Asia and the Pacific Regional Statement for the 2011 Global Major Groups and Stakeholder Forum (GMGSF)
1. Introduction The Regional Consultation Meeting for Asia and the Pacific in preparation for the 2011 GMGSF was held at the Palace of Independence, Astana, Kazakhstan from 28 – 29 September 2010 in conjunction with the Sixth Ministerial Conference on Environment and Development in Asia and the Pacific (MCED VI). 27 representatives of the civil society organisations in Asia and the Pacific attended the Meeting and had intensive discussions based on a series of thematic presentations made at the meeting. The participants have reaffirmed their commitment to invigorate their efforts to promote their actions toward achieving environmental management and sustainable development. They agreed to adopt the following text as a regional statement of Asia and the Pacific regional civil society group to provide inputs to the 2011 GMGSF.