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The Second Meeting of the Regional EST Forum in Asia to Be Held

December 1, 2006

December 1, 2006

Ministry of the Environment Japan, United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD), and Ministry of Environment Indonesia will jointly organize the Second Meeting of the Regional EST (Environmentally Sustainable Transport) Forum in Asia, which facilitates the high-level policy dialogue among governments in Asian countries.

In the Meeting, all the participating countries will report on their current environment and transport related conditions, and share best practices. They will also discuss the issues and measures to promote EST in consultation with academic experts and representatives of relevant international organizations. The Meeting will be held in collaboration with the Better Air Quality 2006 Workshop (December 13-15 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia).

Date
December 11-12, 2006
Venue
Hyatt Regency Hotel, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Organizer
Ministry of the Environment, Japan
United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD)
Ministry of Environment, Republic of Indonesia
Supporting Organizations
Clean Air Initiative for Asian Cities (CAI-Asia)
German Agency for Technical Cooperation (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit ; GTZ)
Seoul Development Institute (SDI)
Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida)
World Health Organization (WHO)
Participants (total around 100 persons)
Senior officials from Asian countries (from the Ministries of Environment and Transportation)
Academic experts in transportation and environment fields
Representatives from international organizations

Previous Press Release
The International Conference on Environment and Transport in AICHI held (August 8, 2005)
http://www.env.go.jp/en/press/2005/0808a.html
The Second Meeting of the Regional EST Forum in Asia to Be Held (March 20, 2006)
http://www.env.go.jp/en/headline/30.html
Schedule Change of the Second Meeting of the Regional EST Forum in Asia (July 10, 2006)
http://www.env.go.jp/en/headline/104.html

Linked URL:
Activities in environment and transportation by Ministry of the Environment, Japan
http://www.env.go.jp/air/car/conf_aichi/site/est_e.html
United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD)
http://www.uncrd.or.jp/env/est/
Better Air Quality 2006 Workshop
http://www.cleanairnet.org/baq2006/1757/channel.html

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