Committee on Environment and Development, Fifth Session

The fifth session of the Committee on Environment and Development will be held at the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok from 21 to 23 November 2018.
During the Committee session, high-level policymakers will review analysis of the major environmental trends and challenges faced in the Asia-Pacific region, including those for countries with special needs. Discussions will also focus on the added value of innovative actions and technical solutions being developed and applied throughout the region to harness the benefits of environmental actions, including through circular economy and nature-based approaches.

What: Committee on Environment and Development, Fifth Session
Where: United Nations Conference Centre, Rajadamnern Nok Avenue, Bangkok, Thailand
When: 21-23 November 2018
  • Ms. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of ESCAP
  • Mr. Peter Thomson, United Nations Secretary General’s Special Envoy for the Ocean
  • Honourable Mr. Bikash Lamsal, Minister for Industry, Tourism, Forest and Environment, Gandaki Province, Nepal
  • Mr. Sonam P. Wangdi, Secretary, National Environment Commission, Bhutan
  • Mr. Ribaun Korm, Secretary-General, National Committee for ESCAP, Cambodia
  • Mr. Joshua Wycliffe, Permanent Secretary for Waterways and Environment, Ministry of Local Government, Housing and Environment, Fiji
  • Dr. Tungalag Ulambayar , Advisor to the Minister of Environment and Tourism, Ministry of Environment and Tourism, Mongolia
  • Dr. Wijarn Simachaya, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Thailand

Media highlights:
21 November 2018
09:00 – 09:45 Opening of the Session
12:00 – 14:00 Side Event: Launch of the Regional IPBES Assessment of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services
17:00 – 20:00 Special Event: Ceremony for the Asia Environmental Enforcement Awards 2018: Fighting Transboundary Environmental Crime

22 November 2018
12:00 – 14:00 Side Event: How can Water-Energy-Food Nexus in Cities Contribute to Mitigating Climate Change?

23 November 2018
12:00 – 14:00 Achieving the SDGs: How Participation Leads to Sustainable Outcomes

Media Accreditation:
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Ms. Kavita Sukanandan, Public Information Officer, Strategic Communications and Advocacy Section, ESCAP,
T: (66) 2 288 1869 / E: [email protected]