Co-developing Circulating and Ecological Sphere (CES) pathways for integrated and localized actions towards decarbonization and revitalization

Event: The 15th International Forum for Sustainable Asia and the Pacific
Date: Pacifico Yokohama; 19 December 2023
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Considering the current shortfalls in timely realization of the targets set as per the UN-2030 Agenda, there is a genuine need for new approaches to integrate diverse policies and actions, in order to realize a more liveable, just and ecologically sustainable future. Correspondingly, CES has recently emerged as an integrated approach for localization of climate and sustainable development actions, as it directs localities to effectively utilize the locally available resources by building broader networks involving diverse stakeholder groups. Over the past few years, IGES has been actively working with its regional partners in Asia to advance the CES concept for stimulating integrated and localized actions towards decarbonization and revitalization. Capitalizing on this opportunity, this poster presents the ISC-CES team’s ongoing project works, activities and derived results in Hachinohe (Aomori, Japan) and Nagpur (Maharashtra, India), while laying strong emphasis on mainstreaming the CES approach for Post-2030 agenda.