Press Release:
International Forum for Sustainable Asia and the Pacific (ISAP)

- Speakers include Dr. Klaus Topfer, Former Environment Minister of Germany -
23 June 2011
ISAP2011 will be held in Yokohama on 26-27 July 2011

With growing interest in sustainable development, looking towards Rio+20, ISAP2011 will be convened with the main themes of "Lessons Learned from the Great East Japan Earthquake - Suggestions to the Rio+20 from the Asia-Pacific Region."

On 26-27 July 2011, in Yokohama, Japan, the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) will organise the third International Forum for Sustainable Asia and the Pacific (ISAP2011). ISAP2011 will discuss issues specific to the Asia-Pacific region including "green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication” and the “institutional framework for sustainable development".

Prof. Dr. Klaus Topfer, co-chair of the Ethics Commission on Nuclear Energy of the Federal Republic of Germany, who contributed last month to the German government’s announcement of giving up nuclear energy, will attend as a speaker, joined by others including prominent specialists and international organisation members from Asia, Europe and the U.S.

The first day’s session will focus on perspectives on Climate/Energy policy post-2012 and post-tsunami disaster for Japan and other countries in the world by drawing on perspectives from experts from Japan, Germany, China, India and the Republic of Korea. The second day will emphasise the Asia-Pacific region’s specific focus and possible contributions to the UNCSD (United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development) Rio+20 regional preparatory meeting which will be held in Republic of Korea from 19 October 2011.

ISAP2011 will also hold workshops and network meetings at the same time with experts and specialists from around the world.

The 3rd International Forum for Sustainable Asia and the Pacific (ISAP2011)
New Asia-Pacific Perspectives towards Rio+20: Implications of the East Japan Disasters

Date & Time 26 July (Tuesday) 9:30-17:30
27 July (Wednesday) 9:30-18:00
Venue PACIFICO YOKOHAMA, Conference Center 5F Access
(1-1-1 Minato Mirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama, Japan)
Language English / Japanese (with simultaneous interpretation)
Fee Free (advanced registration required)
Organisers Institute for Global Environmental Strategies(IGES)
United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS)
Colloborators United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Registration Deadline 20 July 2011
Registration Registration through IGES Website (max. 300 participants for each day, on first- come-first-served basis)
Contact ISAP Secretariat (within Simul International, Inc.)
Tel. +81-3-3524-3134 Fax. +81-3-3524-3135


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

Go to top of page