Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Events: International Forum for Sustainable Asia and the Pacific: ISAP 2013 organized by IGES and UNU-IAS on 23-24 Jul 2013

  • ISAP 2013

    Paving the Way for a Sustainable Asia-Pacific: Regional Perspectives on Green Economy

  • The Asia-Pacific region leads the global economy as a centre of growth, and urgently need to shift from the traditional twentieth century type of industrial development known as “Brown Economy” to a “Green Economy” underpinned by low-carbon development, improving resource-efficiency and achieving well-being for all.

    ISAP2013 will focus on incorporation of sustainability concepts into business practices, local initiatives for smart cities and emerging networks of researchers for low-carbon development. Discussions will be held with diverse stakeholders focusing on sustainable development.

    We look forward to seeing you in Yokohama where researchers and likeminded participants will gather from all over the world.

    Registration Starts on 24 June, 2013(Monday) from 10:00 a.m.!
  • TitlePaving the Way for a Sustainable Asia-Pacific: Regional Perspectives on Green Economy
    Date23-24 July 2013 (Tue./Wed.)
    1st day: 23 July 9:30-18:00 (9:00 open)
    2nd day: 24 July 10:00-17:30 (9:30 open)
    VenuePACIFICO YOKOHAMA, Conference Center 5F
    1-1-1 Minato Mirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama 220-0012, Japan >>access
    OrganisersInstitute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
    United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS)
    Collaborators (tentative)United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP),
    United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP),
    Asian Development Bank (ADB)
    Supporters (tentative)Ministry of the Environment, Japan; Kanagawa Prefectural Government; Hyogo Prefectural Government; City of Yokohama; City of Kawasaki; City of Kitakyushu; The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI); National Institute for Environmental Studies; Yokohama National University; Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (RIHN); Sustainability Science Consortium;
    FeeFree of charge
    *Those who wish to participate in the lunch session are requested to pay JPY500 for a boxed lunch
    LanguageEnglish/Japanese with simultaneous interpretation

  • Session Topics (tentative)

    "3Rs and improved Resource Efficiency"
    "How to narrow the target gap 2 °C through Green House Gas reduction in Asia"
    "Smart Cities: Inter-Cities Cooperation for Realising Low-carbon Society"
    "Climate Change: Future Prospect and Current Status", and more

    Speakers (tentative)

     - Dr. Ron Benioff, Co- Director, Low Emissions Development Strategies Global Partnership
     - Prof. Dr. Raimund Bleischwitz, Co-Director, Material Flows and Resource Management, Wuppertal Research Institute
     - Dr. Bindu N. Lohani, Vice President, Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development, Asian Development Bank
     - Dr. Rajendra K. Pachauri, Chair, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
     - Prof. Kazuhiko Takeuchi, Senior Vice-Rector, UNU
     - Prof. Kazuhiro Ueta, Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies & Graduate School of Economics, Kyoto University
     - Dr. Abdul Hamid Zakri, Science Advisor to the Prime Minister of Malaysia, and others 

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