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On 26-27 July 2011, in Yokohama, Japan, the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) organised the third International Forum for Sustainable Asia and the Pacific (ISAP2011). A total of about 850 people participated for this two-day event.

In line with the main themes of Rio+20, ISAP2011 addressed the issues of a green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication and the institutional framework for sustainable development.

In addition, ISAP2011 focused on the implications of the recent triple disasters in Eastern Japan, an event which obliges us to review the resilience and outlook of our current political and social systems in the face of climate change and natural disasters.

The summary of the discussion presented to the Asia Pacific Regional Preparatory Meeting for UNCSD, to be held in Seoul, ROK, from 19 to 20 October 2011.
ISAP2011 Summary Report (1.3MB)
Presentation materials of the Open Session are available online. >>See the programme
ISAP2011 Chair's Summary(72KB)
PDF ISAP2011 Interactive Sessions
In-depth Dialogue upon New Asia-Pacific Perspectives towards Rio+20 - Implications of the East Japan Disasters -
A series of meetings intended to facilitate close dialogues between 4 guest speakers (Surendra Sherestha, Vinya Ariyaratne, Atiq Rahman, Klaus Toepfer) and IGES researchers.
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Title 3rd International Forum for Sustainable Asia and the Pacific (ISAP)
New Asia-Pacific Perspectives towards Rio +20: Implications of the East Japan Disasters
Date 26-27 July 2011
Venue PACIFICO YOKOHAMA, Conference Center 5F
(1-1-1 Minato Mirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama, Japan)
Organisers Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS)
Collaborators United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), United Nations Environment Programme Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (UNEP-ROAP), Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Supporters Ministry of the Environment, Japan, Kanagawa Prefectural Government, Hyogo Prefectural Government, City of Yokohama, City of Kitakyushu, Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC), Yokohama City University GCI (Global Cooperation Institute for Sustainable Cities), National Institute for Environmental Studies, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), Nikkei Inc.
Participants approx. 850
Chair's Summary ISAP2011 Chair's Summary(72KB)
Report Forum report will be uploaded soon.
Eco Policy In an effort to make the ISAP a carbon neutral event, we promoted the following actions and encouraged participants to take action too.
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ISAP overall schedule * Click for enlarge (PDF)
ISAP Eco-Policy
ISAP2011: Actions for a Sustainable Forum
In an effort to make the ISAP a carbon neutral event, we are promoting the following actions and encourage participants to take action too:
Public Transportation
As the organiser, IGES encourages ISAP participants to use public transportation as much as possible to have less impact on the environment. The forum venue is walking distance (about 10 mins.) from the train station (Minatomirai Station of Minatomirai Line).
Carbon Offset Flight
IGES recommends that speakers and panelists at ISAP choose airlines providing a carbon offset option for their travel.
The meeting rooms will be kept at 28 degrees Celsius during the forum to promote “Super CoolBiz” --- It is suggested that dress-code should be semi-formal, and men should not be required to wear a necktie.
Sustainable Papers
All the paper used for ISAP is FSC paper or recycled paper to support sustainable forest management.
Less Documentation
To minimise paper consumption during the forum, IGES will make every effort to share the presentation materials by uploading them onto the Internet, as opposed to the distribution of documents in hard copy.
Waste Management
The ISAP venue (Pacifico Yokohama) pursues 100% recycling of waste produced in the building. It requests that all participants should separate any garbage so that it can be appropriately treated according to the local waste management system. The following types of waste bins are set at the venues.
- Bottles, cans, and “Pet” plastic bottles for recycling
- Raw garbage (e.g. leftover food, etc.) and dirty paper (e.g. paper cups)
- Dirty plastic
- Clean plastic (e.g. wrap film)
- Newspapers, magazines and brochures
- Others
Energy Conservation
The ISAP venue is an energy-saving building, using LED lights in most parts of the building and the lights operated by sensor in washrooms, escalators and stairs.
ISAP Secretariat
Tel. +81-3-3524-3134
Fax. +81-3-3524-3135
E-mail: isap2011@simul.co.jp

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