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Thorny Issues Ahead of COP28

Media Dialogue Forum 5 of 2023

The achievement of the goal to keep the world's temperature below 2° C, and ideally below 1.5° C, requires that countries cut Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions at least 45% below 2019 levels by 2030. Although advances have been made in many fronts, the realization of that goal remains an uphill battle which requires international cooperation to tackle. Bangkok Tribune's 5th Dialogue Forum invites us to hear from the experts and look ahead to the key issues facing the negation rounds at the COP28 in Dubai this year.

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Since the world stepped into the first climate mitigation challenging decade of 2030 with COP26 and COP27 held respectively in 2021 and last year in the UK and Egypt, it has been passing a rugged and terrain road to reach the goal of keeping the world’s temperature below 2C, and ideally, 1.5C by this century.


To do so, countries need to cut Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions at least 45% below 2019 levels by 2030, but as being reported by the World Resources Institute (WRI) on key issues to watch at COP28, the accumulated reduction based on the national plans or NDCs could achieve only a 7% reduction so far. Worse, subsidies for fossil fuels, in contrast, rose to a record US$7 trillion in 2022, according to the WRI.


Although some breakthroughs have been made on other fronts, including the creation of the Global Stocktake, Loss and Damage funding arrangements, increased funding for adaptation and others, there still remain much to be seen whether they will get bogged down or make it through during the next round of the negotiations at COP28 scheduled in Dubai.


The Media Dialogue Forum organised by the Bangkok Tribune News Agency and its partners would cordially like to invite you to take this opportunity to explore these challenges and analyses from concerned experts and policymakers together at Dialogue Forum 5&6 l Year 4: Thorny issues ahead of COP28 and the Way Forward (in Thai) on November 28 and December 22, 2023, 10 am-12.30 pm at SEA-Junction, BACC’s building (4th Floor).


10:00 hrs Registration

10:20 hrs Brief introduction of the forum

10:25 hrs Overview: Thorny issues ahead of COP28 and Hopes on Climate Adaptation and Resilience

By Assoc. Prof. Dr. Seree Supratid, Advisor at FutureTales Lab, MQDC and Director of Climate Change and Disaster Center, Rangsit University

10:40 hrs Forum Discussion: Analyses on the COP28 negotiations and Thailand’s stances


  • Ms. Nareerat Panmanee, Director, Strategy and international Cooperation Division, Department of Climate Change and Environment
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Witsanu Attavanich, Lecturer, Economics Faculty, Kasetsart University
  • Dr. Kritsada Boonchai, Coordinator of the Thai Climate Justice for All (TCJA), and Secretary-General of Local Development Institute (LDI)
  • Mr. Tara Buakamsri, Thailand Country Director for Greenpeace Southeast Asia


Moderator: Ms. Wipaporn Wattanawit, Assistant Editor at Decode.Plus and TV News Anchor, Thai PBS

12:00 hrs Q&A

12.30 hrs Wrap-up and closing of the session

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