Fourth Regional 3R Forum in Asia
18 Mar 2013 - 20 Mar 2013
Hanoi, Viet Nam

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) of Viet Nam, the Ministry of the Environment (MOE) of Japan, and the United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD) co-organized the Fourth Regional 3R Forum in Asia from 18 to 20 March 2013 in Ha Noi, Viet Nam.

Under the overall theme of "3Rs in the Context of Rio+20 Outcome - The Future We Want", the Ha Noi 3R Forum is expected to address - 3Rs and resource efficiency measures towards achieving the Rio+20 Outcome - The Future We Want; new and emerging waste issues in terms of policy, institutional, and technological considerations; 3R infrastructures towards resource efficient and zero waste society; performance indicators in 3Rs and resource efficiency; 3Rs in SMEs and industry sector, agriculture and rural sector; 3Rs for sustainable and resilient cities; and multi-stakeholders partnerships in advancing 3Rs and resource efficiency, among others.

Ha Noi 3R Declaration � Sustainable 3R Goals for Asia and the Pacific for 2013-2023
Chair's Summary
Concept Note and Programme
List of participants
Presentations (Day 1, Day 2)
News releases and media coverage
Previous / latest meetings

DAY 1: Monday, 18 March 2013

Keynote 1: 3Rs in the Context of 21st Century Cities- better City, Better Life, and Resource Efficient SocietyDr. Prasad ModakExecutive President, Environmental Management Centre, India
Plenary Session 1: Towards Achieving the Rio+20 Outcome - The Future We Want - Opportunities through 3Rs and Resource Efficiency Measures
Towards Achieving the Rio+20 Outcomes - The Future We Want - Opportunities through 3Rs and Resource Efficiency MeasuresDr. Heinz SchandlCSIRO Ecosystem Sciences, Australia
Plenary Session 2: Addressing New and Emerging Waste Issues - Policy, Institutional, and Technological Considerations
Addressing New and Emerging Waste Issues through 3Rs Approach � Policy, Institutional, and Technological ConsiderationsMr. Matthew GubbUNEP-IETC
POP waste management and technologies considerationMr. Dao Xuan LaiHead of Sustainable Cluster, UNDP Viet Nam
Plenary Session 3: Towards Resource Efficiency and Zero Waste Society - 3R Tools for Green Industry
Green Industry PlatformMr. Jerome StuckiUNIDO
Progress of China�s Circular EconomyMs. Ma RongDeputy Counsel, NDRC, P.R.China
Integrated Solid Waste Management for Green GrowthDr. Nguyen Van TaiDirector General, ISPONRE/MONRE, Viet Nam
Towards Sustainable Low-carbon SocietyMr. Sadao WasakaExecutive Director, New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), Japan

DAY 2: Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Keynote 2: 3Rs Society in Asia � Lessons Learned from 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and TsunamiProf. Masaru TanakaTottori University of Environmental Studies, Japan
Plenary Session 4: Performance Indicators in 3Rs and Resource Efficiency: Monitoring the Progress of 3R Efforts Towards a Green Economy
Performance Indicators in the 3Rs and Resource Efficiency - Overview of Session Background and 3R Policy Indicator FactsheetsDr. Yasuhiko HottaDeputy Director/Senior Policy Analyst, SCP Group, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
Plenary Session 5: Country‐Country Cooperation in the Promotion of 3Rs in Asia
Japanese recent efforts of country-country cooperation and introduction of CCAC as the new framework of international cooperation on waste managementDr. Ryutaro YatsuVice Minister for Global Environment, Ministry of the Environment, Japan
(Panel Discussion) Development of National Program on Reduce, Reuse, RecycleMr. Nguyen Thanh LamHead, Non-Hazardous Management Division, Waste Management and Environment Improvement Department, Viet Nam Environment Administration, MONRE, Viet Nam
(Panel Discussion) Development of National Strategic plan for Food Waste Management in MalaysiaDr. Nadzri bin YahayaDirector, General of National Solid Waste Management Department, Ministry of Housing and Local Government, Malaysia
(Panel Discussion) Country-country cooperation in the Promotion of 3RsMr. Maudud R. SafdarDirector, Department of Environment Ministry of Environment & Forest, Bangladesh
(Panel Discussion) Indonesia Country AnalysisMs. Masneellyarti HilmanDeputy Minister, Ministry of Environment, Indonesia

News releases and media coverage

Press Release
IISD (International Institute for Sustainable Decelopment) coverage

Viet Nam News
Hanoi Times
Nhan Dan Online
The Voice of Vietnam

Previous / latest meetings
Regional 3R Forum in Asia and the Pacific
Seventh Regional 3R Forum in Asia and the Pacific (November 2016, Australia)
Sixth Regional 3R Forum in Asia and the Pacific (August 2015, Maldives)
Fifth Regional 3R Forum in Asia and the Pacific (February 2014, Indonesia)
Third Regional 3R Forum in Asia (October 2011, Singapore)
Second Regional 3R Forum in Asia (October 2010, Malaysia)
Inaugural Regional 3R Forum in Asia (November 2009, Japan)

Public Event
Nagoya Public Forum on Multilayer Partnerships for the Promotion of 3Rs in Asia and the Pacific (2014, Nagoya)

Background papers
Concept Note
Country/City Report
Declarations and Statements
Outcome Document
Presentations and Speeches
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