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.

9-14 December 2013: Second Meeting of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity & Ecosystem Services (IPBES-2)

09/12/2013

IPBES is an independent intergovernmental body open to all member countries of the United Nations, and provides a mechanism recognized by both the scientific and policy communities to synthesize, review, assess and critically evaluate relevant i... [ more ]

4 December 2013: Parallel Session at 9th Pacific Islands Conference on Nature Conservation and Protected Areas

04/12/2013

A parallel session titled “Challenges and Opportunities for the International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative (IPSI) from Pacific Perspectives” was held on 4 December 2013 during the 9th Pacific Islands Conference on Nature Conservation a... [ more ]

13-17 November 2013: 1st Asia Parks Congress and Side Event

13/11/2013

The 1st Asia Parks Congress (APC) was held in Sendai, Japan, to bring together people working with protected areas from around Asia. According to the APC website, "Scheduled exactly one year ahead of the 6th IUCN World Parks Congress, the Asia ... [ more ]

CBD SBSTTA17 Side Event: An Indicators Approach to Understanding Resilience of Socio-ecological Production Landscapes and Seascapes: a Community-level Perspective

15/10/2013

A side event entitled “An Indicators Approach to Understanding Resilience of Socio-ecological Production Landscapes and Seascapes: a Community-level Perspective” was held in Montreal, Canada on 15 October 2013 during the Seventeenth Meeting of th... [ more ]

Report on IPSI-4 Poster Session

14/09/2013

A poster session was held on 13-14 September 2013, featuring posters in the IPSI category (English) and 53 in the Fukui category (Japanese), making a total of 97 posters. [poster Display] [Voting] Within the context of an IPSI Collaborative Acti... [ more ]

The Fourth IPSI Global Conference (IPSI-4) in Fukui, Japan

12/09/2013

(NOTE: The Official Report from IPSI-4 is now available here) From 12 to14 September 2013, representatives from 68 different IPSI member organizations gathered in Japan’s Fukui Prefecture to participate in IPSI-4 and a number of events organ... [ more ]

ISAP2013 Parallel Session: Green Economy and the Satoyama Initiative: Building Resilient Societies at Local Level

24/07/2013

The Fifth International Forum for Sustainable Asia and the Pacific (ISAP2013) was held in Yokohama, Japan from 23-24 July 2013, and included a parallel session organized under the theme “Green Economy and Satoyama Initiative: Building Resilient Soc... [ more ]

Regional Workshop on the Satoyama Initiative held in Kathmandu, Nepal

29/05/2013

From 14-15 May 2013, a wide range of IPSI members and other interested stakeholders gathered in Kathmandu for a two-day workshop on the Satoyama Initiative. A total of 61 experts from 16 different countries attended the workshop, which was co-organiz... [ more ]

Public Symposium on Indicators of Resilience in SEPLS

22/04/2013

In an appropriate coincidence, experts and audience members gathered on Earth Day (22 April 2013) at the United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS) to learn more about the resilience of the world’s socio-ecological production... [ more ]

Second Community Dialogue Seminar in Japan’s Tsunami Affected Tohoku Region

14/04/2013

On 14 April 2013, Tohoku University and the United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS), jointly organised the 2nd Community Dialogue Seminar for the Urato Islands (Shiogama City, Miyagi Prefecture), which were severely affected... [ more ]