Environment Congress
for Asia and the Pacific
(ECO ASIA '97)

7-8 Sep 1997

Congress Report

Program Outline
1.Congress Background
2.Sessions Overview
4.[Session 1] Keynote Speeches
Theme:"Towards Realization of Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific"
5.[Session 2] Panel Discussion
Theme:"Approaches to Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific
- Towards Earth Summit +10 based on the Outcomes of UNGASS -"
6.[Session 3] Round Table Discussion
Theme:"A Long-Term Perspective on Environment and Development in Asia and the Pacific"
7.[Session 4] Round Table Discussion
Theme:"Partnerships in the Asia-Pacific Region for Addressing Climate Change - for the Success of COP3"
8.[Session 5] Round Table Discussion
Theme:"Asia-Pacific Regional Partnerships Towards the Realization of Sustainable Development"
9.[Session 6] Adoption of the Chairperson's Summary
    10.Chairperson's Summary and Special Appeal of Chairperson of ECO ASIA '97 for the Success of COP
*List of Participants

Program Outline

7-8 September 1997

International Conference Center City of Kobe, Japan

Environment Agency of the Government of Japan City of Kobe

ĈON Group Environment Foundation Environmental Information Center

Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
Japan Environment Corporation
Overseas Economic Cooperation Fund (OECF)
Global Environmental Forum
Overseas Environmental Cooperation Center (OECC)
Earth Water and Green Foundation
Association of International Research Initiatives for Environmental Studies (AIRIES)

1. Congress Background

2. Sessions Overview

3. Opening Speeches

4. [Session 1] Keynote Speeches

5. [Session 2] Panel Discussion

6. [Session 3] Round Table Discussion

7. [Session 4] Round Table Discussion

8. [Session 5] Round Table Discussion

9. [Session 6]

10. Chairperson's Summary and Special Appeal of Chairperson of ECO ASIA '97 for the Success of COP3

11. Programme

15:30 Break

16:00 Session VI: Adoption of the Chairperson's Summary

Chairperson: Ms. Michiko Ishii
Minister of State, Director-General of the Environment Agency
Minister in Charge of Global Environment Problems

  • Press Conference 17:00-17:30 <International Conference Center, 401 & 402>

  • Farewell Party 18:00-19:30 <Kobe Portopia Hotel, Room "Rainbow">

    List of Participants

    Mr. Howard Bamsey
    Australian Ambassador for the Environment
    Carnegielaan 4, 2517 KH, The Hague, The
    Tel: 31-70-3108270
    Fax: 31-70-3107863
    E-mail: hbamsey@bart.nl

    H. E. Ms. Syeda Sajeda Chowdhury
    Ministry of Environment and Forests
    Bangladesh Secretariat,Dhaka 1000,
    Tel: (880)2-831297
    Fax: (880)2-869210

    H. E. Dr. Mok Mareth
    Ministry of Environment
    #48 Samdech Preah Sihanouk, Tonie
    Bassac, Chamkar Mon, Phnom Penh,
    Tel: (855)2342-7894
    Fax: (855)2342-7844

    Mr. Sovannora Ieng
    Technical Adviser
    Ministry of Environment

    Mr. Joseph Caron
    Canadian Embassy
    7-3-38 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107 Japan
    Tel: 81-3-5412-6200
    Fax: 81-3-5412-6303

    Dr. Ruqiu Ye
    Deputy Administrator
    National Environmental Protection Agency
    No.115, Xizhimennei Nanxiaojie, Beijing
    100035, CHINA
    Tel: (86)10-66151934/66151757
    E-mail: nepaii@public.bta.net.cn

    Mr. Ne Ouyang
    Division of Foreign Affair
    National Environmental Protection Agency

    The Hon. Mr. Vilisoni Cagimaivei
    Ministry of Urban Development, Housing and Environment
    C. O. Box 2131, Government Building, Suva
    Tel: 679-211310
    Fax: 679-303515

    Dr. RTM Sutamihardja
    Special Assistant Minister for Global Environment Affairs
    State Ministry of Environment
    Jalan D.I. Pandjaitan, Kebun, Jakarta 13410,
    Tel: 62-21-858-0110
    Fax: 62-21-858-0110

