Ministry of the Environment seeks to help protect the living environment of people in developing regions by extending cooperation directed toward solutions to the problems of air pollution caused by substances contained in factory emissions and automobile exhausts, noise, vibration, bad odor and other environmental problems.
The table below presents some major examples of such cooperation projects.
|Name of Measures (Budgets)||Regional EST Forum in Asia|
|Outline||The objectives of the Regional EST Forum in Asia are as follows:
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|Asia and other regions|
|Progress and achievements||The Regional EST Forum in Asia has been held nine times, since the first forum held in Nagoya, Japan, in August 2005. As major outcomes of the past Forums, the Aichi Statement (2005), the Seoul Statement (2009), the Bangkok Statement (2010), the Bali Statement (2013) and the Colombo Statement (2014) have been adopted for the promotion of EST in Asia. In 2007, the Kyoto Statement was adopted by city mayors, declaring intent on actions at the city level. At the Ninth Regional EST Forum in Asia, recently held in Katmandu, Nepal from 18 to 20 November 2015, participants including senior government officials (mostly from Environment Ministries and agencies in charge of transport management) from 26 Asian countries, transport experts and representatives from international organizations were in attendance. The major achievements of the Forum are as follows:
|Division in charge||Environmental Transport Policy Division, Environmental Management Bureau|
|Last updated||November, 2015|