The High-Level Seminar (HLS) on Sustainable Cities (former title: HLS on Environmentally Sustainable Cities) is organised annually as a platform to gather together influential East and Southeast Asia policymakers, experts and practitioners working...
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Workshop for Facilitating City-to-City Collaboration Toward Zero-Carbon Society (Yokkaichi City, February 2020)
On 3 to 5 February 2020, the “Workshop for Facilitating City-to-City Collaboration Toward Zero-Carbon Society”, organised by the Ministry of the Environment, Japan (MOEJ) and the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), was held in...
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...
Towards the Achievement of Decarbonisation in the Region and Localisation of the SDGs: Realisation of Circulating and Ecological Economy in an Inclusive Form
Climate change is one of the most important and pressing issues in the SDGs and strongly linked with other Goals. Our current actions against climate change will have a profound and lasting impact on the future of humanity and the environment.
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...
How Can Asia Manage Air Pollution and Climate Change? From Understanding Impacts to Implementing Solutions
The Ministry of the Environment of Japan (MOEJ) and the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) organised an international workshop titled “How Can Asia Manage Air Pollution and Climate Change? From Understanding Impacts to...