Kitakyushu Initiative Seminar on Public-Private Partnerships for Urban Water Supply and Wastewater Treatment: Kitakyushu Initiative 2nd Thematic Seminar

Conference Proceeding

The development of financial mechanisms for urban environmental improvement is an innovative direction that has been receiving increasing attention from local governments. Strategies are necessary to encourage public initiatives and promote private sector participation in financing urban environmental infrastructure. Towards this end, the second Kitakyushu Initiative thematic seminar will be organized to provide a forum for open discussions on the experiences, challenges and future plans of local governments on the theme of public-private partnerships, with specific focus on water supply and wastewater treatment.

This Seminar included the participation of representatives from 8 local governments in the Asia-Pacific region, as well as experts and representatives of the donor community.

This Seminar was held at the same time as the International Seminar on Financial Mechanisms for Environmental Protection (5 November) organized by the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC), and the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED), in which a number of international experts participated