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Conference Programme


Location: Conference room at Royal Princess Hotel


Welcome and introduction by the conference organizers: Ron Holzhacker (UG), Ann Wijitbusaba Marome (TU), Bobi Setiawan (UGM)


Core Theme I: Implementation, Governance and Planning

A. Governance and Planning

  • Dr. Ann Wijitbusaba Marome (TU, Architecture and Planning, Urban Futures Unit)
    Building Urban Climate Resilience for Bangkok Metropolitan Region: A Pathway towards Sustainable Cities
  • Prof. Bobi Setiawan (UGM, Urban Planning)
    New Urban Agenda and Southeast Asia
  • Prof. Haryo Winarso (ITB, Architecture, Planning, and Policy Development)
    U Develop- A new concept of Urban Rejuvenation for Implementing The NUA: Study for innercity rejuvenation in Badung City, Indonesia
  • Prof. Johan Woltjer (UG, Spatial Sciences)
    Knowledge for Sustainable Cities across Southeast Asia


Coffee and Tea Break


B. Sustainable Development Goals

  • Dr. Chol Bunnag (Thammasat, Faculty of Economics, SDG Move)
    Community Engagement with SDGs Fostered by University Outreach in the South of Thailand
  • Dr. Dyah Rahmawati Hizbaron (UGM, Department of Environmental Geography, Faculty of Geography)
    SDGs & Risk Based Resource Management
  • Prof. Jos Arts (UG, Spatial Sciences)
    Infrastructure Development and Sustainability

Lunch at the hotel (courtesy of UG)


Core theme II. Climate Change and Sustainable Development Challenges

  • Dr. Seree Supratid (PCC-AR6 Lead Author, Director of Climate Change and Disaster Center (CCDC), Rangsit University)
    Climate Change and Sustainable Development: Challenges for Southeast Asia
  • Prof. Klaus Hubacek (UG, Faculty of Science and Engineering, IPCC-AR6 lead author)
    Approaches and System Boundaries for Urban Carbon Accounts and Mitigation
  • Prof. Aki Kawasaki (University of Tokyo, Institute for Future Initiatives)
    Climate Change and Southeast Asia (tba)
  • Prof. Stefan Weishaar (UG, Faculty of Law)
    Carbon Pricing Approaches in the EU and Asia

Coffee and Tea Break

  • Prof. Kim Neil Irvine (TU, Architecture and Planning)
    Flood Risk and Community Engagement in Northern Thailand, Chiang Mai
  • Prof. Ari Susanti (UGM, Forestry)
    Following Frontiers of the ‘Forest City’: Towards Sustainable and Inclusive Urbanisation in Kalimantan and Beyond

General discussion – Linking today’s themes


Welcome reception and dinner – Governor of Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) (tbc) Dr. Tavida Kamolvej, Deputy Governor, BMA

Location: Netherlands Embassy to Thailand

Event at Multi-function Room, Netherlands Embassy


Core Theme III., Political Perspectives: Leadership and Public Support for Climate Adaptation and Sustainability

A. Political and Societal Dimensions

  • Prof. Patrick Verkooijen (UG, Spatial Sciences, and Global Centre on Climate Adaptation – GCA)
    Building political and societal support for climate adaptation
  • Prof. Bambang Hari Wibisono (UGM)
    Climate and the Urban Form
  • Dr. Naim Laeni (Thammasat, Faculty of Political Science)
    Bangkok and Thailand: Resilience, Political Perspectives
  • Dr. Linda Yanti Sulistiawati (UGM)
    Indonesian National Determined Contributions (NDC) and Local and Regional Regulatory Adherence
  • Prof. Jaap de Wilde (UG, Faculty of Arts)
    Environmental Security: Political Dimensions of Sustainability, Equity, and Livability

Coffee and tea break

  • Dr. Christina Prell (UG, Spatial Sciences)
    Intersection of Social Networks and the Environment
  • Dr. Karsten Schulz (UG, Campus Fryslan)
    Climate change adaptation, and democracy and participatory approaches. Political leadership and the need to have public democratic support for adaptation measures
  • Dr. Hamed Seddighi (UG, Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences)
    Climate Related Natural Disasters: The Role of NGOs and the Policy and Practices for Children’s Preparedness
  • Dr. Ronan McDermott (UG, Campus Fryslan, also UN University, Institute for Environment and Security)
    The role of digital governance in promoting accountability within climate adaptation governance: a case study of the use of the E-musrenbang participation tool within the flood- and sea level rise-prone district of Bulak in Surabaya, Indonesia

