Press Releases

FY2016
4 November 2016 IGES organises the “Second Workshop on Scenarios and Modelling for IPBES assessments”
18 October 2016 Tougher policy measures needed to meet Japan’s climate targets – IGES analysis
17 June 2016 The 8th International Forum for Sustainable Asia and the Pacific - ISAP2016
“Translating Knowledge into Actions towards 2030 and beyond”
FY2015
1 October 2015 “GEF-Satoyama Project” Launched Starting with a Call for Proposals in the Indo-Burma Biodiversity Hotspot
30 July 2015 Big ‘ethical failing’ if inaction on sustainable development continues: Jeffrey Sachs
28 July 2015 Achieving the SDGs hinges on well-functioning governments and strong partnerships – IGES researchers
27 July 2015 Make free trade work for sustainable development in Asia – IGES analysis
19 June 2015 Registration Open for the International Forum for Sustainable Asia and the Pacific 2015
FY2014
23 June 2014 The 6th International Forum for Sustainable Asia and the Pacific(ISAP2014)
Bringing Regional Voices to the Post-2015 Development Agenda: Solutions for a Low-carbon, Resilient and Inclusive Asia-Pacific
FY2013
13 March 2014 IGES supports Myanmar’s environmental policy development
24 June 2013 The 5th International Forum for Sustainable Asia and the Pacific(ISAP2013)
Paving the Way for a Sustainable Asia-Pacific: Regional Perspectives on Green Economy
16 April 2013 IGES and ICLEI Japan on Collaboration to Promote Joint Research and Activities towards Sustainable Cities in the Asia-Pacific
FY2012
  1. Announcement: 19 December 2012
    IGES promotes trade in legal and sustainable timber through the Responsible Asia Forestry and Trade Partnership (RAFT)
  2. Announcement: 25 October 2012
    IGES and UNFCCC Secretariat Sign MOU on a Framework for Cooperation
  3. Announcement: 4 September 2012
    IGES and ILO Agree on Collaboration to Promote Joint Activity on Research, Training, Advocacy and Policy Support for Green Jobs
  4. Announcement: 25 July 2012
    IGES launched the fourth White Paper "Greening Governance in Asia-Pacific"
  5. Announcement: 26 June 2012
    The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) and UNU Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS) will co-host The 4th International Forum for Sustainable Asia and the Pacific [ISAP2012]
  6. Announcement: 4 June 2012
    Balancing the Energy and Climate Goals of Japan
    - 80% Reduction of CO2 by 2050 is Possible with Reduced Nuclear Energy -
  7. Announcement: 2 April 2012
    IGES made the transition to a public-interest incorporated foundation on 1 April 2012

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FY2011
  1. Press Release: 15 March 2012
    Side Event on East Asia Low-Carbon Growth Partnership Tokyo Ministerial Dialogue
    - East Asia Knowledge Platform for Low Carbon Growth -
  2. Press Release: 18 January 2012
    IGES-ERI Convene Policy Research Workshop on Post-Durban Climate Policy in Beijing, China
  3. Press Release: 8 December 2011
    COP17 Side event highlights: How China and Japan can work toward a low-carbon Asia
  4. Press Release: 8 November 2011
    IGES submitted "The IGES Proposal" to UNDESA (Rio+20 Secretariat) Towards and beyond Rio+20 - Promoting "resilient" economy, society and environment is the key -
  5. Press Release: 27 September 2011
    Asia-Pacific: Beyond Efficiency - Curbing the Trends in Resource Consumption
    New Report Makes Compelling Case for Transition to Green Economy (1970-2005)
  6. Press Release: 19 September 2011
    IGES and the Department of Meteorology, Hydrology and Climate Change, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) of Viet Nam signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate for the Capacity Building of Market Mechanisms in Viet Nam
  7. Press Release: 22 July 2011
    IGES and UNU-IAS agree on collaboration to promote research on the sustainability agenda of Asia and the Pacific: Will co-host an international environmental forum as a first joint initiative with more than 500 participants from 15 countries
  8. Press Release: 21 July 2011
    IGES and Yokohama City University agreed to collaborate to promote research on the sustainability agenda of Asia and the Pacific
  9. Press Release: 21 July 2011
    IGES-ISEP Cooperative Project -Economic Impact Evaluation of the Nuclear Power Phase-out and Renewable Energy Promotion Scenarios-
  10. Press Release: 23 June 2011
    International Forum for Sustainable Asia and the Pacific (ISAP)
    - Speakers include Dr. Klaus Topfer, Former Environment Minister of Germany -
  11. Press Release: 15 June 2011
    IGES Bangkok Regional Centre Commences Operations
    - Strengthening the activities in the Asia and Pacific Region -
  12. Press Release: 21 April 2011
    IGES and the Mongolian Ministry of Nature, Environment and Tourism (MNET) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate in establishing new market mechanisms in Mongolia

