Co-hosted by the UNU Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS), the 9th International Forum for Sustainable Asia and the Pacific (ISAP) will take place in Yokohama, Japan, on 25–26 July. The region’s key decision-makers, leaders, and experts will meet under the theme “Transformational Changes: Putting Sustainability at the Heart of Action”, and deliver concrete recommendations on how to make sustainable development a reality in Asia and the Pacific.
Since the Paris climate agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals were adopted in 2015, many early movers — including government agencies and non-state actors such as cities, corporations, and financial institutions — have taken bold actions on climate change, energy, and human rights. However, recent political events have brought new challenges for development cooperation efforts, raising questions about the strength and durability of these commitments.
It is in this context that leading experts and practitioners are meeting at ISAP 2017 to explore possible pathways and options for accelerating low-carbon, climate-resilient, inclusive societies. Taking stock of present and future challenges, a central goal of the event will be to identify priorities for action towards scalable and transformative change.
Registration is now open; the deadline is 5 July 2017.