introduction to the city

Mayor Photo Chiang Rai 250pxChiang Rai is a small city located in the north of Thailand close to the borders of Lao PDR and Myanmar.  Despite its size, the city is well known for its environmentally sustainable work, acknowledged through receiving the 3rd ASEAN ESC Award for Thailand in 2014.  The city has also been involved in numerous city networks and regional programmes such as  the Asia Pacific Adaptation Network (APAN), ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability and the Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network (ACCCRN).  Chiang Rai joined the ASEAN ESC Model Cities Programme undertaking work towards their low carbon city plans.

(Photo: Mr. Wanchai Chongsuthamanee, Mayor of Chiang Rai)


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