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Invitation to the International Forum for Sustainable Asia and Pacific

Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) organises, in collaboration with United Nations University, the International Forum for Sustainable Asia and Pacific (ISAP 2011) to be held in Yokohama, Japan from 26 - 27 July 2011.
ISAP is an annual event that IGES organises since 2009 to address priority sustainability policy issues. On 26 July, Mr. Klaus Toepfer, former UNEP Executive Director will address ISAP 2011. Dr. Atiq Rahman, IEG Advisory Group member will address climate change adaptation on 26 July as well. 

Asian IEG AG members met in Beijing on 27 May 2011

Neth, Norichika and myself met in Beijing and interacted with other Asian NGO and CSO colleauges on the issues related to Rio 2012. UNEP colleague from Bangkok shared with us the schedules of the sub-regional Rio 2012 meetings. We discussed issues related to some options of IEG strengthening including UNEP upgrading, expansion of UNEP national and regional programme portofolio, global convention on access to env. info/decision making/justice, and the UN sustainable development council. The report will be shared with you shortly.

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