Eighth Regional EST Forum in Asia (Integrated Conference of BAQ2014 and Intergovernmental Eighth Regional EST Forum in Asia)
19 Nov 2014 - 21 Nov 2014
Colombo, Sri Lanka

Venue: Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Theme: Next Generation Solution for Clean Air and Transport - towards Sustainable and Livable Society in Asia
Integrated Conference portal website:http://www.baq2014est.org/

Live Stream http://www.learntv.lk/stream2.html


Co-organizers
Concept Note
Programme
(Day 1, Day 2, Day 3)
Chair's Summary of the Integrated Conference
List of Participants
Addendum to Kyoto Declaration (2014)
Colombo Declaration

Background Papers
Country Report (Country Report Guideline, Bangkok 2020 Declaration, Bali Declaration on Vision Three Zeros)
City Report (City Report Guideline, Kyoto Declaration)

Pre-Event: Green Freight Day (18 Nov 13:30-18:00)
Previous Meetings
Photos of the meeting

Group photo of the Integrated Conference (Photo by Sri Lanka MERE & MOT)

Co-organizers


Ministry of Environment and Renewable Energy, Sri Lanka
Ministry of Transport, Sri Lanka
Ministry of the Environment, Japan
United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD)
Clean Air Asia


Programme


Day 1: Wednesday, 19 November
TimeProgrammeSpeaker/PanelAffiliation/Title
09:00-10:30Opening Ceremony
Welcome RemarksMr. B. M. U. D. BasnayakeSecretary, Ministry of Environment and Renewable Energy, Sri Lanka
Opening RemarksMr. Robert O'KeefeChair of Board of Trustees, Clean Air Asia
Mr. Nikhil SethDirector of the Division for Sustainable Development, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA)
Mr. Teruyoshi HayamizuCouncillor, Minister's Secretariat, Ministry of the Environment, Japan
Hon. Mr. Kumara WelgamaMinister of Transport, Sri Lanka
Hon. Mr. Susil PremajayanthaMinister of Environment and Renewable Energy, Sri Lanka
Special Message by UN Secretary General, Mr. Ban Ki-moon
Introduction to the Guest of HonourMr. Don JayaweeraExecutive Director, Clean Air Sri Lanka
Address by the Guest of HonourH. E. Mr. Mahinda RajapaksaPresident of Sri Lanka
Keynote Address
Transforming Societies through Next Generation Transport and Clean Air Solutions in Post 2015 Development Era
Mr. Nikhil SethDirector, UN DESA
11:00-12:30Plenary Session 1:
Implementing Bali Vision Three Zeros Towards Achieving a Livable and Sustainable Society in Asia


Session Chair: H.E. Mr. Susil Premajayantha, Minister of Environment and Renewable Energy, Sri Lanka
Facilitator: Mr. Todd Litman, VTPI
Rapporteur: Mr. Karl Peet, SLoCaT

Background Paper: Implementing Transport Policies and Programmes toward Realizing Bali Vision Three Zeros - Zero Congestion, Zero Pollution, and Zero Accidents towards Next Generation Transport Systems in Asia (Mr. Todd Litman)
Implementing Transport Policies and Programmes toward Realizing Vision Three Zeros - Zero Congestion, Zero Pollution, and Zero Accidents towards Next Generation Transport Systems in AsiaMr. Todd LitmanFounder and Executive Director, Victoria Transport Policy Institute (VTPI), Canada
Panel DiscussionMr. Tulasi Prasad SitaulaSecretary, Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport, Nepal
Ms. Elly SinagaDirector General, R&D Agency, Ministry of Transportation, Indonesia
Mr. Mukund Kumar SinhaJoint Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development, India
Mr. Ildefonso T. Patdu, Jr.Assistant Secretary for Project Implementation, Department of Transportation and Communications, Philippines
Prof. Dinesh MohanProfessor Emeritus, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India
Mr. Cornie HuizengaSecretary General, SLoCaT
13:30-15:00Plenary Session 2:
e-Mobility as the Next Generation Solutions for Clean Air and Sustainable Transport in Asia