Lunch at Multi-function Room (courtesy of UG)


B. Political and Policymaking Perspectives

  • Ambassador Remco van Wijngaarden - Netherlands Ambassador to Thailand
  • Thailand National Government Official
  • Dr. Tavida Kamolvej (Deputy Governor, Bangkok Metropolitan Area)
    Political and Institutionalization Dimensions of Climate Adaptation and Sustainable Development
  • Dr. Ruandha Agung Sugardiman, M.Sc - Director General for Climate Change, Ministry of Forestry and Environment
  • Irvan Pulungan, Jakarta Governor Special Envoy (Climate Change)
    New Urban Governance: Climate Change Political - Policy Dynamics in Jakarta
  • Dr. Anon
  • Thanyaporn Krichtitayawuth, Executive Director of Global Compact Network Thailand


Festive conference reception and dinner at the Netherlands Embassy in Bangkok, Residence of the Ambassador

Location: Thammasat University

GRADUATE WORKSHOP: first participants attend the climate conference days 1-2, then the specialized graduate student day is focused on day 3. Part of the Graduate Workshop will be divided into 3 separate sessions, based on the themes of the conference: planning and governance, climate and sustainable development, implementation and political perspectives.

The aim is for this also to be an opportunity for the Graduate Workshop is to bring together a small group of graduate students, mainly PhDs, from the partner universities UG, Thammasat, UGM and ITB and beyond in the disciplinary areas of the spatial sciences, governance, political science, international relations, economics, law, environmental science, etc.

Thammasat University, Tha Prachan

9:00-9:30 Opening Event at Faculty of Liberal Arts , Room Waterfront and Pridi Panomyong Plaza

9:30-12:00 Morning Workshop Session at Faculty of Political Science, Room 402 (Capacity 24 seats), Room 404 (Capacity 30 seats), and Room 405 (Capacity 48 Seats)

12:00-14:00 Lunch Break at Faculty of Political Science Building, Room 101 (Hosted by Faculty of Political Science)

14:00-17:00 Afternoon Workshop Session at Faculty of Political Science, Room 404 (Capacity 30 seats), and at Faculty of Economics, 5th Floor Meeting Room, and 60 Year Anniversary Meeting Room)

List of Graduate Students from University of Groningen

  • Choerudin (UG, PhD candidate), Port-Cities and Sustainable Planning: Case of Patimban Port
  • Asri Samsu (UG-ITB double degree PhD), Institutional Planning for Integrated Water Management Approach (IUWM): Indonesia
  • Martin Drenth (UG, PhD. candidate), Transition to Water Sensitive Cities: Indonesia
  • Intan Novianingsih (UG-ITB double degree PhD), Public-Private Partnerships for Sustainable Development
  • Fika Novitarsari (UG-ITB), Equity in domestic water provision in Indonesia: the perception of the government and the potential role of community-based water management
  • Binyuan Liu (UG-Science and Engineering), Emission Growth and Drivers in SE Asia

List of Graduate Students from Thammasat University

  • Lihoun Teang (TU, Architecture and Planning, PhD. Integrated Science of the Built Environment), Modeling the impact of urban expansion, Water Sensitive Urban Design performance for an industrial estate in Pathumthani
  • Nontarit Bejrananda (TU, Architecture and Planning, PhD. Integrated Science of the Built Environment), A guideline for land use planning towards resilient urban economy: a case study of Hatyai City Municipality
  • Aekachai Tangratanavalee (TU, Architecture and Planning, PhD. Integrated Science of the Built Environment), A Model for Community Centre and Mall Revitalisation towards Resilient, Inclusive and Prosperous Urban Areas
  • Xu Shiying (School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Nanyang Technological University), Assessing community flood resilience – from theory to practice

List of Graduate Students from Gadjah Mada University ( 5-6 PhD candidates)

To be added

17:00-19:00 Festive Closing Conference Dinner at Faculty of Liberal Arts , Room Waterfront (Hosted by Faculty of Architecture and Planning)

DAY 4: FRIDAY MARCH 17, Conference Study Tour / Excursion,
Location: Navamindradhiraj University, Bangkok


Field Trip to Flood Protection Site (tentative Boat Trip by Navamindradhiraj University (NMU) and Drainage and Sewage Department, BMA


Speaker: R Soerakoesoemah
Head, Sub-Regional Office for South East Asia
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)


Lunch hosted by Navamindradhiraj University BMA


Resilient City: Practitioners and Academia Exchange
Hosted by Navamindradhiraj University and Drainage and Sewage Department, BMA

Last modified:31 January 2023 12.23 p.m.