    Ms. Michiko Ishii
    Minister of State, Director General of Environment Agency of Japan
    Minister in Charge of Global Environment Problems
    1-2-2, Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
    100, Japan
    Tel: 81-3-3580-1375
    Fax: 81-3-3504-1634

    Mr. Tsuneo Suzuki
    Parliamentary Vice Minister
    Environment Agency of Japan

    Mr. Toshiaki Tanabe
    Ambassador for Global Environmental Affairs
    Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Mr. Hironori Hamanaka
    Director General
    Global Environment Department
    Environment Agency of Japan

    Dr. Chin-Seung Chung
    Deputy Minister
    Ministry of Environment
    Kwacheon 427-760, KOREA
    Fax: (82)2-504-9206

    Mr. Dong-Hyuk Kim
    Deputy Director
    International Affairs Division
    Ministry of Environment

    Lao PDR
    H.E. Prof. Dr. Souli Nanthavong
    Science Technology and Environment Organization
    P. O. Box 2279 Vientiane, Lao PDR
    Tel: (856)21-213470 (856)21-213471
    Fax: (856)21-213472

    Mr. Somphone Phanousith
    Director of Cabinet
    Science Technology and Environment Organization

    Mr. Nheune Sisavad
    Director of the Department of Industrial Property, Standardization and Metrology
    Science Technology and Environment Organization

    Dato' Abu Bakar Daud
    Deputy Minister
    Ministry of Science, Technology and the Environment
    14th Floor, Wisma Sime Darby, Jalan
    Raja Laut, 50662 Kuala Lumpur,
    Tel: (60)3-29-38339

    Mr. Lee Heng Keng
    Director, Assessment Division
    Ministry of Science, Technology and the Environment

    H.E. Mr. Dambii Dorligjav
    Acting Minister of Nature and the Environment,
    Minister of Defense,
    Chairman of State Emergency Commission
    Hudaldaany gudami-5 Ulaanbaatar 11,
    Tel: (976)1-329619
    Fax: (976)1-321401

    Mr. Agvaan Zorig
    Ministry of Defense

    Dr. Madhav Prasad Ghimire
    Chief of Environment Division
    Ministry of Population and Environment
    Singh Durbar, Kathmandu, NEPAL
    Tel: (977)01-241587
    Fax: (977)1-242138

    New Zealand
    Mr. John Gilbert
    Deputy Secretary for the Environment
    Ministry for the Environment
    P. O. Box 10362, Wellington,
    Tel: (64)4-498-7458
    Fax: (64)4-472-4569
    E-Mail: jg@mfe.govt.nz

    Mr. Virgilio Q. Marcero
    Undersecretary for Field Operations
    Department of Environment and Natural Resources
    Visayas Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City
    Tel: (632)926-4806/926-3487
    Fax: (632)926-4706

    Sri Lanka
    The Hon. Mr. Nandimithra Ekanayake M.P.
    Ministry of Forestry & Environment
    6th Floor, Unity Plaza Building
    Bambalapitiya, Colombo 4 SRI LANKA
    Tel: (94)1-588274
    Fax: (94)1-502566

    Mr. Sarath Ekanayake
    Private Secretary to the Minister
    Ministry of Forestry & Environment

    Mr. Suphavit Piamphongsant
    Inspector General
    Ministry of Science, Technology and the Environment
    Rama VI Road, Bangkok, 10400,
    Tel: (66-2)-247-9696
    Fax: (66-2)-246-8106

    Mr. David H. Strother
    Executive Secretary
    US-Japan Joint Planning and Coordination Committee (JPCC) on Environmental Protection,
    Office of International Activities,
    Environmental Protection Agency
    Washington, D.C. 20460, U.S.A.
    Tel: (1)202-564-6423
    Fax: (1)202-565-2412
    E-mail: strother.david@epamail.epa.gov

    The Hon. Dr. Prof. Chu Tuan Nha
    Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment
    39 Tran Hung Dao, Hanoi, VIETNAM
    Tel: (84)4-8263388
    Fax: (84)4-8252733

