Seminar

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.

Details

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.

Program

09.00 – 09.30: Registration

Registration

09.00 – 09.15: Opening Ceremony and Opening Remarks

Speakers:

  • 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

Q&A
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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Contact

Napajaree Jiwanantaprawat

Napajaree Jiwanantaprawat

Senior Project Manager

Napajaree.Jiwanantaprawat@kas.de +66 (0) 2 714 1207 +66 2 714 13 07

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