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FY2010

  1. Press Release: 28 December 2010
    2010 Top News on the Environment in Asia: Featuring top news reports from twenty countries in the Asia-Pacific region
  2. Press Release: 8 December 2010
    IGES and UNEP agree to promote collaborative research on adaptation to climate change and other priority environmental issues in Asia and the Pacific
  3. Press Release: 6 December 2010
    Regardless of Outcomes in Cancun, Institutions in Asia and the Pacific Work Toward Climate Solutions
  4. Press Release: 15 November 2010
    Regarding the Establishment of an Asian Co-benefits Partnership
  5. Press Release: 8 November 2010
    Asian Environmental Agencies to Expand Enforcement of Environmental Laws
  6. Press Release: 29 October 2010
    IGES and CBD Secretariat agreed upon their collaboration to promote research on the Revised Biodiversity Strategic Plan for 2011-2020
  7. Press Release: 9 September 2010
    The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) launches Local and Regional Policy Makers report
  8. Press Release: 30 June 2010
    Publication of the Third IGES White Paper: Showing the future direction of Sustainable Consumption and Production in the Asia-Pacific Region
  9. Press Release: 4 June 2010
    Research Partnership for the Application of Low Carbon Technology for Sustainable Development
  10. Press Release: 2 June 2010
    IGES will host its 2nd "International Forum for Sustainable Asia and the Pacific (ISAP2010)": Sustainable and Low-Carbon Development Innovative Pathways for Asia-Pacific
  11. Press Release: 28 April 2010
    IGES launches Policy Briefs #10 "Renewable Energy: A Strategic Policy for Sustainable Development"
  12. Press Release: 7 April 2010
    IGES Won an Award in the "2009 Environmental Policy Competition for NGO/NPO/Business" by Japanese Government

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FY2009

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FY2008

  1. Press Release: 26 March 2009
    2008 Top News on the Environment in Asia: Featuring top news reports from 24 countries in the Asia-Pacific region
  2. Press Release: 25 December 2008
    2008 Top News on the Environment in Asia: Featuring top news reports from 21 countries in the Asia-Pacific region【移行リストにないページ】
  3. Press Release: 8 December 2008
    IGES Side Events at UNFCCC COP14, Poznan Poland
  4. Press Release: 20 October 2008
    IGES Consultations on the Post-2012 Climate Regime Forum in Kyoto on the theme "Towards the Copenhagen Agreement - Challenges and Perspectives"
  5. Press Release: 20 October 2008
    TERI/NEDO/JBIC/IGES Symposium on Business Change towards a Low Carbon Economy Urgent Message from India to Japanese Industries
  6. Press Release: 13 August 2008
    IGES Consultations on the Post-2012 Climate Regime - Round 4
    Policy Forum on Integrating Asia's Energy Security Concerns into the Post-2012 Climate Regime
  7. Press Release: 21 June 2008
    Publication of the Second IGES White Paper: Showing the way for new development towards the realisation of a low-carbon society
  8. Press Release: 23 May 2008
    UNFCCC Secretariat and IGES Agree Upon a Cooperative Undertaking to Exchange CDM Data and Information
  9. Press Release: 9 May 2008
    IGES 10th Anniversary Symposium "Strategy to Combat Climate Change in Asia and the Pacific"
  10. Press Release: 23 April 2008
    The US-Japan Workshop on "The Co-benefits of Climate Actions in Asia"
  11. Press Release: 4 April 2008
    Publication of 2007 Top News on the Environment in Asia: Featuring top news reports from twenty-three countries in the Asia-Pacific region

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FY2007

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FY2006

  1. Press Release: 9 March 2007
    Japan - U.S. Cooperation: To Achieve Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction and its Ancillary Benefits
  2. Press Release: 23 January 2007
    Japanese-German Workshop on Economic Instruments for Climate Protection
  3. Press Release: 27 December 2006
    2006 Top News on the Environment in Asia: Featuring top news reports from eighteen countries in the Asia-Pacific region
  4. Press Release: 20 December 2006
    Foreign Carbon Credit Purchasing Options Open to Japan to Achieve the Kyoto Target
  5. Press Release: 7 August 2006
    IGES holds consultations on climate regime beyond 2012 in Bangkok
  6. Press Release: 7 July 2006
    IGES launches the second round of Asia-Pacific consultations on climate regime beyond 2012, starting with Beijing for Northeast Asia
  7. Press Release: 26 June 2006
    IGES establishes its Beijing Office to strengthen research activities jointly conducted with China
  8. Press Release: 23 June 2006
    "You cannot afford not doing it" - Strong leadership is the key to success for integrating global concerns into urban management in the Asia-Pacific region
    IGES networking event of WUF3 - Vancouver, Canada
  9. Press Release: 19 May 2006
    IGES International Symposium "Towards a Sustainable Asia - Today's Decisions for Tomorrow's Generations - "
  10. Press Release: 18 April 2006
    UNDP-RCB and IGES Suggest Enhancing the Utilisation of the CDM for Poverty Reduction in the Asia-Pacific Region
  11. Press Release: 13 April 2006
    Publication of 2005 Top News on the Environment in Asia
  12. Press Release: 5 April 2006
    IGES - UNESCAP Coorganised Asia-Pacific Dialogue on innovative options for promoting Asia to participate in the future climate regime

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FY2005

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FY2004

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FY2003

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