The Tenth Regional 3R and Circular Economy Forum in Asia and the Pacific

Organizers Ministry of the Environment, Japan (MOEJ)
United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD)
Date Series of Webinars [Webinar I: 24 November 2020, Webinar II: 1 December 2020, Webinar III: 8 December 2020, Webinar IV: 14 December 2020, Webinar V:17 December 2020 and Webinar VI: 22 December 2020]
Venue Webinar
Participants Over 250 representatives from 30 countries (Asian countries and Pacific island countries etc.)
Theme "Advancing Circular Economy in Asia-Pacific towards the SDGs under COVID-19 Pandemic"

Topics below were discussed at the Forum.

  1. 1.Role of Eco-Towns in advancing 3R and Circular Economy – International Experiences of Eco-Town Projects on 3R
  2. 2.Lessons 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?
  3. 3.3R and circular economy as the basis for moving towards zero plastic waste in coastal and marine environment (-> SDG 14)
  4. 4.Role of triangular cooperation (government-scientific & research organization-private sector) in advancing 3R and circular economy in Asia-Pacific (session on IPLA – a SDG partnership)
  5. 5.Scope and coverage of 2nd State of 3R in Asia and the Pacific
  6. 6.Discussion and finalization of consolidated Forum’s Summary of 10th Regional 3R and Circular Economy Forum

*Pre-events and Parallel Events

Four Pre-events and one Parallel-event below were held beside the Forum.

  1. 1.9th International Conference on Sustainable Waste Management (9th Icon SWM 2019) (Pre-event/ Completed in Nov 2019)
  2. 2.The 15th International Conference on Solid Waste Management and Technology (15th ICWMT) (Pre-event/ Completed in Jun 2020)
  3. 3.Sustainable solid waste management during COVID-19 (Pre-event/ Completed in Sep 2020)
  4. 4.The Challenges of Plastic Waste Management (Pre-event/ Completed in Oct 2020)
  5. 5.The Tenth Asia and the Pacific 3R Citizens Forum
    Empowerment and Initiatives of Civil Society Organizations and NGOs
    Advancing Circular Economy to Achieve SDGs (Parallel-event)

*Results of Forum

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