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Asia and Pacific Regional Implementation Meeting (RIM) on Rio+20 Outcomes

22-24 April 2013 | UN Conference Centre (UNCC), Bangkok, Thailand

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Highlights for Wednesday, 24 April 2013
The Asia and Pacific Regional Implementation Meeting on Rio+20 Outcomes, convened by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), continued today in Bangkok, Thailand. In the morning a Chair’s summary was distributed for delegates to review. In the afternoon, a plenary session was held. Delegates made comments to the Chair’s summary, and debated the action that should be taken on the summary, and how it should be forwarded as a contribution to global processes. Many delegates supported adopting the summary, while the Russian Federation and others preferred “recognizing” the summary, emphasizing that it is not a negotiated text. The Secretariat stressed that an outcome must be adopted in order for the meeting to conclude. Following informal consultations, delegates agreed to annex the Chair’s summary to the meeting report, which was adopted. The meeting adjourned at 5:12 pm.

During the day, a side event was also convened by UNEP on the 10-Year Framework of Programmes (on Sustainable Consumption and Production, and solutions to sustainable development challenges for Asia and the Pacific.

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A view of UNCC, venue of the meeting
A side event on “The Ten Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production (10YFP): solutions to sustainable development challenges for Asia and Pacific” included presentations on implementation modalities for the 10YFP at regional and national levels, and a UNEP report entitled “Recent Trends in Material Flows and Resource Productivity in Asia and the Pacific 2013.” During the following discussions, participants highlighted, inter alia: the need for improved access to environmentally sustainable technologies and more information exchange on SCP technologies and practices; the importance of indigenous technologies; SCP require both government policies and a bottom-up approach; the value of including a water programme in the 10FYP; and particular challenges in making SCP relevant to, and achieving it in, LDCs.

Delegates from Kazakhstan and Japan


Delegates from the Maldives

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Meeting resources

*Meeting website

*Annotated provisional agenda

*Tentative programme

*Background note

*Main Outcomes of the UNCSD: Issues for Regional Consideration

*Side events

*Information for Major Groups

*UN Rio+20 Follow Up Website

*Asia-Pacific regional activities

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