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.
While re-confirming their commitment towards the 1.5°C goal of the Paris Agreement, the G7 Hiroshima Leaders' Communiqué did not include new and specific targets or actions to achieve that goal. On the other hand, it emphasised the need for "various
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
In September, the G20 Summit will convene in New Delhi, India. The world is now facing the simultaneous crises of climate change and biodiversity loss, as well as tackling the consequences of Russia's invasion of Ukraine over one year ago. To deal wi
The G7 Ministers' Meeting on Climate, Energy, and Environment was recently held in Sapporo, Japan, ahead of the G7 Hiroshima Summit on May 19-21. In this special issue, we provide in-depth coverage of the latest updates and insights from th