A policy forum on development and environmental policies to “bridge the gap” and “connect the dots” to create one big picture for better understanding and decision-making in the society
During the APEC meeting last month, the Thai government’s BCG Economy Model (Bio-Circular-Green Economy Model) had been proposed to APEC leaders for adoption. However, the same economic model was strongly criticised by members of civil society, who questioned whether or not it’s just “greenwashing”, given the adverse implications and impacts it has caused on several communities when implemented.
Regardless of strong criticism, the government has a strong will to pursue this economic model in a hope that it could lead the country to a more sustainable and resilient development path.
Is BCG “green” enough, or is it just “greenwashing”? Where may “greenwashing” arise? In the concept? Planning? Or implementation? And if it’s not BCG, what kind of “green” development pathway should Thailand take so that it can achieve a sustainable and resilient goal as wished?
The Dialogue Forum invited the public to join the discussion and find the best development pathway for the country together at its last forum of the year, Year-end Dialogue Forum 2022: BCG Economy Model; A “Green” Development Pathway? on December 20, 2022.
Watch the recordings of the two sessions here.
The forum was organised by Bangkok Tribune, in collaboration with its partners; Decode.plus, The Citizen.plus, Thai SEJ, and SEA-Junction.
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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 the big picture critical to public understanding and decision-making, thus truly being the public’s critical voice