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23 Jan 2019

Time & Place
Event Details
08:00
Major Groups and Stakeholders’ Forum Registration
08:30
Opening session Opening video on development justice
Keynote speech
09:20
Session 1 - People’s Innovations to Address Environmental Challenges in Asia-Pacific Session 1 - People’s Innovations to Address Environmental Challenges in Asia-Pacific
10:30
Health Break Health Break
10:40
Session 2 - Sustainable Consumption and Production from Below Session 2 - Sustainable Consumption and Production from Below
11:40
Summary of Issues and Points from the thematic plenaries Process briefing: Objectives and methodologies for afternoon workshops

The facilitators will present the key issues and messages that will come out from the two thematic plenary sessions focusing on the two-pronged theme of UNEA-4. The objectives and mechanics of the workshops lined up for the afternoon will be explained before the session breaks up for lunch.
12:00
Lunch Break and Side Events Break.
12:15
Side Event 1: “Unleash the Power of Youth in Asia Pacific for Sustainable Development Goals” and Launch Event of the Global Environment Outlook-6 for Youth in Asia Pacific Side Event 1: “Unleash the Power of Youth in Asia Pacific for Sustainable Development Goals” and Launch Event of the Global Environment Outlook-6 for Youth in Asia Pacific
12:15
Side Event 2: “Empower Women in renewable energy, technology transfer and climate action to #SolveDifferent Asia Pacific” Side Event 2: “Empower Women in renewable energy, technology transfer and climate action to #SolveDifferent Asia Pacific”
14:00
Parallel Workshops The parallel workshops will provide opportunities for participants to discuss national and local issues in SCP and innovative solutions to environmental challenges, as well as for sharing of best practices, experiences and lessons. The assigned Facilitators per workshop will prepare guide questions to guide the workshop discussions and key messages will be drawn out as inputs to the regional Civil Society Statement.
15:30
Health Break Health Break
15:40
Plenary Report Back: Key Points from the Workshops for the Civil Society Statement Key messages from the thematic plenaries in the morning and the parallel workshops in the afternoon will be presented to the Plenary in this
session.
16:00
Deliberation and approval of the Collective CSO Statement to the Third Asia Pacific Forum of Ministers and Environment Authorities Collectively agreed messages that respond to the two-part theme of UNEA-4 and the agenda of the 3rd Forum of Ministers of Environment will be presented in the Civil Society Statement as the main output of the regional MGSF. Volunteers for the Drafting Committee will be requested from the participants.
16:40
Briefing on processes and opportunities for civil society interventions at the Third Forum of Ministers and Environment Authorities (+UNEA-4) AP-RCEM and the regional representatives will brief the participants on the processes and opportunities for civil society interventions in the
program of the Third Forum of Ministers and Environment Authorities on 24-25th January. Ways to optimize participation spaces and effective coordination with the Secretariat of UN Environment before and during the Forum will also be discussed. The briefing will also provide an overview of CSO role and participation opportunities in UNEA-4.
17:00
Interactive Session with UNEA-4 President Participants will have an opportunity for open and interactive discussions about UNEA-4 and other processes of UN Environment at the global and regional levels with H.E. Mr. Siim Kiisler, President of the UN Environment Assembly and Minister of Environment of Estonia.
17:45
Closing Plenary Representatives of AP-RCEM will deliver closing remarks for the regional MGSF
18:00
Drafting Committee Finalization of the CSO Statement The Drafting Committee comprised of volunteers from the participants and will be coordinated by a focal point from AP-RCEM, will meet after the regional CSO/MGS Forum to finalize the drafting of the CSO Statement to be presented at the 3rd Forum of Ministers and Environment Authorities.

The CSO Statement will present the key messages from the thematic plenaries and the parallel workshops as collectively agreed by the participants. The CSO Statement will serve as source reference for civil society interventions at the official process in the regional forum as well as at UNEA-4 in March. It will also serve as the official input of Asia-Pacific CSOs to the global CSO Statement at UNEA-4.
18:00
Dinner hosted by Carnegie Climate Geoengineering Governance Initiative (C2G2) Dinner

24 Jan 2019

Time & Place
Event Details
07:30
Senior Officials Meeting Registration
09:00
Agenda item 1 - Opening of the Senior Officials Meeting of the Third Forum of Ministers and Environment Authorities of Asia Pacific Welcome
Dr. Ramon J.P. Paje, Former Asia Pacific Vice President, 3rd United Nations Environment Assembly Bureau and Former Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, Philippines (Chair)

H.E. Dr Amy Khor, Senior Minister of State for Health and Environment & Water Resources, Singapore (tbc)

Dr. Dechen Tsering, Regional Director and Representative, UN Environment Programme, Asia and the Pacific

