12th Intergovernmental Regional Environmentally Sustainable Transport Forum to be held
16:11 | 01/02/2019

VGP – Viet Nam will host the 12th Intergovernmental Regional Environmentally Sustainable Transport Forum in Asia (EST 12) this year, according to the Ministry of Transport. 

VN will host the 12th Intergovernmental Regional Environmentally Sustainable Transport Forum in Asia (EST 12) this year

This is an annual event that promotes the exchange of professional experience and awareness of member countries on environmentally sustainable transport.

This year's forum,  themed  “Building Smart Cities Through Smart and Low Carbon Transport Networks” will be a venue to provide policies, technologies and knowledge to participating countries and cities to develop smart transportation systems and achieve a low carbon emission.

The main content of the forum includes updating the implementation of the 2030 agenda and sustainable development goals (SDGs), which emphasises the objectives related to transport; approving the action programmes for the following years; discussing options for environmentally sustainable transportation policies, institutional measures, technical interventions and financial mechanisms; and exchanging and promoting sustainable transportation cooperation among partner countries.

The event expects to welcome  about 500 participants including countries’ officials and leaders, UN experts, and representatives of international organisations and research institutes.

The event will be co-held by Ministry of Transport, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, the Ha Noi People’s Committee, Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT), and United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD).

 By Vien Nhu

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