THE VISION: URGENT BOLD GREEN GROWTH TOWARDS TRANSFORMATIONAL GREEN PARADIGM.
The GEGG Sixth Forum continues to support the objective of the Green Economy Green Growth, GEGG Myanmar (not for profit) and non-political Association “To expeditiously promote green economy green growth in Myanmar and foster national and international cooperation” www.geggmyanmar.org
The Sixth Forum celebrated the Tenth Anniversary of the inception of GEGG and the Fifth Anniversary of the Endorsement of AIGE ASEAN Institute for Green Economy, by ASEAN Heads of State/ Governments at the 25th.ASEAN Summit in November 2014, Nay Pyi Taw. AIGE, an ASEAN Charter Entity is located at and supported by GEGG, as mandated in the ASEAN ToR.
The Sixth GEGG Form importantly celebrates the Centennial Year of the founding of UMFCCI, Union of Myanmar federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry, it has become the apex private sector not for profit organization in the country. To underscore the close collaboration with GEGG, the Yangon Segment was organized at the UMFCCI HQ in Yangon and with the UMFCCI President, six senior Leadership spoke at the Sixth Forum.
During the past decade and accelerating recently, there is unprecedented convergence of major inter-connected global changes, many are increasingly known and are irreversible.
An increasing number of scientific reports and expanding global empirical evidence point to major systems and systemic changes, with dire consequences for the inextricably linked social, human health and wellbeing, economic, financial, and ecological sustainability, with overarching impacts on human, national and global security, in particular with food security and safety. The Reports include the October 2018 IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5C above pre-industrial levels; June 2019 U.S. Global Change Research Program Climate Science Special Report (CSSR); Jan 2019 Worldwide Threat Assessment. US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. With improved knowledge and awareness, there is intensifying and growing global public actions, in particular by students, stressing the existential risks and threats and the urgent need for actions. There is growing international consensus on the imperative need now for expeditious actions and transitions toward a Green Paradigm. Business as usual, procrastinations and silo approaches are woefully inadequate to meet the scope, scale and speed of the mega transformations and threats. And importantly, do not adequately identify multiple benefits of expanding green opportunities, and opening of new windows and doors.
The Sixth GEGG Forum emphasize the imperative urgency and need for bold, visionary, holistic, policies, strategies and solutions that are integrated and aligned. The integration requires not only of disciplines, but also of sectors and stakeholders, with alignment of institutions. Furthermore, development needs to be considered in conjunction with investments. The GEGG 6 theme is Green Investments and Development— Now. The two –day Nay Pyi Taw segment address Policy and Strategy and is aligned with the one-day Yangon segment at UMFCCI, that will focus on moving forward Policy and Strategy from WHAT to HOW solutions and actions.
The Agenda consisted of elements clustered into transformative building blocks that are driving green transitions. These building blocks include Increasing Natural Resource Use Efficiency; Next Generation Energy leading towards “ Decarbonization”; Preparing and Unleashing 5G; Promoting Smart Materials; Innovative Financing and Economic Instruments; Transformation and translational Vocational Capacity Building. The Yangon segment discuss initiatives to implement the building blocks. Two mutually supportive mechanisms were proposed to accelerate and support transition to a transforming Green Paradigm: an Enabling Collaborative Platform to motivate, promote, support and fast-track innovation, inventions and competitiveness to provide Strategic Policies and Advice, and the Myanamr Green Resource Institute, with five aligned Centers of Excellence, to drive and revolutionize innovative use and stewardship of Resources. The concept of ‘agrohortiforestry” , integrating agriculture, horticulture and forestry, and demonstrating the multiple benefits. The two mechanisms will support the implementation of the Myanmar Sustainable Development Plan (2018-2030)
The Sixth GEGG Forum provided al Framework of Vision; Holistic and Integrated Concept, Policy and Strategy Determinants; Building blocks for Actions; and two supporting Platforms to pilot test and demonstrate the efficacy of the holistic and Framework for fast transition towards a new Green Paradigm.
And provide the impetus for new and increased investment and development opportunities.
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NAY PYI TAW SEGMENT AT MICC 2
Transformational Policies and Strategies
Accelerating Green Transition
4 FEBRUARY 2020 DAY 1
H.E U Ohn Win, Union Minister for Natural Resources & Environmental Conservation
PRE SESSIONS BRIEF UPDATES BY GEGG (NOT FOR PROFIT) ASSOCIATION
Special Lunch Keynote H.E Prof. Dr. Myo Thein Gyi Union Minister for Education
YANGON SEGMENT AT UMFCCI
Accelerating WHAT to HOW SOLUTIONS & PRACTICES.
For Green Implementation
State of the Art Technologies and Management, Traditional & indigenous Knowledge
H.E U. Bharat Singh, Deputy Union Minister, Ministry for Investments and Foreign Economic Relations
“Roundtable discussion on private sector role and commitment towards a Transformative New Green Paradigm”
Demonstrating and Supporting HOW. Two mutually supporting initiatives.
(Brief Introduction by GEGG)