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Observer Application for "Asian Mayors' Policy Dialogue for the Promotion of Environmentally Sustainable Transport in Cities" to Begin

February 26, 2007

As indicated in the press release announced on 25 January, 2007, Ministry of the Environment Japan (MOEJ) will organize "The Asian Mayors' Policy Dialogue for the Promotion of Environmentally Sustainable Transport (EST) in Cities" jointly with the United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD), the ASEAN Working Group on Environmentally Sustainable Cities (AWGESC), and the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) on 23-24 April 2007, in Kyoto, Japan.
At the dialogue held with open doors, city mayors attending from Asian countries will share best practices and lessons learned, and discuss further promotion of EST in Asia.
The application to observe the dialogue has just begun. The details are as follows.

Date
April 23-24, 2007
Venue
Kyoto International Conference Center (Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, JAPAN)
Organizer
MOEJ, UNCRD, AWGESC, IGES
Co-organizer
Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport, Japan (MLITJ)
Asian Development Bank (ADB)
ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability
Supporting Organization
Kyoto Committee for the 40th Annual Meeting of the Asian Development Bank
Participants
City mayors from Asian countries
Academic experts in transportation and environment fields
Representatives from international organizations

How to register for observation or press coverage
Please check the details on the WEB site below, and complete your application ONLINE, or by E-MAIL or FAX. The deadline for application is 13 April 2007 (Friday). However, applications for observers may be closed before this date if the seating capacity of 100 is filled.

IGES: Secretariat Office for Asian Mayors' Dialogue Web site
http://www.iges.or.jp/en/est2007/registration.html

Previous Press Release
"Asian Mayors' Policy Dialogue for the Promotion of Environmentally Sustainable Transport in Cities to Be Held" (January 25, 2007)
http://www.env.go.jp/en/headline/274.html

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