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18 March 2022, 10:00 - 13:00 Indochina Time / Bangkok | By invitation only

The 7th Committee on Environment and Development at ministerial level was called for by the declaration adopted at the Seventh Session of the Ministerial Conference on Environment and Development in Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP/74/10/Add.1). 

The Committee is proposed to be organized on the theme of “Protecting our Planet through Regional Cooperation and Solidarity in Asia and the Pacific” from 29 November – 1 December 2022.

The preparatory meeting on 18 March 2022 is organized to initiate discussions on preparations for the 7th Committee at on Environment and Development at ministerial level and aims to provide an overview on key challenges to protecting our common environment in Asia and the Pacific.

Pursuant to global and regional mandates, in particular ESCAP resolution 75/4 on strengthening regional cooperation to tackle air pollution challenges in Asia and the Pacific and following strong statements from member States at the 2nd International Day of Clean Air for blue skies on the need for more action, the secretariat has organized sub-regional dialogues on air pollution and will update participants on main messages which emerged from the dialogues. A summary of the sub-regional consultations will be provided. The meeting will also provide the opportunity to discuss the member state consultation process for deliberation on the elements of a regional modality on air pollution that would form part of the outcome documents of the Committee.

The preparatory meeting will establish a consultation process and a timeline to reach preliminary agreement on the outcome documents of the 7th Committee on Environment and Development at ministerial level.


Survey for the Committee on Environment and Development  was issued take the pulse of government and other experts in the Asia-Pacific region regarding priorities and actions to address environment and development challenges, including through reinvigorating multilateralism.


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Environment and Development Division +66 2 288 1234 [email protected]
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