IGES Affiliated Organisations
Established within IGES in 1999, TSU supports the activities of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Task Force on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories (TFI). The TFI develops and promotes the IPCC guidelines and relevant tools for the estimation and reporting of national greenhouse gas emissions and removals. The TFI is overseen by a Task Force Bureau (TFB) which meets annually.
The APN is an inter-governmental network of countries(currently 22 member countries) whose mission is to foster global change research in the Asia-Pacific region, increase developing country participation in that research, and strengthen interactions between the scientific community and policy-makers. In order to optimise its work, the APN Secretariat came under the administrative umbrella of IGES in April 2004, although the APN’s Inter-Governmental Meeting(IGM) continues to be its policy and decision-making body.
JISE carries out practical surveys and research to restore, regenerate and create ecosystems from regional to global levels to move towards the establishment of a sustainable society from the perspective of plant ecology. JISE also promotes training in environmental and ecological studies, and collects and disseminates related information. JISE was integrated into IGES in April 2007.
IGES has been hosting the technical support unit for the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) thematic assessment of invasive alien species and their control (TSU-IAS) since February 2019 at the Tokyo Sustainability Forum (TSF). IGES had also hosted the technical support unit for the IPBES Regional Assessment for Asia and the Pacific (TSU-AP) since 2015.
These TSUs have functioned as extensions of the IPBES secretariat that is headquartered in Bonn, Germany. The purpose of the TSUs has been to support and assist in the coordination of these two IPBES assessments, including the drafting of the respective IPBES assessment reports.
Centres in Collaboration with UN
IGES Centre Collaborating with UNEP on Environmental Technologies
This Centre provides support to the UNEP International Environmental Technology Centre (IETC) and contributes to improving waste management in developing countries from the perspective of co-benefits between the climate issue and improved waste management. The Centre has been conducting operations within IGES Headquarters since March 2015.
Regional Collaboration Centre for Asia-Pacific Region
IGES and United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) host the Regional Collaboration Centre (RCC) for Asia-Pacific Region, which provides a hub for Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) project opportunities in the region. The Centre was established in IGES Regional Centre in Bangkok in September 2015.
Networks and Partnerships
IGES is actively involved in many policy processes and initiatives, and contributes to policy formulation through information dissemination and policy recommendations based on research outcomes.
List of the Signatory Organisations of the Charter for the Establishment of IGES
National Administrative Organisations (16)
- Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts, Australian Government (Australia)
- Environment Canada (Canada)
- Ministry of Environment and Forests (India)
- Ministry of the Environment (Japan)
- Water Resources and Environment Administration (Lao P.D.R.)
- Ministry of Nature and the Environment (Mongolia)
- Ministry for the Environment (New Zealand)
- Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (Thailand)
- Ministry of Environment (Cambodia)
- Ministry of Environmental Protection (China)
- State Ministry of Environment (Indonesia)
- Ministry of Environment (Korea)
- Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (Malaysia)
- Ministry of Environment, Science and Technology (Nepal)
- Department of Environment and Natural Resources (The Philippines)
- Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (Vietnam)
International Organisations (6)
- United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP)
- International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO)
- United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Research and Academic Institutions (26)
- Asia-Pacific Centre for Environmental Law(Singapore)
- Earth Council (Costa Rica)
- Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research(India)
- Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (Singapore)
- International Academy of the Environment (Switzerland)
- International Institute for Environment and Development (UK)
- International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis(Austria)
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- Korea Environment Institute (Korea)
- Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research(Germany)
- Stockholm Environment Institute (Sweden)
- Thailand Environment Institute (Thailand)
- VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland (Finland)
- Worldwatch Institute (USA)
- Center for International Environmental Law (USA)
- Global Industrial and Social Progress Research Institute (Japan)
- Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex (UK)
- Institute of Strategic and International Studies(Malaysia)
- International Global Change Institute, Waikato University (New Zealand)
- International Institute for Sustainable Development(Canada)
- Korea Energy Economics Institute (Korea)
- National Institute for Environmental Studies (Japan)
- Sino-Japan Friendship Center for Environmental Protection (China)
- Thailand Development Research Institute Foundation (Thailand)
- The Energy and Resources Institute (India)
- World Resources Institute (USA)
- Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy (Germany)