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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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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Training for "Creating Sustainable, Zero-Carbon Societies through City-to-City Collaboration"

From 7 to 10 December, the Ministry of the Environment, Japan (MOEJ) and Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) organized the training program "Creating Sustainable, Zero-Carbon Societies through City-to-City Collaboration". This...

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Updated Memorandum of Understanding Between IGES and UNESCAP

On 31 March, IGES and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that reaffirmed their desire to work together in areas of mutual interest in the service of Asia...

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Updated: March 2021

UNEA-4 Special webpage

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”.