Sustainable Societies

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.
 

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In 2018 four pioneer local governments—Kitakyushu, New York, Toyama, and Shimokawa—presented their Voluntary Local Review (VLR) of progress towards achieving the 2030 Agenda. Ever since, the VLR movement has grown, with an increasing number of...
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Seminar on the Joint Crediting Mechanism

- Recent Developments in Article 6 of the Paris Agreement towards Carbon Neutral -

In October 2020, the Japanese government announced its aim for the "realization of a carbon-neutral and decarbonised society by 2050". In order to accomplish this goal, the seminar provides opportunities for private companies that are interested...

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