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February 13 and 14 marked the Global Divestment Day. The movement calls to take money away from fossil fuel companies. hbs supported accompanying events across the region.

Democracy & Human Rights

thai keyboard

Heinrich Böll Stiftung supported a seminar organized by Thai Netizen Network which revised the implications of the controversial law since the enactment in 2007.


If citizens are able to freely express their view, there will be an abundance of information. Thus, the public can participate in a country’s development.


Community radios have been borne in the absence of regulation since a regulator could not be established that fast. As a result, radios emerged in sheer numbers.

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Natural Resource Management


The Salween-Thanlwin-Nu Studies Group (STN) organized a conference on “State of Knowledge: Environmental Change, Livelihoods and Development” in Nov. 2014.


The UN climate conference in Warsaw was the COP with the lowest expectations ever. What were the issues discussed and decisions taken?

no nukes

The Fukushima nuclear disaster of March 2011 has raised doubts over the security and reliability of nuclear power once again and showed that even in a highly advanced country like Japan such accidents can happen.In a cooperation between the Heinrich Böll Foundation in Berlin and the regional office in Bangkok, a Thai delegation of experts on renewable energy and energy market regulation traveled to Germany to learn more about the energy turnaround and the challenges that comes with it.

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News & Events

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German Energiewende


Asia, the world’s most populous continent, has been undergoing a dramatic transformation. Globalization and new technologies are leading millions of people out of poverty. At the same time thousands have to leave their country. A continent on the move.