    Dr. Nguyen Xuan Bao Tam
    Assistant Director, International Relations Department
    Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment

    City of Kobe
    Mr. Kazutoshi Sasayama
    City of Kobe
    6-Chome Kano-Cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe 650,
    Tel: 81-78-322-5275
    Fax: 81-78-322-6060

    Mr. Eiichi Kontani
    Director General
    Environment Bureau
    City of Kobe

    Mr. Susumu Yamamoto
    Environmental Protection Department
    Environment Bureau
    City of Kobe

    Mr. Seiji Nanno
    Waste Management Department
    Environment Bureau
    City of Kobe

    Mr. Kiyoyuki Kanemitsu
    International Department
    Earthquake Restoration and Coordination Bureau
    City of Kobe

    Prof. Dr. Lohani Bindu Nath
    Manager, Environment Division
    Asian Development Bank
    #6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong City,
    Tel: 632-632-6883
    Fax: 632-636-2195

    Ms. Joke H. Waller-Hunter
    Division for Sustainable Development,
    Department for Economic on Social Affairs
    2 United Nations, Room DC2-2220,
    New York, N.Y. 10017 U.S.A.
    Tel: (1)212-963-0902
    Fax: (1)212-963-4260
    E-mail: waller-hunter@un.org

    Dr. Guangchang Shi
    Environment and Natural Resources Management Division
    Rajdamnern Avenue, Bangkok 10200,
    Tel: 662-288-1510
    Fax: 662-288-1059

    Dr. A. Terry Rambo
    Senior Fellow
    East-West Center Program on Environment
    c/o CRES, 167 Bui Thi Xuan, Hanoi,
    Tel: (84)4-9760975, 9761080
    Fax: (84)4-821-8934

    Mr. Lachlan A.J. Hunter
    Assistant Director of Management Services
    International Tropical Timber Organization
    International Organizations Center 5th Floor,
    Pacifico-Yokohama 1-1-1 Minato-Mirai,
    Nishi-ku, Yokohama 220 JAPAN
    Tel: (81)45-223-1110
    Fax: (81)45-223-1111

    Dr. Eva L.J. Rosinger
    Deputy Director of the Environment Directorate
    Organization For Economic Cooperation And Development
    2 Rue Andre-Pascal, 75775 Paris Cedex 16,
    Tel: 33-1-45249310
    Fax: 33-1-45247876
    E-mail: eva.rosinger@oecd.org

    Mr. Muliagatele I. Reti
    Head of Division, Natural Resources
    South Pacific Regional Environment Programme
    P. O. Box 240 Apia, WESTERN SAMOA
    Fax: (685)20-231
    E-mail: sprep@pactok.peg.apc.org

    Mr. Shoji Kubota
    Associate Expert
    United Nations Centre for Regional Development
    1-47-1 Nanono, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya 450
    Tel: (81)52-561-9378
    Fax: (81)52-561-9374

    Dr. Mohammed Matouq
    UN Researcher
    United Nations Centre for Regional Development

    Dr. Suvit Yodmani
    Regional Director and Representative for Asia and the Pacific
    U. N. Bldg., 10th Floor, Rajdamnern Avenue,
    Bangkok 10200, THAILAND
    Tel: (66)2-2881870
    Fax: (66)2-2803829
    E-mail: yodmani.unescap@un.org

    Mr. Hajime Sasaki
    Senior Liaison Officer
    United Nations Environment Programme/International Environmental Technology Centre
    2-110 Ryokuchi-Koen Tsurumi-ku, Osaka
    538 JAPAN
    Tel: (81)6-915-4591
    Fax: (81)6-915-0304
    E-mail: hsasaki@unep.or.jp

    Mr. Ryutaro Yatsu
    Visiting Fellow
    The United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies
    53-67 Jingumae, 5-chome, Shibuya-ku,
    Tokyo 150 JAPAN
    Tel: (81)3-5467-2323
    Fax: (81)3-5467-2324

    Dr. Ryo Fujikura
    Associate Professor
    Institute of Environmental Systems, Faculty of Engineering, Kyushu University
    6-10-1 Hakozaki, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka,
    Fukuoka 812-81, Japan
    Tel: 81-92-642-4092
    Fax: 81-92-642-3848
    E-mail: fujikura@ies.kyushu-u.ac.jp

