'We Talk' COP15 Edition: Planting mangroves to protect nature and our home
Khun Samut Chin, once a small fishing village on the coastline of the Thai gulf, has been swallowed by seawater due to rising sea levels and coastal erosion. The temple "island" was originally the center of the village, and thanks to its concrete embankment the temple survived. Villagers and the government have been trying to prevent erosion and succeeded in using bamboo walls to relieve the impact of waves. Mangroves were also planted to slow down the erosion of the coast. At the same time, the younger generation has stood up, taking strong actions such as ocean trash clean-up activities against climate change.