ISAP2016 featured a Keynote Dialogue on global trends relating to SDGs and the Paris agreement, a Special Session with the Mayor of Toyama City, location of the recent G7 Environment Ministers' Meeting , with the forum structure featuring Plenary Sessions on climate change and SDGs from a global viewpoint, Sub-plenary Sessions focusing on the role of key actors, and Parallel Sessions with discussions on concrete actions for respective topics.

DAY1: 7/12

Opening Session (OP)
  • <Welcome Remarks>
  • Hironori Hamanaka, Chair of the Board of Directors, IGES
  • <Guest Remarks>
  • Shigemoto Kajihara, Vice Minister for Global Environmental Affairs, Ministry of the Environment, Japan
  • Yoshisato Asaba, Vice Governor, Kanagawa Prefectural Government
Room 503
Framing Presentation
  • Hideyuki Mori, President, IGES
Room 503
Keynote Dialogue (KD)Room 503
Actions for Sustainability
  • Laurence Tubiana, Special Representative for the 2015 Paris Climate Conference / Founder, Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI)
  • Kaveh Zahedi, Deputy Executive Secretary for Sustainable Development, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP)
  • Hironori Hamanaka, Chair of the Board of Directors, IGES
 Keynote dialogue details
Plenary Session (P-1)Room 503
Actions to Combat Climate Change: Roles of Key Stakeholders
  • Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, Director, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
  • Akimasa Sumi, President, National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES)
  • Shigeo Kato, Corporate Vice President / General Manager of Sustainability Management Division, Ricoh Company, Ltd.
  • Kazuhide Umemoto, Deputy Mayor, City of Kitakyushu
  • Rintaro Tamaki, Deputy Secretary-General, The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
  • Shuzo Nishioka, Senior Research Advisor, IGES
  • Kentaro Tamura, Deputy Director, Kansai Research Centre / Leader, Climate and Energy Area, IGES
P-1 Details
15:30-17:00Sub-plenary Session (SP-1)Room 503
Policy Alignment for Mobilising Low-carbon Investment
  • Andrew Prag, Policy Analyst, Environment Directorate / Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs, The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
  • Tatsuya Wakeyama, Senior Researcher, Japan Renewable Energy Foundation
  • Satoshi Kojima, Principal Policy Researcher, Programme Management Office, IGES  
  • Rintaro Tamaki, Deputy Secretary-General, The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Parallel Session (PL-1)Room 501
Implementation of Market Mechanisms including the Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM) in the Paris Agreement under the UNFCCC
Parallel Session (PL-2)Room 502
Addressing Climate Fragility Risks in Asia and Pacific: Challenges and Opportunities for Achieving Sustainable Development

DAY 2: 7/13

Special Session (SS)Room 503
The Role of Cities - Key Messages from G7 Toyama Environment Ministers' Meeting Parallel Session
  • Masashi Mori, Mayor of Toyama City
  • Masaaki Kobayashi, Vice Minister, Ministry of the Environment, Japan Profile
  • Hironori Hamanaka, Chair of the Board of Directors, IGES
Special Session Details
Plenary Session (P-2)Room 503
Starting Strong on the SDGs in Asia: Roles of Key Stakeholders
  • Kaveh Zahedi, Deputy Executive Secretary for Sustainable Development, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP)
  • Toshio Arima, Board Member, United Nations Global Compact / Chairman of the Board, Global Compact Network Japan
  • Elenita C. Dano, Asia Director, Action Group on Erosion, Technology and Concentration (ETC Group) / Member, United Nations 10-Member Group to support the Technology Facilitation Mechanism
  • Kunihiro Yamauchi, Director General, Global Environment Department, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
  • Hideyuki Mori, President, IGES
  • Eric Zusman, Leader / Principal Policy Researcher, Integrated Policies for Sustainable Societies Area, IGES
  • Dara Lee, Project Officer, Political and Economic Department, Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF)
P-2 Details
13:15-14:45Sub-plenary Session (SP-2)Room 503
Enhancing Business Actions: Challenges and Solutions
  • Filippo Veglio, Managing Director, Global & Social Impact, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
  • Sinta Kaniawati, Sustainability Director / General Manager, Unilever Indonesia Foundation  
  • Shoichi Ando, General Manager, Environment and Resources Division, Environment and Energy Dept., Sumitomo Forestry Co., Ltd.  
  • Haruhiro Tsubota, General Manager, Environmental Affairs Department, Komatsu Ltd.
  • Seiji Yamagishi, General Manager, CSR Dept., Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc. / Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation  
  • Hikaru Kobayashi, Project Professor, Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University
  • (and others)
Parallel Session (PL-3)Room 501
How Relevant are Existing Models to Promote Low-carbon Technology Diffusion?
Parallel Session (PL-4)Room 502
Role of Financial Inclusion in Climate Change Adaption and the SDGs
Sub-plenary Session (SP-3)Room 503
City Champions: Leveling and Scaling-up Transformative Sustainability Innovations
  • Shuzo Murakami, Professor Emeritus, The University of Tokyo (Chair of Promotion Committee of "FutureCity" Initiative)
  • Norihiko Nomura, Executive Director, Climate Change Policy Headquarters, City of Yokohama
  • Vallop Suwandee, Chairman of Advisers to Governor of Bangkok
  • Daniel A. Levine, Senior Officer, Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC) Program, Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience Global Practice, World Bank
  • Yatsuka Kataoka, Deputy Director / Area Leader, Sustainable Cities, Kitakyushu Urban Centre, IGES
  • Junichi Fujino, Principal Researcher, IGES / Senior Researcher, National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES)
  • (and others)
Parallel Session (PL-5)Room 501
Sustainable Consumption and Production: Entry Point for Stakeholders' Engagement in SDGs Implementation in Asia
Parallel Session (PL-6)Room 502
Integrated Landscape Management: Effective Approaches for Translating Knowledge into Transformative Actions
Closing Remarks (CL)
  • <Closing Remarks>
  • Hideyuki Mori, President, IGES
  • Kazuhiko Takemoto, Director, United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS)
Room 503

Side Events

Pathways to 2℃ by 2050: Key Messages from the Global Calculator
Video Premiere of IGES's Making Our Cities Climate Sensitive video series: on overcoming flooding in the Philippines and the development of a “participatory watershed land-use management approach”
SDGs: Sustainable Development Goals and Coral Reefs

(LEAD-Japan API: Asia Pacific Initiative for Sustainable Development)

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