First SRMGI workshop in Thailand
SRMGI, in collaboration with the National Science Museum (NSM) and Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), held a workshop on 1 March 2017 in Bangkok, Thailand. This workshop was centred around conversations on the governance of geoengineering research as well as presentations and group activities.
NSM is focused on presenting relevant science-based experiences for people of all ages and in as many places as possible, in order to enhance understanding and promote enjoyment – helping develop a community of citizens who value science, its role in individual lives and in the development of the Nation.
SEI is an international non-profit research organization that has worked with environment and development issues from local to global policy levels for a quarter of a century. SEI works to shift policy and practice towards sustainability.
The participants to the first SRMGI outreach meeting held in Thailand. Photo credit: NSM.
|1000 – 1015||Registration and refreshments|
|1015 – 1030||Greetings from NSM, SEI and SRMGI
Dr. Aphiya Hathayatham, Vice President, National Science Museum Thailand (NSM)
Niall O’Connor, Asia Centre Director, Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)
Andy Parker, Project Director, Solar Radiation Management Governance Initiative (SRMGI)
|1030 – 1100||Presentation: Climate threats to Thailand
Dr. Pichai Sonchaeng, Former President of NSM Thailand
|1100 – 1130||Presentation: Introduction to SRM
Andy Parker, Project Director, SRMGI
Alex Hanafi, Senior Manager of Multilateral Climate Strategy, Environmental Defense Fund
|1130 – 1230||Q&A and plenary discussion on SRM and its implications for climate policy
Moderated by Andy Parker, Project Director, SRMGI
|1230 – 1330||Lunch|
|1330 – 1500||World café exercise
Moderated small group discussions on different dimensions of SRM
|1500 – 1530||Break|
|1530 – 1630||Panel discussion – next steps for SRM research governance in Thailand and beyond
Panel discussion (30 minutes)
Moderated plenary discussion (30 minutes)
|1630 – 1700||Closing remarks and group photo|
- Alex Hanafi (Solar Radiation Management Governance Initiative & Environmental Defense Fund)
- Dr Aphiya Hathayatham (National Science Museum, Thailand)
- Niall O’Connor (Stockholm Environment Institute – SEI Asia)
- Andy Parker (Solar Radiation Management Governance Initiative)
- Janos Pasztor (Carnegie Climate Geoengineering Governance Initiative)
- Sonchaeng Pichai (National Science Museum, Thailand)
- Thawatchai Saengkhamsuk (Thailand Greenhouse Gas management Organization)
- Dr Albert Salamanca (Stockholm Environment Institute – SEI Asia)