Regional Environment and Resilient Development: 2-week seminar provides an overview of environmental challenges to Southeast Asia and how to cope with them by (and for) resilient development. With economic and policymaking perspectives, it will focus on selected environmental issues facing Southeast Asia including environmental pollution, water security, climate change, oil and gas exploration, upstream hydropower impacts and carbon intensity in exports.

Public Policy Seminar - March 14–25, 2022

Regional Environment and Resilient Development: The seminar provides an overview of environmental challenges to Southeast Asia and how to cope with them by (and for) resilient development. With economic and policymaking perspectives, it will focus on selected environmental issues facing Southeast Asia including environmental pollution, water security, climate change, oil and gas exploration, upstream hydropower impacts and carbon intensity in exports. 

For more information about the curriculum of the seminar: Regional Environment and Resilient Development: A Deep Dive into the Curriculum of the New Seminar by YSEALI Academy

Curriculum

The Seminar will be divided into four topics:

• Topic 1 – Introduction, macroeconomic frameworks, and policy tools for environmentalmanagement and resilient development. This section introduces frameworks and policy tools to examine and analyze environmental issues in Southeast Asia. It will also address the approaches to cope with environmental challenges through resilient development.e.g., carbon intensity in exports, carbon tax, nature conservation and biodiversity, sustainable citiesor agriculture.

• Topic 2 – Environmental trends, issues, and resilient development. This part provides an overview of Southeast Asian environmental landscape, including emergingtrends, issues, and policies for resilient development.

• Topic 3 – Air, soil, and water environment: from the Lower Mekong Region to the South ChinaSea. This section deep dive into various environmental problems extending from the Lower Mekong Region to the South China Sea. It will analyze pertinent challenges to air, soil and water environment, including impacts of coal-power plants, waste management, upstream hydropower projects, water security, water governance, coastal environment, marine ecology.

• Topic 4 – Climate change in the 21st century: Past observation, future projection, and potentialimpacts. This part focus on climate change and related themes such as emission, global warming, sea level rise as well as their impacts on Southeast Asia, particularly the coastal cities and regions. It will also address Southeast Asian/ASEAN cooperation on environment and the COP 26 meeting.

Click here to view the detailed curriculum of the Public Policy Seminar.

Speakers

The speakers of the Regional Environment and Resilient Development Seminar are professors from well-known universities and leaders from the industry from the U.S., Europe, and Asia Pacific region with diverse experiences in Southeast Asia. They will participate in various forms of the seminar: interactive lectures, panel discussion, and leadership workshops.

Click here to view the list of speakers joining the Regional Environment and Resilient Development Seminar.

Fellows

The fellows of the Regional Environment and Resilient Development Seminar are rising professionals from Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Brunei, and Vietnam. They all have strong backgrounds and interests in regional environment and resilient development.

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