SDGs International Forum for Biodiversity

This Forum will take place on 24 October 2023 in Kobe, Japan. It will be held in hybrid format (on-site and virtual).

The Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN), in collaboration with IGES and the Hyogo Prefectural Government, is organising an international forum titled "SDGs International Forum for Biodiversity". 

In December 2022, the Kunming-Montreal Biodiversity Framework, new global goals on biodiversity, was adopted. Through the sharing of the latest domestic and international trends toward the realisation of Nature Positive and the exchange of advanced initiatives and knowledge on biodiversity as a local issue, this Forum aims to seek ways to implement SDGs at the local level (local SDGs) with residents and business operators in Hyogo Prefecture.

The forum will include a tripartite discussion with Mr SAITO Motohiko, Governor of Hyogo Prefecture, Mr WANTANABE Ryugo, Mayor of Sado City, and Prof. TAKEUCHI Kazuhiko, President of IGES. It will also feature a lecture from Dr SUBRAMANIAN Suneetha from the UNU Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability, speaking on biodiversity conservation as a lever to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

  • Date and time: Tuesday, 24 October 2023, 13:00-15:30 (JST)
  • Venue: Lasse Hall 2nd floor, Blanche Rose Room (4-10-8 Nakayamate-dori, Chuo-ku, Kobe)
  • Session format: Hybrid (on-site and online)
  • Language: Japanese and English (simultaneous interpretation available)
  • How to apply: Apply from the following links by the deadline of Tuesday, 17 October 2023:

For further details, please visit the online web announcement and flyer attached below.

For more information on the event "SDGs International Forum on Biodiversity", please refer to the information available on this flyer.
From 24 Oct 2023
Until 24 Oct 2023
Lasse Hall 2nd floor, Blanche Rose Room (4-10-8 Nakayamate-dori, Chuo-ku, Kobe City)
Final date to register: 
17 Oct 2023