On May 31, 2022, Mr. Suriyan Vichitlekan, Executive Director, Mekong Institute (MI) shared his views on “Accelerating Green Growth in the ASEAN Region: ASEAN and ROK Perspectives” at the 18th Jeju Forum for Peace and Prosperity. He highlighted that green growth is central to enabling and driving sustainable development, strengthening Southeast Asia’s long-term economic competitiveness, and building resilience against environmental crises and any future pandemic.
He then invited the audience, comprising prominent speakers and subject-matter experts from government, business, and civil society, to focus on transforming agricultural and farming practices, developing sustainable urban development and transport models, transitioning to clean energy, and creating a circular economy. He also underscored the role of governments in setting the policy framework and the right incentives to mobilize financial resources.
On the partnership between ASEAN and the Republic of Korea (ROK),