- 31 August 2017 Summary Report is available to download.
- 22 August 2017 Photos of all sessions are posted.
- 8 August 2017 TT-7 presentation materials are available.
ISAP is an annual forum aiming to promote diverse discussions on sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific, with the participation of front-line experts and stakeholders from governments, international organisations, business and NGOs. The ninth ISAP was organised by IGES and UNU-IAS.
As the world works towards implementing the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda with its accompanying SDGs, positive action is being taken not just at the national government level, but by a wide range of stakeholders including cities, businesses and financial institutions. It is going to take a fundamental shift in our entire socio-economic system to achieve a decarbonised society and sustainable development – we will need to change our lifestyles, our behaviours, and even our values and norms.
ISAP2017 was the ideal opportunity for multiple stakeholders to share their viewpoints and knowledge, and to forge a shared vision for the future we want, creating narratives to convey our message. Participants gathered in Yokohama to deepen the discussion on how to move initiatives forward, with the focus firmly on sustainability for the transformation of socio-economic systems.
Forum DetailsDate25-26 July 2017 (Tue./Wed.)
VenuePACIFICO YOKOHAMA, Conference Center 3F
- 25 July 9:00-17:20
- 26 July 9:00-17:15
1-1-1 Minato Mirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama 220-0012, Japan > AccessOrganisersInstitute for Global Environmental Strategies（IGES）
United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability （UNU-IAS）Collaborators
- Asian Development Bank (ADB)
- UN Environment (UNEP)
- United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP)
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
- National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES)
- Sustainable Development Solutions Network Japan (SDSN Japan)
FeeFree of charge (Prior registration is required to participate at ISAP. )LanguageEnglish / Japanese with simultaneous interpretation
- Ministry of the Environment, Japan
- Kanagawa Prefectural Government
- Hyogo Prefectural Government
- City of Yokohama
- Kawasaki City
- City of Kitakyushu
- Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
- ICLEI Japan Office, ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability
- The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
- International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
ISAP2017 Summary Report now available, compiling session summaries and key messages.
ProgrammeDAY1: 7/25 Understanding Where We Are
- Opening Session
- Eye on Science: Zooming in on the Future
- Business and Finance in the Face of a Changing Climate: Risks and Opportunities
Three Pathways to a Climate-Resilient SocietyDAY 2: 7/26 Delivering a Better Future
- Making Sustainability the Heart of Local Actions in Asia
- From Good Practices to Great Transformations: How can the SDGs Bring Scalable Change to Asia?
- City Champions: Taking Theory and Practice to the Next Level
- Integrating SDGs in Asia: an Action Menu for Policymakers
- The Role of the JCM in Tackling Climate Change in Emerging Economies
- Looking at SDGs Through a Resource Lens
- Putting Sustainability at the Heart of Landscape and Seascape Management – Key Roles Played by Subnational and Local Governments
- Climate-fragility Risk Reduction for Development and Peace
- Building an Alliance for a Future We Want
Leveraging Solutions: Smart Policies, Plans, and Actions
*Please be informed that Organizers will NOT provide any financial assistance for members of the general public who register to attend ISAP. Organizers will also NOT issue any documentation for immigration purposes. Any expenses and entry visa procedures related to travel to Japan to attend ISAP must be borne and carried out by those persons attending ISAP themselves. No discussion will be entered into regarding these matters. Thank you for your understanding in advance.
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