6th International Forum for Sustainable Asia and the Pacific

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  • 2014•06•26     Yokohama

    Bringing Regional Voices to the Post-2015 Development Agenda: Solutions for a Low-carbon, Resilient and Inclusive Asia-Pacific


    In 2015, the international community will reach two important milestones related to sustainable development, namely establishing the sustainable development goals (SDGs) and the post-2020 climate regime. Asia will also witness the economic integration of ASEAN in 2015, which could impact the direction of sustainable development in the region.

    Considering such international milestones and the fact that many lessons can be learned from Asia’s experience, ISAP2014 aims to discuss how we can build a low-carbon and resilient society through partnerships between governments, civil society, the private sector and other stakeholders. ISAP2014 aims to gather key stakeholders in sustainable and inclusive development and ensure that their voices will be linked with regional and international discussions, which we hope will continue in 2015 and beyond.

    The speakers of ISAP2014 include:

    • Mr. Rintaro Tamaki, Deputy Secretary-General, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
    • Dr. Rajendra K. Pachauri, Chair, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
    • Dr. Abdul Hamid Zakri, Chair, Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)
    • Dr. Jiang Kejung, Director, Energy Research Institute (ERI), China
    • Dr. Johannes Venjakob, Project Co-ordinator, “Future Energy and Mobility Structures” Project Group
    • Dr. Akimasa Sumi, President, National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), Japan

    *Japan 2050 Pathways Calculator, a web tool that IGES and NIES have been developing, will be launched online during ISAP2014. The Japan 2050 Pathways Calculator is expected to be a useful tool for engaging a range of audiences in dialogues on the challenges and opportunities for the future energy system and responses to climate change (http://www.iges.or.jp/en/green-economy/20140502.html).