Sixth Regional EST Forum in Asia
4 Dec 2011 - 6 Dec 2011
New Delhi, India

Venue: Manekshaw Centre, Dhaula Kuan, New Delhi 110 070, India

Chair's Summary
Programme and Presentations
(UMI 2011 Research Symposium, Day1, Day2, Day3)
Information for Participants
Previous Meetings
Related Links

UNCRD, jointly with the Ministry of Urban Development (MOUD)-India, WHO/SEARO, and Ministry of the Environment of Japan (MOEJ), co-organized the Sixth Regional Environmentally Sustainable Transport (EST) Forum in Asia in conjunction with Urban Mobility India 2011 as an integrated event titled "Conference cum Exhibition on Sustainable Mobility" from 4 to 6 December 2011 at the Manekshaw Center, New Delhi, India.

The annually held Regional EST Forum in Asia organized by UNCRD provides a strategic and knowledge platform for sharing experiences and disseminating best practices, policy instruments, tools, and technologies among Asian countries in relation to the various key aspects of EST underlined in the Aichi Statement (2005). The Urban Mobility India (UMI) Conference cum Exhibition is an annual flagship event of the MOUD-India, organized since 2008 in order to encourage states and cities to reform their urban transport systems by disseminating information and facilitating exchange of ideas, and by recognizing good urban transport initiatives with the Urban Mobility Awards.

The Conference reviewed and shared the progress made by Asian countries in various aspects of sustainable transport, including road safety, connectivity, and inclusiveness. The Sixth Regional EST Forum focused on the implementation of the Bangkok 2020 Declaration agreed upon at the Fifth Regional EST Forum last year and addressed a range of sustainability issues in urban transport, including innovative financing. It was observed that the Asian EST Forum member countries have started to re-orient their overall transport policy, planning, and development in order to implement the twenty goals of the Bangkok 2020 Declaration under the three key strategic approaches - Avoid, Shift, Improve - by which they have also geared their economy towards a green economy, characterized by low carbon, energy/fuel efficient, and socially inclusive. The representatives from the twenty-one Asian countries adopted a Chair's Summary, which aims to contribute to enrich the discussion on sustainable transport at the Rio+20, a process in the context of moving towards a green economy. The Conference requested the Government of India to submit the Chair's Summary to the secretariat of the Rio+20.

Organizers and Supporting Organizers

Ministry of Urban Development (MOUD) of the Government of India
World Health Organization South-East Asia Regional Office (WHO/SEARO)
Ministry of the Environment of the Government of Japan>
United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD)

Supporting Organizations:
Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP)
German International Cooperation (GIZ)
Clean Air Initiative for Asian Cities (CAI-Asia) Center
Asian Development Bank (ADB)
World Resource Institute¡¯s Center for Sustainable Transport (EMBARQ)
Transport Research Laboratory (TRL)
World Health Organization Western Pacific Regional Office (WHO/WPRO)
International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT)
The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
South Asia Environment Cooperative Programme (SACEP)
Health Effects Institute (HEI)
Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
Alliance for Healthy Cities (AFHC)
International Union of Railways (UIC)
Dutch Cycling Embassy
UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP)
Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
Seoul Development Institute (SDI)
ASEAN Working Group on Environmentally Sustainable Cities (AWGESC)
Institution for Transport Policy Studies (ITPS)
Korea Transport Institute (KOTI)
Korea Railroad Research Institute (KRRI)

  1. Address sound policy options, better institutional measures, and financing mechanisms for the promotion of EST in Asia, with specific emphasis on road safety, public health, social equity, rail, green freight, sustainable management of two and three wheelers, intelligent transport systems, and non-motorized transport in realizing sustainable mobility;
  2. Review countries initiatives, achievements, and best practices in addressing the Bangkok 2020 Declaration;
  3. Address and identify the challenges and opportunities for transport NAMAs for climate mitigation and co-benefits;
  4. Contribute towards enhanced regional input to Rio+20 by addressing EST vis-a-vis the Bangkok 2020 Declaration in the context of moving towards a green economy; and
  5. Provide a platform for interagency coordination, both at the national and international levels, towards facilitating partnerships and collaboration among governments, international organizations, NGOs, and donor agencies in effectively implementing the Bangkok 2020 Declaration.

