IGES Sustainable Future Outlook

IGES Sustainable

Future Outlook


This special webpage presents publications related to the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), which as the main United Nations platform on sustainable development, is dedicated to the follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


The Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD) is an annual meeting convened by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), and aims to strengthen the region’s readiness for the United Nations’ High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF). The website gathers a number of researchers’ expert briefings, as well as links to IGES-related events at the Forum.


This page assembles information on the annual Conference of the Parties (COP) of United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and its Subsidiary Bodies (SB). It will introduce recommendations, commentary, and articles from IGES, as well as updates on negotiations and side events, and translation of and observations about important reports and resolutions. Related information from COP17 (in 2011) to present is also available. (Japanese only)


The United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) is the world’s highest-level decision-making body on the environment, with a universal membership of all 193 Member States. The Assembly meets biennially in Nairobi, Kenya, to set priorities for global environmental policies and develop international environmental law. Through its ministerial declaration and resolutions, the Assembly provides leadership, catalyses intergovernmental action on the environment, and contributes to the implementation of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.


The year 2021 will be a milestone for accelerating international efforts on various environmental issues, including climate change and biodiversity: the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP15) to the Convention on Biological Diversity...


This special feature page provides information on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). IGES provides technical support for the IPCC's Inventory Task Force, and several of its researchers are involved in writing the special reports. This page introduces a translation of the report summaries, related materials, commentary articles, and interviews with the authors. This is produced and supported by IGES, based on the knowledge obtained through its past and ongoing experience with the IPCC. (Japanese only)