Ministry of the Environment implements a number of cooperation for developing regions that promote the reduction of solid waste generation, reuse and recycling of circulative resources, and environmentally sound treatment and disposal of solid waste, from the perspective of protecting the living environment and effective utilization of resource materials.
|Name of Measures (Budgets)||Regional 3R Forum in Asia and the Pacific|
|Outline||Towards the creation of a sound material-cycle society by promoting 3R in Asian countries, the Regional 3R Forum in Asia and the Pacific was established in November 2009 under a proposal by Japan, as a platform for cooperation among a wide range of stakeholders including officials and representatives from governments of Asian countries, international organizations, aid agencies, the private sector, research institutions, and NGOs. |
The objectives of the Forum include promoting high-level 3R policy dialogues, promoting the implementation of 3R-related project in Asian countries, sharing of institutional and technical information useful for 3R promotion, and creating a network among officials and representatives. Together with the United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD) and governments of the host countries, the Ministry of the Environment of Japan has been one of the organizers since the first Forum.
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|Asia and Oceania|
|Progress and achievements||
The Regional 3R Forum in Asia and the Pacific has been held seven times since the Inaugural Forum in Japan in 2009. Past Forums have had major outcomes such as the Hanoi 3R Declaration, a policy objective for 3R promotion in the Asia-Pacific region between 2013 and 2023, which was adopted at the Fourth Forum. At the Seventh Forum, held from 2 to 4 November 2016 in Adelaide, Australia, more than 350 participants in attendance included government (including ministers and vice ministers), international organizations, private sectors, NGOs, experts, etc. from 41 Asian countries and Pacific Island countries. Senior Vice-Minister of the Environment, Tadahiko Ito, and others attended as the representatives of Japan. The major contents discussed at the Forum were as follows:
|Division in charge||Environmental Regeneration and Material Cycles Bureau|
|Last updated||March, 2018|