Draft Programme

DAY 1: Wednesday, 8 February 2017

08:30 – 09:00

Registration

OPENING

Welcome and Seminar Objectives

09:00 – 09:10

Video Presentation

“The New HLS and the Movement of ASEAN’s Model Cities towards a Sustainable ASEAN”

09:10 – 09:35

Welcome Remarks

  • Japan: Mr. Shigemoto Kajihara, Vice Minister, Ministry of the Environment
    With observation of silence to pay tribute to the memory of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand
  • Mayor of Chiang Rai Municipality
  • Governor of Chiang Rai Province
  • Thailand: Minister, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment

Opening Ceremony

Seminar Objectives

  • ASEAN Working Group on Environmentally Sustainable cities (AWGESC): Dr. Vann Monyneath, AWGESC Chairperson and Deputy Secretary General of the General Secretariat of National Council for Sustainable Development of Cambodia

09:35 – 10:00

Photo Session and Coffee Break + Press Interview (TBC)

10:00 – 10:50

Keynote Address

  • Thailand: Deputy Secretary General, Office of Royal Development Projects Board (ORDPB)
  • Japan: Prof. Shuzo Murakami, President, Institute for Building Environment and Energy Conservation

PLENARY 1

Localising the SDGs in Asian Cities: Connecting Policy with Implementation

Overview:
This plenary sets out to define what it means to localise the SDGs in Asian cities, where it is critical to link national policies and local implementation. The plenary will showcase city initiatives incorporating the SDGs into development plans – some using multi-stakeholder collaboration and active public involvement.

Discussion Points:

  • National governments are currently in the process of integrating the SDGs into long-term national plans and policies, while at the sub-national level, the default stance of cities is to await instructions from the top. What could cities do to better respond to the ‘top-down’ approach? How could cities also initiate ‘bottom-up’ approaches to realising the SDGs?
  • When it comes to localising SDGs, how do cities address the trade-offs and balances among the three dimensions of sustainability – economic, social and the environment?
  • In what new ways could cities experiment with implementing public participation and partnerships with non-government stakeholders? And how can development partners and supporting organisations help?

10:50 – 11:50

Chair:

  • AWGESC: Dr. Vann Monyneath, AWGESC Chairperson and Deputy Secretary General of the General Secretariat of National Council for Sustainable Development of Cambodia

Presenters:

  • City of Davao, Philippines: Atty. Zuleika T. Lopez, City Administrator
  • City of Toyama, Japan: Mr. Toshiyuki Yamazoe, Senior Advisor, International Business Relations
  • City of Mandalay, Myanmar: Mr. Thit Sinn, Committee Member, Mandalay City Development Committee (TBC)

Commentators:

  • Indonesia: Mr. R Sudirman, Director of Solid Waste Management, Ministry of Environment and Forestry
  • Lao PDR: Mr. Sengdara Douangmyxay, Division Head, Department of Housing and Urban Planning, Ministry of Public Works and Transport
  • Malaysia: Dato Dr. Dolbani Mijan, Director General, Federal Department of Town and Country Planning, Ministry of Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government

Audience Q&A to Panel Members

11:50 – 12:50

Lunch

PLENARY 2

Public-Private Partnerships and SDGs: Going Beyond Corporate Social Responsibility

Overview:
This plenary explores how public-private partnerships can be enhanced beyond CSR. While many MNCs adopt CSR approaches, the agenda space for SMEs and social enterprises is less defined and more open to experimentation. The plenary will highlight cities and businesses who have engaged successfully together in pursuit of sustainable development.

Discussion Points:

  • What policies and strategies (especially those that depend on non-regulatory mechanisms) could cities pursue to encourage social entrepreneurship and public-private partnerships to realise the SDGs?
  • Which SDGs are the most amenable to be implemented in partnership with SMEs and social entrepreneurs?
  • How do cities in Asia interpret CSR and conduct public-private partnerships? Are there differences in implementation if compared contexts outside of Asia?

12:50 – 13:50

Chair:

  • Thailand: Dr. Preeyaporn Prompitak, Director and Environmental Expert, Department of Environmental Quality Promotion, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment

Presenters:

  • Malaysia: Mrs. Kamariah Ibrahim, Director, Research and Development Division, Federal Department of Town and Country Planning, Ministry of Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government
  • Private sector: Mr. Numpol Nimprasert, The Siam Cement Group Company Limited

Commentators:

  • City of Dipolog, Philippines: Hon. Darel Dexter T. Uy, Mayor
  • Viet Nam: Dr. Do Nam Thang. Deputy Director General, Department of International Cooperation and Operational Focal Point of Global Environment Facility of Vietnam, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment

Audience Q&A to Panel Members

 

INTRODUCTION TO THEMATIC SESSIONS

13:50 – 14:00

IGES: Robert Steele, Lead Facilitator
Moderators of Thematic Sessions (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2) briefly introduce their sessions

 

TRACK A:
New Initiatives, Theories and Frameworks from Development Partners

TRACK B:
Good Practices, Experiences, and Successes from Cities in Asia

TRACK C:
Thailand Featured Sessions


Thai-focused sessions managed, coordinated, and implemented by DEQP.

