Fifth Regional EST Forum in Asia
23 Aug 2010 - 25 Aug 2010
Bangkok, Thailand

Venue: Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel & Towers, Bangkok

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Programme and Presentations Day1, Day2
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The Fifth Regional EST Forum in Asia was jointly organized by Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) of the Kingdom of Thailand, Ministry of the Environment, Government of Japan (MOEJ), United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN-ESCAP) and UNCRD from 23 to 25 August 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. The Forum was attended by approximately 200 participants, comprising high-level government representatives from twenty-two Asian countries, international experts and resource persons, representatives from various UN and international organizations, and local observers from Thailand. The Fifth Forum participants agreed on Bangkok 2020 Declaration - Sustainable Transport Goals for 2010-2020.

Organizers and Supporting Organizations
United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD)
Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE), Thailand
Ministry of the Environment, Government of Japan
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia (UN ESCAP)

Supporting Organizations :
Ministry of Transport, Thailand
World Health Organization (WHO)
German Technology Cooperation (GTZ)
ASEAN-German Technical Cooperation "Clean Air for Smaller Cities" Clean Air Initiative for Asian Cities (CAI-Asia) Center
International Association of Public Transport (UITP)
Asia Development Bank (ADB)
The Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP)
Swedish International Development Agency (Sida)
Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
AIT-UNEP Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific (RRC.AP)

  1. Contribute towards improved understanding and strengthened regional consensus in terms of sustainable policy options, technological and institutional measures that promotes sustainable and low-carbon-transport
  2. Address and identify opportunities for collaborative actions and partnerships, including international financial mechanism, on implementing affordable, economically viable, socially acceptable and environmentally sound transport systems in developing countries and countries with economies in transition;
    Illustrate innovative initiatives, achievements and good practices in public transportation system, rail, BRT system, fuel efficiency, and freight transport
  3. Facilitate international cooperation for capacity building activities, including wider-scale adoption and proliferation of various EST measures at local and national level
  4. Enhance regional input to CSD-19 in terms of various policy options and recommendations on transport sector for sustainable development through the adoption of the

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Meeting Summary
Meeting Summary

The Fifth Regional EST Forum was attended by approximately 200 participants, including
National Government representatives from Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Transport and other respective agencies from twenty-two Asian countries (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, P. R. China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Republic of Korea, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Viet Nam);
Representatives from the Ministry of Health also attended with the support of World Health Organization (WHO);
International Experts selected for various EST-related thematic areas;
International Organizations and Research Institutions engaged in the fields related to EST.
List of Participants

Programme and Presentations

DAY 1: Monday, 23 August 2010
Opening and Welcoming Remarks
Welcome RemarksMr. Kazunobu OnogawaDirector, UNCRD
Mr. Osami SagisakaDirector General, Ministry of the Environment of Japan
Dr. Noeleen Heyzer Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of ESCAP
H.E. Dr. Luis Alberto Ferrate Felice CSD-18 Chair / Minister of Environment and Natural Resources of Guatemala
Mr. Pimuk Simaroj Vice Minister, Ministry of Natural Resource and Environment, MONRE, Thailand
Keynote Address
Asia 2010-2020: The Decade of Sustainable Transport in AsiaDr. Bindu Nath LohaniVice President, Asian Development Bank (ADB)
India's Experience in Implementing Sustainable Urban Transport H.E. Prof. Saugata RoyMinister of State for Urban Development, India
Plenary Session 1: Partnerships to Make Sustainable and Low Carbon Transport Happen

Chair: H.E. Mr. Mohamed Aslam, Minister of Housing and Environment, Maldives
Background paper 1: Beyond the fossil city: Towards low carbon transport and green growth
Low carbon transport options towards reducing climate impacts and achieving co-benefits Mr. Manfred Breithaupt Senior Transport Advisor, German Technical Cooperation (GTZ)
Growing partnerships to advance sustainable urban transport - introducing the ASAP vision Mr. Michael Replogle Global Policy Director and Founder, Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP)
Sustainable and low carbon transport (SLoCaT) partnership Mr. Thomas Hamlin Technical Adviser, Division for Sustainable Development, UN DESA
Partnerships for strengthening health consideration in urban transportDr. Hisashi OgawaRegional Adviser in Healthy Settings and Environment, WHO/WPRO
Plenary Session 2: Funding Mechanisms to Make It Happen

