ISAP2015 Plenary Session

Achieving a Better World for All by 2030:

Prospects and Perspectives on the Post-2015 Development Agenda

In September this year, world leaders will gather in New York to agree on a new development plan, incorporating the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Post 2015 Development Agenda. This session introduces the new plan, explains its importance for all countries, including Japan, and discusses how countries can practically implement it. The session introduces messages from IGES new Flagship report “Governing the SDGs: From Aspiration to Action.” A number of high level speakers from the international development community will reflect on the implications of the SDGs, focusing on how to implement the new goals across Asia.

The session will be followed by the launch ceremony for the Japan chapter of the global Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), which is expected to become a key platform for regular discussions on SDGs implementation in Japan.


[Framing Presentation]

Achieving the SDGs: From Agenda to Action
Eric Zusman ,
Leader / Principal Policy Researcher, Integrated Policies for Sustainable Societies Area, IGES
PDF (1.7MB)


Jeffrey D. Sachs,
Director, Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) / Director, The Earth Institute, Columbia University
Naoko Ishii, CEO & Chairperson, Global Environment Facility (GEF)/ International Advisor, Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Japan
Abdul Hamid Zakri, Science Adviser to the Prime Minister of Malaysia / Chair, Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)
Masayo Hasegawa, Project General Manager, Environmental Affairs Division, Toyota Motor Corporation/ Member of Engagement Committee of the Future Earth


Hideyuki Mori, President, IGES
Date & Time28 July 2015, 10:25-11:40LanguageEnglish /Japanese
VenueRoom503, Pacifico Yokohama Conference CenterSession No.P-1


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