Intergovernmental Regional Environmentally Sustainable Transport Forum in Asia
The United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD) and the Ministry of the Environment, Government of Japan, has been jointly organising the Intergovernmental Regional Environmentally Sustainable Transport (EST) Forum in Asia since 2005. The Regional EST Forum comprises: (1) high-level government representatives (from the Ministry of Environment, the Ministry of Transport, and the Ministry of Health); and (2) a subsidiary group of experts in various thematic areas related to EST.
The EST Forum is a key regional platform to facilitate policy dialogues, provide a strategy for sharing best practices, policy instruments, tools, technologies among Asian countries. It provide advisory support for and the implementation of national EST strategies and action plans. For years, SLOCAT has been an active player at the regional EST Forum by providing technical input, strategic recommendations and event facilitation.