3rd High Level Seminar on Environmentally Sustainable Cities Programme

DAY 1, Tuesday, 6th March 2012

8:30 - 9:00 Registration
9:00 - 10:30 Opening Session
  Opening remarks

    Welcome Greetings by H.E. Dr. Sou Phirin, Governor of Siem Reap Province

    Welcome Remarks by Mr. Tatsushi Terada, Vice Minister for Global Environmental Affairs, Ministry of the Environment, Government of Japan

    Opening Remarks by H. E. Mr. Khieu Muth, Acting Minister of the Environment, Ministry of Environment, Government of Cambodia

    Keynote presentation by Mr. Khut Vuthiarith, Deputy Director General, Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority

    Keynote presentation by Prof. Shuzo Nishioka, Secretary-General, International Research Network for Low Carbon Societies; Senior Research Advisor, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies

10:30 - 11:00 Photo Session and Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:30 Plenary 1:   Outputs of the ASEAN ESC Model Cities Programme
   

Introduction and summary of achievements of ASEAN ESC Model Cities Programme in the 1st year by Ms. Masnellyarti Hilman, Chair of the ASEAN Working Group on Environmentally Sustainable Cities (AWGESC)

Highlights of the national programmes in the 1st year and plans for the 2nd year:

    Cambodia– Mr. Chiek Ang, Head of Environmental Department, Phnom Penh Province
    IndonesiaMr. R. Sudirman, Assistant Deputy for Solid Waste Management, Ministry of Environment, Government of Indonesia
    Lao PDR - Mr. Sengdara Douangmyxay, Deputy Division Head for the Department of Housing and Urban Planning, Ministry of Public Works and Transport
    Malaysia - Ms. Ling Ling Chui, Environmental Control Officer, Department of Environment
    MyanmarMr. Sann Lwin, Director General and Secretary of the Environmental Conservation Committee, Planning and Statistics Department, Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry
    PhilippinesMs. Corazon Davis, Assistant Secretary, Administration and Finance, Department of Environment and Natural Resources
    ThailandMr. Santi Boonprakub, Deputy Secretary-General, Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Planning (ONEP), Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment
    Viet NamMs. Le Thanh Nga, Researcher, Institute of Science for Environmental Management, Vietnam Environment Administration, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment

2nd year proposal of ASEAN ESC Model Cities Programme by Ms. Masnellyarti Hilman, Chair of the ASEAN Working Group on Environmentally Sustainable Cities (AWGESC)

12:30 - 13:30 Lunch Break
13:30 - 16:00 Thematic 1:   Local ESC Initiatives and related initiatives
 

Session 1A

"Solid Waste Management"

Chair: Mr. Masayuki Karasawa, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

"ESC Model City Phnom Penh" by H.E. Mr. Chan Sam Ann, Vice Governor, Phnom Penh Capital Hall

"Solid Waste Management in Palembang City" by Mr. Eddy Santana Putra, Mayor, Palembang City Government

"Solid Waste Management in Surabaya City" by Ir. Satrio Eko Wibowo, M.Si, Head of Improvement and Development of Environmental Quality, the Board of Environment, Surabaya City Government

"Waste Reduction by Composting" by Mr. Rudzaimeir Malek, Head of the Environmental Health Division, Kuching North City Hall

"Phitsanulok City Municipality Model: solid waste management" by Mr. Noppadon  Sinpaisansomboon, Sanitation Engineering Director, Phitsanulok Municipality

"Philippine Eco-Friendly and Healthy Cities" by Hon. Remedios L. Petilla, Municipal Mayor/Local Chief Executive, Local Chief Executive, Local Government Unit of Palo, Leyte

"Social Waste Management Center in Battanbang City" by Mr. Chau Kim Heng, Director General, COMPED

"Mekong Region Waste Refinery - International Partnership towards Achieving Zero Waste, Zero Landfill and Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emission Project" by Dr. Muhammad Abu Yusuf, Project Director, Mekong Region Waste Refinery-International Partnership Project, AIT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Session 1B

"Urban Water and Sanitation"

Chair: Dr. Wijarn Simachaya, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Thailand

Co-Chair: Mr. Saengroaj Srisawaskraisorn, United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

"Lessons Learned on Domestic Wastewater Management in Thailand" by Dr. Wijarn Simachaya, Director General, Pollution Control Department, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Thailand

"Urban Water and Sanitation Maehongson Muncipality" by Hon. Pakorn Jeenakum, Mayor, Maehongson Municipality

"Water and Sanitation Requirements for Environmentally Sustainable Yangon City" by Mr. Kyaw Thar Sein, Assistant Head, Pollution Control and Cleansing Department, Yangon Development City Committee (YCDC)

"Inputs and Outcome of the Corporation: Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority with Waterworks of Kitakyushu City" by Mr. Satoshi Kiyama, Director, Waterworks Bureau of Kitakyushu City

"Waterlinks: partnerships for better water and sanitation services in Asian cities" by Mr. Arijanto Istandar, Team Leader, Water and Sanitation, USAID/ECO-ASIA Waters