Session Chair: Hon. Dr. Hassan Abdullahi, Minister of Urban Development Affairs, Afghanistan
Facilitator:Mr. Ralph Wahnschafft, Independent Senior Advisor on Sustainable Development Policies
Rapporteur: Mr. Simon Ka Wing Ng, Civic Exchange

Background Paper: e-Mobility as the Next Generation Solutions for Clean Air and SustainableTransport in Asia (InnoZ)
e-Mobility as the Next Generation Solutions for Clean Air and Sustainable Transport in AsiaMr. Ralph WahnschafftIndependent Senior Advisor on Sustainable Development Policies
The Electric Mobility Policy and Electric Vehicle Pilots Projects in BhutanMr. Lhaba TsheringChief Planning Officer, Perspective Planning Division, Gross National Happiness Commission Secretariat, Bhutan
Panel DiscussionMr. Aurangzeb HaqueAdditional Secretary, Ministry of Communications, Pakistan
Mr. Daniel Darius M. NicerAssistant Secretary, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Philippines
Mr. Sagar Dynaneshwar NaikMayor, Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation, India
Mr. Kulwant SinghRegional Director, UN-HABITAT
Mr. Lhaba TsheringChief Planning Officer, Gross National Happiness Commission Secretariat, Bhutan
Mr. Roland HaasProgramme Director, ASEAN-German Technical Cooperation
Mr. Shun WatanabeTerra Motors Corporation, Japan
15:30-17:00Plenary Session 3:
Improved Accessibility to Essential Utilities and Services - A Critical Need for Communities of Emerging Asia


Session Chair: Mr. Daniel Darius M. Nicer, Assistant Secretary, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Philippines
Facilitator: Dr. Marie Thynell, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Rapporteur: Mr. Santosh Kodukula, ICLEI

Background Paper: Improved Accessibility to Essential Utilities - A Critical Need for Communities of Emerging Asia (UN ESCAP) / Next Generation Urban Mobility Plans (GIZ)
Improved Accessibility to Essential Utilities and Services - A Critical Need for Communities of Emerging AsiaMr. Peter O'NeillChief, Transport Policy and Development Section, UN ESCAP
Next Generation Urban Mobility PlansMr. Manfred BreithauptSenior Transport Advisor, German International Cooperation (GIZ)
Panel DiscussionMr. Mahendra SubbaJoint Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development, Nepal
Mr. Chan DaraDirector General, General Department of Transport, Ministry of Public Work and Transport, Cambodia
Mr. A. Wassay RahimSenior Advisor to Minister, Ministry of Urban Development Affairs, Afghanistan
Ms. Chutinthorn PraditphetPolicy and Plan Analyst, Ministry of Transport, Thailand
17:15-18:45Plenary Session 4:
Road Safety and Injury Prevention - Indispensable for National Productivity


Session Chair: Mr. Tulasi Prasad Sitaula, Secretary, Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport, Nepal
Facilitator:Prof. Dinesh Mohan, IIT Delhi
Rapporteur: Mr. Colin Hughes, ITDP

Backgrond Paper: Implications of Road Safety in National Productivity and Human Development in Asia (SAFER) / Impact of Road Traffic Crashes in Asia: A Human and Economic Assessment (Prof. Mohan)
Implications of Road Safety in National Productivity and Human Development in AsiaProf. Jac WismansSAFER - Vehicle and Traffic Safety Centre, Sweden
Impact of Traffic Accidents on Indian Economy and ProductivityProf. Dinesh MohanProfessor Emeritus, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
Panel DiscussionHon. Mr. Rohana Kumara DissanayakeDeputy Minister, Ministry of Transport, Sri Lanka
Mr. M. A. N. SiddiqueSecretary, Road Transport and Highways Division, Ministry of Road Transport and Bridges, Bangladesh
Ms. Nguyen Thi Thu HangDeputy Director General, Ministry of Transport, Viet Nam
Prof. Sanjivi SundarHUDCO Chair Professor in TERI University
Prof. Yoshitaka MotodaIwate Prefectural University, Japan
Mr. Amit BhattStrategy Head, Urban Transport, EMBARQ-India
Mr. Evgeny VakulenkoFirst Secretary, Department of Internaional Organizations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Russian Federation



