Third Regional EST Forum in Asia
17 Mar 2008 - 19 Mar 2008

Venue: Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, Singapore

The third Regional EST Forum was co-organized by National Environment Agency (NEA) / Ministry of Water Resources and Environment of Government of Singapore, Land Transport Authority (LTA) / Ministry of Transport of Government of Singapore, Ministry of the Environment of Government of Japan, and UNCRD from 17 to 19 March 2008 to share and discuss knowledge and experiences to promote EST Initiative in Asia including country’s initiatives, policies, best practices, and issues concerning 12 thematic areas of EST as defined in the Aichi Statement among 22 Asian countries.

The status of the National EST Strategy formulation was reported by Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Viet Nam. Valuable comments, advices, and recommendations were given by the expert members, participants, and international organizations for further development of the Strategy.
The meeting also had a special session on co-benefit approach in EST area, which addresses climate change and development issues concurrently.

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(Day1, Day2, Day3)
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Organizers and Supporting Organizations
National Environment Agency (NEA) / Ministry of Water Resources and Environment, Government of Singapore
Land Transport Authority (LTA) / Ministry of Transport, Government of Singapore
The Ministry of the Environment, Government of Japan

Supporting Organizations:
World Health Organization (WHO)
Swedish International Development Agency (Sida)
German Technical Cooperation (GTZ)
Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC)
South Asia Co-operative Environment Program (SACEP)
The ASEAN Working Group on Environmentally Sustainable Cities (AWGESC)

Meeting Summary
Meeting Summary

A total of approximately 140 participants attended the Third Regional EST Forum.
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Programme and Presentations

Day 1: Tuesday, 24 February 2009
Opening Session
Opening RemarksMr. Kazunobu OnogawaDirector, UNCRD
Mr. Junichi ShiraishiDeputy Director General, Ministry of the Environment, Japan
H.E. Mr. Raymond LimMinister for Transport and Second Minister for Foreign Affairs, Singapore
Plenary Session 1: Introducing UNCRD's EST Initiative, Objectives of the Regional EST Forum, and the Aichi Statement

Session Chair: Mr. Kazunobu Onogawa, Director, UNCRD
Asian EST Initiative, Objectives of the Regional EST Forum, and Aichi StatementMr. C.R.C. MohantyEnvironment Programme Coordinator, UNCRD
Breakout Session 1: Country Initiative and Policy Dialogue
Breakout Group 1: Indonesia, Japan, Sri Lanka

Session Chair: Ms. Anneli Lontoc, Under Secretary, Department of Transportation and Communications, Philippines
Moderator: Mr. William H.K. Lam
Breakout Group 2: Thailand, Mongolia, Nepal

Session Chair: Mr. Ibrahim Zuhair, Deputy Minister of Transport and Communication, Maldives
Moderator: Mr. Simon K.W. Ng
Breakout Group 3: Afghanistan, Brunei Darussalam, Bangladesh

Session Chair: Dr. Muhammad Bashir, Director General, Environment Protection Agency, Pakistan
Moderator: Mr. Manfred Breithaupt
Lunch Break Session
Travel Demand Management for Environmentally Sustainable TransportMr. Manfred BreithauptSustainable Urban Transport Project/ German Technical Cooperation (SUTP/GTZ)
Mr. Michael ReplogleEnvironment Defense (ED)
Introducing World Cities Summit (WCS) 2008Mr. Shanmuga RetnamProject Director, World Cities Summit
Breakout Session 1: Country Initiative and Policy Dialogue (Day 1 afternoon session)
Breakout Group 4: Philippines, Pakistan, PR China, Maldives

Session Chair: Mr. A.M.M. Nasir Uddin, Member, Physical Infrastructure, Planning Commission, Bangladesh
Moderator: Mr. Cornie Huizenga
Breakout Group 5: Bhutan, Republic of Korea, Myanmar

Session Chair: Mr. Delgertsogt Davaaodrj, Vice Minister for Nature and Environment, Mongolia
Moderator: Charles Melhuish
Breakout Group 6: Singapore, India, Malaysia

Session Chair: H.E. Mr. Rohana Dissanayake, Minister of Urban Development, Sri Lanka
Moderator: Mr. Lloyd Wright
Plenary Session 2: Status report on EST national strategy by Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam

Session Chair: Mr. Liana Bratasida, Chairman, AWGESC
Process of National EST Strategy FormulationMr. C.R.C. MohantyEnvironment Programme Coordinator, UNCRD
Status Report on National EST StrategyCambodia
Viet Nam

Day 2: Wednesday, 25 February 2009
Plenary Session 3: Reporting by Breakout Groups 1, 2, 3

Chair: Mr. Mohinder Singh, Dean, LTA Academy, Land Transport Authority, Singapore
Group 1Mr. William H.K. Lam
Group 2Mr. Simon K.W. Ng
Group 3Mr. Manfred BreithauptGTZ
Plenary Session 4: Reporting by Breakout Groups 4, 5, 6

Session Chair: Mr. Rama Kant Gauro, Member, Infrastructure Sector, National Planning Commission Nepal
Group 4Mr. Cornie HuizengaClean Air Initiative-Asia (CAI-Asia)
Group 5Mr. Charles Melhuish
Group 6Mr. Lloyd Wright
Plenary Session 5: Climate Change, EST and Co-benefit

Session Chair: Mr. Ong Seng Eng, Director, Resource Conservation Department, National Environment Agency, Singapore
Initiative of Japanese Government of Promoting the Co-benefits Approach to Climate ChangeMr. Kotaro KawamataMinistry of the Environment, Japan
Co-benefit Approach to Mitigation in Transport SectorMr. Masato KawanishiJapan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
Mr. Tsutomu UchidaJapan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC)
Climate Change and EST - Singapore’s ExperienceMr. Bashir AhmadNational Environment Aganecy, Singapore
Environmentally Sustainable Transport and Green Growth in Asia and the PacificMr. Lorenzo SantucciUnited Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP)
Financing Urban Transportation in Asia: Importance of Carbon Financing in Achieving SUTMr. Herbert FabianCAI-Asia
Plenary Session 6: Future EST Activities

Session Chair: Dr. A. A. Boaz, Director General, SACEP
Future EST ActivitiesMr. C.R.C. MohantyEnvironment Programme Coordinator
Overview of Various Sustainable Urban Transport (SUT) Related Programmes and Activities in Asia and Potential SynergiesMr. Cornie HuizengaCAI-Asia
Closing Session
Closing RemarksMr. Mohinder SinghDean, LTA Academy, Land Transport Authority, Singapore
Mr. Keiji FukumotoAssistant Vice Minister for International Affairs, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Japan
Mr. Kazunobu OnogawaDirector, UNCRD

Previous/Latest 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)
Sixth Regional EST Forum (2011)
Fifth Regional EST Forum (2010)
Fourth Regional EST Forum (2009)
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

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