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Sixth Regional 3R Forum in Asia and the Pacific -
3R as an Economic Industry - Next Generation 3R Solutions for a
Resource-Efficient Society and Sustainable Tourism Development in Asia and the Pacific

16-19 August 2015 | Malé, Maldives


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Sadat Mansoor Naderi (center), Minister of Urban Development Affairs, Afghanistan, consulting with (left to right) Patrice Christmann, Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et Minières (BRGM); Feroz Khan Masjidi, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Afghanistan; Heinz Schandl, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO); and Kazunobu Onogawa, IGES

6th Regional 3R Forum in Asia and the PacificThe Sixth Regional 3R Forum in Asia and the Pacific continued on Wednesday, 19 August 2015 in Malé, Maldives.

The morning plenary session heard presentations and discussions on "State of the 3Rs in Asia and the Pacific." UNEP presented on its work to develop resources use indicators in six domains covering 26 Asia-Pacific countries over a 40-year time frame, and ICLEI reported on the SUNYA zero waste project undertaken in seven cities in five South Asian countries.

Thoriq Ibrahim, Minister of Environment and Energy, Maldives, then presented a draft Chair’s Summary of the Forum, which participants reviewed and adopted with several minor amendments.

In the closing session, Ibrahim, Chikako Takase, Director, UN Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD), and Masahito Fukami, Ministry of the Environment, Japan, offered closing remarks. Ibrahim announced that the Seventh Regional 3R Forum in Asia and the Pacific would be held in 2016 in Adelaide, Australia, and he presented a carved sculpture to Vaughan Levitzke, Zero Waste South Australia, to symbolize the handover.

Vladimir Maryev, Director, International Center for Best Available Technologies (ICBET), Russian Federation, announced the 2015 Global Forum of the International Partnership for Expanding Waste Management Services of Local Authorities (IPLA) to be held in Moscow, Russian Federation in October 2015, and invited all 3R Forum participants to attend. He also indicated the Russian Federation's interest in hosting the 3R Forum in the future.

The meeting closed at 1:18 p.m. Later in the afternoon participants went on field visits to see the waste management operations at different resorts that had endorsed the Malé 3R Declaration. The field visits were followed by a tree planting ceremony on newly reclaimed land on Hulhumalé Island as part of an effort to make this the first carbon neutral 3R Forum.

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Plenary Session 7: State of 3Rs in Asia and the Pacific

Kazunobu Onogawa, IGES

Janet Salem, UNEP


Delegates listening to the panel during plenary


Yasuhiko Hotta, IGES, Japan

Emani Kumar, ICLEI


Patrice Christmann, BRGM

Ar. Yogeshwar K. Parajuli, Ministry of Urban Development, Nepal


Feroz Khan Masjidi, Director, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Afghanistan

Humayoun Faiz, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Afghanistan


Nguyen Van Tai, Institute of Strategy and Policy on National Resources and Environment (ISPONRE), Viet Nam, talking to Chikako Takase, Director, UNCRD

Delegates conversing


Delegates consulting

A delegate listens to proceedings

Plenary Session 8: Adoption of the Chair's Summary


Thoriq Ibrahim, Minister of Environment and Energy, Maldives

Anupam Khajuria, UNCRD


Republic of Korea delegation reviews the Chair's Summary


Li Zhang, Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development, China

Delegates from Bhutan reviewing the Chair's Summary


Closing Plenary


A room view during the closing plenary


Chikako Takase, Director, UNCRD

Masahito Fukami, Ministry of the Environment, Japan


Vladimir Maryev, International Center for Best Available Technologies (ICBET), Russian Federation, presenting Choudhury Rudra Charan Mohanty, UNCRD, a book on Moscow, the host city of 2015 IPLA Global Forum in Oct 2015

Thoriq Ibrahim, Minister of Environment and Energy, Maldives, presenting a carved sculpture to Vaughan Levitzke, Zero Waste South Australia


Vaughan Levitzke, Zero Waste South Australia, announcing the Seventh Regional 3R Forum will be held in 2016 in Adelaide, Australia

Ali Amir, Deputy Minister of Environment and Energy, Maldives


A group photo during closing plenary


Around the Venue






Tree Planting


Participants from the Sixth Regional 3R Forum planted trees on newly reclaimed land on Hulhumalé Island
as part of an effort to make this the first carbon neutral 3R Forum.


Siaosi Ofa Ki Vahafolau Sovaleni, Minister of Meteorology, Energy, Information, Disaster Management, Environment, Climate Change and Communications, Tonga, plants a tree.





(L-R) Keith Ripley, team leader; Qian Cheng, writer; Sean Wu, Digital Editor; and Brett Wertz, writer, IISD RS

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