The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) was established in March 1998 under an initiative of the Japanese government and with the support of Kanagawa Prefecture based on the “Charter for the Establishment of the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies”. The aim of the Institute is to achieve a new paradigm for civilization and conduct innovative policy development and strategic research for environmental measures, reflecting the results of research into political decisions for realising sustainable development both in the Asia-Pacific region and globally. IGES made the transition to a Public Interest Incorporated Foundation in April 2012.
1) Programme Management Office（PMO）
The PMO conducts research activity planning and coordination from a panoramic, strategic perspective on IGES research activities, and at the same time, carries out research and studies on cross-cutting and emerging issues
Market Mechanism Project (MM)
2)The Market Mechanism Project supports the effective introduction and implementation of market mechanisms by providing straightforward and useful information to the business community on market mechanism systems, and will contribute to practical policy design by conveying the viewpoints of affected businesses to policymakers.
3)Natural Resources Management Group／ Forest Conservation (FC)
The Forest Conservation Group develops and promotes policy instruments for sustainable forest management and use of forest resources through strategic research, capacity building and outreach to enhance the wellbeing of present and future generations
4)Natural Resources Management Group ／Freshwater (FW)
The Freshwater Group aims at the creation, storage and use of the knowledge required to promote water governance strategies that are predictable in order to guarantee productive and sustainable use of water in the Asia-Pacific region.