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 in Yokohama, Japan, the UNU Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability 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″.

    ISAP aims to promote information sharing and facilitate diverse discussions on sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific, with the participation of front-line experts and stakeholders from international organisations, governments, businesses and non-governmental organisations.

    Asia and the Pacific have seen increased greenhouse gas emissions in recent years, and the impact has been felt across the region. Immediate action is necessary 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 — a future climate regime and 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.

    See the Related Files tab for the ISAP2015 event flyer.


    • Prof. Jeffrey D. Sachs (keynote speaker), Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University
    • Prof. Yoriko Kawaguchi, Meiji Institute for Global Affairs, Meiji University
    • Dr Naoko Ishii, CEO and Chairperson of the Global Environment Facility (GEF)
    • Prof. Hironori Hamanaka, Chair of the IGES Board of Directors

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


    • UNU Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability
    • Institute for Global Environmental Strategies

    Collaborators (to be confirmed)

    • United Nations Environment Programme
    • United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
    • Asian Development Bank
    • Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
    • National Institute for Environmental Studies


    This event is free* and open to the public, but advanced registration is required (by 17 July). To register, please visit the ISAP2015 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.


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