WWF Thailand invites key political partners to consult on the continuation of the Sustainable Consumption and Production project.

Posted on 03 March 2022

WWF Thailand invited key political partners for a consultation meeting to receive feedback and advice on the Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) project which is set to continue from 2022-2025.  

Group photo at the Sustainable Consumption and Production Project consultation meeting, Mar 3, 2022 ©WWF Thailand
The SCP project was first implemented in Thailand in 2017 and aims to address problems associated with the food system and promote low-carbon consumption and production as a solution to climate change. The project is set to start the second phase in 2022 and will continue to 2025. 
Future activities will build upon the successes of 2017-2021, scaling up existing activities while also implementing new ones in order to improve the overall environmental performance of agricultural and community products throughout their value chain, stimulate demand for sustainable products and help consumers make informed choices.
The meeting was attended by representatives from the Department of Environmental Quality Promotion (DEQP), the National Science and Technology Development Institute (NSTDA), the Royal Forest Department (RFD), as well as other key stakeholders. With key experts in attendance, it provided an opportunity for team members to receive meaningful feedback on the strategies, targets, goals, and the 10 key project activities presented. The floor was open for any other ideas, feedback, or concerns the attendees may have had. 

Activity to collate meaningful feedback on the project ©WWF Thailand
The feedback and consensus received showed that the project aligns with existing national strategies and policies, therefore the DEQP, NSTDA, and the RFD were pleased to join up and contribute to future activities. The three organisations will become key political partners for the project.  

Dr. Thumrongrut Mungcharoen, Senior Advisor at the National Science and Technology Development Agency ©WWF Thailand
Suggestions on other potential organisations who may contribute, policy advice, as well recommendations on research topics, communication content, and activities were gained from the consultation meeting. All of this has been collected and compiled into a summarised report and will be used to update and guide project decisions going forwards to better achieve the set-out goals and indicators. 

Sakda Maneewong Administrative Director of the Forest Resource Management Office No.1 (Chiang Mai), Royal Forest Department ©WWF Thailand

Thongbai Wetchapan, Director, Department of Environmental Quality Promotion © WWF Thailand
This consultation meeting marks the beginning of cooperation between different stakeholders which will last throughout the project period. Organisations in attendance will become key contributors to the project and form part of a multi-stakeholder platform, which will create change along the food chain.