The Sixth International Forum for
Sustainable Asia and the Pacific

The International Forum for Sustainable Asia and the Pacific (ISAP) is a forum aiming to promote information sharing 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.

Climate change has become reality and there is now no time to waste. We must take action to mitigate the changes and also to cope with their impacts. The Asia-Pacific has seen increased GHG emissions from major economies across the region, with socially‐marginalised populations being particularly affected. Resource limitation is another major challenge facing sustainable development in this region. To cope with changes in the natural, social and economic systems and to pass on various assets to the next generation, we need to shift from current development trends, and promote low‐carbon and inclusive development in which people of all backgrounds are engaged in creating opportunities and sharing benefits.

ISAP2014 aimed to gather various key stakeholders and ensure that their voices can be linked with regional and international discussions that we hope will continue to 2015 and beyond.



ISAP2013 Plenary Session

ISAP Videos

Recorded videos of some sessions(OP, P-1, PL-1, PL-5, P-2, PL-8, PL-11, CL) are available on YouTube

23 (WED) -24 (THU) July 2014
  1. 1st day: 23 July 9:30-17:15
  2. 2nd day: 24 July 9:30-17:45

PACIFICO YOKOHAMA, Conference Center 5F
1-1-1 Minato Mirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama 220-0012, Japan » access


English /Japanese (with simultaneous interpretation)

 Number of participants

About 930 persons (including related event)


Free of charge
*Those who wish to participate in the lunch session are requested to pay JPY500 for a boxed lunch

  1. Dr. Rajendra K. Pachauri
    Director-General, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) / Chair, The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
  2. Mr. Rintaro Tamaki
    Deputy Secretary-General & Acting Chief Economist, The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
  3. Dr. Emil Salim
    Chairman of Advisory Council to The President of The Republic of Indonesia
  4. Dr. Abdul Hamid Zakri
    Science Adviser to the Prime Minister of Malaysia / Chair, Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)
  1. Mr. Kaveh Zahedi
    Regional Director and Representative, United Nations Environment Programme Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (UNEP-ROAP)
  2. Mr. Surendra Shrestha
    Director, United Nations Environment Programme’s International Environmental Technology Centre (UNEP IETC)

and others


» Timetable
» Day 1 (23 July (Wed))
» Day 2 (24 July (Thu))

PDF Download
» A4 size(124KB)
» A3 size(double sided)(121KB)

Sessions Outlines and Speaker Profiles

» Booklet Version PDF Download(1.7MB)
» Additional Speakers Profiles(520KB)


» PDF Download(353KB)

 Related Link

» Press Release

  1. Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
  2. United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS)
  1. United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
  2. United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP)
  3. Asian Development Bank (ADB)
  4. Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
  5. National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES)
  1. Ministry of the Environment, Japan
  2. Kanagawa Prefectural Government
  3. Hyogo Prefectural Government
  4. City of Yokohama
  5. City of Kitakyushu
  6. Kawasaki City
  7. The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
  8. Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
  1. Yokohama National University
  2. Global Cooperation Institute for Sustainable Cities, Yokohama City University
  3. Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University
  4. Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (RIHN)
  5. Sustainability Science Consortium
  6. Nikkei BP Cleantech Institute
  7. Kanagawa Shimbun

<Related Event>
Japan-OECD Symposium on the Environment "Towards a Sustainable Society in Asia"
     Date: 22 July 2014 13:30-17:45
     Venue: PACIFICO YOKOHAMA, Conference Center 5F


ISAP2014 Secretariat
Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
2108-11 Kamiyamaguchi, Hayama, Kanagawa,
240-0115 Japan
TEL: +81-46-855-3700

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