Intersections of social and environmental change in Southeast Asia

November 17, 2017 @ 12:30 pm – 2:15 pm
Room 626, Sixth Floor, Kaneff Tower
4700 Keele St
Toronto, ON M3J 1P3

Presentations by Piti Srivongchai and Ly Quoc Dang, Graduate Fellows of the Urban Climate Resilience in Southeast Asia Partnership (UCRSEA).

Guidelines to Reduce Individual Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions for Low Carbon City in Khon Kaen, Thailand
by Piti Srivongchai

The objective of this qualitative study was to investigate what changes in individual human lifestyle are necessary to contribute to the reduction of GHG through the Low Carbon City initiative in the Khon Kaen municipality, Thailand. We examined seven conditions of individual behaviour that impact GHG reduction: character, knowledge, attitude, motivation, persuasion, role models and equipment support. Based on our findings, we suggest guidelines for improving individual contributions through Low Carbon City to reduce GHG.

Piti is a doctoral candidate in Development Sciences at Khon Kaen University, Thailand and an Energy Technical Officer for the Provincial Energy Office of Loei, Thailand.

Gender Inequality and Urban Floods in Can Tho City, Vietnam
by Ly Quoc Dang

Using a feminist political ecology framework, this paper examines gendered relationships in terms of rights, roles and responsibilities in families and communities affected by floods in Can Tho, Vietnam. Based on fieldwork, the paper also seeks to understand the impact of women’s involvement in flood management and environmental and climate justice.

Dang is doctoral candidate in Women’s and Gender’s Studies at Chiang Mai University in Thailand and researcher at Can Tho University of Vietnam.

The Urban Climate Resilience in Southeast Asia Partnership (UCRSEA) is funded by SSHRC and IDRC.

Lunch will be served – RSVP to for catering purposes.

All are welcome.



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