COP27 Japan Pavilion Side event

Synergetic Actions from ASEAN and the Asia-Pacific towards Sustainable and Carbon Neutral Planet

Nov 14, 2022 10:30-12:00 On-site / 17:30-19:00 JST

The third UN Climate and SDG Synergies Conference “Third Global Conference on Strengthening Synergies between the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” was held in Tokyo on July 2022 ( 

The Conference was co-convened by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) and the Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and it was hosted by the Ministry of the Environment of Japan, in partnership with the United Nations University (UNU) and the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES). The Conference was attended by around 2000 participants, including more than 130 speakers from over 100 countries around the world.  

Participants highlighted that synergistic implementation of climate action and the SDGs should be based on: 1) Strengthening the evidence base for synergistic action, 2) Convening multi-stakeholder dialogues at all levels, 3) Enhancing integrated planning, 4) Partnerships for transformation, 5) Informing key intergovernmental processes on climate and the SDGs.

In this side event, we will share synergetic actions from ASEAN and the Asia-Pacific towards sustainable development. In addition, we will discuss further how to contribute to structuring a “Carbon Neutral Planet”.

Event Details

Presentation Materials

  Opening remarks and framing presentation
  Kazuhiko Takeuchi
President, IGES
PDF (1.4MB)
  Keynote presentation 1: Synergetic actions in Asia-Pacific (video message)
  Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana
Executive Secretary, UNESCAP
  Keynote presentation 2: Synergetic actions by Ministry of the Environment, Japan
  Hiroshi Ono
Vice Minister for Global Environmental Affairs, Ministry of the Environment, Japan
PDF (935KB)
  Panel Discussion PDF (151KB)
  Bahareh Seyedi
Senior Sustainable Development Officer, UN DESA
Chau Loon Wai
Senior Lecturer/ Co-Director of Department of Urban and Regional Planning, UTM-Low Carbon Asia Research Centre (UTM-LCARC), UTM
PDF (3.4MB)
Won-Tae Yun
President, International Climate and Environment Center (ICEC), Rep of Korea/ Secretary General of the Urban Environmental Accords (UEA)
Suzuka Nakamura
Environmental Activist/ Former Organizer of Fridays For Future Japan
PDF (1.6MB)
Junichi Fujino
Principal Researcher, IGES

Recorded Video