Climate Change and Vulnerable People

Leaving no one behind: How to mitigate the impacts of climate change for vulnerable people?

The impacts of global warming and climate change already had serious impacts around the world: Heat waves, severe storms, heavy rains, flash floods, landslides, melting snow caps, wildfires and droughts. All these disasters – both directly and indirectly – affect human life and in particular vulnerable people such as children, disabled and elderly people and other less privileged groups.


It is very urgent that everyone – in particular the state officials and policy makers – must work together to find solutions to alleviate these problems. The ASEAN Community Center of the Parliament (ACP), which was created by the Secretariat of the House of Representatives and a group of young MPs from various political parties in the Thailand, the UNDP, and the KAS have cooperated to work on a climate change mitigation project through seminars where vulnerable groups, authorized officials and the public exchange experiences, ideas and information.

The event will take place in Chiang Mai.


09.00 – 09.30: Registration


09.00 – 09.15: Opening Ceremony and Opening Remarks


  • Hon. Mr. Jakkaphon Tangsutthitham, MP and Member of the Young Parliamentarian Caucus
  • Dr. Céline-Agathe Caro, Head of the Konrad Adenaur Stiftung in Thailand
  • Mr. Renaud Meyer, UNDP Resident Representative in Thailand


9.15: Photo Session

Photo Session

9.15-9.50: Ice Breaking through Menti Survey

Presentation on “Voices of the Vulnerable in Northern Thailand on Climate Change and its Impacts”

By Mr. Direk Khruajinli, Program Coordinator, Raks Thai Foundation

9.50 – 12.30: Seminar on “Climate Change: Adaptation and Management to Mitigate Impacts on Vulnerable Groups According to the Principle of Leaving No One Behind”

Problem Presentation

  • Mr. Thanawat Yodjai, Mayor of Mae Hia Town Municipality
  • Prof. Dr. Chatchawal Thongdeelert, President of Breath Council, Chiang Mai province
  • Dr. Chatuchai Maneerat, Provincial Public Health Medical Doctor, Chiang Mai province
  • Ms. Torphan Kantamoon, Youth Environmental Activist

Solution Presentation

  • Hon. Mr. Jakkaphon Tangsutthitham, MP and Member of the Young Parliamentarian Caucus
  • Hon. Mr. Nitipon Piwmow, MP and Spokeperson of the Standing Committee on Land, Natural Resources and Environment, House of Representatives
  • Prof. Dr. Chakrit Chotamonsak, Head of Regional Center for Climate and Environmental Studies: RCCES and Academic Center for Air Pollution in Northern Thailand
  • Dr. Tippawan Prapamontol, Senior Researcher, Research Institute for Health Sciences
  • Mrs. Jiraporn Chaoprayoon Yamamoto, Chiangmai Provincial Social Development and Human Security

Moderated by Mr. Chupinit Kesmanee, Chairperson of Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) and inter Mountain Peoples Education and Culture in Thailand (IMPECT)

12.30 – 13.30: Luncheon Discussion

Luncheon Discussion

13.30 – 14:00: The way forward and closing remarks

by Hon. Mr. Jakkaphon Tangsutthitham, MP and Member of the Young Parliamentarian Caucus
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