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

Energy Press Releases Monday February 18, 2019 10:43
Bangkok--18 Feb--SET

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 or call SET Contact Center at (66) 0-2009-9999.

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