International Conference on GMS 2020

Bangkok, Thailand 20 to 21 February 2012

A major international conference, "GMS 2020: Balancing Economic Growth and Environmental Sustainability," was held by CEP in February 2012 in Bangkok,Thailand. The conference benchmarked GMS economic growth between 2001 and 2010 and its impact on environmental and social development as well as provided an outlook for the next decade.

Topics discussed included known and emerging economic, environmental, and climate change challenges in the context of food, water and energy security, and participants charted out key strategic thrusts for the coming decade. More than 233 delegates, including senior government officials from the GMS countries, private sector representatives and development partners attended.

The conference outcomes have provided important inputs to the GMS program in general, and CEP Phase II in particular. During the next decade, emphasis will need to be placed on the management of food, water and energy resources in the GMS, which requires a careful balance of economic and environmental interests and better management of natural resources.


Resources

File Name Size Modified
GMS 2020 Conference Flyer.pdf 300 KB 22-05-2012
International Conference on GMS 2020 (full proceedings ​-large file).pdf 11 MB 05-09-2012


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