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.
Learn from the Front-runner Practices of Creating Synergy Effects from Renewable Energy by Visiting Two Zero-Carbon Cities in Kyushu, Japan
8th International Forum on Sustainable Future in Asia / 8th NIES International Forum: How has Asia-Pacific Integrated Model (AIM) committed to decarbonization?
The National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES) has been developing and applying the Asia-Pacific Integrated Model (AIM), an integrated assessment model, to various countries in cooperation with research institutes in Japan and abroad, especi
LCS-RNet 13th Annual Meeting : New Scientific Challenges for Strengthening Actions Based on IPCC AR6
On 15-16 December 2022, the Leveraging a Climate-neutral Society – Strategic Research Network (LCS-RNet) organised its 13th annual meeting, inviting several prominent experts and researchers involved in IPCC AR6 WGIII. This annual meeting set “New Sc...
IGES-supported City-to-City Collaboration between Tokyo and Kuala Lumpur to Decarbonise Buildings Wins C40 Award
【ISAP2022】 The 14th International Forum for Sustainable Asia and the Pacific “Strengthening Synergies between Climate Change and Biodiversity: From Science to Policy to Action”
IGES Signed a Cooperation Agreement with Circular Regions to Promote Circular Economy from Regional and City Perspectives
A Time for Transformation: Building a More Sustainable, Resilient, and Inclusive Asia-Pacific after COVID-19
Through cross-cutting environmental policy research, IGES supports green recovery efforts towards a more sustainable, resilient, and inclusive Asia-Pacific after COVID-19.
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