7th International Forum for Sustainable Asia and the Pacific


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  • DATE / TIME:
    2015•07•28 - 2015•07•29

    On 28–29 July 2015, UNU-IAS and the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) will co-organize the Seventh International Forum for Sustainable Asia and the Pacific (ISAP2015) “Solutions for Change: Forging Multi-stakeholder Partnerships towards 2030” in Yokohama, Japan.

    ISAP aims to promote information sharing and facilitate diverse discussions on sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific, with the participation of frontline experts and stakeholders from international organizations, governments, businesses and NGOs.

    Asia and the Pacific have seen increased greenhouse gas emissions in recent years, and the impact has been felt across the region. We must take action to mitigate these emissions and cope with the adverse effects of climate change, as well as secure a path to sustainable development for society as a whole. This year, the global community expects to reach two major milestones for climate change and sustainable development – agreement on a future climate regime and adoption of the sustainable development goals (SDGs).

    ISAP2015 will invite leaders, experts and representatives from across the field for up-to-date discussions on how to forge multi-stakeholder partnerships, which go beyond levels and sectors to meet the climate change targets and SDGs as one overarching goal. Partnerships can bring about innovative and practical solutions that encourage lifestyle changes as we move towards a sustainable society.

    Download the event flyer here.


    • Jeffrey D. Sachs (keynote speaker), Director of the Earth Institute of Columbia University
    • Yoriko Kawaguchi, Meiji Institute for Global Affairs, Meiji University
    • Rintaro Tamaki, Deputy Secretary-General, The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
    • Naoko Ishii, CEO and Chairperson of the Global Environment Facility (GEF)
    • Akimasa Sumi, President, National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES)
    • Takao Kashiwagi, Distinguished Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology

    For a full list of speakers, please refer to the ISAP2015 programme on the IGES website.


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

    Collaborators (TBC)

    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)


    This event is free* and open to the public, but advanced registration is required (by 17 July). To register, please visit the ISAP registration page.

    Once your registration is complete, a registration message will automatically be sent to the registered email address. If you do not receive the message within 24 hours after registering, please contact the ISAP2015 Secretariat (isap2015-info@iges.or.jp).

    (*Participants in the lunch session are requested to pay JPY500 for a boxed lunch.)

  • ISAP2015 flyer

    (1.8 MB PDF)


    Conference Center 5F
    1-1-1 Minato Mirai, Nishi-ku,
    Yokohama 220-0012,