Seventh Regional 3R Forum in Asia and the Pacific
2-4 November 2016, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Waste Concern participates in the Seventh Regional 3R Forum in Asia and the Pacific, 2-4 November 2016, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia co-organized by the Australian Government, the Office of Green Industries South Australia on behalf of the Government of South Australia, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Ministry of the Environment of the Government of Japan (MoE-Japan), and the United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD). Participation in the Forum is by invitation only.
More than 500 participants, including high-level government representatives from Asian-Pacific countries, city Mayors, international experts, research institutes and resource persons, and others attended the Forum. The theme of this forum was “Advancing 3R and Resource Efficiency for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” aims to provide policy and institutional insights to how resource efficiency and 3R could be advanced in achieving SDGs, including discussions on the role of 3R and resource efficiency in realizing smart, resilient, inclusive and liveable cities.
The H.E. Mr. Md Amir Hossain, Minister, Ministry of Industries of the Government of Bangladesh chaired a number of sessions during this event and gave valuable suggestions to go forward with the 3R (reduce, reuse and recycling) initiatives to achieve sustainable development goals. During this event A. H. Md. Maqsood Sinha, co-founder and Executive Director of Waste Concern was also invited as a resource speaker and attended as a panel discussant and also had the honor to work as a member of the Drafting Committee for Chair's Summary of this forum.