1st High Level Seminar on Environmentally Sustainable Cities Programme

DAY 1, Tuesday, 2 March 2010

8:30 - 9:00 Registration
9:00 - 9:40 Opening Session
  Opening remarks

    Mr. Hikaru Kobayashi, Administrative Vice Minister, Ministry of the Environment, Government of Japan

Welcome notes

    H.E. Prof. Dr. Gusti Muhammad Hatta, Minister of Environment, Indonesia
    Prof. Emil Salim, University of Indonesia, Indonesia
    Prof. Ryokichi Hirono, Seikei University, Japan

Explanation of the background and objectives of the seminar

    Ms. Liana Bratasida, Assistant Minister for Global Environmental Affairs & International Cooperation, Ministry of Environment, Indonesia

9:40 - 10:00 Photo Session and Coffee Break
10:00 - 12:30 Thematic Sessions
 

Session A: “Cities and Resource Efficiency and 3Rs”

Chair: Ms. Yuyun Ismawati, Balifokus, Denpasar, (INDONESIA)

Introduction and overview of the session by Ms. Yuyun Ismawati, Balifokus

1) "City and Resource Efficiency and 3R" by Hon. Prof. Dr. HJ. Sylviana Murni, Mayor of Central Jakarta, Indonesia

2) "Waste Reduction Efforts in Nagoya  - Challenge toward a circular society" by Mr. Tadashi Kudo, Dirctor of Higashi Environmental Works Office, Environmental Affairs Bureau, City of Nagoya, Japan

3) "The Great Quezon City Clean-Up - The role of the informal sector in solid waste management " by Ms. Mary Beaulah A. Rios, Senior Environment Management Specialist, Quezon City Environmental Protection and Waste Management Department, Philippines

4) "Urban Mining Project (Discarded Metal Resources Recycling Project)" by Mr. Shin Shang Chur, Director of Environmental Cooperation Division, Seoul Metropolitan Government, R. O. Korea

5) "Waste Reduction Through Biogas & Awareness Improvement Program – A Case Study in Phnom Penh" by Mr. Chieak Ang, Director, Department of Environment, Phnom Penh Municipality, Cambodia

Discussion and Wrap up by the Session Chair

Session B: “Climate Change Adaptation through Sustainable Urban Development”

Chair: Mr. Allen Kearns, Deputy Chief, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), (AUSTRALIA)

Introduction and overview of the session by CSIRO, Australia

1) "Climate Change Impacts and Vulnerabilities Assessment for Can Tho City, Viet Nam" by Professor Nguyen Hieu Trung, Dean, College of Environment and Natural Resources, Cantho University and Associate Professor Mick Paddon, University of Technology, Sydney (UTS)

2) "Spatial analysis of cities and peri-urban regions - a case study of Wuxi City China" by Professor Wen Chen, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)

3) "Climate vulnerability and adaptation options for coastal and delta cities - Makassar case study" by Mr. Ridwan Tamin, Ministry of Environment, Indonesia

4) "Implementing sustainable urban development" by Mr. Kang, Seung Chul , Manager of Climate Change Action Team, Jeju Special Self-governing Province

5) "Twin Cities: No regrets climate change adaptation measures for water services" by Mr. Saengroaj Srisawaskraisorn, Program Development Specialist, Regional Environment Office, United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Discussion and Wrap up by the Session Chair

12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 16:00 Thematic Sessions
 

Session C: “Cities and Biodiversity”

Chair: Mr. M. S. Sembiring, Executive Director, Kehati Foundation (Biodiversity Foundation), (INDONESIA)

Introduction and overview of the session by National Parks Board, Singapore

1) "Integrating Biodiversity into Urban Planning – A Case Study of Waitakere City, Auckland, New Zealand" by Dr. Carol Bergquist, Manager, Environment Strategy, Waitakere City Council, New Zealand

2) "Integrating Biodiversity into Urban Planning – A Case Study of West Java, Indonesia" by Dr. Setiawan Wangsaatmaja Eka Jatnika, Environmental Management Agency of West Java Province, Indonesia

3) "Managing Urban Biodiversity – A Case Study of Sibu City, Sarawak, Malaysia" by Mr. Yong Ing Chu Assistant Secretary, Sibu Municipal Council, Sibu, Sarawak, Malaysia

