Environmental News (SACEP)

14 March 2018 – 21 March 2018

SACEP Message on Environment

“The science of environment is a new emerging discipline which is gaining importance by every passing day. It is multidimensional permeating the ambit of both social and natural sciences and is therefore highly dynamic in space and time. It facilitates life on earth, poses challenges as well as threats to the humanity. Therefore to convert these challenges into opportunities and mitigate threats we must join hands at global, regional, national and sub-national level for sustainable development in the future”

Clean Air Week 2018 will be held from 19-23 March 2018 at the UN Conference Center in Bangkok,Thailand.

Clean Air Week 2018 will be held from 19-23rd March 2018 at the UN Conference Center in Bangkok,Thailand. It is a week-long event that brings together governments leaders, experts, private sector and civil society organizations in a series of events focused on solutions for better air quality in the Asia Pacific region.

Dr.Muhammad Khurshid, Director General of SACEP will be participating as a panelist for Session 7: Working together against air pollution – Partnerships and cooperation at the 2018 Asia Pacific Clean Air Partnership Joint Forum. This session is scheduled on 22 March, 14:00 – 16:00 at the UNCC Conference Room 2 and it will be facilitated by Ms. Helena Molin-Valdes, Head of Secretariat, Climate and Clean Air Coalition.

This panel discussion seeks to discuss how networks and initiatives can help promote innovative solutions and support upscaling of their implementation. The panelists will share their views and experience to help achieve the UN Environment Assembly Resolution on Air Quality at regional, sub-regional, national, and local levels. They will explore the challenges and opportunities, collective actions and impacts of partnerships and cooperative engagements.

HRH The Prince of Wales Announces a Global Call to Action for International Year of the Reef 2018.

LONDON, United Kingdom (14 February 2018) – HRH The Prince of Wales today announced a global call to action to save coral reefs from complete global collapse. His call marks the start of a global campaign designed by The Ocean Agency, for the International Year of the Reef – a multi government and NGO initiative led by the International Coral Reef Initiative in collaboration with UN Environment Programme.

Speaking at a gathering of some of the world’s leading coral reef experts and advocates in London, organised by The Prince’s International Sustainability Unit, His Royal Highness said:

“There can be no doubt that we are at a critical tipping point, where we will either ensure or fatally compromise our ability to safeguard the world’s coral reefs and the species that will support future generations of humans and countless other species.”

The Prince’s announcement comes at a pivotal time for coral reefs. The last three years have seen the longest and most extensive coral die-off ever recorded and this impact from global climate change is predicted to worsen for at least the next two to three decades, threatening further destruction to reefs that are already suffering damage from overfishing and pollution.

South Asian Marine Litter Strategy regional workshop will take place on 5-6April 2018 at the Svenska Design Hotel in the city of Mumbai, India.

Regional Policy/Action Plan and appropriate programmes and measures to recycle the volume of litter in the marine environment and to reduce litter entering the marine environment, both from sea and land-based sources in the South Asian Seas region. The regional workshop will take place on 5-6April 2018 at the Svenska Design Hotel in the city of Mumbai, India.

The goal of the workshop is for substantially reduction of marine litter and micro plastics, SACEP Member Countries have requested to collaborate with UN Environment and assist to implement the activities on marine litter by formulating a regional marine litter management action plan and capacity development of the five marine time countries for the sustainable management of marine litter which will ultimately contribute in development of a regional marine litter management action plan for the South Asian Seas (SAS) region.

8th Regional 3R Forum in Asia and the Pacific, 9-12 April 2018, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India

The “Eighth Regional 3R Forum in Asia and the Pacific “will be held from 9-12 April 2018, in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India. It is co-organized by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) of Government of India, the Ministry of the Environment of the Government of Japan (MOEJ), and the United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD) of Division for Sustainable Development (DSD) / UN DESA, under the overall theme of ” Achieving Clean Water, Clean Land and Clean Air through 3R and Resource Efficiency- A 21st Century Vision for Asia-Pacific Communities”.

SACEP is organizing a Parallel event and an Exhibit booth during the 3R Forum on 10th April 2018, from 14.20-16.20 at the Target-III, Brilliant Convention Centre in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India, on the topic: Recycling of land based Marine Litter: Challenges and Opportunities in South Asia Region.

The Proposed side event will broadly discuss the Challenges and Opportunities the SACEP/SASP member countries of South Asia are facing with regard to recycling of land based Marine Litter in a panel discussion. In particular, panelists will showcase successful stories and case studies where the Governments of South Asia have worked together in achieving the international objectives of 3R practices by embedding the circular economy thinking to recycling waste to overhaul of the linear, take-make-waste patterns of production and consumption in their countries.

Main event of the 3R forum.

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