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2020 November
  • Opening Ceremony

    • Welcome Remarks: Kazuhiko Takeuchi, President, IGES
    • Guest Remarks: KOIZUMI Shinjiro, Minister of the Environment of Japan
    • Guest Remarks: Yuji Kuroiwa, Governor, Kanagawa Prefectural Government
  • Keynote Speech (Video message)

    • Achim Steiner, Administrator, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
  • [Plenary Session 1]
    Dialogue with IGES President and Guests – 1 (Synergy among Biodiversity, Climate, and SDGs)

    • Kazuhiko Takeuchi, President, IGES
    • Armida Salsiah Alsjahbana, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of ESCAP
    • Elizabeth Maruma Mrema, Executive Secretary, Convention on Biological Diversity
    • Bambang Susantono, Vice-President for Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development, Asian Development Bank (ADB)
    • Richard Florizone, President and CEO, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
  • (Interval)

  • [Plenary Session 2]
    Dialogue with IGES President and Guests – 2 (Perspectives from Asia)

    • Kazuhiko Takeuchi, President, IGES
    • Dechen Tsering, Regional Director and Representative for Asia and the Pacific, UNEP
    • Kung Phoak, Deputy Secretary-General of ASEAN for ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community
    • Dingding Tang, Co-Secretary General for International Finance Forum (IFF) Adjunct Professor, Institute of Climate Change and Sustainable Development, Tsinghua University Senior environment Consultant for AIIB and the New Development Bank
    • Ajay Mathur, Director General, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
  • (Interval)

  • [Plenary Session 3]
    IPCC & IPBES: Bridging International Science, Policy and Implementation

    • Youba Sokona, Vice Chair, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
    • Youngbae Suh, Vice-Chair from Asian-Pacific States, Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)
    • André Mader, Programme Director, Natural Resources and Ecosystem Services, IGES; Adviser, IPBES Technical Support Unit for the Assessment of Invasive Alien Species (IPBES-TSU)
    • Yasuo Takahashi, Research Manager, Natural Resources and Ecosystem Services, IGES
    • Rajarshi Dasgupta, Senior Researcher, Natural Resources and Ecosystem Services, IGES
    • Pankaj Kumar, Senior Policy Researcher, Natural Resources and Ecosystem Services, IGES
    • Mikiko Kainuma, Senior Research Advisor, IGES
  • [Plenary Session 4]
    How Can Business Strengthen SDG Actions in the COVID-19 Era?

    • FUTAMIYA Masaya, Chair, Committee on Responsible Business Conduct & SDGs Promotion, Keidanren Director – Chairman, Sompo Japan Insurance Inc.
    • Michael Salvatico, Head of Asia Pacific ESG Business Development, Trucost, part of S&P Global
    • Filippo Veglio, Managing Director & Senior Management Team, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
    • Nobue Amanuma, Research Manager, Sustainability Governance Centre, IGES
  • (Interval)

  • [Plenary Session 5]
    Debate on “Just Transitions Towards Sustainable Societies in Asia and the Pacific”

    • Yasuo Takahashi, Executive Director, IGES
    • Eric Zusman, Research Leader, Sustainability Governance Centre, IGES
    • Nobue Amanuma, Senior Policy Researcher, Sustainability Governance Centre, IGES
    • Yatsuka Kataoka, Joint-Programme Director, City Taskforce, IGES
    • Yasuo Takahashi, Research Manager, Natural Resources and Ecosystem Services, IGES
    • Premakumara Jagath Dickella Gamaralalage, Deputy Director, The IGES Centre Collaborating with UNEP on Environmental Technologies (IGES/CCET), Japan.
    • Pham Ngoc Bao, Senior Policy Researcher, Natural Resources and Ecosystem Services, IGES
    • Mikiko Kainuma, Senior Research Advisor, IGES
    • Satoshi Kojima, Principal Coordinator, Strategic Management Office, IGES
    • Kentaro Tamura, Programme Director/Principal Researcher, Climate and Energy Area, IGES
    • Atsushi Watabe, Programme Director, Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP), IGES
    • André Mader, Programme Director, Natural Resources and Ecosystem Services, IGES; Adviser, IPBES Technical Support Unit for the Assessment of Invasive Alien Species (IPBES-TSU)
    • Xin Zhou, Research Leader, Strategic and Quantitative Analysis Centre, IGES
    • Junichi Fujino, Programme Director, City Taskforce, IGES
    • Takashi Otsuka, Joint-Director of Knowledge and Communications, IGES
  • Closing

    • Nobutoshi Miyoshi, Managing Director, IGES