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.

30 November 2014: International Symposium on Hokusetsu Satoyama

30/11/2014

An international symposium titled "From Hokusetsu Region to the World: our Satoyama" was held on 30 November 2014 at the Takarazuka Hotel in Takarazuka City, Japan. The symposium featured presentations by a number of experts on satoyama and sust... [ more ]

17 November 2014: IUCN World Parks Congress 2014 Side Event “Production Landscapes and Protected Areas: Approaches of the Satoyama Initiative”

17/11/2014

The United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS), serving as the host of the Secretariat of the International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative (IPSI), organized a side event to the IUCN World Parks Con... [ more ]

14 November 2014: IUCN World Parks Congress 2014 Side Event “The Satoyama Concept: Theory and Practice”

14/11/2014

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) co-organized a side event on 14 November 2014 during the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014 in Sydney, Austra... [ more ]

14 November 2014: IUCN World Parks Congress 2014 Stream 7 Session “Nature-Culture Linkages: Managing Bio-cultural Landscapes and Connectivity”

The United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) and IUCN’s World Commission on Protected Areas (WPCA) co-organized a session titled “Nature-Culture Linkages: Managing Bio-cultural Landscapes and Connecti... [ more ]

13 November 2014: IUCN World Parks Congress 2014 Side Event “How does sustainability contribute to increase biodiversity conservation? Inspiring tools for enhancing sustainability”

13/11/2014

The United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) organized a side event to the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014 in Sydney, Australia in the evening of 13 November 2014. The event was titled “How does sustaina... [ more ]

12-19 November 2014: IUCN World Parks Congress 2014

12/11/2014

The IUCN World Parks Congress 2014 was described as "a landmark global forum on protected areas", and was held from 12 to 19 November 2014 at the Sydney Olympic Park in Sydney, Australia. The theme of the Congress was "Parks, people, planet: ins... [ more ]

11-12 October 2014: Weekend Activities at CBD COP 12 “Contribution of the links between Biological and Cultural Diversity, Community Conservation and Customary Sustainable Use to the Implementation of the Strategic Plan on Biodiversity 2011-2020 and the Aichi Targets”

12/10/2014

The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity and UNESCO, together with a number of partners, including FAO GIAHS, the World Indigenous and Local Community Land and Sea Managers Network (WIN/EI/UNDP), the ICCA Consortium, the Internati... [ more ]

8 October 2014: CBD COP 12 Side Event “Mobilizing Resources for mainstreaming biodiversity into production landscapes and seascapes”

08/10/2014

The United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS), held a side event titled “Mobilizing Resources for mainstreaming biodiversity into production landscapes and seascapes” at the Twelfth Meeting of the C... [ more ]

6 October 2014: CBD COP 12 Side Event “Contribution to the Aichi Biodiversity Targets from the ground up: Engaging diverse communities and perspectives through the Satoyama Initiative”

06/10/2014

The Secretariat of the International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative (IPSI) held a side event during the Twelfth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP 12) in the CEPA Fair building at the ... [ more ]

4-5 October 2014: The Fifth IPSI Global Conference (IPSI-5) in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea

05/10/2014

The IPSI-5 Official Report is now available for download here. The Fifth IPSI Global Conference (IPSI-5) was held from 4 to 5 October 2014 in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea. The conference was held back-to-back with the twelfth Conference of t... [ more ]

24 July 2014: ISAP 2014 Parallel Session “Benefits and Challenges of Community Engagement for the Sustainable Use of Biodiversity” in Yokohama, Japan

24/07/2014

The United Nations University Institute for Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS) and the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) held a parallel session on the “Benefits and Challenges of Community Engagement for the Sustainable Use of Biodivers... [ more ]

22-23 July 2014: IPSI Case Study Experts Workshop

23/07/2014

UPDATE: The official report for this workshop is now available for download here. A workshop was held by the IPSI Secretariat and the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) on 22 and 23 July 2014 at the Pacifico Yokohama Conference Cen... [ more ]

27-29 May 2014, The Satoyama Initiative European Regional Workshop in Florence

29/05/2014

[UPDATE: The Official Report for the Workshop is now available. Please click here to download the report.] [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="600"] IPSI members visit a local winery to learn about landscape uses in Tuscany today.[/caption] Ov... [ more ]

24-25 February 2014: Workshop on Guidelines for Wetland City Accreditation in Jeju Island, Republic of Korea

24/02/2014

A workshop aiming to explore the possibility of establishing a "wetland city accreditation" programme under the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands and to develop guidelines under which such a programme would operate as a new implementation programme of th... [ more ]

29-31 January 2014: Seminars and Workshop for Indicators of Resilience in Socio-Ecological Production Landscapes and Seascapes held in Rome, Italy

28/01/2014

The Indicators of Resilience in Socio-Ecological Production Landscapes and Seascapes (SEPLS) is a collaborative activity, initiated in 2011, between Bioversity International and the United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustai... [ more ]