8 May 2019
Organizer: United Nations Environment Programme
Co-organizers: Osaka City and Global Environment Foundation Centre
Supported by Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of the Environment, Japan
Cooperated by Osaka Convention and Tourism Bureau, Osaka Water and Environment Solutions Association
The UNEP Symposium on Plastic Waste aims at sharing information of the current status of plastic waste issues and expertise on good practices to manage plastic waste in an environmentally sound way. The symposium will produce a message to G20 Osaka Summit (28-29 June 2019) and promote environmentally sound management of plastic wastes. English-Japanese simultaneous interpretation will be provided. The symposium will be organized at the side lines of the IETC Global Dialogue with the Private Sector on Technology Solutions for Holistic Waste Management, which will take place on 21–23 May 2019 in Osaka, Japan.
Hilton Osaka (Room: Kin no ma, 4th floor)
1-8-8 Kita-ku, Osaka
9:00-12:00 “UNEP Symposium on Plastic Waste Problems”
13:30-17:00 “Technology Solutions for Holistic Waste management: A global Dialogue with Private Sector”
Simultaneous interpretation will be provided.
Please send E-mail with your name, E-mail address and occupation by 20 May 2019.
E-mail to : firstname.lastname@example.org
|“UNEP Symposium on Plastic Waste Problems”|
|Welcome to Single-Plastic Free Symposium by Hilton Osaka|
|09:00-09:40||Live Performance: Ms. Yuuna Okanishi, Calligrapher/Artist|
|Opening Remarks: Mr. Seigo Tanaka, Vice Mayor of Osaka|
|Keynote Speech: H.E. Mr. Yasuo Takahashi, Vice Minister of the Environment|
|Part 1: Challenges and Solutions on Plastic Waste Management|
|09:40-10:50||Keynote Speech: Former Minister of Environment, Egypt|
|Panel Discussion on Solutions for Plastic Waste Management|
Facilitator: Mr. Shunichi Honda, UNEP IETC
•Seven & i Holdings Co., Ltd.
•Showa Denko K.K.
|Part 2: Time to Act Reducing Ocean Plastic|
|11:10-11:50||Panel Discussion to Create Message to G20 Osaka Summit:|
Facilitator: Mr. Keith Alverson, Director, UNEP IETC
•Mr. Rolph Payet, Executive Secretary, Secretariat of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions
•Ms. Ligia Noronha, Director, Economy Division, United Nations Environment Programme
•Mr. Shinichi Sakai, Professor, Kyoto University
|11:50-12:00||Ceremony on Message to G20 Osaka Summit|
•Message, UNEP to Government of Japan
•Message, Ministry of Foreign Affairs as G20 Osaka Summit President Country
|12:00||Story 4: Mr. Shunichi Honda, UNEP IETC|
End of symposium
|“Technology Solutions for Holistic Waste management: A global Dialogue with Private Sector”|
|13:15-14:30||Session A: Holistic waste management|
|14:40-15:40||Session B: E-waste and Hazardous Waste|
|15:50-16:50||Session C: Waste to Energy|
For additional information, please visit the website of UNEP IETC.
Akiko Doi (Ms.)
Secretariat of UNEP Symposium
Global Environment Centre Foundation (GEC)