Press Release

Result of 10th Regional 3R and Circular Economy Forum in Asia and the Pacific (Series of Webinars)

December 24, 2020

1. Date

Series of Webinars

[Webinar I: November 24, Webinar II: December 1, Webinar III: December 8, Webinar IV: December 14, Webinar V: December 17 and Webinar VI: December 22, 2020]

2. Format

Webinar

3. Organizers

Ministry of the Environment, Japan (MOEJ)

United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD)

4. Participants

Over 250 participants

5. Theme

"Advancing Circular Economy in Asia-Pacific towards the SDGs under COVID-19 Pandemic"

6. Topics

①Role of Eco-Towns in advancing 3R and Circular Economy - International Experiences of Eco-Town Projects on 3R

②Lessons learned from COVID-19 pandemic situation towards building resilient cities (-> SDG 11) - What can 3R and circular economy offer at local, national and regional levels?

③3R and circular economy as the basis for moving towards zero plastic waste in coastal and marine environment (-> SDG 14)

④Role of triangular cooperation (government-scientific & research organization-private sector) in advancing 3R and circular economy in Asia-Pacific (session on IPLA - a SDG partnership)

⑤Scope and coverage of 2nd State of 3R in Asia and the Pacific

⑥Discussion and finalization of consolidated Forum's Summary of 10th Regional 3R and Circular Economy Forum

7. Results of Forum

①Forum summary

Final Chair Summary.pdf

②State of Plastics Waste in Asia and the - Pacific - Issues, Challenges and Circular Economic Opportunities

State of Plastics Waste in Asia and the - Pacific - Issues, Challenges, and Circular Economic Opportunities.pdf

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