Chiang Mai University School of Public Policy (SPP) is exploring macro and micro-level energy related socio-political and environmental problems and how solutions can be created through intelligently crafted public policies.

SPP is particularly looking at the development and implementation of “pro-sumer” initiatives, whereby people are both energy producers and consumers. We are doing this by hosting deliberative platforms tasked with cultivating energy planning space that serves public interests by including all stakeholders in an inclusive, innovative, and progressive multi-level governance process. We held our first Policy Market in 2018 on the issue of energy with speakers from Thailand’s top political parties. In 2019, in collaboration with the Ministry of Energy, Thailand, Dr. Warathida led the study of country-wide energy needs and drafted Thailand’s first energy development plans at the regional level. She was also awarded the YSEALI Professional Fellows Program to learn about the U.S. local government’s policies for energy and climate change. Currently she is spearheading a project to investigate Thailand’s political parties’ policies toward climate change and energy.