Being the only official side-event of the 11th ASEM Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (ASEM FMM11), the 9th ASEF Journalists’ Colloquium, “Media & the Green Agenda: Reporting on Sustainable Development in Asia & Europe“, focused on the challenges for the media in reporting on sustainable development, in particular the looming expiry of the MDGs in 2015 and its intended successor, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as well as the areas of energy, green growth and economy, and poverty reduction.

Colloquium participants discussed how these issues were viewed in different countries across Asia & Europe, how they are reported in the media, and explored the role of the media in bringing the stories to an interested and wider public.