Institute for Global Environment Strategies (IGES)


The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) is a collaborative research and outreach organisation working to drive action on the world’s most critical environmental and social challenges.

Our strategic research and operations are defined by a mission: to accelerate the transition to a sustainable, resilient, shared, and inclusive Asia-Pacific region, both across borders and within the world at large.  We do this through the delivery of trusted expertise on sustainable development and resilience.

IGES operates as an agent of change. Together with key international organisations, governments, academic institutes, business and civil society leaders we seek to foster a world where planetary boundaries are fully respected, a green economy is flexibly implemented, and the well-being of people is steadily improved. We emphasise workable and inspired approaches to cross-cutting global development issues such as climate change, natural resources and ecosystems management, and sustainable consumption and production, among many others.
The Institute— established in 1998 with support from the Japanese government and Kanagawa Prefecture— maintains its international headquarters in Hayama, Japan. With offices and local centres in Tokyo, Kansai, Kitakyushu, Beijing, Bangkok, and New Delhi, IGES supports a regional and global network for ground breaking sustainable development research and practice.

Asia and the Pacific