Concept Note

Chair's Summary
Chairs Summary

The integrated conference was attended by approximately 700 participants, including high-level government representatives from twenty-one Asian countries, including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, People's Republic of China, Indonesia, India, Japan, Republic of Korea, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, the Philippines, Pakistan, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Viet Nam, Subsidiary Expert Group Members of the Regional EST Forum, international resource persons, representatives from various UN and international organizations, Indian officials from central and state governments, urban local bodies, and parastatals as well as academics, students, NGOs, and representatives from the private sector.
List of Participants

Programme and Presentations

UMI 2011 Research Symposium: Saturday, 3 December 2011
Urban Mobility India 2011 Research Symposium
Pre-Event "Training Course on Implementing Public Bike Sharing System

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Day 1: Sunday, 4 December 2011
Key Note Address 1:Metro Rail Revolution in IndiaMr. E. SreedharanManaging Director, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC)
Key Note Address 2:Premature Mortality and Particulate Matter - a critical challenge in urban managementMr. Robert O'KeefeVice President of the Health Effects Institute (HEI) and Chairman of CAI-Asia

Background Paper: A Sustainable Transport Approach To Road Safety And Accessibility In The Urban Context
Implementing a system approach in support of the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020 Mr. Chamaiparn SantikarnRegional Advisor - Injury and Violence Prevention (IVP), WHO/SEARO
Mainstreaming road safety in transport operations and financing in AsiaMr. Oleg TonkonojenkovSenior Transport Specialist, ADB
Preventing traffic deaths and injuries through sustainable transport measures Mr. Madhav PaiDirector, EMBARQ India
EST 1: Moving forwards on the Bangkok 2020 Declaration

Background Paper: Implementing the Bangkok 2020 Declaration towards Promoting Environmentally Sustainable Transport in Developing Asia / Data and Indicators for Sustainable Transport under the Bangkok 2020 Declaration
The Bangkok 2020 Declaration - a vision for Asia in promoting sustainable transport towards a green economy Mr. C.R.C. MohantyEnvironment Programme Coordinator, UNCRD
Implementing the Bangkok 2020 Declaration - benefits and opportunities Mr. Cornie HuizengaJoint Convener, Partnership on Sustainable Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT)
2020 and Beyond: The Green Economy transition for transport in Asia and the Pacific Mr. Lloyd WrightSenior Transport Specialist, Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Global modal shift scenario - complementing Energy and CO2 benefits through implementing the Bangkok 2020 Declaration Mr. Lewis M. FultonSenior Transport Energy Specialist, International Energy Agency (IEA)
EST 2: Country Reporting in Response to Bangkok 2020 Declaration - Initiatives, Achievements, Policies and Programs

Group 1: Bangladesh , India, Japan, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines

Group 2:: Bhutan , Cambodia, Indonesia , Rep. of Korea , Maldives, Pakistan

Group 3: Afghanistan, Malaysia , Mongolia , Singapore , Sri Lanka , Thailand , Viet Nam

Day 2: Monday, 5 December 2011
EST 3A: EST as the Basis for NAMAs (Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions)

Background Paper: Environmentally Sustainable Transport (EST) as the Basis for NAMAs
Environmentally Sustainable Transport as the Basis for NAMAs Mr. Akshima T. GhateFellow, Centre for Research on Sustainable Urban Development and Transport Systems, TERI
Opportunities and challenges of applying NAMAs in the transport sector in Asia: from Cancun to DurbanMr. Thomas HamlinTechnical Adviser -Energy, Transport and Climate Change, Division for Sustainable Development (DSD), UN DESA
Mainstreaming transport co-benefits approach: a practical guide for evaluating transport projects