Chair: Mr. Faridullah Khan, Managing Director, National Energy Conservation Centre (ENERCON), Pakistan
Background Paper 2: Public transport-the smart, green solution
Sustainable public transport - the smart, green solution Ms. Heather AllenSustainable Development Senior Manager, International Association of Public Transport (UITP)
Outside the box, high-level, long-term thinking: "make co-benefits pay"Mr. Toru KuboSenior Clean Energy and Climate Change Specialist, ADB
JICA initiatives/strategy in financing sustainable and low carbon urban transport in AsiaMr. Shinya EjimaOffice for Climate Change, Director General, JICA
Asian regional GEF project for sustainable transport Mr. Conrado HeruelaTask Manager, UNEP-DGEF
Breakout Session 1: 2009-2010 Reports by Countries on EST Progress and Achievements
Breakout Group 1

Chair: Ms. Anneli Raguina Lontoc, Undersecretary,DOTC-Philippines
Facilitator: Mr. Lloyd Wright
  1. Brunei
  2. Malaysia
  3. Maldives
  4. Myanmar
  5. Philippines
  6. Singapore

Experts Panel Discussion: Prof. Katsutoshi Ohta / Ms. Sophie Punte / Dr. Axel Friedrich
Breakout Group 2

Chair: Mr. Paljor Jigmie Dorji, Deputy Minister and Special Advisor, NEC-Bhutan
Facilitator: Mr. Michael Replogle
  1. Bangladesh
  2. Bhutan
  3. Indonesia
  4. Japan
  5. Laos
  6. Pakistan

Experts Panel Discussion: Ms. Heather Allen / Dr. Hisashi Ogawa / Mr. Sharad Saxena
Breakout Group 3

Chair: Mr. Rohana Kumara Dissanayake, Deputy Minister, MOT-Sri Lanka
Facilitator: Mr. Thomas Hamlin
  1. Afghanistan
  2. PR China
  3. India
  4. Sri Lanka
  5. Vietnam

Experts Panel Discussion: Prof. Geetam Tiwari / Mr. Manfred Breithaupt / Mr. Todd Litman
Breakout Group 4

Chair: Mr. Purna Kadariya, Secretary, MPPW-Nepal
Facilitator: Mr. Simon Ka Wing Ng
  1. Cambodia
  2. Rep. of Korea
  3. Mongolia
  4. Nepal
  5. Thailand

Experts Panel Discussion: Dr. Marie Thynell / Prof. Yoshitaka Motoda / Mr. Herbert Fabian
Plenary Session 3: Report Back and Emerging Issues and Lessons Learned in Sustainable Transport

Chair: Mr. Kazunobu Onogawa, Director, UNCRD
Reporting Back from Country EST PresentationsBreakout Group Facilitators
Transport, black carbon, and climate changeDr. Maheswar RupakhetiCoordinator, Project Atmospheric Brown Cloud (ABC), UNEP RRC.AP
Future challenges of transport and environment -lessons learned from the OECD EST project Dr. Axel FriedrichExpert, ASEAN-GTZ "Clean Air for Smaller Cities"
Options and requirements for low emission vehicles Dr. Rudolf PetersenExpert, ASEAN-GTZ "Clean Air for Smaller Cities"

DAY 2: Tuesday, 24 August 2010
Keynote Presentation
Indicators for Sustainable Transport Policy Making and Performance EvaluationMr. Todd Litman Executive Director, Victoria Transport Policy Institute (VTPI)
ADB Sustainable Transport Initiative - Turning Strategies into Realities Mr. James LynchDirector, Transport and Urban Development Division, Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Breakout Session 2: Public Transport in Asia
Breakout Session 2-A: Urban and Regional Rail Development

Chair: Mr. Heng-Keng Lee,Deputy Director General, MONRE-Malaysia
Facilitator: Mr. Michael Replogle
Improvement of the two train-based systems, Bangkok SkyTrain and MRTS, towards modal integration Dr. Chula SukmanopDeputy Director-General, OTP, MOT-Thailand
Indian Railways' contribution to socioeconomic development and environmentally sustainable transport Mr. ShubhranshuExecutive Director, Indian Railways
Advanced technology : operation and energy efficiency measures Mr. Tetsuo Uzuka Senior Researcher, Railway Technical Research Institute, Japan
Shifting from road to rail for Green Growth Dr. Jaehyun Park Senior Researcher, Korea Railroad Research Institute
Innovations and practices of high speed railway in China Mr. Zheng Jian Chief Planner, MOR-China
An inclusive development approach through international intermodal corridors Mr. Pierre Chartier Economic Affairs Officer, Transport Division, UNESCAP
Breakout Session 2-B: Urban and Regional Rail Development