(Simultaneous Thai-English interpretation provided)

14:00 – 15:20

A1. Cities for Clean Air

Venue: Chamcha Room

B1. Institutionalising Resilience in a Changing and Warming Climate

Venue: Utopia 2

C1. 3Rs and Waste Management in Thailand – Policy and Implementation

Venue: Main Hall

Moderator

  • Clean Air Asia: Ms. Katharine Thoday, Director

Panellists

  • City of Malang, Indonesia: Mr. Arif Dermawan, Focal Point and Project Coordinator, Malang Environmental Agency
  • City of Davao, Philippines: Atty. Zuleika T. Lopez, City Administrator
  • GIZ: Ms. Julia Nagel, Advisor, Transport and Climate Change Project
  • Koh Samui Green Hotel Network: Representative (TBC)

Rapporteur: Simon Olsen

Moderator

  • IGES:Peter King, Senior Policy Advisor

Panellists

  • City of Can Tho, Viet Nam: Ms. Thi Khim Thoa Chao, Deputy Director, Environmental Protection Authority, Can Tho Province
  • City of Higashi Matsushima, Japan: Mr. Shuya Takahashi, Disaster Response, Environmental Future City Planning Division
  • China-ASEAN Cooperation Centre: Ms. Li Panwen, Program Manager
  • Port Authority of Thailand: Ms. Suphattra Phisaisawat, Technical Officer 11 of Policy and Planning Department

Rapporteur: Kohei Hibino

Moderator

  • TGO: Dr. Jakkanit Kananurak, Director of Capacity Building and Outreach

Panellists

  • Thailand: Dr. Wijarn Simachaya, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment
  • Thailand: Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior
  • ESCAP: Ms. Natalja Wehmer, Associate Environmental Affairs Officer, Sustainable Urban Development Section, Environment Development Division
  • JFE Engineering: Mr. Gen Takahashi, General Manager, Global Business Development

Rapporteur: Ariel Yu

15:20 – 15:50

Coffee Break

15:50 – 17:10

A2. Urban SDG Knowledge Platform

Venue: Chamcha Room

B2. Climate Action at the City Level: Local Mitigation and Resilience Efforts

Venue: Utopia 2

C2. 3Rs and Waste Management in Thailand – Best Practices

Venue: Main Hall

Moderator

  • ESCAP: Ms. Natalja Wehmer, Associate Environmental Affairs Officer, Sustainable Urban Development Section, Environment and Development Division

Panellists

  • Bangkok Metropolitan Government, Thailand: Mr. Jarupong Pengglieng, Environmentalist, Senior Professional Level
  • CityNet: Mr. Felix Kalkowsky, Program Officer
  • Clean Air Asia: Ms. Katharine Thoday, Director
  • UCLG-ASPAC: Mr. Arif Mulya Ramadhian, Programme Development Specialist
  • IGES: Augustine Kwan, Programme Manager, Knowledgement and Outreach

Rapporteur: Simon Olsen

Moderator

  • C40: Ms. Milag San Jose- Ballesteros, Regional Director for Southeast Asia and Oceania

Panellists

  • City of Kitakyushu: Mr. Yuzo Yagai, Executive Director (Control and Inspection Department, Environment Bureau), and Director (Regional Revitalization Promotion Office, Planning and Coordination)
  • OECD: Dr. Tadashi Matsumoto, Senior Policy Analyst, Sustainable Urban Development
  • CDP: Ms. Hanah Paik, Cities Programme Asia Pacific Lead
  • IGES: Dr. Peter King, Senior Advisor

Rapporteur: Kohei Hibino

Moderator

  • Mr. Somchai Jariyajaroen,Expert on city governance and former Mayor of Muangklaeng Municipality, Thailand

Panellists

  • Nondindaeng Municipality, Thailand (Winner of national ‘Zero Waste Communities’ Award): Mayor
  • City of Malang, Indonesia: Mr. Arif Dermawan, Focal Point and Project Coordinator, Malang Environmental Agency
  • Rongchang Municipality, Thailand (Winner of national ‘Zero Waste Communities’ Award): Representative
  • Saint Joseph Thare School, Thailand (Winner of national ‘Zero Waste School’): Representative

Rapporteur: Ariel Yu

17:30 – 18:00

1st Chairs/Moderators Meeting (Only Secretariat + Lead Facilitator + All Day 1 Thematic/Plenary Session Chairs)

18:00 – 19:30

Welcome dinner hosted by the Government of Thailand

DAY 2: Thursday, 9 February 2017

08:30 – 09:00

Registration

PLENARY 3

New Initiatives to Promote the SDGs and the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development

Overview: This plenary will serve as a platform to announce new (or ‘renewed’) initiatives to promote the SDGs by national governments in Asia and key development partners in the region.

