Conference of Parties Thailand 23 - 24 September 2020

Conference of Parties Thailand 23 - 24 September 2020

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In this virtual COP, People for Peat will present the findings of the current peatland management landscape in Thailand. The findings are collated from desktop reviews and online meetings/interviews with peatland stakeholders in the country. In addition, all COP participants are invited to discuss important issues in peatland management in Thailand. The participants will also discuss policies required to support sustainable peatland management, which would involve economic and awareness activities that are important to support sustainable peatland management. The Conference of Parties (COP) will be conducted through virtual meeting (Zoom apps) with resource persons from Thailand.

The objectives of the virtual COP are as follows:

  1. To do stocktaking on Thailand’s baseline of peatland policies & regulations, management and existing research in Thailand
  2. To identify the existing research gaps on peatland topics in Thailand and the specific topics of research required to support sustainable peatland management in Thailand
  3. To influence, streamline, and empower non-state actors to support sustainable peatland management in Thailand.

Event Rundown

Conference of Parties Day 1 - 23 September 2020
GMT+7 (Bangkok and Jakarta)
09:00:00
Opening

Ms. Jenni Lundmark; Program Manager for EU Delegation to Thailand

Welcome Address by the European Union

09:10:00
Introduction to SUPA Component 2 / People for Peat

Satya Budi Utama; People for Peat (WRI Indonesia)

09:20:00
Peatland management in Thailand

Dr. Eli Nur Nirmala Sari; People for Peat (WRI Indonesia)

Points of discussion:

  • How will the government manage and protect peatlands sustainably?
  • What data and information are required to support sustainable peatland management in Thailand?
  • How do NSAs play a role in sustainable peatland management in Thailand?
  • How to involve all stakeholders (NGOs, community, private) to support sustainable peatland management?
  • What kinds of conflict of interest occurs in the utilization of peatland in Thailand?
  • How are the existing regulations and policies linked to sustainable peatland management?

10:40:00
Break
10:45:00
Research on peatlands

Dr. Eli Nur Nirmala Sari; People for Peat (WRI Indonesia)

Points of discussion:

  • How can research support sustainable peatland management in Thailand?
  • How can research influence the policy on peatlands in Thailand?
11:55:00
Closing Day 1 Satya Budi Utama;

People for Peat (WRI Indonesia)



Conference of Parties Day 2 - 24 September 2020
GMT+7 (Bangkok and Jakarta)
09:00:00
Wrap up from Day 1

Satya Budi Utama; People for Peat (WRI Indonesia)

09:20:00
NSAs role in sustainable peatland management

Dr. Eli Nur Nirmala Sari; People for Peat (WRI Indonesia)

Points of discussion:

  • What are some strategies to increase the role of NSAs NSAs in sustainable peatland management in Thailand?

10:20:00
Wrap Up
10:25:00
Closing of COP


Webinar on Peatland Management Thailand - 24 September 2020
GMT+7 (Bangkok and Jakarta)
11:00:00
Welcome Address

Mr. Muammar Vebry, EU Delegation

11:05:00
Presentation 1

Ronnakorn Triraganon (RECOFTC)

Topic: Community Engagement in Peat Fires Management

11:30:00
Presentation 2

Dr. Cherdsak Kuaraksa (Thaksin University)

Topic: Livelihoods in Thale Noi Non-hunting Peatland Area

11:55:00
Questions and Answer Session
12:50:00
Closing remarks of Webinar

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