The Eighth Regional 3R Forum
in Asia and the Pacific

Organizers Ministry of the Environment, Government of Japan (MOEJ)
Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), Government of India United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD), Division for Sustainable Development (DSD) of United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA)
Date April 10-12, 2018
Venue Brilliant Convention Centre, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India
Participants Over 700 representatives from 41 countries (Asian countries and Pacific island countries, etc.), cities, international organizations, etc.
*Representatives from Japan: 9 officials of Ministry of the Environment including State Minister Tadahiko Ito, 11 municipal representatives, approximately 40 representatives from private enterprises, 13 scholars and NGO members, and 14 participants from international organizations and other organizations.
Theme "Achieving Clean Water, Clean Land and Clean Air through 3R and Resource Efficiency - A 21st Century Vision for Asia-Pacific Communities"

At the Forum (April 10-12), the following topics were discussed.

  1. 1.Towards Zero Waste Society - The 3R Way
  2. 2.The 3Rs and Clean Water - The Role of the Circular Economy in Reducing Water Pollution
  3. 3.The 3Rs and Clean Land - The Role of the Circular Economy in Preventing Land Pollution
  4. 4.The 3Rs and Clean Air - The Role of the Circular Economy towards Prevention of Air Pollution
  5. 5.3R for Protection of Coastal and Marine Ecosystems
  6. 6.Greening of SMEs and Enhancing National Productivity – The Role of the Circular Economy
  7. 7.Resource Security and 3R Technologies
  8. 8.Financing 3R - Domestic and International Investments
  9. 9.(Country Breakout Session) Country Major Achievements and Initiatives on Implementation of the Ha Noi 3R Declaration (2013-2023)

*Roundtable Discussion
On April 12th, a roundtable discussion between governments and private sectors was held, following the 7th 3R Forum in Adelaide, to promote Public-Private-Partnerships (PPPs).
 Representatives of participating countries and relevant private companies handling waste management and recycling from Asia and the Pacific countries including Japan participated in the roundtable discussion.

*Pre-events and Parallel Events

Seven pre-events and parallel-events below were held beside the Forum.

  1. 1.Pre-event (9 April, 2018)
  2. 2.Indian Industry Session on 3R and Waste Management (parallel event)
  3. 3.Recycling of Land-based Marine Litter: Challenges and Opportunities in South Asia Region(parallel event)
  4. 4.Asian Mayors Policy Dialogue on Achieving Clean Water, Clean Land and Clean Air through 3R and Resource Efficiency (parallel event)
  5. 5.Asia 3R Civil Society Event (parallel event)
  6. 6.International 3R Exhibition (parallel event)
  7. 7.7th International Conference on Solid Waste Management, 7th Icon SWM 2017 (pre-event/ completed in Dec. 2017)

"Chair's Summary of Eighth Regional 3R Forum" and Indore "3R Declaration of Asian Mayors on Achieving Clean Land, Clean Water and Clean Air in Cities" were adopted as the outcome.

The Eighth Regional 3R Forum in Asia and the Pacific
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