"Tubig Para Sa Barangay:
Providing clean and affordable water to poor communities using a sustainable model and community participatory approach"
by Ms. Carla May Berina-Kim, Head of Sustainable Development, Manila Water

"Sustaining Sanitation Improvements in Asian Cities" by Mr. David Robbins, Senior Water and Sanitation Specialist, RTI International

"City to City Cooperation towards Sustainable Wastewater and Water Management" by Dr. Bernadia Irawati Tjandradewi, Programme Director, CITYNET (The Regional Network of Local Authorities for the Management of Human Settlements)

 

Session 1C

"Sustainable, Low-Carbon and Green Cities"

Chair: Mr. Adnan Hameed Aliani, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)

"Towards Local Carbon, Green and Sustainable Cities" by Mr. Adnan Hameed Aliani Chief of Section, Environment and Development Division, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

"Capacity Building Project for Green, Clean and Beautiful Xamneua" by Mr. Lianexay Bounmanivanh, Vice Governor, Xamneua District

"Puerto Princesa - A Carbon Neutral City" by Ms. Jovenee Sagun, City Planning and Development Coordinator, City Government of Puerto Princesa

"Low Carbon Activities in a Small City" by Mr. Somchai Chariyacharoen, Mayor, Muangklang Municipality

"Development of Environmentally Sustainable Cao Lanh" by Ms. Nguyen Thi Thanh Nga, Deputy, Resources and Environment Office, Cao Lanh City

"Model of Environmentally Friendly Residential Area in Da Nang" by Ms. Nguyen Thi Thu Ha, Deputy Head/Technical Assistant at 02 Pilot Wards, General Affairs Division of the Environmental Protection Agency, Da Nang City

"Singapore’s Commitment to a Liveable and Sustainable City" by Ms. Tan Peng Ting, Senior Associate, Centre for Liveable Cities

"Sustainable, Low-Carbon and Green Cities: lessons learned from UNCRD programmes on EST, 3Rs and IPLA" by Dr. Choudhury Rudra Charan Mohanty, Environment Programme Coordinator/Expert, United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD)

"The ASEAN-German Technical Cooperation Programme Cities: environment and transport" by Mr. Roland Haas,  Programme Director, GIZ (German International Cooperation), ASEAN-German Technical Cooperation Programme on Cities, Environment and Transport in the ASEAN Region

"Data and Tools for Low Emissions Cities Development in Asia" by Ms. May Ajero, Air Quality Program Manager, Clean Air Initiative for Asian Cities (CAI-Asia)

 

16:00 -16:30 Coffee Break
16:30 - 17:30 Summary by Chairs of each Thematic Session
 

Key messages for the Chair’s Summary
 

Discussion and Wrap up of Day 1 

18:30 - 20:30 Welcome Dinner

DAY 2, Wednesday, 7th March 2012

8:30 - 9:00 Registration
9:00 - 10:30 Plenary 2:    Way Forward for ESC Development in the EAS Region
  New initiatives in other EAS countries within the ESC framework (that could be linked with ongoing ASEAN ESC Model Cities Programme)

    Australia: Measuring Sustainability - Sustainability Indicators for Australia by Mr. Andrew McNee, Assistant Secretary, Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, Government of Australia
    Korea: Status of ESC policy in Korea by Mr. Kim Dae-Man, Deputy Director, International Affairs Office, Ministry of Environment, Government of the Republic of Korea
    Singapore: Centre for Liveable Cities Intiative within ESC Framework by Tan Peng Ting, Senior Associate, Centre for Liveable Cities, Singapore

New initiatives of supporting organisations within the ESC framework (that could be linked with ongoing ASEAN ESC Model Cities Programme)

    Sustainable Urban Development Programmes of UN ESCAP by Mr. Adnan Hameed Aliani, Chief of Section, Environment and Development Division, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)

    International Partnership for Expanding Waste Management Service of Local Authorities (IPLA) by Dr. Choudhury Rudra Charan Mohanty, Environment Programme Coordinator/Expert, United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD)

    The ASEAN-German Technical Cooperation Programme Cities, Environment and Transport by Mr. Roland Haas,  Programme Director, GIZ (German International Cooperation), ASEAN-German Technical Cooperation Programme on Cities, Environment and Transport in the ASEAN Region

    JICA's Cooperation for Environmentally Sustainable Cities Development by Mr. Masayuki Karasawa, Environmental Management and Director, Office for Climate Change, Global Environment Department, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

    Upcoming Events - USAID by Mr. Saengroaj Srisawaskraisorn, Programme Development Specialist, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Regional Development Mission for Asia (RDMA)

    Linking Cities to Finance: Bridging the Gap between Planning and Implementation of Urban Infrastructure Investments by Mr. Adolfo Guerrero, Head of China Office, Senior Private-Public Partnership Infrastructure Specialist, Cities Development Initiative for Asia (CDIA)

