Press Release
The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) and the United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS)
will co-host

The 6th International Forum for Sustainable Asia and the Pacific【ISAP2014】

23 June 2014

Bringing Regional Voices to the Post-2015 Development Agenda: Solutions for a Low-carbon, Resilient and Inclusive Asia-Pacific

Venue PACIFICO YOKOHAMA, Conference Center 5F
1-1-1 Minato Mirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama 220-0012, Japan
Date Wednesday and Thursday, 23 to 24 July 2014
Organisers

Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS)

Collaborators

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), Asian Development Bank (ADB), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES)

Language English /Japanese (simultaneous interpretation)
Programme
Registration

http://www.iges.or.jp/isap/2014/en/
(Registration is now open)

In 2015, the international community will reach two important milestones related to sustainable development, namely establishing the sustainable development goals (SDGs) and the post-2020 climate regime. Asia will also witness the economic integration of ASEAN in 2015, which could impact the direction of sustainable development in the region.

Considering such international milestones and the fact that many lessons can be learned from Asia’s experience, ISAP2014 aims to discuss how we can build a low-carbon and resilient society through partnerships between governments, civil society, the private sector and other stakeholders. ISAP2014 aims to gather key stakeholders in sustainable and inclusive development and ensure that their voices will be linked with regional and international discussions, which we hope will continue in 2015 and beyond.

The speakers of ISAP2014 include
  1. Mr. Rintaro Tamaki, Deputy Secretary-General, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
  2. Dr. Rajendra K. Pachauri, Chair, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
  3. Dr. Abdul Hamid Zakri, Chair, Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)
  4. Dr. Jiang Kejung, Director, Energy Research Institute (ERI), China
  5. Dr. Johannes Venjakob, Project Co-ordinator, “Future Energy and Mobility Structures” Project Group
  6. Dr. Akimasa Sumi, President, National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), Japan

Japan 2050 Pathways Calculator, a web tool that IGES and NIES have been developing, will be launched online during ISAP2014. The Japan 2050 Pathways Calculator is expected to be a useful tool for engaging a range of audiences in dialogues on the challenges and opportunities for the future energy system and responses to climate change (http://www.iges.or.jp/en/green-economy/20140502.html).

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