces libraries nationwide in “Library: Care the Bear” project to reduce carbon emissions

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

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