IGES is an institute conducting practical and innovative research for realising sustainable development in the Asia-Pacific region, and at the same time, we are well aware of the importance of reducing environmental burdens in our daily operations. We have established a committee on Eco Action made up of young researchers, who tackle environmental issues based on our environmental policy such as Sustainability, Our actions, Culture, Local engagement, International collaboration.
Approach to Eco Action21
Eco Action21 certification was granted to IGES Headquarters on 26 March 2012, and to IGES satellite offices (Tokyo Office, IGES-Japanese Center for International Studies in Ecology (JISE), Kansai Research Centre, Kitakyushu Urban Centre) on 17-18 April 2013. All offices were granted certification having been evaluated on their daily environmental actions.
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Environmentally Sound Architecture
The innovative design of the IGES headquarters building uses the latest technology to make maximum use of natural assets including solar energy, light, wind, rainwater and greenery, and aims for symbiosis with the rich nature of the local environment in Hayama