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.

19 July 2018: ISAP2018 Thematic Track Session: “Sustainable Production Landscapes and Seascapes for Biodiversity, Human Livelihoods and Well-being”

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The IPSI Secretariat at the United Nations University Institute for Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS) and the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) are pleased to announce the hosting of a parallel session on “Sustainable Production Landscapes and Seascapes for Biodiversity, Human Livelihoods and Well-being” during the tenth International Forum for Sustainable Asia and the Pacific (ISAP2018), on Thursday, 19 July 2017 in Yokohama, Japan.

The first IPBES Regional Assessment for Asia and the Pacific released this year identified the trade-offs between intensifying and increasingly homogeneous food production and biodiversity as one of the major sustainability issues for the Asia-Pacific region. On this basis, and informed by the Satoyama Initiative case studies on “sustainable livelihoods in socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes” presented in the recently-published third volume of the “Satoyama Initiative Thematic Review”, this session seeks to inform policymakers and experts about effective integrated and transdisciplinary approaches to ensuring production and human well-being in harmony with nature at the landscape and seascape level. In this way, it is expected to contribute to the collective efforts to achieve global sustainability goals including the CBD’s Aichi Biodiversity Targets and the SDGs.

For more information on ISAP2018, please see the IGES website here.