ISAP2021: The 13th International Forum for Sustainable Asia and the Pacific “The Decisive Decade: Towards Integrated Solutions to Climate, Biodiversity and Other Planetary Challenges”

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24 November 2021, Plenary Sessions (Hybrid)
25 November - 3 December 2021, Thematic Tracks (Online)

TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#IGES--The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) will host the 13th International Forum on Sustainable Asia and the Pacific (ISAP2021). Plenary Sessions will be held on Wednesday, 24 November at Pacifico Yokohama, and Thematic Tracks will be held online from Thursday, 25 November to Friday, 3 December. ISAP is an annual forum held in Japan, featuring a range of discussions on sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific.


The overall theme of ISAP2021 is "The Decisive Decade: Towards Integrated Solutions to Climate, Biodiversity and Other Planetary Challenges". Discussions from various perspectives will focus on what approaches we need to take now for the decade up to 2030, which will be the turning point for realising the transition to a sustainable society.

ISAP2021 webpage: https://isap.iges.or.jp/2021/en/index.html

In the face of COVID-19, many of the world’s decision-makers have demonstrated the kind of commitment to tackle biodiversity and climate change that could inject momentum into the sustainability agenda more generally. There is good reason to “prevent, halt and reverse the degradation of ecosystems” -- not only for nature’s own sake but also because of the key role nature plays in addressing poverty and combating climate change

The most sustainable solutions to the twin challenges of climate change and biodiversity loss involve acting upon their interrelationships with each other and other SDGs. In short, if the decisive decade is to be a distinct turning point, then government agencies, the private sector, civil society, scientists and the public need more integrated approaches to biodiversity and climate change. ISAP will therefore provide a unique platform for a diverse group of speakers and attendees to offer their perspectives for integrated solutions.

Featured Speakers
Johan Rockström Director, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), Professor in Earth System Science at the University of Potsdam
ISHII Naoko Executive Vice-President, Professor at the Institute for Future Initiative, Director for the Center for Global Commons, The University of Tokyo
Elizabeth Maruma Mrema Executive Secretary, Convention on Biological Diversity
TAKAMURA Yukari Professor, Institute for Future Initiatives, The University of Tokyo, Chair of the Central Environmental Council
TAKEUCHI Kazuhiko President of the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)

Dates
Plenary Sessions: 24 November 2021
Thematic Tracks: 25 November - 3 December 2021

Venue
Plenary Sessions: Pacifico Yokohama and online (Zoom)
Thematic Tracks: Online (Zoom)

Organiser
Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)

Language
Japanese/English (Simultaneous translation)

Dedicated ISAP Website & Registration
https://isap.iges.or.jp/2021/en/index.html

About the International Forum for Sustainable Asia and the Pacific (ISAP)
The International Forum for Sustainable Asia and the Pacific (ISAP) is held annually to share information and facilitate diverse discussions on sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific, with the participation of front-line experts and diverse stakeholders from international organisations, governments, business and NGOs. The Forum has been providing venues for up-to-date discussions with experts and diverse stakeholders from international organisations, governments, business and NGOs and knowledge/information sharing with a wide range of practitioners.
ISAP2021 webpage: https://isap.iges.or.jp/2021/en/index.html

About the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) is a collaborative research and outreach organisation working to accelerate the transition to a sustainable, resilient, shared, and inclusive Asia-Pacific region, both across borders and within the world at large.
Our strategic research and operations are defined by a mission-- to drive action on the world’s most critical environmental and social challenges through the delivery of trusted expertise on sustainable development and resilience.
IGES operates as an agent of change. Together with key international organisations, governments, academic institutes, business and civil society leaders we seek to foster a world where planetary boundaries are fully respected, a green economy is flexibly implemented, and the well-being of people is steadily improved. In so doing we emphasise workable and inspired approaches to cross-cutting global development issues ranging from climate change, natural resources and ecosystems management, and sustainable consumption and production, among many others.
The Institute -- established in 1998 with support from the Japanese government and Kanagawa Prefecture -- maintains its international headquarters in Hayama, Japan. With offices and local centres in Tokyo, Kansai, Kitakyushu, Beijing, Bangkok, and New Delhi, IGES supports a regional and global network for ground breaking sustainable development research and practice.


Contacts

For more information please contact:
Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
ISAP2021 Secretariat
E-mail: [email protected]
TEL: +81-46-855-3720 FAX: +81-46-855-3809

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