Inaugural address
H.E. Dr. Naser Moghaddasi, Asia Pacific Vice President, 4th UN Environment Assembly Bureau, and Deputy Head of the Department of Environment, Iran
09:30
Election of Officers and Adoption of the agenda Election of Officers and Adoption of the agenda.
09:45
Coffee/Tea Break Break
10:00
Agenda item 2: Review of the implementation of the resolutions of the United Nations Environment Assembly in Asia and the Pacific Introduction by the Secretariat

Country Statements
The agenda item will provide an opportunity to review the progress made in the implementation in Asia and the Pacific of resolutions adopted by the United Nations Environment Assembly and provide guidance on priorities to be addressed in the region.
11:00
Agenda item 3: Regional input to 2019 UN Environment Assembly outcome UN Environment Assembly theme: “Innovative Solutions for Environmental Challenges and Sustainable Consumption and Production”

Introduction by the Secretariat

Country Statements
The senior officials and stakeholders may wish to review the report and provide regional inputs, including priorities, action plan and good examples, on theme ‘Innovative Solutions for Environmental Challenges and Sustainable Consumption and Production’
12:00
Lunch Break and Side Events Break
12:30
Side Event 3- Catalyzing a global agenda on adaptation to climate change: exploring transboundary risks and opportunities in the Asia Pacific region “Catalyzing a global agenda on adaptation to climate change: exploring transboundary risks and opportunities in the Asia Pacific region”
12:20
Side Event 4- Electrifying the Transport Sector to Beat Air Pollution “Electrifying the Transport Sector to Beat Air Pollution”
14:00
Agenda item 3: Regional input to 2019 UN Environment Assembly outcome (continued) Draft resolutions for the 2019 UN Environment Assembly

Introduction by the Secretariat

Country Statements
Draft resolutions with respect to the theme ‘Innovative Solutions for Environmental Challenges and Sustainable Consumption and Production’ have been submitted by member states to the Secretariat of the Governing Bodies of the UN Environment Programme. The senior officials may wish to review the draft resolutions and provide regional inputs

Draft Ministerial Outcome for the 2019 UN Environment Assembly

Introduction by the Secretariat

Country statements
A process of consultation on a draft political declaration, addressing the theme of the fourth session of the UN Environment Assembly ‘Innovative Solutions for Environmental Challenges and Sustainable Consumption and Production’, was initiated by the President of the Assembly. The main objective is to develop, in a transparent and inclusive manner, a joint vision and achievable actions to address the theme. The senior officials are invited to provide regional inputs to the draft declaration of the UN Environment Assembly at its fourth session.
16:00
Coffee/Tea Break Break
16:15
Agenda item 4: Endorsement of the report of the Senior Officials of the Third Forum of Ministers and Environment Authorities of Asia Pacific Introduction by the secretariat

Endorsement of the report of the Senior Officials of the Third Forum of Ministers and Environment Authorities of Asia Pacific
18:15
Working Dinner Working Dinner

25 Jan 2019

Time & Place
Event Details
07:30
Ministerial Segment Registration
09:00
Agenda item 5: Opening of the ministerial segment of the Third Forum of Ministers and Environment Authorities of Asia Pacific Welcome address
H.E. Mr. Masagos Zulkifli, Minister, Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources, Singapore and Chair of the 2nd Forum of Ministers and
Environment Authorities of Asia Pacific (Chair)

H.E Mr. Siim Kiisler, Minister of Environment of Estonia and the President of the 4th UN Environment Assembly
Ms. Joyce Msuya, Acting Executive Director, UN Environment Programme

Keynote address

H.E. Mr. Teo Chee Hean, Deputy Prime Minister, Singapore
H.E. Maithripala Sirisena, President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and Minister of Mahaweli Development & Environment
H.E. Mr. Enele Sosene Sopoaga, Prime Minister of Tuvalu
09:45
Election of officers and Adoption of the agenda Election of officers and Adoption of the agenda
10:00
Group photo-taking for VVIPs and HODs, coffee/tea break Break.
10:30
Agenda item 6: Dialogue on policy support for innovative solutions and sustainable consumption and production Dialogue on policy support for innovative solutions and sustainable consumption and production

A ministerial panel will initiate discussion on policy support for innovative solutions and sustainable consumption and production in Asia and the Pacific.

The ministers and heads of delegations will be able to engage in interactive dialogue with the panel.