Chair: Mr. Rajneesh Dube, Joint Secretary, MOEF-India
Facilitator: Facilitator: Ms. Heather Allen
Ahmedabad BRT - India's first fully featured BRT system Mr. I.P.GautamCommissioner, Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation, India
New Bangkok BRT project - a cost-effective public transport option Mr. Oravit Hemachudha Deputy Director, Bankgok Metropolitan Administration (BMA)
High capacity BRT planning and implementation, with multimodal Integration: lessons learned from the Guangzhou BRT Mr. Karl Fjellstrom Vice Director, ITDP
Impact of Transjakarta in public transportation system Mr. Taufik Adiwianto Head, Infrastructure and Facilities Division, BLU Transjakarta Busway
Seoul BRT - innovative system of meeting the travel demand Dr. Kwon Young Jong Senior Research Fellow, KOTI
Global trends in BRT and important lessons learnt Mr. Lloyd Wright Executive Director, VIVA
Breakout Session 2-C: Social Equity and Transport

Chair: Mr. Ranepura Hewage Samantha Samaratunga, Secretary, MENR-Sri Lanka
Facilitator: Mr. Todd Litman
Social change and urban transportDr. Marie ThynellSenior Research Fellow, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Integrating NMT with public transport Mr. Lloyd WrightExecutive Director, VIVA
Pro-poor transport strategies Prof. Geetam TiwariProfessor, IIT-New Delhi, India
Breakout Session 2-D: Fuel Economy

Chair: Mr. Ade Palguna Ruteka, Assistant Deputy, MOE-Indonesia
Facilitator: Ms. Sophie Punte
Vehicle fuel economy standards in the ASEAN: need for harmonized approach Mr. Herbert Fabian / Ms. Sophie PunteCAI-Asia Center
Global Fuel Economy Initiative for cleaner, more efficient vehicles Ms. Vered EhsaniAsia Officer, Transport Unit, UNEP DTIE
Country case studies: Thailand Mr. Panya WarapetcharayutDirector, MONRE-Thailand
Country case studies: China Mr. Wang ZhaoChina Automotive Technology & Research Center
Plenary Session 4: Sustainable Freight Transport

Chair: Mr. Sanjeev Kumar Lohia, Officer on Special Duty (Urban Transport) and E.O Joint Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development-India
Facilitator: Mr. Thomas Hamlin, Technical Adviser, Division for Sustainable Development, UN DESA
Background Paper 3: Challenges and opportunities for an environmentally sustainable road freight sector in Asia
Background Paper 4: Sustainable shipping and port development
Challenges and opportunities for an environmentally sustainable road freight sector in Asia Ms. Sophie PunteExecutive Director, CAI-Asia Center
Eco-efficient and sustainable freight transport policy Mr. John MoonChief, Transport Policy and Development Section, Transport Division, UN ESCAP
UnSustainable shipping and port development - fact and options Mr. Uwe BreitlingTeam Leader, ASEAN-GTZ Sustainable Port Development in the ASEAN Region
Environmental approaches of Logistic companies in Japan Mr. Keiji EndouGeneral Manager, Tokyo Trucking Association
Plenary Session 5: Bangkok 2020 Declaration - Sustainable Transport Goals for 2010-2020

Chair: Mr. Pimuk Simaroj, Vice Minister, Ministry of Natural Resource and Environment-Thailand
Co-Chairs: Mr. Kazunobu Onogawa, Director, UNCRD
Facilitator: Mr. C.R.C. Mohanty, Environment Programme Coordinator, UNCRD

Overview of the Bangkok 2020 Declaration - Sustainable Transport Goals for 2010-2020
Discussion of the voluntary sustainable transport targets in the Bangkok 2020 Declaration
Adoption of the Bangkok 2020 Declaration and Chair's Summary
Closing Session
Closing RemarksH.E. Mr. Suwit Khunkitti Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, Thailand
Mr. Kazunobu Onogawa Director, UNCRD

DAY 3: Wednesday, 25 August 2010
Field Trip: Bangkok MRTS Projects

Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS)
Consultative Meeting of EST Experts

Chair: UNCRD representative

Introduction of the session by UNCRD
EST Expert evaluation of country EST strategies
EST performance indicators for reporting by Governments at future EST events
Sustainable transport audits and recommendations for host cities at future EST events
Suggestions for focused themes at the next EST forum (Delhi, 2011)
Discussion on the future of the EST Experts Forum & meeting closure
Wrap-up and meeting closure

Information for Participants
General Information
Guidelines for Country Report

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