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Climate Change

Southeast Asian public transportation advances decarbonization

Bangkok transit authority plans to introduce 3,200 electric buses by 2025

An electric bus runs in central Bangkok on Dec. 24.

BANGKOK -- Increased efforts to decarbonize public transportation systems are underway in Southeast Asian countries.

In Thailand, Bangkok will switch its entire fleet of public buses to electric vehicles over the next three years. Similar efforts are also underway in Indonesia and Vietnam. Efforts to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases have begun in earnest in Southeast Asia, where the impact of climate change is being felt strongly in floods and droughts caused by abnormal weather.

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