Greenpeace ship docks in Songkhla

Breaking News May 16, 2018 18:24

By Pratch Rujivanarom
The Nation

The flagship of Greenpeace, Rainbow Warrior, has visited Thailand for the first time and is docked at Songkhla during its world tour to promote renewable energy and climate justice.



Greenpeace announced the arrival of the ship at Songkhla’s Samila Beach earlier on Tuesday for its visit on Sunday to campaign on climate issues and renewable-energy development in the region.

The environmental group said the crew intended to work with communities and activists to push for renewable energy development strategies in order to mitigate climate change and make sure southern Thailand remains free from coal-fired power plants.

The ship is showing a photo exhibition about the impact of climate change and the environmental work of Greenpeace. 

A 1-kilowatt solar panel, enough to power most domestic appliances, is on display at the exhibition.

Visitors are welcome to board Rainbow Warrior for a 30-minute tour. The ship plans to visit Phuket from June 9 to 12.

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