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OECD: Towards Greener and More Inclusive Societies in Southeast Asia

11 MARCH 2024 | 10:00-12:40 CET | Paris and Hybrid

Southeast Asia has achieved remarkable economic growth over the past few decades, but it has relied heavily on natural resources.
As a result, climate-related risks are threatening over 100 million jobs, mostly informal, in environment-related sectors such as energy or agriculture. Protecting the livelihoods of these vulnerable populations calls for urgent environmental adaptation and mitigation measures, but also for bold social policies.
This new OECD report provides policy makers of the region with fresh evidence on the potential effects of climate change and the green transition on jobs and people.
Join policy makers and experts in this hybrid event to discover the report’s key findings, and discuss social policy priorities for Southeast Asia.

Draft agenda:

9:30 – 10:00 Welcome coffee

10:00 – 10:20 Opening remarks
Mathias Cormann, Secretary-General, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Sangdae Choi, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Korea to the OECD

10:20 – 10:40 Towards greener and more inclusive societies in Southeast Asia: key findings
Alexandre Kolev, Head of Social Cohesion Unit, OECD Development Centre
Ji-Yeun Rim, Senior Policy Analyst, OECD Development Centre

10:40 – 11:30 Panel discussion
Mega Irena, Assistant Director, Labour and Civil Service Division, Association of Southeast Asian
Nations (ASEAN)
Alloysius Joko Purwanto, Energy Economist, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia Sophoan Phean, National Director of Oxfam-Cambodia
Achala C. Abeysinghe, Director/Head of Programs for Asia, Global Green Growth Institute

Presented by the OECD Development Centre

Moderator: Ragnheiður Elín Árnadóttir, Director, OECD Development Centre

David Luy, Ambassador of Cambodia to France
Kham-Inh Khitchadeth, Ambassador of Lao PDR to France
Dato’Mohd Zamruni Khalid, Ambassador of Malaysia to France Junever M. Mahilum-West, Ambassador of the Philippines to France Sarun Charoensuwan, Ambassador of Thailand to France
Dinh Toan Thang, Ambassador of Viet Nam to France

Moderator: Alexander Böhmer, Head of Southeast Asia Global Relations of the OECD

12:30 – 12:40 Closing remarks
Federico Bonaglia, Deputy Director, OECD Development Centre