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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 Wednesday, 24 April 2013
Seventh Regional EST Forum
On Wednesday, 24 April 2013, the 7th Regional Environmentally Sustainable Transport (EST) Forum in Asia, and Global Consultation on Sustainable Transport in the Post-2015 Development Agenda continued at the Bali International Conference Centre, Westin Hotel, Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia.

In the morning, participants heard a keynote address by Masashi Mori, Mayor of Toyama City, Japan, on "Building 21st Century Cities - Toyama’s Unique Compact City Management Strategy - Creating a Compact City by Re-imagining and Restructuring Public Transportation." This was followed by panels on: Railways in EST Toward Post Rio+20 Development; Financing Needs for Next Generation Sustainable Transport Systems for the 21st Century; and Institutional Arrangements in Realizing Next Generation Sustainable Transport Systems.

In the afternoon, participants heard a panel on Intelligent Transport Systems: A Vision of 21st Century Cities. Country delegates then convened in four parallel breakout sessions to present their country initiatives and achievements against the Bangkok 2020 Declaration. Reports of each breakout group were presented to plenary, after which multilateral development banks facilitated three parallel round tables of country delegates on financing sustainable transport in response to the post Rio+20 commitments of the MDBs. Plenary then resumed for reports by the rapporteurs of these round tables.
Exterior View
Conference banner outside the Bali International Convention Center
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Masashi Mori, Toyama City
Keynote speaker Masashi Mori, Mayor, Toyama City, Japan
Bicycle sharing slide
Slide of bicycle sharing locations near downtown tram loop
Railways in EST

Panel on Railways in EST Toward Post Rio+20 Development, chaired by Rohana Kumara Dissanayake, Deputy Minister of Transportation, Sri Lanka, and facilitated by Milko Papazof, International Union of Railways

Financing Needs

Panel on Financing Needs for Next Generation Sustainable Transport Systems for the 21st Century, chaired by Ildefonso T. Patdu Jr., Assistant Secretary, DoTC, Philippines, and facilitated by Jamie Leather, ADB

Institutional Arrangements

Panel on Institutional Arrangements in Realizing Next Generation Sustainable Transport Systems, chaired by Song Su, China Academy of Transportation Sciences, and facilitated by Rob Pearce, UITP

Intelligent Transport System

Panel on Intelligent Transport Systems: A Vision of 21st Century Cities, chaired by Adnan Ali, Deputy Minister, MOTC, Maldives, and facilitated by Alexis Kai-Hon Lau, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Breakout Groups
Breakout Group 1
Breakout Group 1, chaired by Viengsavath Siphandone, Lao PDR
Breakout Group 2
Breakout Group 2, chaired by Joudat Ayaz, Pakistan
Breakout Group 3
Breakout Group 3, chaired by Abdulla Muththalib, Maldives
Breakout Group 4
Breakout Group 4, chaired by Rohana Kumara Dissanayake, Sri Lanka
Representatives of Breakout Groups

Representatives of Breakout Groups

Sophie Punte and Simon Ka Wing Ng
Breakout Group 1 facilitator Sophie Punte, Clean Air Asia, and rapporteur Simon Ka Wing Ng, Civic Exchange
Carlosfelipe Pardo
Breakout Group 2 rapporteur Carlosfelipe Pardo, Despacio
Madhav Pai
Breakout Group 3 rapporteur Madhav Pai, EMBARQ
Heather Allen
Breakout Group 4 rapporteur Heather Allen, Transport Research Board
Round Tables
Round Table 1
Round Table 1, chaired by M.A.N. Siddique, Bangladesh
Round Table 2
Round Table 2, chaired by Wendy Aritenang, Indonesia
Round Table 3
Round Table 3, chaired by Alexander Alimov, Russian Federation
Round Table Representatives

Representatives of the Round Tables

Marie Thynell
Round Table 1 rapporteur Marie Thynell, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Holger Dalkmann
Round Table 2 rapporteur Holger Dalkmann, EMBARQ
Roger Gorham
Round Table 3 rapporteur Roger Gorham, World Bank
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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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