E-newsletter (English) | 12 October 2023

E-newsletter (English) | 12 October 2023
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12 October 2023

ISAP2023 | Accelerating Sustainability Transitions in Asia and the Pacific: The Transformative Potential of Integration, Inclusion and Localisation
ISAP2023 "Accelerating Sustainability Transitions in Asia and the Pacific: The Transformative Potential of Integration, Inclusion and Localisation"

IGES will host the 15th International Forum for Sustainable Asia and the Pacific (ISAP2023) and this year, the Plenary Sessions will be held on Tuesday, 19 December at Pacifico Yokohama as a hybrid event, with participation in-person and online. ISAP is a forum where experts, international organisations, government, business and NGO representatives active in Japan and the Asia-Pacific region gather to engage in diverse discussions on sustainable development in the region. The overall theme of ISAP2023 is "Accelerating Sustainability Transitions in Asia and the Pacific: The Transformative Potential of Integration, Inclusion and Localisation" and discussions will focus on these three transformative dynamics to bring about advances in the sustainability agenda in the region. In addition, there will be online Thematic Track sessions that will be held before and after the Plenary Sessions. We will also be launching ISAP Plus, which will function as a format for side events at significant international proceedings or conferences throughout the year. Detailed information and schedule of the Plenary Sessions, Thematic Tracks and ISAP Plus will be periodically shared via the newly launched ISAP e-newsletter.

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COP28 Special Webpage, Now Live

From 30 November through 12 December, the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and diverse non-state actors from around the world will come together in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for the UN Climate Change Conference (COP28). At COP28, Parties will weigh in on the first Global Stocktake (GST), which will set the direction for updated Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to be communicated by 2025. Furthermore, given the COP28 UAE Presidency’s focus on "putting nature, people, lives and livelihoods at the heart of climate action" and "mobilising for the most inclusive COP ever", the IGES COP28 Special Webpage will, in addition to the GST, highlight topics such the health implications of the climate crisis and the role of diverse actors such as youth in this space. Visit the Special Webpage to get IGES expert perspectives on priority agenda items and details on relevant IGES events and publications before, during, and after this important international conference.

More details available here

G20 Special Webpage Updates

The Group of Twenty (G20) Environment and Climate Ministers' meeting was convened on 28 July. IGES' G20 Special Webpage, our team of expert researchers have examined insights on crucial topics that need comprehensive and integrated actions. IGES’ Policy Briefs for the Think20 (T20) to promote global action during G20 India 2023 are also published.

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New Reports Added to the VLR Lab (July - September)

IGES manages the VLR Lab, an online platform offering comprehensive information about local government actions on the SDGs. The Voluntary Local Review (VLR) is an international initiative in which local governments conduct their own evaluation of actions on the SDGs and publish the results as a report comparable with other local governments. From July through September, the VLR Lab received reports from Nakhon Si Thammarat City Municipality (Thailand), Mafra Municipality (Portugal), Tokyo, Tainan City, State of Hawai'i (US), Buenos Aires City (Argentina), Montevideo (Uruguay), Sepang, Kuala Lumpur, Alor Gajah, Subang Jaya, Shah Alam, Melaka Historic City (All in Malaysia).

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"IGES Biennial Update Report (BUR) Database"

Peer Reviewed Articles
"Land Use and Land Cover Changes in Kabul, Afghanistan Focusing on the Drivers Impacting Urban Dynamics during Five Decades 1973-2020" (Geomatics)
Authors: Hayatullah HEKMAT; Tauseef AHMAD; Suraj Kumar SINGH; Shruti KANGA; Gowhar MERAJ; Pankaj KUMAR

"Comprehensive Drought Vulnerability Assessment in Northwestern Odisha: A Fuzzy Logic and Analytical Hierarchy Process Integration Approach" (Water) Authors: Susanta MAHATO; Gita MANDAL; Barnali KUNDU; Sonali KUNDU; P. K. JOSHI; Pankaj KUMAR

"Unveiling Nature’s Resilience: Exploring Vegetation Dynamics during the COVID-19 Era in Jharkhand, India, with the Google Earth Engine" (Climate)
Authors: Tauseef AHMAD; Saurabh Kumar GUPTA; Suraj Kumar SINGH; Gowhar MERAJ; Pankaj KUMAR; Shruti KANGA

"Assessing Landslide Susceptibility along India’s National Highway 58: A Comprehensive Approach Integrating Remote Sensing, GIS, and Logistic Regression Analysis" (Conservation)
Authors: Mukta SHARMA; Ritambhara K. UPADHYAY; Gaurav TRIPATHI; Naval KISHORE; Achala SHAKYA; Gowhar MERAJ; Shruti KANGA; Suraj Kumar SINGH; Pankaj KUMAR; Brian JOHNSON; Som Nath THAKUR

"Preferences and Perception Influencing Usage of Neighborhood Public Urban Green Spaces in Fast Urbanizing Indian City" (Land)
Authors: Shruti LAHOTI; Ashish LAHOTI; Shalini DHYANI; Osamu SAITO

"Systematizing Ecosystem Change in Coastal Social-ecological Systems: Perspectives from a Multi-stakeholder Approach in Nakatsu Mudflat, Japan" (Ocean and Coastal Management)
Authors: Shamik CHAKRABORTY; Takumi YAMAMORI; Jie SU; Brian JOHNSON; Pankaj KUMAR; Yukiko ASHIKAGA; Alexandros GASPARATOS

The Research and Publications Unit of the Strategic Management Office (SMO-RP) Internship

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