International Satoyama Intiative

IPSI, the International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative, promotes collaboration in the conservation and restoration of sustainable human-influenced natural environments (Socio-Ecological Production Landscapes and Seascapes: SEPLS) through broader global recognition of their value.

16-17 January 2018: Workshop on incorporation of integrated landscape management approaches in NBSAPs

On 16 and 17 January 2018, IPSI members The University of Tokyo’s Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science (UTIR3S) and UNU-IAS, the host of the IPSI Secretariat, co-organized an international workshop entitled “Mainstreaming Biodiversity in Production Landscapes: Integrated Approaches in Design and Implementation of National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs)” at UNU Headquarters in Tokyo, Japan.

Participants in the workshop

Participants in the workshop

This workshop was part of an IPSI Collaborative Activity joint research project between UNU-IAS and IR3S on development and implementation of NBSAPs, with the specific focus on incorporating integrated landscape management approaches to help CBD Parties achieve their biodiversity goals and fulfill their international commitments. Representatives from the governments of Cambodia, Colombia, Ethiopia, Estonia, Japan, Mexico and South Africa – IPSI member and other countries identified for their inclusion of integrated landscape management in their NBSAPs in some form – got together to present their national policies and discuss policy processes, challenges and opportunities, along with experts from UNU-IAS, The University of Tokyo, the CBD Secretariat and others.

Workshop outcomes are being compiled, and will be published in the final report of the research project, with plans ongoing to share key findings with the CBD at the second meeting of its Subsidiary Body on Implementation (SBI-2) in July 2018.