The monthly forum to “bridge the gap” and “connect the dots” of different views and opinions as well as bits of information to create one big picture for better understanding in the society
In times when society has become widened with gaps and differences of views and opinions, one issue could be escalated into a crisis if there are no platforms available for appropriate discussion among all concerned.
The media, while informing and inspiring their audience, could also take an educating and facilitating role to serve such a purpose, acting as a bridge and helping connect the dots into one big picture.
In collaboration with its partners and with the support of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (Thailand Office), Bangkok Tribune Online News Agency has come up with a monthly forum on issues of importance, under the project, “Dialogue Forum”.
This is to facilitate and provide a space for discussions and exchanges of dialogues and views as well as information regarding critical social and environmental issues both in Thailand and the Mekong region, thus not only bridging the gap and connecting the dots but also helping forge understanding among the public and the parties concerned, encouraging them to make a decision about the issues better or even find a common ground and seek solutions together.
Since Covid-19 hit the world’s community over a year ago, the pandemic has periodically sparked new ideas about Green Recovery and the way forward for a more sustainable and resilient society against future shocks including pandemics. Sustainable development and Green Economy or Green Growth have been brought back to the stage, with fresh calls for more integration of nature-based solutions.
For instance, the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) have recently released the latest report suggesting an intertwining of climate change and biodiversity loss and the need for more synergies of solutions for the optimum benefits if the world wishes to achieve a more sustainable and resilient society.
But to materialize all these ideas, it’s back to the fundamental thought, which is about financing. Green finance now has become an emerging challenge as it will be a critical part to decide whether the conventional development path could be converted into a greener one. Or in other words, whether we can “Build Back Greener” or “Build Back Better World” depends on how “green” the money is spent.
In addition, other interventions_ be they political, economic, or social_must go alongside, some noted economists have remarked.
So, as the world and also Thailand itself are trying to turn the current development path into the greener one, it’s challenging to see whether or not and how countries can adopt and implement green financing and other necessary interventions to make the greener development path happen and move forward to it.
The Dialogue Forum, which opens a space for such critical discussion, therefore, would cordially like to invite you to look through the challenges lying ahead in the field of Green financing and interventions together at its first Dialogue Forum Year 2: Green Finance and Policy Interventions: The Critical Challenges to Our Future Green Growth on July 27, 2021, 1-3.30 pm via Zoom (Online) (See the programme below)
**In accordance with the COVID-19 regulation, please register and confirm your Zoom participation ahead of the event at: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0rde-trzgiHtCeyPsRAr0NJKRuUlt1LdHp (The English translation is available via Zoom/ Supported by The Biodiversity Finance Initiative for Thailand, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP BIOFIN))
***You can also watch the event live at FB Live: Bangkok Tribune News FB Page/ SEA Junction/ Thai SEJ (ชมรมนักข่าวสิ่งแวดล้อม) FB Page
- To develop and introduce a new body of knowledge and innovation regarding the independent, in-depth media to the public (Indie & In-depth)
- To empower public members to be able to keep up with any developments as well as repercussions in the society, as well as the role of the media in helping shape the society (Empowering)
- To promote participation in the development of such an innovative and constructive media so that it can remain open and accessible to all (Open & Accessible)
- Thai Society of Environmental Journalists
- Bangkok Tribune News Agency
Supported by: Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (Thailand Office)
Indie • in-depth online news agency to “bridge the gap” and “connect the dots” with critical and constructive minds on development and environmental policies in Thailand and the Mekong region; to deliver meaningful messages and create a big picture critical to public understanding and decisions, thus truly serving the public interest.