Highlights and images for 12 April 2018



Highlights for Thursday, 12 April 2018

India hands over the chair of the 9th 3R Forum to Thailand

The final day of the Eighth Regional 3R Forum in Asia and the Pacific opened in Indore, India, with a plenary session focused on the challenges of mobilizing financing for 3R in the region, with presentations by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the World Bank, the Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI), and the Ministry of the Environment, Japan (MOEJ).This was followed by a dialogue on public-private partnerships (PPPs) to advance 3Rs in Asia-Pacific wherein individual private sector representatives interact directly with individual country delegates for a short period of time before rotating on to the next interaction. The dialogue was organized in line with the objectives of International Partnership for Expanding Waste Management Services of Local Authorities (IPLA), a Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Partnership under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.Delegates reviewed and adopted a Chair's summary with several minor amendments. The summary adoption was followed by announcement of 3R Awards given to civil society organizations (CSOs) and industry in waste management. In a formal ceremony, it was announced that the Ninth Regional 3R Forum will be held in Chaing Mai, Thailand, at a date still to be determined, and India handed over the Chair of the Forum to Thailand.Closing remarks were offered by Yasuo Takahashi, Ministry of Environment, Japan, Birgitte Bryld, UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA), Durga Shanker Mishra, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), India, and Maya Singh, Minister for Urban Development, Madhya Pradesh, India.The meeting closed at 3:03 pm. Later in the afternoon participants went on field visits to see a waste transfer station, bioremediation plant and integrated solid waste processing facility. In the evening MoHUA hosted a farewell reception for delegates.

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Plenary Session 8: Financing 3R - Domestic and International Investments
View of the dais during the plenary session 8: Financing 3R - Domestic and International Investments
A.S. Harinath, the World Bank Group
Osamu Mizuno, Director, Asian Institute of Technology Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific
Hindocha Jiten, IL&FS Environment, India
Valdmir Marev, Director, International Centre for Best Environmental Technologies, the Russian Federation

Plenary Session 9: Valedictory Session
C.R.C. Mohanty, UNCRD, and Durga Shanker Mishra, MoHUA, India
Anupam Khajuria, UNCRD, and Shun Fung Chiu, De La Salle University, The Philippines
View of the valedictory session
Sanjay Kumar, Joint Secretary, MoHUA, India
Maya Singh, Minister for Urban Development, Madhya Pradesh, India.
Civil society organizations (CSOs) and industry receiving 3R Awards

Closing Session
Yasuo Takahashi, Ministry of the Environment, Japan, giving closing remarks
Durga Shanker Mishra, MoHUA, India, giving closing remarks

Around the Venue
IISD RS Team with UNDESA and UNCRD Secretariat


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