1st High Level Seminar on Environmentally Sustainable Cities





2–4 March 2010

Crowne City Hotel, Jakarta, Indonesia

Government of Japan
Government of Indonesia
Government of Australia
Government of Singapore

  • March 2-4, 2010 marked the first High Level Seminar on Environmentally Sustainable Cities (HLS ESC) organized by the governments of Indonesia, Japan, Australia and Singapore in Jakarta City, Indonesia.
  • The three-day meeting brought together representatives of environment ministries, local governments, international organizations, NGOs, academe and front-line experts on urban environmental management issues in Asia to discuss the ongoing activities on ESC at the city level and to foster collaborative actions between stakeholders to achieve ESC under the East Asia Summit.
  • Topics of interest related to ESC such as resource efficiency and 3Rs, biodiversity, low carbon/low polluting society and climate change adaptation through sustainable urban development were featured.
  • A Chairs summary was developed during the meeting that describes a concrete proposal to the ministers of EAS EMM by the HLS ESC participants towards the development of ESC in the region. The Chairs Summary was presented to the 2nd EAS EMM meeting in Brunei Darussalam.


A full list of documents can be found on the documents page, the programme with downloadable presentations can be found here.