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This timely and highly relevant volume takes an in depth look at how Thailand is positioned to achieve the ambitious 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development launched by the United Nations in 2016. The agenda’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which the UN describes as “a call for action to change our world,” resonate strongly in Thailand, where despite vast progress and economic development over recent decades many significant challenges still remain. The book is divided into 17 chapters – one for each of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – that examine Thailand’s strategies, progress and areas for improvement on issues such as climate change, public health, poverty reduction, sustainable industry, clean energy production and ecosystem management. Highlighting both success stories and cautionary tales, the editors seek to draw readers a comprehensive picture of Thailand’s progress on achieving the SDG targets. The first book of its kind, A Call to Action: Thailand and the Sustainable Development Goals, serves as a valuable resource for those who want to know more about how the kingdom is striving to achieve balanced development and improve management of its terrestrial, marine and human resources.