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EFV International Meeting



P. Background

  • uThe Ministerial Conference on Transportv, held on January 15 and 16, 2002, in Tokyo, had a discussion on Environmentally Friendly Vehicles as one of the agenda items. Therein it was noted that it was important to hold the EFV International Meeting to facilitate the development and dissemination of EFVs.
  • The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport of Japan organized the EFV International Meeting in January 2003 in Tokyo in the context of the Ministerial Conference on Transport. Therein it was agreed that it was important to discuss the concept, development and dissemination of EFVs, and to continue the exchange of information and views among participants concerning EFVs.
  • The British Government hosted the second meeting in Birmingham in November 2005. The German government hosted the third meeting in Dresden in November 2007.


Q. Date / Agenda

(P) The First Meeting
DateF January 23-24, 2003
PlaceF Japan (Tokyo)
HostF The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport of Japan in cooperation with The Ministry of the Environment of Japan
Participating Countries and InstitutionsF
Australia, Canada, China, EU (European Commission, Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, U.K.), Japan, South Korea, Singapore, U.S., UN/ECE World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulation (WP29), OECD, ADB (The Asian Development Bank)
Agenda F
  1. Overviews of the current status of environmental problems in the transport sector and counter measures.
  2. The concept of the next-generation EFVs
  3. Measures to facilitate the development and practical use of the next-generation EFVs
  4. Dissemination of EFVs already in commercial production
  5. Promotion of the international harmonization of regulations
  6. Measures to support the dissemination of EFVs in developing countries
  7. Future course of international action for the development and dissemination of EFVs in conjunction with existing programs and mechanisms
  8. Chairfs Statement


(Q) The Second Meeting
DateF November 10-11, 2005
PlaceF England (Birmingham)
HostF Ministry of Transport, England
Participating Countries and InstitutionsF
England, U.S., France, Australia, Canada, Japan, Germany, India, Mexico, China, United Nations and research institutions, car manufacturers
Mr. Kume, Director-General of Engineering and Safety Department, Mr. Noda, Road Transport Bureau and President of National Traffic Safety and Environment Laboratory attended as speakers
AgendaF
  1. Development of science and technology
  2. Measures of the dissemination of EFV
  3. Measures of developing countries
Summary of the Meeting
Photos of the Meeting


(R) The Third Meeting
DateF November 19-20, 2007
PlaceF Germany iDresdenj
HostF Ministry of Transport, Construction and Urban Development, Germany
Participating Countries and InstitutionsF
Australia, China, Germany, India, Japan, Netherlands, U.S., research institutions, car manufacturers
Mr. Tani, Parliamentary Secretary for Land, Infrastructure and Transport attended as a keynote speaker
Main ThemeF
  1. Standard of EFV
  2. Energy source of EFV
  3. Role of government, industry, users regarding the introduction and dissemination of EFV
Summary of the Meeting

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