2017•08•16 YokohamaThe Ninth International Forum for Sustainable Asia and the Pacific (ISAP 2017), co-organised by UNU-IAS and the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), was convened on 25–26 July 2017 in Yokohama.
ISAP is an annual two-day forum that brings together front-line experts and stakeholders from international agencies, governments, businesses, and non-governmental organisations to discuss sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific. The theme of ISAP 2017 was “Transformational Changes: Putting Sustainability at the Heart of Action”.
The first day of the conference featured a session on “Innovative Approaches to Stimulate Low-carbon Technology Transfer” moderated by UNU-IAS staff. It generated discussion on the role that low-carbon technology could play in decoupling economic development and resource consumption, and highlighted the importance of building a system to connect publicly and privately funded technology transfers.
On the second day, a thematic session on “Putting Sustainability at the Heart of Landscape and Seascape Management — Key Roles Played by Subnational and Local Governments”, highlighted the work of participants in the UNU-IAS-based Satoyama Initiative to preserve the cultural and natural resources of landscapes and seascapes.