8th International Forum for Sustainable Asia and the Pacific

  • DATE / TIME:
    2016•07•12 - 2016•07•13

    UNU-IAS and the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) will co-organize the Eighth International Forum for Sustainable Asia and the Pacific (ISAP2016) “Translating Knowledge into Actions towards 2030 and beyond” on 12–13 July 2016 in Yokohama, Japan.

    ISAP is an annual two-day forum that brings together frontline experts and stakeholders from international organizations, governments, businesses and NGOs to discuss sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific.

    The international community achieved two historic agreements in the field of sustainable development last year: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and the “Paris Agreement” to deal with climate change, as a result of long-standing international negotiations. ISAP2016 will invite discussions on how we can ensure effective implementation of these two agreements at international, national and local/community levels, under the theme of “Translating Knowledge into Actions towards 2030 and beyond” to promote sustainable actions going forward.

    This event will be held in English and Japanese with simultaneous interpretation.

    For more details of the conference programme, please visit the IGES website.


    • Laurence Tubiana (Special Representative for the 2015 Paris Climate Conference/Founder and Director, Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI))
    • Rintaro Tamaki (Deputy Secretary-General, The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD))
    • Akimasa Sumi (President, National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES))
    • Masashi Mori (Mayor of Toyama City)
    • Toshio Arima (Board Member, United Nations Global Compact/Chairman of the Board, Global Compact Network Japan)
    • Kaveh Zahedi (Deputy Executive Secretary for Sustainable Development, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP))
    • Kunihiro Yamauchi (Director General, Global Environment Department, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA))
    • Elenita Dano (Member, United Nations 10‐Member Group to support the Technology Facilitation Mechanism / Asia Director, Action Group on Erosion, Technology and Concentration (ETC Group))
    • Filippo Veglio (Managing Director, Global & Social Impact, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD))

    (Partial listing, in order of ISAP sessions)


    United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS)
    Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)


    Registration is now closed. Live video streaming will be available here.