The Regional EST Forum in Asia is a high-level intergovernmental policy forum which provides a strategic knowledge platform to address policy and institutional challenges concerning multi-sectoral environment and transport issues inviting 24 member countries as well as international organizations, development banks and donors, NGOs and other key stakeholders. It has been very successful in bringing together key line ministries and agencies such as environment ministries, transport ministries, and health ministries to promote an integrated approach to deal with the region’s transport and related sustainable development issues, with the adoptions of Aichi Statement (2005), Seoul Statement (2009), Bangkok 2020 Declaration (2010-2020), and Bali Declaration on Vision Three Zeros – Zero Congestion, Zero Pollution, and Zero Accidents (2013).
The 8th Regional EST Forum in Asia is co-organized by UNCRD, the Ministry of Transport of Sri Lanka, Ministry of Environment and Renewable Energy of Sri Lanka, Ministry of the Environment of Japan and Clean Air Asia. The event aims to call for more progress in EST as a key driver for the sustainable development to enhance National Productivity and Human Development.
Mr. Choudhury Rudra Charan Mohanty
Environment Programme Coordinator/Expert