GMS 2020 Conference Proceedings (download by session)

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Foreword and Conference Inauguration

Welcome Craig M. Steffensen, Country Director, ADB Thailand Resident Mission

Inaugural Speech Mingquan Wichayarangsaridh, Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Thailand

Opening Remarks Stephen P. Groff, Vice President (Operations 2), ADB

Session 1: Decade of Development, Growth and Impacts 2001–2010 in the GMS

Dynamics of Economic Growth in the GMS - Retrospective and Prospective Views Arkhom Termpittayapaisith

Growth in the Greater Mekong Subregion in 2000-2010 and Future Prospects Utsav Kumar and Pradeep Srivastava

Economic Growth and Development in Cambodia, 2001–2010, and Strategies and Plans for 2011–2020 Hing Vutha

Recent Economic Development Performance and Some Perspectives on Economic Development Strategy for 2020, Lao PDR Leeber Leebouapao

Economic Growth and Development in Myanmar, 2001–2010, and Strategies and Plans for 2011–2020 Tin Htoo Naing

Economic Growth and Development in Viet Nam, 2001–2010 and Strategies and Plans to 2020 Duong Duc Ung

The Future of GMS Water: Is it History? Arjun Thapan 

Environmental Impacts: Current and Future Challenges in the Greater Mekong Subregion Jeffrey A. McNeely

The Impact of Trade Liberalization on the Environment in GMS and Southeast Asian Countries: An Empirical Study Loi Nguyen Duy

Economic Growth and Poverty Reduction in the Greater Mekong Subregion Peter Warr

Water and Food Security in the Greater Mekong Subregion: Outlook to 2030/2050 Mark W. Rosegrant, Claudia Ringler, Tingju Zhu, Simla Tokgoz and Pascale Sabbagh

Gender and Regional Economic Integration in the GMS: Role of Cross-Border Transportation Development Kyoko Kusakabe

Water-Energy Nexus: Sustainable Urbanization in the Greater Mekong Subregion Peter Rogers

Session 2: Food – Water – Energy Nexus

Session 2.1: Food Security

Food Security in the Greater Mekong Subregion Historical Perspectives from the Mekong Committee Jeffrey A. McNeely

Policies for Long-Term Food Security in the Greater Mekong Subregion Shikha Jha, David Roland-Holst and Songsak Sriboonchitta

The Future of GMS Forestry in the Context of the Food-Water-Energy Nexus Broadhead, J.S.; Damen, B.; Durst, P.B. and Brown, C.L.

Climate Risks to Agriculture/Food Security in the GMS Countries and Early Warning Systems in the Context of the Food-Water-Energy Nexus S.V.R.K. Prabhakar

Impact of Soil, Management Practises and Climate Change on Water Productivity of Winter Rice in the Mekong Delta Marjorie Menard and Mohammed Mainuddin

A Remote Sensing-based Method to Map Irrigated Rice Cropping Patterns of the Mekong Delta, Viet Nam, with Respect to the Variation in Local Environmental Conditions Nguyen Thi Thu Ha, C.A.J.M. de Bie, Amjad Ali and E.A.M. Smaling

Health Cost of Pesticide Use Practices in Mung bean (Vigna radiata L) Production in Myanmar Seinn Seinn Mu and Corazon T Aragon

Session 2.2: Land - Water and Climate Change

Water for Food and Energy in the GMS: Issues and Challenges to 2020 R. Johnston, P.G. McCornick, G. Lacombe, A. Noble, C.T. Hoanh and R. Bartlett

Development and Application of a Land-Use Prediction Model for Future Water Resources Management in the Greater Mekong Subregion Akiyuki Kawasaki, Masatsugu Takamatsu and Peter Rogers

Challenges Facing Cooperation and Sustainability on Water Security and Hydropower Development in the Mekong River Basin: The GMS Response Suzanne Ogden

Drought Risk Management as CCA-DRR Linkages in Lower Mekong Region: Issues, Challenges and Potentials Rajib Shaw

Water and Development in the Lower Mekong Basin Ton Lennaerts, Phetsamone Southalack and Satit Phiromchai

Mainstreaming of Wetland Ecosystem Services in Policy Planning Process – Case of Viet Nam Kim Thi Thuy Ngoc

The Role of Tree Crops in Local Adaptation to Climate Variability: Learning from the Field Su Yufang and Neera Shrestha Pradhan

Managing Concession Forests for Carbon Benefits in Cambodia Nophea Sasaki and Kimsun Chheng

Forests, Past, Present and Future in the GMS Alastair Fraser

Using Spatial Models to Improve the Outcomes of Land-Use Planning: The Case of Quang Nam Province, Viet Nam Lothar Linde and Wilbert van Rooij

Land, Water, Forests, Biodiversity, and Climate Change in Myanmar Htwe Nyo Nyo

Session 2.3: Energy

Mekong Energy Metabolism: Connecting Energy Demand into the Nexus of Food-Water-Energy Security John Ward, Tira Foran, Alex Smajgl, Lilao Bouapao, Sokhem Pech and Lu Xing

Water Resources Management in the Greater Mekong Subregion: linkages to Hydropower Planning for a Sustainable Future Jeremy Bird

The Role of Clean Coal Technologies in the Greater Mekong Subregion Countries J.R. Kessels

Biofuels in the Greater Mekong Subregion: Energy Sufficiency, Food Security, and Environmental Management Pradeep Tharakan, Naeeda Crishna, Jane Romero and David Morgado

Global Environment and National Information Evaluation System (GENIES) for Urban Impact Analysis Jitendra (Jitu) Shah, Peter Urich, Yinpeng Li, Wei Ye and Robert Carr

Internalizing the Externalities: Strategic Environmental Assessment of Power Development Plans in Viet Nam - Implications for the GMS John Soussan, Sumit Pokhrel and Nguyen Thi Thu Huyen

Status of Energy Use, Power Sector Expansion Plans and Related Policies in the GMS: Challenges and Opportunities Butchaiah Gadde, Karthik Ganesan and Pradeep J Tharakan

Greenhouse Gas Mitigation by Hydropower Trading from Myanmar to Thailand Cherry Myo Lwin, Ji Han, Hiroaki Shirakawa and Hiroki Tanikawa

Panel Discussion Day 1: Scaling Economic Development and Environmental Challenges Nessim Ahmad, ADB

Session 3: Group Discussion Reports - Day 1

Session 4: Challenges and Dynamics of Growth in the Next Decade: 20112020

Food-Water-Energy Nexus: GMS Challenges of Growth for 2020 and Beyond David Roland-Holst and Samuel Heft-Neal

Panel Discussion: Developmental Outlook for the Next Decade – Opportunities and Challenges Arjun Thapan

Session 5: Responses to Challenges of the Next Decade in the GMS

Group Discussion Reports – Day 2

A)  Food security;  B)  Land, Water, and Climate Change  C) Energy D) Private Sector: Emerging Role

Eliminating Toxic Effluents from Pulp and Paper industry: Creating Green Jobs and Sustainable Economies in the Greater Mekong Subregion Archie J. Beaton

The Public-Private Partnership Role in Development and Environment: Capacity Development for Sustainable Public-Private Partnership Ohnmar Khaing

Session 6: Seizing Opportunities  – The Way Forward

Panel Discussion - Day 2 Seizing Opportunities: The Way Forward James Nugent

Session 7: Conference Closing Remarks

Appendix 1: Conference Agenda

Appendix 2: List of Participants


Publish Date: 5th August 2012

Last Updated: 5th September 2012


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