IGES focuses on the protection and management of healthy, resilient ecosystems for the wellbeing of current and future generations.
Natural resources and ecosystems provide the foundations for a healthy planet and people. We work closely with governments, academic institutions and other development organisations to conduct demand-driven policy research, and provide practical solutions on a range of environmental issues, including biodiversity, forest management, resilient livelihoods and water.
What does the "Global Biodiversity Framework" mean for the world?
The “Kunming–Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework” (GBF), approved in December 2022, is expected to guide national biodiversity strategies and action plans (NBSAPs) worldwide until the end of this decade. IGES, with guests from the Global Youth Bio...
Analysis of timber legality assurance systems and good practices in China and Vietnam for sustainable timber trade
Actions to Harnessing Synergies between the Paris Agreement and Sustainable Development Goals: Enhancing City to City Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific Region
While most of the Asia Pacific region is not on track to achieve the Paris Agreement and SDGs, maximizing synergies between climate actions and the SDGs could help accelerate progress. The potential for synergies is particularly great in cities. In f
IGES and Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) updates Memorandum of Understanding
IGES Content Rankings 2022
【ISAP2022】 The 14th International Forum for Sustainable Asia and the Pacific “Strengthening Synergies between Climate Change and Biodiversity: From Science to Policy to Action”
CBD COP15 Special Webpage
The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is a multilateral environmental agreement on: (1) the conservation of biodiversity; (2) the sustainable use of the components of biological diversity; and (3) the fair and equitable sharing of the benefits
Global Climate and SDG Synergy Conference
Calling for an integrative approach: Climate, SDGs and biodiversity Serious concerns were underlined at the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) regarding the current NDC targets
UNEA-5.2 Special webpage
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 e...