Intergovernmental Tenth Regional Environmentally Sustainable Transport (EST) Forum in Asia
14 Mar 2017 - 16 Mar 2017
Vientiane, Lao PDR

Theme: 2030 Road Map for Sustainable Transport ~Aligning with Sustainable Transport Development Goals (SDGs)~

Intergovernmental Tenth Regional EST Forum in Asia under the theme "2030 Road Map for Sustainable Transport ~ Aligning with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)" will be held from 14 to 16 March 2017 in Vientiane, Lao PDR. It is expected that approximately 500 participants, including senior government representatives from Asia and the Pacific countries, city mayors, international experts, resource persons, and others as listed below will be attending the conference.

- High-level government representatives and policy makers from the Ministry of Transport, the Ministry of Environment, the Ministry of Urban Development, and the Ministry of Health, etc;
- Local participants including government officials from central, regional and local governments;
- Distinguished transport, environment and climate change experts and international resource persons;
- Representatives of relevant UN and international organizations, including international financial institutions, multi-lateral development banks and donor agencies; and
- Selected representatives of the private and business sectors, INGOs and NGOs etc.

Don Chan Palace Hotel & Convention

Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MPWT), Lao PDR
Ministry of the Environment (MoE), Japan
Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT)
United Nations Economic and Social Commission of Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP)
United Nations Office for Sustainable Development (UNOSD)
United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD)

German International Cooperation (GIZ)

Supporting Organizations (tbc)
Asian Development Bank (ADB), Department for International Development (DFID), EMBARQ (The World Resources Institute’s Center for Sustainable Transport), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability, International Road Transport Union (IRU), Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP), International Union of Railways (UIC), Research for Community Access Partnership (ReCAP), SAFER-Vehicle and Traffic Safety Centre, University of Gothenburg, United Nations Human Settlements Program (UN-Habitat), United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Victoria Transport Policy Institute (VTPI), World Health Organization (WHO), the World Bank (WB)

Associated Events during the Forum
13 March: Pre-event on Contribution of Rural Transport to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
15 March: Vientiane International Mayors Forum

Provisional Concept Note
Provisional Programme

Chair's Summary of the 10th Regional EST Forum in Asia (Unedited Version)

Vientiane Declaration on Sustainable Rural Transport towards Achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Addendum to Kyoto Declaration for the Promotion of Environmentally Sustainable Transport ~ Towards Realizing Resilient, Smart and Liveable Cities in Asia

More on Asian EST Initiative
More on Regional EST Forum

Previous Meetings

Regional EST Forum in Asia

Ninth Regional EST Forum (2015)
Eighth Regional EST Forum (2014)
Seventh Regional EST Forum (2013)
Sixth Regional EST Forum (2011)
Fifth Regional EST Forum (2010)
Fourth Regional EST Forum (2009)
Third Regional EST Forum (2008)
Second Regional EST Forum (2006)
First Regional EST Forum (2005)
Manila Policy Dialogue on Environment and Transportation in the Asian Region (2004)

Background papers
Concept Note
Country/City Report
Presentations and Speeches
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