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First Forum of Ministers and Environment Authorities of Asia Pacific

19-20 May 2015 | UN Conference Centre (UNCC), Bangkok, Thailand


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A view of UNCC, venue of the Forum

First Forum of Ministers and Environment Authorities of Asia PacificThe First Forum of Ministers and Environment Authorities of Asia Pacific will take place from 19-20 May 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand. The Forum will discuss ways to achieve equitable sustainable development through the post-2015 development agenda and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), considering environment-health linkages and challenges such as air pollution, chemicals and waste management, and the promotion of a green economy.

Ministers and senior officials at the meeting will provide guidance to the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) on regional implementation of decisions made at the 2014 session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-1), the UN’s highest decision-making body on environmental affairs. The meeting will also help identify regional priorities for consideration at UNEA-2 in 2016, as well as provide input to UNEP’s 2018-2021 strategy.

The Forum will consider the environment outlook for the Asia-Pacific region, and will feature the launch of a UNEP publication, “Indicators for a Resource-Efficient Asia.”

This Forum replaces the Subregional Environmental Policy Dialogue organized by UNEP since 2003, and is, in part, a regional response to the decision of the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20) to strengthen UNEP’s regional presence to assist countries in the implementation of their national environmental policies.

The Forum will take place back-to-back with the Asia Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development, organized by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) from 21-22 May 2015, ahead of the 71st session of UNESCAP from 25-29 May 2015.

IISD Reporting Services, through its ENB+ Meeting Coverage, provided daily web coverage and a summary report from the 1st Forum of Ministers and Environment Authorities of Asia Pacific which may be downloaded in HTML or PDF format.

Specific funding for coverage of the First Forum of Ministers and Environment Authorities of Asia Pacific has been provided by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) - Regional Office for Asia Pacific (ROAP)
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