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Seventh Regional Environmentally Sustainable Transport (EST) Forum in Asia and Global Consultation on Sustainable Transport in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Integrated Conference on Next Generation Transport Systems We Want for 21st Century ~ Looking Beyond Rio+20

23-25 April 2013 | Bali, Indonesia

Highlights for Tuesday, 23 April 2013
Seventh Regional EST Forum
The 7th Regional Environmentally Sustainable Transport (EST) Forum in Asia and Global Consultation on Sustainable Transport in the Post-2015 Development Agenda opened in Nusa Dua at the Bali International Conference Centre, Westin Hotel, on 23 April 2013. The Ministry of Transportation (MoT), Indonesia, Ministry of Environment (MoE), Japan, and the UN Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD) jointly organized the integrated meeting, with a theme of “Next Generation Transport Systems We Want for 21st Century ~ Looking Beyond Rio+20.”

On behalf of Made Mangku Pastika, Governor of Bali, Dewa Punia Asa, Head of Transportation, Bali Province, welcomed delegates and highlighted the need for participants to commit to the proposed guiding principles, "Vision Three Zeros" (zero congestion, zero pollution and zero accidents). Delegates heard opening remarks from Chikako Takase, Director, UNCRD, Eiji Hiraoka, Councillor, Minister’s Secretariat, Ministry of the Environment, Japan, Balthasar Kambuaya, Minister of Environment, Indonesia, and E.E. Mangindaan, Minister of Transportation, Indonesia. Thomas Hamlin, Technical Adviser, UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, delivered a special address from UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

The keynote address by Michael Replogle, Institute for Transportation and Development Policy, Washington D.C., outlined the concept and history behind Vision Three Zeros. He said that sustainable transport will require focus on the means of implementation and must support inclusive prosperity. He called on participants to adopt the Vision to effect major changes in the transport sector.

Delegates from 24 countries in the Asia-Pacific region attended six plenary sessions with presentations and panel discussions. The two morning sessions covered: EST in the context of Rio+20 outcomes; and regional connectivity. In the afternoon, four plenary sessions addressed: transport mode/issues in public transport; the potential for EST measures to help build resilient communities; a framework for regional agreement on green freight in Asia; and recent developments in non-motorized transport.
Balinese Pendet and Baris dancers
Traditional dancers perform the Balinese dance of welcome during the opening ceremony
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Opening Ceremony
Gamelan ensemble
A traditional Balinese Gamelan musical ensemble
Dignitaries
Dignitaries and speakers before the opening ceremony
Dewa Punia Asa, Bali Provincial Administration
Dewa Punia Asa, Head of Transportation, Bali Provincial Administration
Chikako Takase, UNCRD
Chikako Takase, Director, UN Centre for Regional Development
Balthasar Kambuaya, Indonesia
Balthasar Kambuaya, Minister of Environment, Indonesia
Eiji Hiraoka, Japan
Eiji Hiraoka, Councillor of Minister’s Secretariat, Ministry of the Environment, Japan
E. E. Mangindaan
E. E. Mangindaan, Minister of Transportation, Indonesia
Michael Replogle, ITDP
Keynote speaker Michael Replogle, Managing Director for Policy and Founder, Institute for Transportation and Development Policy
Group Photo

Group photo of dignitaries after opening session

Discussion Panels
EST in the Context of Rio+20 Outcomes

Panel on EST in the Context of Rio+20 Outcomes - The Future We Want, chaired by Dana Kartakusuma, Assistant Minister of Environment, Indonesia, and facilitated by Cornie Huizenga, SloCaT

Regional Connectivity for Sustainable Development

Panel on Regional Connectivity for Sustainable Development, chaired by Kinley Dorji, Secretary Ministry of Information and Communication, Bhutan, and facilitated by Peter O'Neill, UN ESCAP.

Multi-modal Integration in Public Transport in Asia

Panel on Multi-modal Integration in Public Transport in Asia, chaired by Sommad Pholsena, Minister, Public Works and Transportation, Lao PDR and facilitated by Roland Haas, ASEAN-GIZ

Building Resilient Community through EST Measures

Panel on Building Resilient Community through EST Measures, chaired by M.A.N. Siddique, Secretary of Roads Division, Ministry of Communications, Bangladesh, and facilitated by Holger Dalkmann, EMBARQ

Green Freight Issues

Panel on Green Freight Issues, chaired by F. Budi Prayitno, Ministry of Transportation, Indonesia, and facilitated by Peter O'Neill, UN ESCAP

Promotion of National Bicycle Schemes

Panel on NMT-road safety-social equity nexus & Promotion of National Bicycle Schemes, chaired by Sanjeev Kumar Lohia, Ministry of Urban Development, India, and facilitated by Roelof Wittink, Dutch Cycling Embassy

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Related Links
UNCRD resources

*Meetings website

*Draft concept note and provisional programme

*Draft Bali Declaration

*Sixth Regional EST Forum in Asia, 4-6 December 2011, New Delhi, India

*Fifth Regional EST Forum in Asia, 23-25 August 2010, Bangkok, Thailand

*Fourth Regional EST Forum in Asia, 24-26 February 2009, Seoul, Republic of Korea

*Third Regional EST Forum in Asia, 17-19 March 2008, Singapore

*Second Regional EST Forum in Asia, 11-12 December 2006, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

*First Regional EST Forum in Asia, 1-2 August 2005, Nagoya, Japan


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