SDGs International Forum for Biodiversity

24 October 2023 13:00-15:30

IGES, in collaboration with the Hyogo Prefectural Government and Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN) organised an international forum titled "SDGs International Forum for Biodiversity" in Kobe, Hyogo on 24 October 2023.

In the Fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD-COP15) held in December 2022, the Kunming-Montreal Biodiversity Framework, new global goals on biodiversity, was adopted.

The objective of the forum was to seek appropriate ways to implement SDGs at the local level (Circulating and Ecological Sphere) with residents and business sectors in Hyogo Prefecture through sharing the latest domestic and international trends toward the realisation of Nature Positive and exchanging advanced initiatives and knowledge on biodiversity as a local issue.

Please click here to see the report of this conference.


Download PDF (8.5MB)

Event Details

24 October 2023 13:00-15:30

Lasse Hall 2nd floor, Blanche Rose Room (4-10-8 Nakayamate-dori, Chuo-ku, Kobe) / Online

Hyogo Environmental Advancement Association
Japanese and English
(Simultaneous interpretation)

1) Environmental Policy Division, Environmental Management Department, Hyogo Prefectural Government
Email: [email protected]
TEL: 078-362-4421

2) Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN)
Email: [email protected]
TEL: 078-230-8017

Presentation Materials

Part 1
Keynote speech "Pathways to Achieving Nature Positive by 2030" 
 TAKEUCHI Kazuhiko, President of IGES  
 Tripartite discussion "Biodiversity Promoted through Local Initiatives and SDGs" 

SAITO Motohiko, Governor of Hyogo Prefecture;

WATANABE Ryugo, Mayor of Sado City,

TAKEUCHI Kazuhiko, President of IGES

Part 2
Lecture "Not in isolation: Achieving Biodiversity conservation is a lever to achieving other SDGs"

SUBRAMANIAN, Suneetha M., Research Fellow,
United Nations University-Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability