Event name: The High-Level 15th Regional Environmentally Sustainable Transport (EST) Forum in Asia
Date: 24–26 October 2023
Venue: Hilton KL, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Ministry of Transport, Government of Malaysia
Ministry of the Environment, Government of Japan (MoE-J)
Asian Development Bank (ADB)
United Nations Centre for Regional Development of the Division for Sustainable Development Goals, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNCRD-DSDG/UN DESA)
Theme: “Investing in Sustainable Transport: Catalyzing Economic and Social Development in the SDG Era”
Objectives of the Forum:
(a) Demonstrate the economic, social, and environmental benefits of the implementation of the Aichi 2030 Declaration (2021-2030);
(b) Agree on the Implementation plan for the Aichi 2030 Declaration (2021-2030); and
(c) Discussion of bounce-back strategy for transport in Asia following the COVID-19 pandemic.
Furthermore, the 15th Regional EST Forum will review and discuss three of the goals from the Aichi 2030 Declaration on Goal 1a – Low-Carbon (climate change mitigation), Goal 2 – Road safety, and Goal 6 - National access and connectivity.
As an integral part of the 15th Regional EST Forum, the first “Asia-Pacific Railways Summit” will be co-organized by the International Union of Railways (UIC), MOT-Malaysia, ADB, and UNCRD-DSDG/UN DESA on 23 October 2023 as an official pre-event of the Forum.
CONCEPT NOTE AND PROGRAMME
- General Information and Hotel Booking (as of 24 August 2023)
- High-Level 15th EST Forum in Asia - First Newsletter, July 2023
- High-Level 15th EST Forum in Asia - Second Newsletter, September 2023