Committee on Environment and Development, Fifth Session

21 Nov 2018 to 23 Nov 2018
Bangkok, Thailand
By invitation only

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. The Committee will specifically (i) review analysis of the major environmental challenges faced in the region including those for countries with special needs (CSN), and present key analysis on issues and trends in the Asian and Pacific region, (ii) discuss means of implementation and 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, (iii) review secretariat support for implementation of the Ministerial Declaration on Environment and Development for Asia-Pacific, adopted at the Ministerial Conference in September 2017, and (iv) provide guidance to the secretariat for future focus of the subprogramme to address the environmental issues deliberated by the Committee.