The tenth annual International Forum for Sustainable Asia and the Pacific ISAP 2018, will be held at Pacifico Yokohama on 18 and 19 July 2018.
Organised by the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) and the United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) under the theme of “Driving Transformative Actions through Integrated and Innovative Approaches”, this year’s event marks a decade of successfully convening expert stakeholders from around the world–policymakers, academics, development practitioners, international business leaders and civil society actors among them—to examine issues, priorities and progress on global efforts to achieve sustainable development.
Against a background of heightened political uncertainty and human security and environmental concerns, the year 2018 presents unprecedented challenges for the international sustainability agenda, most notably the Paris Climate Agreement and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Reflecting on these trends, ISAP 2018 will explore enabling technologies, key partnerships and initiatives crucial for advancing actions across multiple levels and scales. Topics for discussion will include new modes of collaboration between business, cities and civil society, with in-depth technical sessions showcasing the latest research on climate mitigation and resilience planning, resource efficiency, ecological landscape approaches, development finance and many others. A core objective of these themes will be to provide strategic directions for strengthening Asia-Pacific’s engagement in the global climate and sustainability arena.
In conjunction with commemorating IGES’s 20th anniversary, ISAP 2018 will host internationally-renowned scientist, author and Director of the Stockholm Resilience Centre, Johan Rockström— widely credited for pioneering the concept of planetary boundaries, a central pillar in Japan’s recently adopted Fifth Basic Environment Plan — who will preside over the launch of a newly translated Japanese edition of his book Big World, Small Planet. Joined by a number of other high-level speakers and panelists, IGES experts will also present a series of flagship reports featuring insights and discoveries drawn from the cutting edge of sustainability research and practice.
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When: 18 to 19 July 2018 (Wednesday and Thursday)
Where: PACIFICO YOKOHAMA Conference Center 3F, 1-1-1 Minato Mirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama 220-0012, Japan
Dedicated ISAP site: http://www.iges.or.jp/isap/2018/en/
Deadline for registration: 3 July 2018 (Tuesday)
For inquiries, contact the ISAP Secretariat: firstname.lastname@example.org ; phone: +81-(0)46-855-3700; fax: +81- (0)46-855-3809