Can a city toll help Bangkok clean up its air and roads?

Transport, which accounts for almost a third of global energy related emissions, is a key focus area of Thailand's climate goals. 

In Bangkok, heavy traffic means drivers often spend hours sitting in traffic, while many buses are decades old and run on diesel. 

To tackle air pollution and help reduce emissions, the city is introducing a new toll. They hope the congestion charge will help deter residents from commuting in private vehicles and opt instead for modernized public transport. To find out more, we visited the streets of Bangkok to accompany a commuter on her way to work. 

A film by Joachim Eggers  



06:51 Minutes

Indonesia, Colombia, Peru, Philippines, Thailand

Global Ideas

The television reports and documentaries of Deutsche Welle's 'Global Ideas' media project provide people all over the world with information on model projects which implement biodiversity and climate protection. The media project is funded by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety through the International Climate Initiative.