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Press Release

APFED New International Environment Award (APFED Awards for Good Practices) Launched.

January 25, 2006

Aiming to present a sustainable development model in the Asia-Pacific region, the Asia-Pacific Forum for Environment and Development (APFED) Secretariat widely announces the launch of the APFED Awards for Good Practices which will be given to organisations that have made outstanding achievements in the promotion of socially-equitable and sustainable development in Asia-Pacific region. Outstanding projects will be awarded.

  1. Outline of APFED Award for Good Practices

    1) Aim
    The awards programme aims not only to honour winners but also to present and share lessons learned and knowledge gained for sustainable development in the region through the continual updating of the APFED Good Practices Database which is open to the public.

    2) Target issues
    - Actors
    Governments, municipalities, CSOs (Civil Society Organisations), NGOs, Companies, and so on
    - Field of Practices
    All the environmental fields, such as climate change, air pollution, forestry/freshwater management, biodiversity conservation, including cross-sectoral issues, namely governance, technology, information, and capacity building

    3) Award and Registration to the Database
    The applications that satisfy the eligibility requirements and are qualified peer-review will be registered in the APFED Good Practices Database. After a comprehensive evaluation process, winners shall receive monetary awards. These awards include the Gold Prize (one case), the Silver Prize (2 cases) and the Incentive Prize (5 cases).
  2. Applying process

    1) Deadline
    March 31, 2006

    2) Submission
    Application shall be submitted via email, using application form which you will find in the following web site.
    the APFED Awards for Good Practices

    3) Contact Point
    APFED Secretariat (c/o Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES))
    Hashi (Mr.)
    2108-11 Kamiyamaguchi, Hayama, Kanagawa, 240-0115 Japan


APFED is an experts' meeting first proposed in 2001 at the ECO ASIA with a mission of formulating a new vision for the Asia-Pacific region. In the first phase started from 2002 through 2004, experts from countries in Asia-Pacific region and international institutions have participated in the six APFED substantive meetings as members. In the sixth Substantive Meeting of APFED held in December 2004, final documents were adopted.

Since 2005, the second phase of the APFED has launched and specific actions are underway for the implementation of the recommendations compiled in the report. The first plenary meeting of the second phase was held in Bogor, Indonesia in November 2005.

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