About Us

Asia-Pacific Forum on Environment and Development (APFED), was a group of experts originated at ECO ASIA (Environment Congress for Asia and the Pacific) in 2001.

The main aim of APFED is finding the critical issues in Asia and Pacific region. Another goal is to introduce the new models of sustainable development and environmental issues.

This blog is kept alive in its honor, but is no longer associated with the government of Japan. On this website, we continue to examine the two broad categories of APFED: environmental management and sustainable development.


The APFED second phase in 2005 was intended to improve the policies and actions that were passed in 2004.

APFED II actions contained the final report of APFED and discussed the three top elements including Policy Dialogues, Knowledge Initiative, and Showcase Programme.


In the Asia-Pacific region, sustainability is essential for economic development.

Most feel it can be adequately maintained and improved with a reliable transport system in place.

The primary goal of APFED was to develop a new five-year regional action program for sustainable transport. There are some of the largest environmental challenges faced by Southeast Asia such as increased pollution, poor resource management, species and habitat loss.

APFED’s work has ended, but the movement continues.

The IGES agrees and encourages APFED-recommended activities as the APFED Secretariat, in collaboration with APFED members and other partners, put forth. It disseminates information and presents policy recommendations in pursuit of sustainable development in the regainable development and environment.