The Forum will take place in Singapore and will be jointly organized by Singapore’s Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources and the UN Environment.

Member States will:

  • Review progress on implementation of UN Environment Assembly resolutions in Asia and the Pacific;
  • Review progress of regional forums where UN Environment is the secretariat, including Asia Pacific Clean Asia Partnership, Asia Pacific Adaptation Network, and Acid Deposition Monitoring Network in East Asia;
  • Identify priorities and engagement with Major Groups and Stakeholders in Asia Pacific;
  • Engage with private sector on environmental solutions;
  • Identify priorities and emerging issues from the region to be reflected in preparations for the upcoming UN Environment Assembly;
  • Provide regional inputs to the UN Environment Assembly theme and its draft outcome documents at its fourth session; and
  • Discuss challenges and opportunities to strengthen the regional environmental agenda for delivering the sustainable development goals and regional commitments to international agreements.

Catalysing a global agenda on adaptation to climate change

SEI Asia Centre Director Niall O’Connor will moderate this side event on Thursday 24 January, 12:30–13:45, where the recent brief meeting the global challenge of adaptation by addressing transboundary climate risk will be presented. The brief is a joint collaboration between SEI, IDDRI (Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations) and ODI (Overseas Development Institute) that concludes a transboundary view of climate risk creates opportunities for international cooperation on adaptation.