    Prof. Hidefumi Imura
    6-10-1 Hakozaki, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka,
    Fukuoka 812-81, Japan
    Institute of Environmental Systems, Faculty of Engineering, Kyushu University
    Tel: 81-92-642-4090
    Fax: 81-92-642-3848
    E-mail: fwgk8235@mb.infoweb.or.jp

    Mr. Kenji Iwakiri
    Managing Director
    Global Environment Centre Foundation
    2-110 Ryokuchi-koen, Tsurumi-ku, Osaka
    538, Japan
    Tel: 81-6-915-4121
    Fax: 81-6-915-0181

    Mr. Saburo Kato
    Research Institute for Environment and Society
    #201, 1-665, Marukodori, Nakahara-ku,
    Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa 211, Japan
    Tel: 81-44-411-8455
    Fax: 81-44-411-8977

    Prof. Dr. Tastuo Kira
    Vice Director General
    International Lake Environment Committee Foundation (ILEC)
    1091, Oroshimono-cho, Kusatsu-shi, Shiga
    525, Japan
    Tel: 81-775-68-4567
    Fax: 81-775-68-4568
    E-mail: ilec@mx.biwa.or.jp

    Mr. Mitsuaki Kojima
    Managing Director
    Planning Department, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
    Shinjuku Maynds Tower Bldg, 10th Floor,
    2-1-1, Yoyogi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151,
    Tel: 81-3-5352-5131
    Fax: 81-3-5352-5490

    Mr. Masahiro Miyazaki
    AEON Group Environment Foundation
    1-5-1, Nakase, Mihama-ku, Chiba, Chiba
    216, Japan
    Tel: 81-43-212-6022
    Fax: 81-43-212-6815

    Prof. Akio Morishima
    Chairman of the Board of Directors
    Preparatory Organization to Establish The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies
    Nippon Press Center Bldg. 3rd Floor, 2-2-1,
    Uchisaiwai-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100,
    Tel: 81-3-3595-1081
    Fax: 81-3-3595-1084
    E-mail: iges@iges.or.jp

    Mr. Hideki Nariya
    Senior Research Fellow
    Keizai Doyukai (Japan Association of Corporate Executives)
    Japan Industry Building, 1-4-6, Marunouchi,
    Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100, Japan
    Tel: 81-3-3284-0486
    Fax: 81-3-3212-3774

    Prof. Dr. Shuzo Nishioka
    Global Environment Division
    National Institute for Environmental Studies
    16-2, Onogawa, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305, Japan
    Tel: 81-298-50-2331
    Fax: 81-298-50-2569
    E-mail: snishioka@nies.go.jp

    Prof. Dr. Makoto Numata
    Nature Conservation Society of Japan
    74-13, Bentencho, Chuo-ku, Chiba, Japan
    Tel: 81-43-251-7664
    Fax: 81-43-251-4930

    Mr. Hideo Okada
    Secretary General
    Japan Overseas Environmental Cooperation Center
    Koen Annex 7th Floor, 3-1-8, Shiba Koen,
    Minato-ku, Tokyo 105, Japan
    Tel: 81-3-5472-0144
    Fax: 81-3-5472-0145

    Mr. Hiroshi Shimizu
    Global Environmental Forum
    1-9-7 Azabudai, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106,
    Tel: 81-3-5561-9735
    Fax: 81-3-5561-9737

    Mr. Atsuo Yagihashi
    Director General
    Environmental Information Center
    8th Floor, 1-5-8 Toranomon, Minato-ku,
    Tokyo 105, Japan
    Tel: 81-3-3595-3992
    Fax: 81-3-3595-0227

    Prof. Dr. Kazuhiro Ueta
    Graduate School of Economics
    Faculty of Economics, Kyoto University,
    Yoshida-Honmachi, Sakyo-cho,
    Kyoto 606-01, Japan
    Tel: 81-75-753-3439
    Fax: 81-75-753-3492
    E-mail: j52366@sakura.kudpc.kyoto-u.ac.jp