Day 2: Thursday, 20 November
TimeProgrammeSpeaker/PanelAffiliation/Title
09:00-10:30Plenary Session 5:
National and International Effort on Low Carbon Technology Transfer and Infrastructure Development in Transport Sector


Session Chair: Hon. Mr. Rohana Kumara Dissanayake, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Transport, Sri Lanka
Facilitator: Mr. Cornie Huizenga, Secretary General, SLoCaT
Rapporteur: Mr. Karl Peet, SLoCaT
Colombo Metropolitan Transport Master Plan and Areas for International CooperationMr. Dhammika PereraSecretary, Ministry of Transport, Sri Lanka
ADB's Cooperation and Technical Assistance on Low Carbon Transport Development in AsiaMs. Karma YangzomEnvironment Specialist, Asian Development Bank (ADB)
International Cooperation for promotion of Low carbonization in Developing CountriesMr. Teruyoshi HayamizuCouncillor, Minister's Secretariat, Ministry of the Environment, Japan
Sustainable Transportation and Climate Change Co-benefits - Activities of JICAMr. Tomohiro OnoAdvisor (JICA Expert) for the Improvement of Metro Colombo Urban Transport Network, Ministry of Transport, Sri Lanka
11:00-13:00Special Event of Asian Mayors and City Authorities
Plenary Session 6:
Realizing Resilient, Smart and Livable Cities in Asia - Role of EST


Session Chair: Hon. Mr. Ahamed Jamaldeen Mohamed Muzammil, MayorColombo Municipal Council, Sri Lanka
Facilitator: Mr. C.R.C. Mohanty, UNCRD & Mr. Thomas Hamlin, UN DESA
Rapporteur: Mr. Simon Ka Wing Ng, Civic Exchange

Background Paper: Role of Dedicated Walkways and Cycleways - EcoMobility Options for Urban Transport in Asian Cities (ICLEI)
Keynote Presentation: Health - a measure of performance for Urban TransportDr. Carlos DoraCoordinator, Department of Public Health and Environment, World Health Organization (WHO)
Realizing Resilient, Smart and Livable Cities in Asia - Role of ESTMr. Sungwon LeeVice President, The Korea Transport Institute (KOTI)
EcoMobility: An Integral Part of the Next Generation Transport System in Asia - Role of Dedicated Walkways and CyclewaysMr. Emani KumarDeputy Secretary General, Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI)
Seamless Multimodal Integration for Smart City Public Transportation NetworkMr. Manfred BreithauptSenior Transport Advisor, German International Cooperation (GIZ)
WHO/WPRO's perspective on Health and Air PollutionMr. Jung Sub YeomRegional Office for the Western Pacific, World Health Organization (WHO)
Panel DiscussionMr. Sagar Dynaneshwar NaikMayor, Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation, India
Mr. Dadi Budaeri SugionoSecretary, Tangerang City, Indonesia
Mr. Edgardo C. LabellaVice Mayor, Cebu City, the Philippines
Mr. Xiaojian DaiDeputy Director-General, Shanghai Municipal Transportation Commission, PR China
Mr. Rauf Akhtar FarooquiAdministrator, Karachi Metropolitan Corporation, Pakistan
Mr. Md. Aminul IslamChief Estate Officer, Dhaka North City Corporation
Discussion on draft addendum to Kyoto Declaration
Addendum to Kyoto Declaration (2014)
Dhaka North, Shanghai, Navi Mumbai, Yogyakarta, Tangerang, Vientiane, Ulaanbaatar, Kathmandu, Karachi, Baguio, Cebu, Singapore, Matale, Colombo, Bangkok, Chiang Mai
14:00-15:15Country Breakout Session:
Presentation on Country Initiatives and Achievements on Bangkok 2020 Declaration
Breakout Group 1
(Room: Committee Room A)
Afghanistan (Report, Presentation), Bhutan (Presentation), Cambodia (Presentation), Indonesia (Presentation, Presentation (Tangerang City)), Japan (Report), Philippines (Presentation)
Breakout Group 2
(Room: Committee Room B)
Bangladesh (Report, Presentation), Malaysia (Presentation), Nepal (Presentation), Pakistan (Report, Presentation), Thailand (Presentation)
Breakout Group 3
(Room: Committee Room C)
India (Presentation, Lao PDR, Mongolia (Report), Sri Lanka, Singapore (Report, Presentation), Viet Nam (Report, Presentation)
Breakout Group 4
(Room: Committee Room D)
Myanmar (Report), Maldives, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation
15:45-17:00Plenary Session 7:
Private Sector Financing for Next Generation Transport Infrastructure


