The International Forum for Sustainable Asia and the Pacific (ISAP) is held annually to share information 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. ISAP began in 2009 as an initiative of the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) and has been organised in collaboration with the United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU‐IAS) (co-organiser since 2011), with cooperation from organisations such as United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), Asian Development Bank (ADB), Organisation for Economic Co‐operation and Development (OECD), National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), and many other partners. The Forum has been providing venues for up-to-date discussions with experts and diverse stakeholders from international organisations, governments, business and NGOs and knowledge/information sharing with a wide range of practitioners.
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Based on the overall theme of ISAP2019 “Inclusive Transformation: Multi-stakeholder Collaboration Driving the World towards a Circulating and Ecological Economy”, the plenary sessions will discuss the four main topics of “climate change”, “SDGs”, “the role of consumers to bring about change in consumption and production”, and “linkages between science and policy” with front line experts and practitioners together with all participants.
Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana
Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)
Director General of TERI – The Energy & Resources Institute, and a member of the Prime Minister’s Council on Climate Change
Board member, United Nations Global Compact/ Board member, Global Compact Network Japan/ Chairperson and CEO, Kokusai Kogyo Co., Ltd./ Director, Japan Asia Group Limited
Director, United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS)
Albert Van Jaarsveld
Director General and CEO, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
Director, Asia and the Pacific Office, UN Environment (UNEP-ROAP)
Co-President, Club of Rome
There will be 17 thematic track sessions held at ISAP2019. Based on the four main topics of the plenary discussions, the thematic tracks will feature more detailed themes to report on the latest trends and present research outcomes of IGES.
Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS)
UN Environment (UNEP)
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP)
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)
Korea Environment Institute (KEI)
The Club of Rome
The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
Asia-Europe Environment Forum (ENVforum)
National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES)
Sustainable Development Solutions Network Japan (SDSN Japan)
Ministry of the Environment, Japan
Kanagawa Prefectural Government
Hyogo Prefectural Government
City of Yokohama
City of Kitakyushu
Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
ICLEI Japan Office, ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability