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12 Nov 2009
(Co-sponsored by DOTC, PCA and CAI-Asia, in cooperation with the League of Cities of the Philippines)
Target Audience: LGUs of Highly Urbanized Cities, City Planners, Government Officials, Transport Sector, Private Sector, Academe and Civil Society
Background and Objectives:
The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has developed the National Environmentally Sustainable Transport (EST) Strategy and Action Plan in consultation with various government agencies and other stakeholders. The development of the EST Strategy and Action Plan was supported by the United Nations Centre for Regional Development and the Clean Air Initiative for Asian Cities Center through an Asian Development Bank project with a grant from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida)
DOTC Secretary Leandro Mendoza opening the Forum
In addition, the DOTC has also sponsored the Building Environmentally Sustainable Transport (BEST) Award for local government agencies to encourage and catalyze the implementation of EST policies and projects on the ground.
Awarding of EST Good Practices to Cities
The forum presented and discussed the National EST Strategy and Action Plan of the Philippines to various stakeholders. This EST strategy and action plan will contribute towards mainstreaming such policies and contribute to our country’s efforts to achieve better urban transport systems that contribute to reducing air pollution, emissions of CO2, and dependence on fossil fuel.
(Partly Supported by ADB/SIDA – SUMA Project)
Greening the Transport Sector in the Philippines through EST
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