First Regional EST Forum in Asia
1 Aug 2005 - 2 Aug 2005
Nagoya, Japan

As a follow-up to the outcome of the Manila Policy Dialogue in January 2004, the First Meeting of the Regional EST Forum in Asia was held on 1-2 August 2005 in Nagoya, Japan under the over all framework of the International Conference on Environment and Transport in Aichi and in conjunction with WORLD EXPO-2005. The meeting was organized UNCRD in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment Japan and Nagoya International Center (NIC), supported by Asian Development Bank (ADB), Swedish International Development Agency (Sida), and World Health Organization (WHO).

  • Officially launch the Regional EST Forum in Asia through the adoption of the Aichi Statement by participating countries
  • Follow-up on the status of preparations for the National EST Strategies-cum-Action Plans in Lao PDR, Viet Nam, and Cambodia
  • Provide strategic guidance to Asian countries and facilitate exchange of information in terms of tools, policy instruments, including best practices, relevant in the context of promoting EST in Asia vis-a-vis National EST Strategy formulation
  • Discuss and explore potential networking and partnerships among the on-going regional and international initiatives related to environment and transport in Asia

List of Participants
Government representatives from 14 countries (Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Canada, China, Indonesia, Japan, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Viet Nam), International Experts and Representatives from International Organizations participated in the meeting.

Meeting Agenda
Opening RemarksMr. Kazunobu OnogawaDirector, UNCRD
Mr. Kazuhiko TakemotoDirector-General, Environment Management Bureau, Ministry of the Environment, Japan
Mr. Takayasu TsukamotoDeputy Mayor of Nagoya City
Keynote AddressMr. Loh Ah TuanChairman, ASEAN Working Group on Environmentally Sustainable Cities (AWGESC) / Deputy CEO/Director-General, Environmental Protection Division, National Environment Agency, Singapore
Introducing UNCRD’s Initiative on EST and the Objectives of the Regional EST Forum

Chair: Mr. Kazunobu Onogawa, Director, UNCRD
Choudhury Rudra Charan MohantyEnvironment
Programme Coordinator, UNCRD

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