Third Regional EST Forum in Asia

2008/03/17 to 2008/03/19

Date: 17-19 March 2008

Place: Singapore

Venue: Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, Singapore

The third Regional EST Forum was co-organized by National Environment Agency (NEA) / Ministry of Water Resources and Environment of Government of Singapore, Land Transport Authority (LTA) / Ministry of Transport of Government of Singapore, Ministry of the Environment of Government of Japan, and the United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD) from 17 to 19 March 2008 to share and discuss knowledge and experiences to promote EST Initiative in Asia including country’s initiatives, policies, best practices, and issues concerning 12 thematic areas of EST as defined in the Aichi Statement among 22 Asian countries.

The status of the National EST Strategy formulation was reported by Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Viet Nam. Valuable comments, advices, and recommendations were given by the expert members, participants, and international organizations for further development of the Strategy.

The meeting also had a special session on co-benefit approach in EST area, which addresses climate change and development issues concurrently.

Supporting Organizations:
World Health Organization (WHO)
Swedish International Development Agency (Sida)
German Technical Cooperation (GTZ)
Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC)
South Asia Co-operative Environment Program (SACEP)
The ASEAN Working Group on Environmentally Sustainable Cities (AWGESC)

A total of approximately 140 participants attended the Third Regional EST Forum.
List of Participants

Programme and Presentations



Opening Session
Opening remarks