The objective of this forum is to understand the efforts made by scientist, policy-makers and enterprises to secure a sound a sound environment in Asia, determine the shifts in policy and institutional transformations and identify the gaps that threaten sustainable development in the region.

Based on the assessments, the forum will seek new ways of building bridges between science and policy through simulating discussions among keys stake holders, catalyzing coherent researchers on relevant policy issues through knowledge networks and institutional mechanisms to support trans-boundary thinking and problem-solving, and determining feasible paths towards truly sustainable societies through converting aspirations into actions at local, national and regional levels.