Moderator: BBC Anchor Rico Hizon (tbc)

Panelists:
▪ Hon. Ms Fiame Naomi Mataafa, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, Samoa
▪ H.E. Mr. Masagos Zulkifli, Minister, Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources, Singapore
▪ H.E. Mr. Malik Amin Aslam, Advisor to Prime Minister of Pakistan and Federal Minister of Climate Change
▪ H.E. Mr. Cho Myung Rae, Minister of Environment, Republic of Korea
▪ H.E. Ms Yeo Bee Yin, Minister of Energy Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change, Malaysia
12:15
Lunch Break and Side Events Break.
12:45
Room 4103, Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Singapore
Side Event 6 - Incentivizing Action to Beat Plastic Pollution Side event
13:00
Room 4102, Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Singapore
Side Event 5 - Making the Money Flow: Policy Levers and Financing Vehicles for Circular and Green Economies Side event.
14:15
Agenda item 7: Dialogue on financing for innovative solutions and sustainable consumption and production Dialogue on financing for innovative solutions and sustainable consumption and production:

An interactive dialogue will be organized to initiate discussion on policy measures to address critical challenges related to sustainable consumption and production in Asia and the Pacific. The ministers, heads of delegations and other stakeholders will have opportunity to engage in an interactive dialogue with the panel to share perspective on innovative solutions and commitments to address sustainable consumption and production in national, subregional and regional levels.

Moderator: BBC Anchor Rico Hizon (tbc)

Panelists:

▪ H.E. Mr. Yasuo Takahashi, Vice-Minister for Global Environmental Affairs, Ministry of the Environment, Japan
▪ Ms. Joyce Msuya, Acting Executive Director, UN Environment Programme
▪ Ms. Oyun Sanjaasuren, Director of External Affairs, Green Climate Fund
▪ Mr. Vipul Shah, Chief Operating Officer, Petrochemicals, Reliance Industries Limited, India
▪ Dr. Kazuhiko Takeuchi, President, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, Japan
16:00
Agenda item 8: Presentation of senior officials report and draft outcome of the Third Forum of Ministers and Environment Authorities of Asia Pacific Presentation of senior officials report and draft outcome of the Third Forum of Ministers and Environment Authorities of Asia Pacific
16:30
Coffee/Tea Break Break.
16:45
Agenda item 9: Adoption of the outcomes of the Third Forum of Ministers and Environment Authorities of Asia Pacific Adoption of the outcomes of the Third Forum of Ministers and Environment Authorities of Asia Pacific

The ministers and heads of delegation will consider the draft report of the senior officials and the draft ministerial outcome (Chair’s Summary) for adoption. The outcome will reflect policy perspective and commitments in Asia Pacific to address the theme of the fourth session of the UN Environment Assembly ‘Innovative Solutions for Environmental Challenges and Sustainable Consumption and Production’.
17:30
Agenda item 10: Closing session Closing remarks.
19:30
Official Reception hosted by the Government of Singapore The Official Reception will be held at Marina Barrage, Singapore’s first reservoir in the heart of the city. All delegates are cordially invited to attend. Return transport to the venue will be provided. Cocktail begins at 1900 hrs.

26 Jan 2019

Time & Place
Event Details
09:00
Field visit. The Singapore government has specially curated site visits to four destinations to showcase how environmental challenges are tackled in Singapore. From water supply to waste management, you will have the chance to go behind the scenes to find out more.

OPTION 1: MARINA BARRAGE, 0900 – 1200 hrs

Built across the mouth of Marina Channel in 2008, the Marina Barrage creates Singapore’s 15th reservoir, and the first in the heart of the city. Marina Barrage brings about three benefits: a source of water supply, flood control and a venue for lifestyle attraction. Housed at Marina Barrage is the Sustainable Singapore Gallery, which incorporates educational boards and digital exhibits showcasing initiatives for environmental sustainability in Singapore.

OPTION 2 – NEWATER VISITOR CENTRE, 0900 – 1300 hrs

NEWater is high-grade reclaimed water produced from treated used water. Introduced more than a decade ago, it is an innovative solution that enables Singapore to expand its available water resources and enhance its climate resilience. The NEWater Visitor Centre, an education hub that promotes water sustainability in Singapore, shares how NEWater is produced. Visitors will be able to view the membranes and ultraviolet technologies used in the purification process in the water recycling plant adjoining the Centre, and will have a chance to sample NEWater.

OPTION 3 – OUR TAMPINES HUB, 0900 – 1230 hrs

Our Tampines Hub (OTH) is Singapore’s first and largest integrated community and lifestyle hub. Envisioned as a ‘place of many places’, its design aims at enabling and empowering residents to enrich their lives through the activities and programmes of their choice at this lifestyle destination offering more than thirty community, sports, cultural, civic and lifestyle facilities. In addition to on-site design elements that support a closed loop system of environmental features and solutions, OTH features an Eco-Digester Centre that can process up to 1.4 tonnes of food waste generated daily from the Hawker Centre, supermarket and F&B establishments. OTH also widely uses Singapore Green Building Products and Singapore Green Label products and has established an Environmental Policy and Green Guide for staff and tenants.

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