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About ISAP
What is ISAP?
The International Forum for Sustainable Asia and the Pacific (ISAP) is a two-day forum, held once a year with a timely theme, to promote diverse discussions on sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific. It also aims to provide opportunities to boost information-sharing and strengthen collaborative efforts with front-line experts and diverse stakeholders from international organisations, governments, business and NGOs, drawing upon the international/regional networks in which IGES plays an important role.
ISAP is made up of the three components: i) Open Sessions, in which the latest research activities are presented and shared, ii) Expert Workshops, where specific themes are discussed in depth, and iii) Network Meetings in which important issues facing this region are discussed with relevant international/regional networks.
This comprehensive structure is designed to create synergy to promote a sustainability agenda in the region through various discussions and networking among participants.
ISAP Eco-Policy
ISAP2012: 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.

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