OVERVIEW OF THE AAEF
THE ASIAN AUTOMOTIVE ENVIRONMENTAL FORUM BRINGS TOGETHER AUTO RECYCLERS FROM BOTH DEVELOPED AND EMERGING ASIAN ECONOMIES AS WELL AS REPRESENTATIVES FROM GOVERNMENT AGENCIES, ACADEMIA AND VEHICLE MANUFACTURERS.
It meets annually and draws significant representation from Japan, Korea, China and Malaysia. Australia has been a regular participant since 2010.
The common bond that all participants share is a commitment to improving the environmental outcomes from the scrapping of End-of-Life motor vehicles.
It is the objective of AAEF that its annual Conferences clearly evidence the benefits to the environment that flow from cooperation between key parties, and that its activities foster greater cooperation between auto recyclers, government agencies, academia and vehicle manufacturers in all participating countries.
A PARTICULAR FOCUS OF THE 2016 MELBOURNE AAEF WILL BE ADDRESSING THE ISSUE OF AUTOMOTIVE SHREDDER RESIDUE, AND EXCHANGING INFORMATION ON RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGIES BEING IMPLEMENTED ACROSS ASIA.
Key resolutions of AAEF have been to support the following actions related to the recycling of automobiles:
1. Strengthening the level of international R&D cooperation through joint research.
2. Declaring cooperation on the establishment of multi-national IT platform to assist auto recyclers across Asia to increase the utilization of recycled/remanufactured parts and to maintain appropriate inventory.
3. Declaring cooperation on the development of international standards for the environmental management of ELVs and the development of a structure to promote the adoption of these standards by auto recyclers in each jurisdiction across Asia.
The 2016 AAEF being held in Melbourne, AUSTRALIA is the 9th annual Forum. Past events have been:
1st AAEF – Seoul, KOREA (2008)
2nd AAEF – Sendai, JAPAN (2009)
3rd AAEF – Wuxi, Huishan District, P. R. CHINA (2010)
4th AAEF – Genting Highlands, MALAYSIA (2011)
5th AAEF – Brisbane, AUSTRALIA (2012)
6th AAEF – Seoul, KOREA (2013)
7th AAEF – Ulaanbaatar, MONGOLIA (2014)
8th AAEF – Akita, JAPAN (2015)
9th AAEF – Melbourne, AUSTRALIA (2016)