Press Release:
IGES Bangkok Regional Centre Commences Operations
- Strengthening the activities in the Asia and Pacific Region -
15 June 2011

The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) launched its Regional Centre in Bangkok, Thailand with the aim of strengthening collaboration with partners and key stakeholders in the region. Attended by more than seventy guests from governments, embassies in Thailand, international and regional organisations, and research institutes located in the city, the IGES Regional Centre Opening Ceremony was held on 3 June 2011 in Bangkok.

IGES has been expanding its network and partnerships in the Asia-Pacific region since the launch of the IGES Bangkok Office in 2003. It has worked in close collaboration with UNEP, AIT, and other international, regional and national organisations. In 2011, IGES will formally launch its Regional Centre in Bangkok to continue to strengthen the networks for which IGES provides secretariat services, while engaging in other regional activities.

Major activities include;

  • Support for Asian Environmental compliance and Enforcement Network (AECEN)
  • Asia Pacific Adaptation Network (APAN)
  • Support for UNEP’s Fifth Global Environmental Outlook (GEO5)
  • Network for Integrated Planning and Sustainable Development Strategies in Asia-Pacific Region (SDplanNet-Asia & Pacific)

In his opening remarks, Prof. Hironori Hamanaka, Chair of the Board of Directors, conveyed appreciation for the generous support provided to the former IGES Bangkok Office, and renewed IGES’ commitment to contribute to sustainable development in the region through the new IGES Regional Centre. The Centre received messages of encouragement and further collaboration from Dr. Monthip Tabucanon, former Principal Inspector General, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment Thailand, Mr. Masatoshi Sato, Counselor, Embassy of Japan in Thailand, and Dr. Young-Woo Park, Regional Director and Representative, United Nation Environment Programme/Regional Office for Asia and other partner institutes in Bangkok.

IGES Regional Centre Contact Information:
Address: 604 SG Tower 6F, 161/1 Soi Mahadlek Luang 3,
Rajdamri Road, Patumwan Bangkok, 10330, Thailand
Representative:Dr. Daisuke Sano, Director of IGES Regional Centre

Ms. Emiko Doi, Public Relations officer

The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies(IGES)
2108-11 Kamiyamaguchi, Hayama, Kanagawa, 240-0115 Japan
Fax: +81-46-855-3709 URL: //

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