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.
Lessons for Japan's Circular Economic Future
Kitakyushu Urban Centre (KUC) will co-host “Lessons for Japan’s Circular Economic Future” with the Institute of Asian and Oceanian Studies and Education, Kyushu University.To explore the challenges and opportunities that Japan faces in the process
Actions to Harnessing Synergies between the Paris Agreement and Sustainable Development Goals: Enhancing City to City Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific Region
While most of the Asia Pacific region is not on track to achieve the Paris Agreement and SDGs, maximizing synergies between climate actions and the SDGs could help accelerate progress. The potential for synergies is particularly great in cities. In f
Learn from the Front-runner Practices of Creating Synergy Effects from Renewable Energy by Visiting Two Zero-Carbon Cities in Kyushu, Japan
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
IGES Inputs to Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD)
APFSD is an annual meeting convened by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) aimed at strengthening the region’s readiness for the United Nations High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development.
Online Voluntary Local Review (VLR) Lab
This online platform provides all you need to know about cities and regions taking a lead on “Voluntary Local Reviews.”
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.