Dilemmas of Climate Wise Development in Thailand
Sponsored by Partnerships for International Strategies in Asia (PISA)
Monday, December 10, 2012
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
The Elliott School of International Affairs
Lindner Commons, 1957 E Street, NW, Room 602
Please RSVP to http://go.gwu.edu/thailandclimatewisedev
Mr. Suppakorn Chinvanno will discuss the effects of climate change in Thailand and the challenges that Thai policymakers face as they begin to mainstream climate change into the country's development plans.
Mr. Chinvanno is a Research Advisor at the Southeast Asia START Regional Center and a leading expert on Southeast Asian climate change adaption strategies. He has been heavily involved in the development of a framework and methodology to mainstream climate change into both national and local development planning in Thailand. In support of this framework he coordinates a number of research teams conducting cross-sectorial analyses of the future effects of climate change on Thailand and the region. Prior to joining the Southeast Asia START Regional Center in 2002, Mr. Chinvanno had a successful 15 year career in the IT sector where he held a number of high-level management positions. Mr. Chinvanno received his M.B.A from the University of Bridgeport, and B.A. in Political Science from Chulalongkorn University in Thailand.