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The 12 th Asia Pacific Roundtable

for Sustainable Consumption

and Production

12-13 July 2016 Siem Reap, Cambodia

The Asia Pacific Roundtable on Sustainable Consumption and Production (APRSCP)

The Asia Pacific Roundtable on Sustainable Consumption and Production (APRSCP) is an Asia-focused international, nongovernmental, non-profit, network institution that promotes sustainable consumption and production in the Asia-Pacific. The APRSCP is a multi-stakeholder dialogue that aims to enhance and strengthen regional cooperation in the development and implementation of sustainable consumption and production (SCP) strategies, and to promote best practices, programs, local initiatives, and lessons learned on SCP related projects in Asia and the Pacific region. Since 1997, the APRSCP has held 11 roundtables within the region to date and has built up a strong network covering the entire Asia Pacific region. The APRSCP network has grown and matured over the years and, with its supporters, has cooperated in recent projects such as Resource Efficient and Cleaner

Production activities in the Asia-Pacific region.

12 th APRSCP 2016, Siem Reap, Cambodia (co-hosted with Ministry of Environment, Cambodia) 13 th APRSCP 2017, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (co-hosted with ENSEARCH, Malaysia)

The 12 th APRSCP,

The 12 th APRSCP will be held on 12-13 July 2016 in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Together with our main organizers, the Kingdom of Cambodia under the Ministry of Environment and our local partner, the International Institute for Scientific Research (IISR) with the support from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and other partners, the 12 th APRSCP hopes to continue engaging multi-stakeholders in developing and implementing innovative policy solutions, up-scaling technology and knowledge benchmarking, approaches and instruments towards the development and implementation of programmes on SCP.

The 12 th APRSCP Theme is “Call for Action –Acting together for our future sustainability.”

Overall Objective

The objective of the 12 th APRSCP is to foster dialogue and partnerships among multi-stakeholders about developing and implementing innovative policy solutions, up-scaling technology and knowledge benchmarking, approaches and instruments towards the development and implementation of programmes on SCP in the region.

More specifically, the 12 th APRSCP will contribute to the overall aim of strengthening national and regional policy frameworks and translating their respective national policies and strategies into concrete actions to promote the shift towards more SCP patterns and resource efficiency, thereby contributing to green growth, inclusive and equitable green economy and reduction of poverty in the Region, and to promote technology and information exchange on SCP in the region.

Specific objectives of the 12 th APRSCP are as follows:

Share progress and promote best practices, programs, local initiatives and lessons learned on SCP related initiatives and green growth, green economy and sustainable development related policies and activities for the pursuit of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Asia and the Pacific region Identify synergies and build cooperation to engage actively in the development and implementation of the 10YFP Roadmap on Asia and the Pacific. Share experiences and lessons learned in scaling up existing and new resource efficiency and SCP strategies, tools and approaches through research and information awareness, capacity building, innovative financing, and monitoring and evaluation.

Expected outputs:

1. A set of recommendations on how stakeholders can scale up implementation of SCP through the
1.
A set of recommendations on how stakeholders can scale up implementation of SCP through the
Sustainable Development Goals
2.
Recommended regional program/activities for research, communication, capacity building, financing
and monitoring and evaluation to scale up SCP best practices and initiatives
3.
Key recommendations on key priority areas identified in Cambodia on pursuing economic progress
and changes on consumption, policy reforms for environmental management, education for
sustainability and preserving tradition and culture, sustainable cities and recommended actions to
push forward sustainability and environmental issues in the forefront of ASEAN priorities.
Thematic areas of the 12 th APRSCP
Thematic Areas
Roundtable Session discussions on the following topics:
1.
Sustainable Food Systems
1.
Food safety - food security; food supply; food quality
and Agriculture
2.
Sustainable agricultural practices.
3.
Nutrients Cycle
2.
Sustainable Cities
1.
and Livelihoods: Green
economic growth and social
inclusiveness
Energy Efficiency (Access to energy, Supply of energy, and Production
of energy) and sustainable transport
2.
Sustainable land use and environmental management (Air, water,
waste)
3.
Green technology Transfer and institutional capacity building (Green
jobs; green financing)
3.
Sustainable Tourism
1. Mainstreaming sustainable consumption and production (SCP) in
tourism policy
2.
Policy strengthening and implementation on sustainable tourism
through public – private partnerships
3.
Life cycle assessment - based hotspots analysis of hotels in the
Region
4.
Education and Sustainable
1.
Education & Information Awareness
Lifestyles
2.
Sustainable living (learning traditional sustainable practices)
3.
Production Information (eco-labelling and sustainable procurement)
5.
Implementation of the 2015
1.
From MDGs to SDGs: Readiness, Progress, and Gap Assessment
Post Dev. Agenda
2.
SDGs Mainstreaming in national policies and implementation and
integration in various sectors
3.
Indicators in the SDGs
6.
Special Sessions
1.
S1a: Sustainable Public Procurement
2.
S1b: Sub-regional meetings (ASEAN/South Asia Forums) -
3.
S2: 5th LCA AgriFood Asia
4.
S3a: Waste Management & Circular Economy as Integral Part of SCP
in Asia
5.
S3c: (RECP)

Draft Agenda

12 th APRSCP: Call for Action: Acting together for our Future Sustainability 12-13 July 2016 Siem reap, Cambodia

Day 1: 12 JULY 2016

07:30 – 08:30

Registration

08:30 – 10:00

Opening Ceremony

10:00 – 10:30

Networking Break/ Photo session/ Press Conference/ Exhibition/Poster Presentations