Session Chair: Mr. Mukund Kumar Sinha, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development, India
Facilitator: Mr. Lewis M. Fulton, Co-Director, NextSTEPS Programme, University of California, Davis, USA
Rapporteur: Mr. Robert Earley, CAA

Background Paper: A Global High Shift Scenario: Impacts and Potential for More Public Transport, Walking, and Cycling with Lower Car Use (ITDP) / Mobilizing Private Sector Financing for the Realization of Next Generation Solutions for Sustainable Transport in Asia (SLoCaT)
Mobilizing Private Sector Financing for the Realization of Next Generation Solutions for Sustainable Transport in AsiaMr. Cornie HuizengaSecretary General, SLoCaT
A Global High Shift Scenario: Impacts and Potential for More Public Transport, Walking, and Cycling with Lower Car UseMr. Lewis FultonCo-Director, NextSTEPS Programme, University of California, Davis
17:15-18:45Country Roundtable: Next Generation Sustainable Transport Solutions in the context of post-2015 Development Agenda

Session Chair: Hon. Mr. Susil Premajayantha, Minister of Environment and Renewable Energy, Sri Lanka
Facilitator:Mr. Nikhil Seth, Director, Division for Sustainable Development, UN DESA
Rapporteur: Mr. Thomas Hamlin, Technical Adviser, UN DESA

Background Paper: Next Generation Sustainable Transport Solutions in the Context of post-2015 Development Era (EMBARQ) / The Role of National Policies in Financing and Scaling Urban Transport (ITDP)
Scaling Up Rapid Transit: The Role of National Policy & FinanceMr. Colin HughesDirector of National Policy and Project Evaluation, Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP)
Next Generation Sustainable Transport Solutions in Post-2015 Development Era Mr. Amit BhattStrategy Head, Urban Transport, EMBARQ-India



Day 3: Friday, 21 November
TimeProgrammeSpeaker/PanelAffiliation/Title
09:00-10:30Plenary Session 8: Intelligent Freight System (IFS) for Improved Productivity and Energy Security in Asia

Session Chair: Hon. Mr. Kumara Welgama, Minister of Transport, Sri Lanka
Facilitator:Mr. Peter ONeill, Chief, Transport Policy and Development Section, UN ESCAP
Rapporteur: Mr. Karl Peet, SLoCaT
Intelligent Freight System (IFS) for Improved Productivity and Energy Security in AsiaProf. Werner RothengatterKarlsruhe Institute of Technology
Ms. Sophie PunteExecutive Director, Smart Freight Centre
Intelligent Freight System- Efficient Intermodal Integration as Low Carbon Solution in JapanMr. Masaru KumaiEcomo Foundation, Japan
Road-Map Towards Green Freight in Asia (1)

Moving Towards a Regional Agreement on Green Freight in Asia
Mr. C.R.C. MohantyEnvironment Programme Coordinator, UNCRD
Road-Map Towards Green Freight in Asia (2)

ADBs Initiative on Green Freight and Logistic in Asia
Ms. Naeeda CrishnaClimate Change Mitigation Specialist, GMS Environment Operations Center, ADB
Road-Map Towards Green Freight in Asia (3)