09:00 – 09:50

Chair:

  • Thailand: Mr. Phudiphong Suraphruk, Deputy Secretary General, Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Planning (ONEP), Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment

Panel Discussion:

  • Japan: Mr. Ryuzo Sugimoto, Principal Deputy Director, International Strategy Division, Global Environmental Affairs Bureau, Ministry of the Environment
  • ADB: Ms. Eri Honda, Principal Urban Development Specialist, Urban Development and Water Division , Southeast Asia Department
  • GIZ: Ms. Julia Nagel, Advisor, Transport and Climate Change Project
  • JICA: Mr. Testuji Goto, Senior Advisor, Infrastructure and Peacebuilding Department
  • OECD: Dr. Tadashi Matsumoto, Senior Policy Analyst, Sustainable Urban Development
  • UN-Habitat: Ms. Mariko Sato, Bangkok Chief
  • Malaysia: Dr. Dolbani Mijan, Director General, Federal Town and Country Department, Ministry of Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government
  • Governments and development partners who wish to promote new initiatives on SDGs and cities

Discussion Points:

  • What are the upcoming major events and opportunities for cities and stakeholders?
  • What should national governments and cities who intend to be more active in international cooperation and projects pay attention to?
  • How may the international development community and all ASEAN stakeholders work together more effectively from 2015 - 2030 to achieve the localisation of SDGs? What are the most important gaps that need to be addressed?

Audience Q&A to Panel Members

 

INTRODUCTION TO THEMATIC SESSIONS

09:50 – 10:00

IGES: Robert Steele, Lead Facilitator
Moderators of Thematic Sessions (A3, A4, B3, B4, C3 and C4) briefly introduce their sessions

10:00 – 10:30

Coffee Break

10:30 – 12:00

A3. Key Considerations for Localising the SDGs

Venue: Chamcha Room

B3. Sustainable Urban Development and Innovative Financing in China

Venue: Utopia 2

C3. The Power of Public Participation in Green City Development – Policy and Implementation

Venue: Main Hall

Moderator

  • OECD: Dr. Tadashi Matsumoto, Senior Policy Analyst, Sustainable Urban Development

Panellists

  • City of Da Nang, Viet Nam: Ms. Thi Hien Phan, Deputy Director, Environmental Protection Authority, Da Nang Province
  • Cambodia: Mr. Pak Sokharavuth, Deputy Director General, Ministry of Environment
  • City of Yangon, Myanmar: Dr. Aung Myint Maw, Assistant Head of Department, Pollution Control and Cleansing Department, Yangon City Development Committee
  • CDP: Ms. Hanah Paik, Cities Programme Asia Pacific Lead

Rapporteur: Augustine Kwan

Moderator

  • WRI Ross Centre for Sustainable Cities: Dr. Daizong Liu, China Transport Program Director, EMBARQ China Director

Panellists

  • City of Mandalay, Myanmar: Mr. Thit Lwin, Committee Member, Mandalay City Development Committee (TBC)
  • City of Toyama, Japan: Mr. Toshiyuki Yamazoe, Senior Advisor, International Business Relations
  • GIZ: Ms. Gessarin Gunthawong, Project Technical Officer, Transport and Climate Change Project
  • KECO: Mr. Gyesoo Jung, Korea Environment Corporation (KECO)

Rapporteur: Shom Teoh

Moderator

  • UNEP: Tunnie Srisakulchairak, Programme Officer

Panellists

  • Thailand: Mr. Sakol Thinagul, Director General, DEQP, MONRE
  • Panusnikhom Municipality, Thailand: Mr. Vijai Ummaralikhit Mayor
  • Lampang Rajabhat University, Thailand: Dr. Suwarat Laesanklang Professor
  • UN-Habitat: Ms. Mariko Sato, Bangkok Chief

Rapporteur: Ariel Yu

12:00 – 13:00

Lunch

13:00 – 14:30

A4. The New Urban Agenda: Outcomes and Takeaway

Venue: Chamcha Room

B4. Tourism, Public Engagement and Green Education

Venue: Utopia 2

C4. The Power of Public Participation in Green City Development – Scaling Up of Good Models

Venue: Main Hall

Moderator

  • Malaysia: Dr. Dato’ Dolbani Mijan, Director General, Federal Department of Town and Country Planning, Ministry of Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government