Reference Document: "Mainstreaming Transport Co-Benefits Approach: A Guide To Evaluating Transport Projects"(March 2011, IGES)
Ms. Jane RomeroTransport Specialist, Climate Change Group, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
EST 3B: Modal Share Development: How to Break the Trend

Background Paper: Rising Automobile Dependency: How to break the trend
Making sustainable mobility a reality - how to break the trend Mr. Manfred BreithauptSenior Transport Advisor, GIZ
Mr. Santhosh KodukulaUrban Transport Specialist, GIZ-SUTP (Sustainable Urban Transport Project)
Sustainable mobility alliance to improve mode share of public transport Ms. Heather AllenProgramme Director, Transport Research Laboratory (TRL)
How to build healthy and livable cities through safe and dedicated bicycle infrastructures - case of ChangwonBuok RheeChangwon Health Centre,
Sanghyuk BaeResearcher, Seoul National University (SNU))
EST 4A: EST for Green Economy
Win-win transport solutions for green economy and climate mitigationMr. Holger DalkmannDirector, The World Resource Institute Center for Sustainable Transport (EMBARQ)
Green economy policies in the transport sector - prospects and challengesShreekant GuptaBoard member CAI-Asia
Pro-poor transport policy towards Green Economy Geetam TiwariIndian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Delhi
EST 4B: Rail Development as an Efficient Mass Transit Option
The Rail Sector and Sustainable Development: Building a Green EconomyMukul Saran MathurHead of UIC Asia Regional Unit, International Union of Railways (UIC)
Railway Development for Low Carbon, Green Growth in KoreaJaehyun ParkSenior Researcher, Korea Railroad Research Institute (KRRI)
EST 5A: Green Freight and Co-Benefits

Background Paper: Best Practices in Green Freight for an Environmentally Sustainable Road Freight Sector in Asia
Green freight strategies for Asia and development of a Green Freight China Program Ms. Sophie PunteExecutive Director, CAI-Asia
The role of the private sector in green freight programs worldwide and in AsiaBjoern HannappelDeutsche Post DHL
Green freight declaration and network of private sector companies in Asia to support government in green freight initiatives
EST 5B: Sustainable Management of Two and Three Wheelers in Asia

Background Paper: Sustainable Management of Two and Three-Wheelers in Asia
Regulatory and institutional framework to control the driving forces of two-and-three wheelers Mr. Anup BandivadekarInternational Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT)
New roadmap for motorcycle emission standard and fuel quality in Viet NamDuc Huu DoDeputy General Director, Vietnam Register
Cost-effective technology measures and financing options Mr. Bert FabianTransport Program Manager, CAI-Asia
Our cities ourselves: principles for transport in urban lifeMr. Michael ReplogleGlobal Policy Director and Founder, ITDP
Cycling as an essential element of livable cities - key design principlesMr. Roelof WittinkDirector, Dutch Cycling Embassy
Innovative and pro-poor modal integration - integrating NMT into public transport systemMr. Manfred BreithauptSenior Transport Advisor, GIZ

Day 3: Tuesday, 6 December 2011
Three pillars for ITS development: National vision, investment, strong government leadership

Reference Document: Executive Summary: Intelligent Transportation Systems (The information Technology & Innovation foundation, January 2010)
Mr. Stephen EzellSenior Analyst, Information Technology and Innovative Foundation (ITIF)
Moving towards the next generation Intelligent Transport Systems in JapanMr. Takahiko UchimuraVice President, ITS Japan
Implementing Intelligent Transport Systems in developing and developed countries Himanshu BhattIBM

Previous Meetings
Regional EST Forum in Asia
Tenth Regional EST Forum (2017)
Ninth Regional EST Forum (2015)
Eighth Regional EST Forum (2014)
Seventh Regional EST Forum (2013)
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)
Asian Mayorsf Policy Dialogue for the Promotion of Environmentally Sustainable Transport (EST) in Cities - Signing of the Kyoto Declaration (Kyoto, 2007) 12 cities

Related Links
Urban Mobility India (UMI) 2011 official webpage
About Regional EST Forum

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