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.
IGES Perspective on the G7 Hiroshima Summit Outcomes
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
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
IGES and ICIMOD renewed Cooperation Agreement to enhance collaboration on sustainable development
IGES and Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) updates Memorandum of Understanding
IGES Content Rankings 2022
G7 (2023) Special webpage
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
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