ISAP2012: East Asia Knowledge Platform for Low Carbon Growth

2012_DSC_3003■ Date: 24 July 2012
■ Venue: PACIFICO YOKOHAMA, Kanagawa, Japan
■ Organizer of ISAP (International Forum for Sustainable Asia and the Pacific):
– Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
– United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS)
■ Programme Organizer:
– LoCARNet/ LCS-RNet Secretariat
– Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)

・ Presentations

■ Outline:
The world holds great expectations for Asia, as a driving-force of development in the global economy, to move down the pathway to green growth in the future.  Green growth in Asia is indispensable for green growth at the global level.  If rapidly growing Asian countries fail to make investments towards low-carbon societies in an intensive manner, they will be locked into carbon-intensive development paths for the upcoming half-century.  Therefore, it is imperative that we orchestrate our knowledge and expertise from around the region as well as the necessary funds in order to steer towards low-carbon and green growth societies in an urgent fashion.

At the East Asia Low Carbon Growth Partnership Dialogue held in Tokyo on 15 April 2012, it was agreed to work towards establishing the “East Asia Knowledge Platform for Low Carbon Growth”, as an open, multi-layered, flexible network for sharing knowledge towards low-carbon growth in Asia.

The Asian region has enough potential to move forward with low-carbon development, and there are a number of ongoing favorable conditions supporting this potential.  Therefore, on the occasion of the ISAP2012, we would like to invite representatives and experts who are already taking action in this region to engage in frank discussion on how to forge consensus in moving towards low-carbon societies, exchange necessary knowledge, build a substantial linkage between that knowledge and policies, facilitate wise and effective investments towards low-carbon sustainable societies in a way that fosters active participation from like-minded stakeholders concerned.

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