The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), established under an initiative of the Japanese government in 1998, is an international research institute conducting practical and innovative research for realising sustainable development in the Asia-Pacific region.
In recent years, Asia and the Pacific has been a driving force in global economic development but at the same time, it faces the challenges of reducing poverty and improving living standards. The region also confronts various environmental problems such as air and water pollution, waste issues and the impact of climate change. In light of this, it is vital to map a path to a sustainable, low-carbon economy, which can achieve both environmental and developmental goals.
IGES has cooperative relations with a broad range of stakeholders including international organisations, national and local governments, research institutes, NGOs, businesses and experts, and intends to create strategies to achieve sustainable development as well as to contribute to effective policy formulation based on the needs of the Asia-Pacific region.
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