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.

2 November 2015: CBD SBSTTA-19 Side Event: Collaborative Resource Mobilization and Knowledge Facilitation through Global Partnership: Activities of the International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative (IPSI)

The United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS), which serves as the IPSI Secretariat, in collaboration with the Ministry of the Environment of Japan and the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), held a side event at the Nineteenth Meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD SBSTTA-19) on Monday, 2 November 2015.

The event was titled “Collaborative resource mobilization and knowledge facilitation through global partnership: Activities of the International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative (IPSI)”, and featured speakers on funding for effective projects under the Satoyama Development Mechanism (SDM), collection and synthesis of case studies from around the world, and the “Indicators of Resilience in Socio-ecological Production Landscapes and Seascapes”. Commentary was also provided by experts familiar with the development of the Satoyama Initiative and IPSI.

The programme of the event was as follows (presentation files included):

Presentations:

William Dunbar, Communications Coordinator, United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS): “Introduction to the Satoyama Initiative and IPSI” (SBSTTA19_SI Introduction Dunbar)

Suneetha Subramanian, Adjunct Senior Research Fellow, United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS): “Empirical illustrations of Socio-Ecological Production Landscapes and Seascapes (SEPLS) and their relevance to policy goals” (SBSTTA19_Empirical illustrations SEPLS Subramanian)

William Dunbar, Communications Coordinator, United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS): “Indicators of Resilience in Socio-Ecological Production Landscapes and Seascapes (SEPLS)” (SBSTTA19_Indicators presentation Dunbar)

Yasuo Takahashi, Researcher, Natural Resources and Ecosystem Services Area, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES): “Satoyama Development Mechanism (SDM): Seed funding for enhancing collective learning on socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes” (SBSTTA19_SDM Presentation Takahashi)

Expert Comments:

Fumiko Nakao, Director, Global Biodiversity Strategy Office, Ministry of the Environment, Japan

Balakrishna Pisupati, Head of Biodiversity, Land and Governance Programme, Division of Environmental Law and Conventions, United Nations Environment Programme

These were followed by a lively Q&A session.

18:15 – 18:25

Opening

Introduction to the Satoyama Initiative and IPSI

10 min

□ William Dunbar, Communications Coordinator, United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS)

18:25 – 18:55

Presentation 1: Empirical illustrations of Socio-Ecological Production Landscapes and Seascapes (SEPLS) and their relevance to policy goals”

10 min

□ Suneetha Subramanian, Adjunct Senior Research Fellow, United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS)

Presentation 2: “Indicators of Resilience in Socio-Ecological Production Landscapes and Seascapes (SEPLS)”

10 min

□ William Dunbar, Communications Coordinator, United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS)

Presentation 3: “Satoyama Development Mechanism (SDM): Seed funding for enhancing collective learning on socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes”

10 min

□ Yasuo Takahashi, Researcher, Natural Resources and Ecosystem Services Area, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)

18:55 – 19:15

Expert comments

 

20 min

□ Fumiko Nakao, Director, Global Biodiversity Strategy Office, Ministry of the Environment, Japan

□ Balakrishna Pisupati, Head of Biodiversity, Land and Governance Programme, Division of Environmental Law and Conventions, United Nations Environment Programme