IGES organizes the City to City Inception Meeting as part of the “Closing the Loop” Project On 23 July, IGES, in partnership with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), and with financial support from...
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A Virtual Side Event for the APFSD
How Can the Asia-Pacific Achieve the SDGs in the COVID-19 Era?: Sectoral Integration and Social Inclusion
On May 18, 2020, the virtual side event for the APFSD was held with a total attendance of 288 people. The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) and Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) jointly organised this...
UNFCCC-COP25 Side Event
The Paris Agreement and the SDGs were both adopted in 2015, and as such, they have a complementary relationship. We need to make sure that our efforts to proceed with both of these are carried out in an integrated manner. For example, the IPCC...
ACP/IIASA Joint International Workshop
Implementing Solutions to Air Pollution and Climate Change in Asia: Building Capacities, Strengthening Policies, and Financing Technologies
Approximately 4 billion people, around 92 percent of the population in Asia and the Pacific, are exposed to levels of air pollution that pose a significant risk to their health. Though developed countries like Japan have made visible progress...
Integrated and Inclusive Approaches to the SDGs in Asia and Globally: Coming Together Around Shared Solutions
This event was divided into two sections on what is needed to take an integrated and inclusive approach to the SDGs. The first section discussed a whole-of-Japan approach to the SDG. The second session offered a more focused discussion.
The frequency of large-scale natural disasters has increased in recent years, as is evident from the rise in the number of disaster events, and the severity and scale of their impact. Immediate action is required to counteract the growing disaster...
Commemorating the Japanese Edition of the “Science-Based Solutions Report: Air Pollution in the Asia-Pacific Region” “Symposium on New Directions and Future Initiatives for Air Pollution Control in Asia" -Aiming to simultaneously solve problems with air
Air pollution, which has become a serious social problem in the Asia-Pacific region, is closely related to climate change, in terms of both impact and necessary countermeasures. It is also an important issue for achieving the SDGs. Thus, at the...