Every two years the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) publishes a White Paper on economic, social and environmental policy issues in the Asia Pacific region. On 25 July 2012, IGES will launch the fourth IGES White Paper "Greening Governance in Asia-Pacific" in Yokohama at the 4th International Forum for Sustainable Asia and the Pacific (ISAP2012).
This 4th White Paper is based on the themes of governance, green economy and sustainable development and aims to drive further policy development by clarifying critical issues in the discourse on sustainable development governance and offering concrete recommendations. The authors argue that in order to achieve sustainable development globally, significant governance reform is needed in Asia-Pacific, including the development of regional institutions. The 4th White Paper offers innovative approaches to policy and governance to shift the region towards a green economy as a step towards sustainable development.