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The Second Meeting of the Regional EST Forum in Asia

December 18, 2006

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

At the Meeting,
(1) All participating countries reported on their current environment and transport related activities, and shared best practices. They also discussed the issues and measures to promote EST, in consultation with academic experts and representatives of relevant international organizations.

(2) Aiming at synergetic effects between country-based and city-based EST activities, the idea of holding a policy dialogue meeting among Asian city mayors next April in Kyoto, in collaboration with the Asian Development Bank, was also discussed.

(3) Based on the discussions mentioned above, further promotion of EST was firmly confirmed, in partnership with participating Asian countries.


Date
December 11-12, 2006

Venue
Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Organizers
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 (approximately 100 persons in total)
Senior officials from Asian countries (from the Ministries of Environment and Transportation)
Academic experts in transportation and environment fields
Representatives from international organizations

Program
Please see attached for the meeting program

Others
Summary of the meeting is under preparation by the Secretariat (United Nations Centre on Regional Development) and will be released on the UNCRD website.

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
"The Second Meeting of the Regional EST Forum in Asia to Be Held" (December 1, 2006)
http://www.env.go.jp/en/headline/229.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/

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