International Forum for Sustainable Asia and the Pacific (ISAP2019) Summary Report

Event: International Forum for Sustainable Asia and the Pacific (ISAP2019)
Date: 30-31 July 2019, Yokohama
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The International Forum for Sustainable Asia and the Pacific (ISAP) is held annually to share information and facilitate diverse discussions on sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific, with the participation of front-line experts and diverse stakeholders from international organisations, governments, business and NGOs. ISAP began in 2009 as an initiative of the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) and has been organised in collaboration with the United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU‐IAS) (co-organiser since 2011), with cooperation from organisations such as United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), Asian Development Bank (ADB), Organisation for Economic Co‐operation and Development (OECD), National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), and many other partners. The Forum has been providing venues for up-to-date discussions with experts and diverse stakeholders from international organisations, governments, business and NGOs and knowledge/information sharing with a wide range of practitioners.

Based on the overall theme of ISAP2019 “Inclusive Transformation: Multi-stakeholder Collaboration Driving the World towards a Circulating and Ecological Economy”, focused on inclusive transition taking account of linkages between climate and SDGs, in particular social and environmental goals, deepening the main messages from the Special Report on 1.5 C degrees and HLPF 2019 which focused on climate change and other social related goals.