IGES envisions sustainable societies as those that are low-carbon, resource efficient and conservation-oriented, so as to ensure a safe, inclusive and equitable future for all.
Realising sustainable cities and societies requires taking actions at the local level. We work closely with local and city governments, international organisations, including ASEAN, and other development partners on issues such as building low-carbon societies, ensuring sustainability transitions, developing sustainable cities and transport, and forging sustainable lifestyles and education.
This training event equips the participants with the knowledge, methodology, and tools to implement the VLRs and look at the VLRs from a critical point of view. It also touches issues of integrating climate action and the SDGs in cities.
Workshop for Facilitating City-to-City Collaboration Toward Zero-Carbon Society (Yokkaichi City, February 2020)
IGES researcher receives “International Outstanding Cooperation Collaboration Award” from the Japan Society of Civil Engineers (JSCE)
IGES Prepares Key Messages on Accelerating Progress on the SDGs for the Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD)
It was in the spirit of collective action that IGES developed 14 key messages to help policymakers in the Asia-Pacific Region accelerate progress on the SDGs.
Sustainable Development Goals Report on Cities - Launch of SDG City Reports on Shimokawa, Toyama, and Kitakyushu
The UN Environment Assembly (UNEA) was held in Nairobi from 11-15 March 2019, and focused on the theme of “Innovative Solutions for Environmental Challenges and Sustainable Consumption and Production”.