4) "Puerto Princesa City – A Model in Sustainable Development: The City in a forest" by Ms. Jovenee C. Sagun, City Planning and Development Coordinator, City Planning and Development Office, Puerto Princesa, Philippines

5) "The City Biodiversity Index" by Ms. Wendy Yap, Assistant Director, National Biodiversity Centre, National Parks Board, Singapore

6) "Towards CBD COP10 Nagoya’s efforts on Biodiversity" by Mr. Nobuhiko Furuya, Director, Nagoya City Institute of Environmental Science, City of Nagoya, Japan

Discussion and Wrap up by the Session Chair

 

 

 

 

Session D: “Cities and Low Carbon/Low Polluting Society: Can cities take initiatives in realizing low carbon/low polluting society in Asia”

Chair: Mr. Hideyuki Mori, Vice President, IGES, Japan

Introduction and Overview of the session by IGES, Japan

1) "Moving towards low carbon cities: Integrating Public Transport Planning in Urban Development – Case of Japan" by Mr. Hikaru Kobayashi, Administrative Vice Minister, Ministry of the Environment, Japan

2) "Environmentally sustainable transport: Current Status in Indonesian Cities" by Mr. Ahmad Safrudin, Chairman of KPBB, Indonesia

3) "Cities and Low Carbon/Low Polluting Society – Ahmedabad Initiatives" by Mr. Utpal C. Padia, Deputy Municipal Commissioner & Executive Director, Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation & Ahmedbad Janmarg LTD. Ahmedbad, India

4) "The Practice of NMCEP and Eco-City of Lin’ an" by Mr. Zhang Honghua,  Deputy Head, Lin’an Environmental Protection Bureau, Lin’an City, China

5) "Landfill gas project for the green society through public-private partnership" by Mr. Yoon, Jong-Seok, Director of Environmental Policy Division, Daegu Metropolitan City, R. O. Korea

6) "Long-term city planning and a multi-stakeholder participatory approach – A snapshot of Auckland’s journey" by Mr. Campbell Jensen, Senior Analyst – Urban & Infrastructure, Government Urban and Economic Development Office, Auckland, New Zealand

7) "City of Kitakyushu’s environmental actions: Eco-model city in Japan, Green Frontier Plan – Towards creating low carbon society in Asia region" by Mr. Masaru Tokuhara, Division of International Environment Cooperation, Environment Bureau, Kitakyushu, Japan

Discussion and Wrap up by the Session Chair

 

 

16:00 - 16:30 Coffee Break
16:30 - 18:00 Plenary Session 1
  Wrap Up of Day 1
Co-chairs: Prof. Emil Salim and Prof. Ryokichi Hirono
Reporting from each thematic session
Each session chair reported on the session focusing on following:

1. How the good practices and policies were implemented in each city and what the critical conditions were;
2. What the barriers were in up-scaling within the city and transferring it to other cities; and
3. How central governments and supporting organisations can support such activities to overcome these barriers.

Discussion
Discussion was centred on common and/or unique factors on above three points as inputs for Day 2.

19:00 - 21:00 Reception (City Hall, hosted by the Governor of Jakarta)

DAY 2, Wednesday, 3 March 2010

8:00 - 8:45 Discussion on Chair’s Summary (opened to interested parties)
9:00 - 10:00 Plenary Session 2
 

Local Governments' Commitments
Local governments expressed their environmental commitments

    1. Balikpapan
    2. Central Jakarta
    3. Palembang
    4. Kitakyushu
    5. Nagoya
    6. Sibu
    7. Waitakere
    8. Puerto Princesa

Summary of Day 1

Explanation of a part of the draft Chair’s Summary and the overall outline
Discussion on the summary of the thematic sessions with particular focuses on:

    Success factors of the implemented outstanding policies and projects;
    Barriers in up-scaling the model projects within the city and transferring the policies to other cities; and
    Roles of central governments and supporting organisations in bridging the gaps.

10:00 - 10:30 Coffee Break
10:30 - 12:00 Plenary Session 3
 

Tools Promoting ESC (1) -- Financing and capacity development
Objectives:

    to share the ongoing and planned activities of multilateral and bilateral agencies in promoting ESC in the region; and
    to discuss how to extend these support to address the gaps and challenges identified during the discussions in the thematic sessions on Day 1.