10:30 – 12:30

Plenary Session 1: Acting together for our Future Sustainability

 

12:30 – 13:30

 

Lunch

13:30 – 17:30

 

ROUNDTABLE SESSIONS

 

Roundtable 1:

Roundtable 2:

Roundtable 3:

Special session 1

Sustainable Food

Sustainable Cities,

Sustainable Tourism

(TBD)

Systems and

Livelihoods and

Agriculture

Green Finance

13:30 – 1500

RT 1a: Food Safety

RT 2a: Energy

RT 3a:

Efficiency and Sustainable Transport

Mainstreaming sustainable consumption and production (SCP) in tourism policy (TBA)

S1a: (APRSCP and KEITI - TBD)

 

Networking break

 

15:00 – 15:30 15:30 – 16:30

RT 1b: Sustainable Agriculture

RT 2b: Sustainable land use and environmental management (Air, water, waste)

RT 3b: Policy strengthening and implementation on sustainable tourism through public – private partnerships (Green hotel guidelines, certification systems and standards) (TBA)

S1b: Sub-regional meetings (ASEAN/ South Asia Forums) - TBA

16:30 – 17:30

RT 1c: Nutrient Cycle

RT 2c: Green technology Transfer and institutional capacity building (Green jobs; green financing)

RT 3c: Life cycle assessment - based hotspots analysis of hotels in the Region (TBA)

18:00 – 20:30

 

Dinner Reception

 

Day 2: 13 JULY 2016

   

ROUNDTABLE SESSIONS

 

Roundtable 4:

Roundtable 5:

Special Session 2:

Special session 3

Education and Sustainable Lifestyles

Implementation of the 2015 Post Dev. Agenda

5th LCA AgriFood Asia

08:30 – 10:00

RT 4a: Education

LCA AgriFood Asia

S3a: Waste

& Information Awareness

RT 5a: From MDGs to SDGs:

Readiness, Progress, and Gap Assessment

· “LCA in AgriFood Sector Towards Food Security” · “LCA and Food Policy”

Management & Circular Economy as Integral Part of SCP in Asia (SWITCH Asia Network Facility) (TBD)

1000

- 1030

 

Networking Break

 

1030

– 1130

RT 4b: Sustainable

RT 5b: SDGs

LCA AgriFood Asia

S3b: Continuation

 

living (learning

Mainstreaming in

(continuation)

on Wastes

traditional sustainable

national policies

Session 1: LCA

Management

practices)

and implementation

for Sustainable

-

(SWITCH Asia

and integration in

AgriFood Policy

Network Facility)

various sectors

Session 2: Food, Water, Energy

(TBD)

1130

– 1230

RT 4c: Production Information (eco-labelling and sustainable procurement)

RT 5c: SCP Indicators in the SDGs

Nexus – Adaptation to Climate Change

1230

– 1330

 

Lunch

1330

– 1500

Plenary Session II: Post UNEA 2: call

Invited speaker:

S3c: (APRSCP &

 

for action

Session 3: LCA for

RECP) (TBD)

Agricultural Policy - Moving from Farm to Landscape Session 4:

Sustainable

Agriculture

Indicators

15:00 – 15:30

 

Networking Break

 

15:30 – 17:00

Plenary Session III

· Presentation on Roundtable Conclusion on Parallel Sessions 1 – 5 and other events

· Open Discussion & Next steps

 

17:00 – 17:30

 

Closing Session and Handover Ceremony

 

Day 3: 14 JULY 2016

Back to back Event:

  • 1. National Workshop on Sustainable Consumption and Production in Cambodia

  • 2. RECP Net Meeting

  • 3. SWITCH – Asia Networking Event

Conference Design

The 12 th APRSCP Roundtable will have Plenary Sessions and Parallel Sessions focusing on the selected thematic and priority areas inviting speakers (resource experts and country representatives) followed by interactive discussions and insights from panelists, including presentations of submitted technical scientific papers with latest research findings and best practices on technology, management, and policy from academia, research community, project management officers, NCPCs, and other stakeholders. Other panelists will discuss country or regional experience in using specific SCP strategies, tools and approaches. Discussion will also be on the current opportunities for cooperation by identifying initiatives through research and information awareness, capacity building, financing, and monitoring and evaluation. Afterwards, all sessions will convene and report in the closing plenary session.

Exhibits and side events such as workshops and small roundtable sessions will be conducted in partnership with supporting organizations.

Main Partners

The 12 th APRSCP is being led by the APRSCP through their APRSCP Board of Trustees and hosted by the Kingdom of Cambodia under the Ministry of Environment and the International Institute for Scientific Research (IISR). The 12 th APRSCP is organised by the APRSCP lead by the APRSCP Board of Trustees and hosted by the Kingdom of Cambodia under the Ministry of Environment and the International Institute for Scientific Research (IISR). The 12 th APRSCP is also being held through the support provided by the United Nations Environment Programme –Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific under the EU funded and UNEP managed SWITCH Asia Regional Policy Support programme, and the 10 Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production (10YFP) and through other partner institutions.

Contact Us

Chairperson of the National Organizing Committee:

H.E.Prof.Dr. CHHUN Vannak

Deputy-Director General of General Directorate of Environmental Knowledge and Information, APRSCP Board of Trustees, and Chairman of the 12 th Asia Pacific Roundtable Organizing Committee, Ministry of Environment, Kingdom of Cambodia

Contact email: vannakdrchhun@gmail.com

For further information, please contact the APRSCP Secretariat at email: secretariat@aprscp.net and the APRSCP website at http://www.aprscp.net