ISAP 2014: Bringing Regional Voices to the Post-2015 Development Agenda: Solutions for a low-carbon, resilient and inclusive Asia-Pacific

ISAP 2014 /24 July 2014 / Yokohama, Japan

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The International Forum for Sustainable Asia and the Pacific (ISAP) is a forum aiming to promote information sharing 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.

As part of the 6th International Forum for Sustainable Asia and the Pacific, UNEP-led Asia Pacific Forum for Environment and Development Showcase Program is organizing a parallel session on 24 July at Yokohama, Japan. 

APFED Showcase Programme Parallel Session:  Empowering Stakeholders and Spearheading Innovation for Sustainable Development -- Lessons from the Field and Future Perspectives for a Sustainable Asia and Pacific seeks to highlight the importance of bottom-up contrivances within the overall architecture for a national, regional and global sustainable  development  agenda. Realizing  the  Sustainable Development Goals  will require  both  effective  top-down and  bottom-up approaches. The  event  aims to help improve  the  integration  of innovative  community  actions  into  the  overall implantation strategy of the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals. The APFED Booklet of Good Practices for stakeholder empowerment and engagement will also be launched at the event. Policy makers, members of the civil society, academia and international organizations are expected to attend.

Climate change has become a reality and there is now no time to waste. We must take action to mitigate the changes and also to cope with their impacts. The Asia-Pacific has seen increased GHG emissions from major economies across the region, with socially‐marginalised populations being particularly affected. Resource limitation is another major challenge facing sustainable development in this region. To cope with changes in the natural, social and economic systems and to pass on various assets to the next generation, we need to shift from current development trends, and promote low‐carbon and inclusive development in which people of all backgrounds are engaged in creating opportunities and sharing benefits.

ISAP2014 aims to gather various key stakeholders and ensure that their voices can be linked with regional and international discussions that we hope will continue to 2015 and beyond.

Please find the event agenda and supporting documents here.

AGENDA_23 July 2014.pdf679.16 KB
Snapshot of APFED Showcase Projects.pdf1.73 MB
ANNOTATIONS TO THE AGENDA_17 July 2014.pdf678.22 KB
ISAP 2014 Concept Note.pdf65.92 KB
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