Towards National Action Plans - GIZ's Technical Cooperation on Green Freight and Logistics in Asia
Mr. Roland HaasProgramme Director, ASEAN-German Technical Cooperation
Road-Map Towards Green Freight in Asia (4)

CAAs Efforts for the Green Freight Initiative in Asia
Mr. Robert EarleyTransport Program Manager, Clean Air Asia (CAA)
Road-Map Towards Green Freight in Asia (5)

UN ESCAP's work and plans for promoting Green Freight and Logistics Systems in Asia
Mr. Madan RegmiTransport Division, UN ESCAP
Panel DiscussionMr. Giok Seng LeeSecretary General, Asia Pacific Natural Gas Vehicles Association (ANGVA), Malaysia
11:00-12:30Plenary Session 9: Expanding Railways - A Vital Means to Meet the Growing Transport Demand in Asia

Session Chair: Hon. Mr. Anura Priyadharshana Yapa, Minister of Petroleum Industries, Sri Lanka
Facilitator:Mr. Milko Papazoff, ASEAN Representative, UIC
Rapporteur: Mr. Surya Raj Acharya, Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Background Paper: Expanding Railways - A Vital Means to Meet the Growing Transport Demand in Asia (UIC)
Expanding Railways - A Vital Means to Meet the Growing Transport Demand in AsiaMr. Milko PapazoffASEAN Representative, International Union of Railways (UIC)
Our progress and achievements towards decarbonizing Japanese RailwayMs. Hisako NishioDeputy Director, Singapore Office, East Japan Railway Company
Indian Railways and its Critical Role in Regional Connectivity and Regional DevelopmentMr. Mukund Kumar SinhaJoint Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development, India
Panel DiscussionMr. Mukund Kumar SinhaJoint Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development, India
Mr. Ruzain IdrisUnder Secretary, Ministry of Transport, Malaysia
Ms. Hisako NishioDeputy Director, Singapore Office, East Japan Railway Company
Prof. Mohamed Rehan Bin KarimUniversity of Malaya
Mr. Ralph WahnschafftIndependent Senior Advisor on Sustainable Development Policies, Germany
Mr. Evgeny VakulenkoFirst Secretary, Department of International Organizations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Russian Federation
13:30-14:30Reporting Back-the Country Breakout Sessions and BAQ 2014 Sessions

Session Chair: Ms. Momena Khatun, Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forests, Bangladesh
Facilitator: Dr. Marie Thynell, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Reporting Breakout Group-1Mr. Stefan BakkerASEAN-GIZ
Reporting Breakout Group-2Mr. Kartik KumarGIZ
Reporting Breakout Group-3Mr. Jagir RathoreSmart Freight Centre
Reporting Breakout Group-4Mr. Simon Ka NgCivic Exchange
Reporting BAQ 2014Ms. Glynda BathanDeputy Executive Director, Clean Air Asia
14:30-15:30Adoption of the Colombo Declaration and Chair's Summary of the Integrated Conference
15:30-16:00Closing Ceremony
16:00-16:30Press Conference
16:30-18:30Technical Field Visit
Courtesy Call and Visit of Asian Mayors to Colombo City Hall (by invitation only)
Venue: Council Chamber, Colombo Town Hall





Previous Meetings

Regional EST Forum in Asia

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)

Regional EST Forum in Latin America

First Regional EST Forum in Latin America

Asian Mayors' Policy Dialogue for Promotion of EST in Cities

Special Event of Asian Mayors for the Signing of the Kyoto Declaration for the Promotion of EST in Cities (Seoul, 2010) 44 cities
Special Event of Asian Mayors for the Signing of the Kyoto Declaration for the Promotion of EST in Cities in the BAQ2008 Workshop (Bangkok, 2008) 34 cities
Asian Mayors' Policy Dialogue for the Promotion of Environmentally Sustainable Transport (EST) in Cities - Signing of the Kyoto Declaration (Kyoto, 2007) 22 cities


Background papers
Concept Note
Country/City Report
Declarations and Statements
Outcome Document
Presentations and Speeches
Programme
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