    The Role of AIT in the Region Towards Environmentally Sustainable Cities by Prof. Said Irandoust, President, Asian Institute of Technology (AIT)

    Air Quality, Climate Change and Transport in Asian Cities by Ms. May Ajero, Clean Air Initiative for Asian Cities (CAI-Asia)

    A Platform on City to City Cooperation in Mainstreaming Climate Change in Urban Planning and Implementation by Dr. Bernadia Irawati Tjandradewi, Programme Director, CITYNET (The Regional Network of Local Authorities for the Management of Human Settlements)

    Proposal for the Continuation of the ASEAN ESC Model Cities Programme by Mr.Hideyuki Mori, President, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 13:00 Thematic 2:   Other Initiatives on ESC
 

Session 2A

"Public-Private Partnership for ESC"

Chair: Mr. Adolfo Guerrero, Cities Development Initiative for Asia (CDIA)

"Private-Public Partnerships in Sustainable Urban Infrastructure Developments" by Mr. Adolfo Guerrero, Head of China Office, Senior Private-Public Partnership Infrastructure Specialist, CDIA

"Abengoa Water" by Ms. Aranzazu Mencía, VP Business Development, Abengoa Water

"PPPs for Sustainable Urban Infrastructure" by Mr. Sharad Somani, Partner - Infrastructure Advisory, KPMG

"International Partnerships for Expanding Waste Management Service of Local Authorities" by Dr. Choudhury Rudra Charan Mohanty, Environment Programme Coordinator/Expert, United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD)

"Myeongpum Maeul: New Village, New Partnership" by Mr. Uk Young Kwon, Specialist for Community Cooperation, Korean National Park Service

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Session 2B

"Adaptation for Cities"

Chair: Dr. Xiaoming Wang,  the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

"Natural Hazard Management and Climate Change Adaptation for Cities and Coasts in Australia" by Dr. Xiaoming Wang, Principal Scientist and Adjunct Professor, Theme Leader, Sustainable Cities and Coasts, CSIRO Climate Adaptation Flagship

"Climate change in Can Tho city and Mekong Delta: status and ability to cope" by Mr. Ky Quang Vinh, Master, Climate Change Coordination Office, Can Tho City

"DRR and CCA in Indonesia" by Dr. Eko Teguh Paripurno, Geological Engineering Department, University of Pembangunan Nasional Veteran (Indonesia)

"Climate Change Adaptation: assessing the capacity of and helping water services providers in Asia to adapt to climate change impacts – USAID/Waterlinks" by Mr. Arijanto Istandar, Team Leader, Water and Sanitation and "Climate Change Adaptation" by Carla Berina-Kim, Executive Director, Manila Water Company

"Natural Hazards/Disasters: the Philippine experience" by Undersecretary Benito Ramos, Administrator, Office of Civil Defense, Department of National Defense

"Adaptation for Cities Urban Climate Resilience of Thai Cities" by Dr. Pakamas Thinphanga, Senior Researcher, TEI (Thailand)

"Urban Climate Change Resilience" by Dr. Shiraz Akhtar Wajih, President, Gorakhpur  Environmental Action Group, Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network (ACCCRN)

 

 

Session 2C

Sustainable Low-Carbon Scenario Development

Chair: Dr. Junichi Fujino, National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES)

"Planning and policy development based on model simulations in Iskandar, Malaysia" by Mr. Boyd Dionysius Jouman, Senior Vice President, Planning & Compliance, Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA)

"Low Carbon Green Growth Pilot City of Gangneung City, Gangwon Province, R. O. Korea" by Mr. Hyun-Jae Kang, Assistant Manager, Korea Environment Corporation

"The Pilot Study of Demonstration Voluntary Approaches for Industrial Environmental Management in China" by Ms. Zhou Ninghui, Deputy Director for General Affairs, Environmental Protection Bureau, Nanjing City Government

"Future Environmental City Initiative and AIM Activities" by Dr. Junichi Fujino, National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES)

"Sustainable Low-Carbon Scenario Development: the experience of Sibu" by Mr. Yong Ing Chu, Assistant Secretary, Sibu Municipal Council

"Nakornnont Green Growth and Low Carbon City" by Mr. Permpong Pumwiset, Head of Environment and Health Promotion Division, Nonthaburi

Comments from cities (Tarakan, Bago, Talisay, Nonthaburi and others)

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 14:45 Plenary 3: Discussion of the Chair's Summary
  The Secretariat presented a draft Chair’s Summary based on outputs of all preceding sessions for further inputs.
14:45 – 15:00 Closing Remarks by Chair and Co-organisers
15:00 - 15:30 Coffee Break
 
15:30 - 18:00 Network Meeting for Local Governments (an informal meeting held after the 3rd High Level Seminar on Environmentally Sustainable Cities)
  Introductory Session:
Presenters: IGES, CAI-Asia

Session 1: Organic waste management
Panellists: Bago, Nonthaburi, Tarakan,Talisay

Session 2: Other low-carbon initiatives

18:30 - 20:30 Farewell Dinner