Panellists

  • City of Banjarmasin, Indonesia: Ms. Eka Rahayu Normasari, Chief, Section of Environmental Recovery
  • Japan: Mr. Hiroaki Matsumoto, Director, Environmental Strategy Division, Environmental Policy Bureau, Ministry of the Environment
  • UN-Habitat: Ms. Mariko Sato, Bangkok Chief
  • UCLG-ASPAC: Mr. Arif Mulya Ramadhian, Programme Development Specialist

Rapporteur: Augustine Kwan

Moderator

  • Lao PDR: Mr. Sengdara Douangmyxay, Division Head, Department of Housing and Urban Planning, Ministry of Public Works and Transport

Panellists

  • City of Luang Prabang, Lao PDR: Mrs. Kaysone Keopaseuth, Head of Office, Urban Development and Administration Authority, Luang Prabang Province
  • City of Melaka, Malaysia: Mr. Saifuddin Abdul Karim, Director of City Planning, Melaka Historic City Council
  • City of Dipolog, Philippines: Ernie Dipolog, City Focal Person on ASEAN ESC
  • City of Kohkha, Thailand: Ms. Penpuk Ratanakhumfu, Mayor Thailand
  • City of Krabi, Thailand: Mr. Channarong Leelaburanapong Deputy Mayor

Rapporteur: Shom Teoh

Moderator

  • Mahidol University: Dr. Harin Sachdej, Professor

Panellists

  • Koh Samui Municipality, Thailand: Representative
  • City of Calapan, Philippines: Hon. Arnan C. Panaligan, Mayor
  • Green Hotel Network in Koh Samui, Thailand: Representative
  • Pangkhon Municipality, Thailand: Community Leader

Rapporteur: Ariel Yu

14:30 – 15:00

Coffee Break + 2nd Moderators Meeting (Only Secretariat, Lead Facilitator and Day 2 Session Moderators/Chairs)

PLENARY 4

Recap of High-Level Seminar Key Messages and Outcomes

Overview:  The Lead Facilitator and Thematic Session Moderators will recap Day 1 and Day 2 plenary and thematic sessions’ key messages and outcomes, presenting a coherent picture of what was discussed and what possible recommendations to present to the 2017 East Asia Summit Environment Ministers Meeting.

15:00 – 15:45

Moderator

  • IGES: Robert Steele, Lead Facilitator

Panel Discussion: (up to 5 persons)

  • Moderator from Thematic Session Track A: Dr. Tadashi Matsumoto, Senior Policy Analyst, Sustainable Urban Development, OECD
  • Moderator from Thematic Session Track B: Ms. Milag San Jose-Ballesteros
  • Moderator from Thematic Session Track C: Mahidol University: Dr. Harin Sachdej, Professor

PLENARY 5

Adoption of Recommendations to EAS Environment Ministers

15:45 – 16:15

Chairs:

  • AWGESC: Dr. Vann Monyneath, AWGESC Chairperson and Deputy Secretary General of the General Secretariat of National Council for Sustainable Development of Cambodia
  • ASEAN Secretariat: Mr. Saroj Srisai, Head, Environment Division, ASEAN Secretariat

CLOSING

The Way Forward

16:15 – 16:30

  • Announcement on the 9th EAS HLS SC by interested host country
  • Closing Remarks
    • AWGESC: Dr. Vann Monyneath, AWGESC Chairperson and Deputy Secretary General of the General Secretariat of National Council for Sustainable Development of Cambodia
    • Japan: Mr. Ryuzo Sugimoto, Principal Deputy Director, International Strategy Division, Ministry of the Environment
    • Thailand: Dr. Wijarn Simachaya, Permanent Secretary, MONRE Thailand (TBC)

16:30 – 16:40

Complete and submit the Post-Seminar Evaluation Form

17:00 – 21:00

SITE VISIT – Part 1 Participants may choose to go on the ‘City Tour’ or visit the ‘Chiang Rai Flower Festival’

DAY 3: Friday, 10 February 2017

07:00 – 11:00

SITE VISIT – Part 2

Participants tour around Chiang Rai City and learn about the city’s innovative sustainability initiatives at the city’s five public educational learning centres below (Choose one of the ‘Routes’ below):

  • Route 1: Cultural Diversity Learning Centre + Wat Rong Khun (Buddhist Temple)
  • Route 2: Wetland Ecosystem Learning Centre + Food Security for Supporting Climate Change and Disaster Management Learning Centre
  • Route 3: Zero Waste Community (about 70 km/1.5h car ride from Chiang Rai Town Centre)

11:00 – 12:30

Lunch hosted by the Government of Thailand

Venue: Mae Fah Luang Art and Cultural Park, The Mae Fah Luang Foundation