Biodiversity-Based Economy Development Office (BEDO), in collaboration with Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), will organize a webinar titled “Bioeconomy policy forum: Development of a sustainable, inclusive and community-driven bioeconomy”.

Objectives:

  • To exchange experiences and perspectives on global and regional bioeconomy policy
  • To understand visions of inclusiveness and sustainability in the bio-, circular and green (BCG) economy model
  • To foster collaboration and exchange knowledge on development of an inclusive, sustainable and community-driven bioeconomy in Thailand

Meeting agenda:

Time Activity
9–9:15 Technical setup and registration
9:15–9:20

 

Welcome to webinar and overview

Dr Petch Manopawitr, Moderator

9:20–9:25

 

Introduction to Bioeconomy Policy Forum

Tunyaluck Charoenpru, Acting Director General, BEDO, Thailand

9:25–9:35

 

Opening remarks

Dr Wijarn Simachaya, Chairman, Board of Directors, BEDO, Thailand

Dr Chayanis Krittasudthacheewa, Deputy Director of SEI Asia

9:35–10:05 Keynote speech: From Biodiversity to Bioeconomy

  • Biodiversity as BioAsset

Dr Raweewan Bhuridej, Secretary-General of Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Planning, Thailand

  • Moving Forward to Bioeconomy in Thailand

Prof Dr Sanit Aksornkoae, Board Advisor, BEDO, Thailand

10:05–10:35 Session 1: Bioeconomy Policy Sharing and Bioeconomy Network

10:05–10:20

Perspectives on Global Bioeconomy Policy
(Bioeconomy in Global Level)Francis X. Johnson, Senior Research Fellow, SEI

10:20-10:35

 

Overview of the Status on Bioeconomy in ASEAN
(Bioeconomy at the ASEAN Level)
Ekoningtyas Wardani, Programme Specialist, ASEAN Center for Biodiversity
10:35–10:45 Q&A
10:45–12:05 Session 2: Envisioning Social Sustainability in BCG Economy (focus on community engagement)

2.1: Social Sustainability in the Bioeconomy

Ha Nguyen, Research Fellow, SEI (15 minutes)

2.2: The Role of the Community in Thailand’s Bioeconomy

Dr Tanit Changthavorn, Deputy Director General, BEDO (15 minutes)

2.3: Promotion of Sustainable Consumption and Production and BCG Economy in ASEAN

Associate Prof Dr Nattavud Pimpa, ASEAN Centre for Sustainable Development Studies and Dialogue (15 minutes)

2.4: Inclusiveness and Civic Engagement in the Bioeconomy

Suriyon Thunkijjanukij, National Economics and Social Development Council (15 minutes)

All speakers to prepare 5-minute remarks prior to their presentation covering the below questions.

Session 2 panel discussion (20 minutes):

  • Why should we consider the principles of inclusiveness and sustainability in promoting the bioeconomy?
  • What is the cost of missing out on considering the social dimension of sustainability in promoting the BCG Economy? What should be done to incorporate the social cost-benefits into BCG Economy agenda?
  • What are benefits and challenges in implementing these principles in the Thai bioeconomy?
  • What can be done to strengthen the involvement and influence of grassroots communities and civil society in BCG policy development, process and outcomes?
  • What can we do to overcome these challenges? What interventions do we need to integrate into bioeconomy development plans?
  • What is the potential for collaboration and how can we work together to achieve our vision

Moderated by May Thazin Aung, Research Fellow, Stockholm Environment Institute

12:05–12:15

Conclusion

Dr Petch Manopawitr, Moderator

12:15–12:30

 

Closing remarks

Tunyaluck Charoenpru, Acting Director General, BEDO, Thailand

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This webinar is free and open to all. Join us to hear more about experiences and perspectives on global and regional bioeconomy policy.

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