UNCRD/UN DESA Side Event at the Second meeting of High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development
7 Jul 2014 - 7 Jul 2014
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM

New York, USA

Venue: Conference Room C, Conference Building, United Nations Headquarters, New York

UNCRD and UNDESA will co-organize a side event, entitled Promoting Resource Efficiency for Sustainable Urban Development at the Second Meeting of High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development.

The side event will focus on policies and tools that are found effective in promoting resources efficiencies and key elements for sustainable urban development and management, such as 3Rs, Environmentally Sustainable Transport (EST), Green Building Initiative and land use planning as well as compact city designs. The side even will also present good model cases of sustainable cities, Kitakyushu City and Toyota City. The City of Kitakyushu is emphasizing the improvement of resource efficiency by employing sound material cycling, while Toyota City is aiming at low-carbon society by implementing smart city.

These good cases of policies, tools and actual cases of model cities will be presented by the distinguished panelists. After the presentations by the panelists, open dialogues is planned with the participants to deepen the discussion.

United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD)
United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA)

Supporting Organizations
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan
Ministry of the Environment of Japan
City of Kitakyushu
Toyota City
Ministry of Transportation of Indonesia
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT)
Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP)

Programme Event Flyer
12:15-13:15 pmLight meal (near the Conference Room C)
13:15-13:25 pmOpeningH.E.Mr. Norio Mitsuya, Parliamentary Senior Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, Japan
Mr. Nikhil Seth, Director, Division for Sustainable Development, UN DESA
13:25-14:10 pmPanel Discussion
Co-ModeratorsMs. Ndey-Isatou Njie, Chief, Water Energy and Capacity
Development Branch, Division for Sustainable Development, UN DESA
Ms. Chikako Takase, Director, UNCRD
Efficient intra-city and inter-city pubic transportation system towards sustainable urban developmentDr. Elly Sinaga, Director General, Research and Development Agency, Ministry of Transportation, Republic of Indonesia
3Rs and resource efficiency policy towards sound material cycle societyH.E. Mr. Shinji Inoue, Senior Vice-Minister of the Environment, Japan
Building resource efficient and zero waste city - Experience of Kitakyushu CityMr. Hiroshi Imanaga, Deputy Mayor, City of Kitakyushu
Land use efficiency and compact city design in sustainable urban developmentMs. Yamina Djacta, Director, UN-HABITAT NY Office / Dr. Stefan Al, Associate Professor of Urban Design, Department of City and Regional Planning, University of Pennsylvania
Green Building InitiativeMr. Jorge Laguna-Celis, Senior Programme Officer on Intergovernmental Policy Co-ordination, UNEP NY Office
Promotion of low-carbon society - Experience of Toyota City (PPT, Speech)Mr. Toshihiko Ota, Mayor, Toyota City
Announcement of High-level Symposium on Sustainable Cities to be held in 2015Mr. Shigeo Tsuzuki, Chairman, Toyota City Council
14:10-14:25 pmInter-active discussion
14:25-14:30 pmClosing

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