Regional EST Forum

About Regional EST Forum

Regional EST Forum was established in 2005 with the view to:

  1. Facilitate high-level policy dialogues on environment and transport issues on a regular basis;
  2. Provide a strategic and knowledge platform for sharing experiences & disseminating among Asian countries best practices, tools, technologies, policy instruments, in response to various issues concerning EST;
  3. Provide a platform for discussion on specific issues of concern through expert group meetings, policy consultations;
  4. Provide a platform for interagency coordination both at national and international level to efficiently address the environment and transport issues.

The Regional EST Forum provides a strategic platform between the governments and the selected experts who meet periodically to discuss various EST related issues and share best practices/experiences. The experts of the Forum provide strategic guidance to the participating countries in the relevant EST areas, including the formulation of national EST strategies.


Member of the Regional EST Forum


  1. Government representatives from relevant Ministries of Environment, Transport, and Health;
  2. International experts in the areas of EST
  3. International organizations, bilateral and multilateral organizations, donor agencies, NGOs


History of the Regional EST Forum


Regional EST Forum in Asia

15th Forum (Malaysia, 2023)
14th Forum (Japan, 2021)
13th Forum (webinar, 2020)
12th Forum (Viet Nam, 2019)
11th Forum (Mongolia, 2018)
10th Forum (Lao PDR, 2017)
9th Forum (Nepal, 2015)
8th Forum (Sri Lanka, 2014)
7th Forum (Indonesia, 2013)
6th Forum (India, 2011)
5th Forum (Thailand, 2010)
4th Forum (Korea, 2009)
3rd Forum (Singapore, 2008)
2nd Forum (Indonesia, 2006)
1st Forum (Japan, 2005)

Manila Policy Dialogue on Environment and Transportation in the Asian Region (Philippines, 2004)

Photo: Seventh Regional EST Forum in Asia (Bali, 2013)

Regional EST Forum in Latin America

1st Forum (Columbia, 2011)

Participating Countries

Regional EST Forum in Asia (32 countries as of 2017)

  • Afghanistan
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bangladesh
  • Bhutan
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Cambodia
  • People's Republic of China
  • Fiji
  • Indonesia
  • India
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • Japan
  • Republic of Korea
  • Kyrgyz Republic
  • Lao PDR
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mongolia
  • Myanmar
  • Nepal
  • Philippines
  • Pakistan
  • Russian Federation
  • Samoa
  • Singapore
  • Sri Lanka
  • Tajikistan
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • Turkmenistan
  • Uzbekistan
  • Viet Nam

Regional EST Forum in Latin America (10 countries as of 2011)

  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Plurinational State of Bolivia
  • Chile
  • Columbia
  • Ecuador
  • Mexico
  • Paraguay
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela
  • Note: The delegation of the Rep�blica Bolivariana of Venezuela requested the opportunity of consulting its Government to be able to endorse Bogota Declaration.