Presenters introduced their ESC-related programmes and projects, implications for promoting ESC in the region and possible collaborative activities.

Asian Development Bank (ADB) / Cities Development Initiative For Asia (CDIA) 

"The ADB and Asia’s Cities in the 21st Century" by Mr. Michael Lindfield, Lead Professional (Urban Development), ADB

World Bank 

"Eco2 Cities: Ecological Cities as Economic Cities – The World Bank’s New Urban Development Initiative" by Mr. Hiroaki Suzuki, Lead Urban Specialist, Finance, Economic and Urban Department, World Bank

United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN-ESCAP)

"Promoting inclusive and sustainable urban development in Asia-Pacific" by Mr. Lorenzo Santucci, Environmental Affairs Officer, Environment and Development Division, UN-ESCAP

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

"What can JICA contribute to promote ESC in Asia?" by Mr. Naoki Mori, Deputy Director General, Global Environment Department, JICA

Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA)

"Potential Contribution of ERIA to Environmentally Sustainable Cities" by Dr. Michikazu Kojima, Senior Research Fellow, Institute of DeveIoping Economies, Japan External Trade Organization (IDE-JETRO); Project Coordinator, ERIA Research Project "3R Policies in Southeast and East Asia"

Discussions

Wrap up by the co-chairs

12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 14:30 Plenary Session 4
 

Tools Promoting ESC (2) -- Regional frameworks and intercity networks
Objectives:

    to share the ongoing and planned activities of regional frameworks and inter-city networks for promoting ESC in the region; and
    to identify ways to apply these activities to cities and maximise synergies among regional frameworks and inter-city networks.

Regional organisations and intercity networks introduced their regional and intercity activities, implications for promoting ESC in the region and possible collaborative activities.

ASEAN Working Group on Environmentally Sustainable Cities (AWGESC)

"AWGESC Regional Frameworks and Inter-City Networks" by Ms. Liana Bratasida, Chairperson of the AWGESC; Assistant Minister for Global Environmental Affairs & International Cooperation, Ministry of Environment, Indonesia

United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

"Water Links: Regional Cooperation to improve water services Delivery in Asia" by Mr. Arie Istandar, Deputy Water and Sanitation Team Leader, Environmental Cooperation – Asia, a program of the USAID

German Technical Cooperation (GTZ)

"Clean Air for Smaller Cities in the ASEAN Region – Overview and Status of the Programme" by Mr. Roland Haas, Principal Advisor, GTZ

Regional Network of Local Authorities for the Management of Human Settlements (CITYNET)

"Environmental Sustainable Cities: The Key Role of CITYNET" by Ms. Aisa Tobing, Jakarta CCG/CITYNET

Kitakyushu Asian Center for Low Carbon Society, Kitakyushu City, Japan

"An Asian Base for Green (Low Carbon) Revolution" by Mr. Masaru Tokuhara, Division of International Environment Cooperation, Environment Bureau, Kitakyushu City, Japan

Clean Air Initiative for Asian Cities (CAI-Asia)

"Clean Air Initiative for Asian Cities (CAI-Asia) & Network of City Networks" by Ms. Glynda Bathan, Policy and partnership Manager, CAI-Asia

Discussions

Wrap up by the co-chairs

14:30 - 15:30 Coffee break / Preparation of the Chair’s Summary
15:30 - 17:30 Plenary Session 5
 

Discussion on the draft chair’s summary
Discussions centred on:

    Messages and proposal of activities for the 2nd EAS EMM consideration
    Recommendations to be endorsed by the ministers

Discussion on the follow up activities
Follow up activities for the preparation for the 2nd EAS EMM and the beyond

    Introduction of the World Cities Summit 2010 by Singapore
    2nd EAS-EMM in Brunei Darussalam

17:30 - 18:30 Closing Session
 

Closing Remarks by the Government of Indonesia
Ms. Hermien Rosita, Acting Deputy Minister for Environmental Pollution Control, Ministry of Environment, Indonesia  

Remarks by the Co-chairs
Prof. Emil Salim and Prof. Ryokichi Hiron

18:30 - 20:30 Farewell Dinner
Hosted by the Provincial Government of Jakarta

The third day incorporated a site visit to Eco-tech Garden, Cideng and Composting Centre, Rawasari