International Forum for Sustainable Asia and the Pacific (ISAP2018) Summary Report

Conference Proceeding
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ISAP is an annual forum aiming to promote diverse discussions on sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific, with the participation of front-line experts and stakeholders from governments, international organisations, business and NGOs. The tenth ISAP was organised by IGES celebrating its 20th anniversary, jointly with UNU-IAS.
Three years on since the landmark adoption of the Paris climate accord and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015, various efforts have been made at the global, regional, and national levels to implement these agreements. All countries continue to face obstacles to implement the critical social and economic structural reforms required for moving beyond a low-carbon society towards decarbonisation and taking the steps necessary for realising the transformative potential of the SDGs.
ISAP2018 examined the effectiveness of a range of strategies and solutions towards this end, including the integration of SDGs into business and city-led actions, low-carbon technology, carbon pricing, and socio-ecological sound landscape approaches, among many others, through exciting discussions by top-level experts.
Commemorating IGES’s 20th anniversary, the institute published and presented several important flagship reports highlighting transformational opportunities for international development partners, including governments, business, academia and civil society, to work together on realising a safe, inclusive and sustainable future on ISAP2018.