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.

27-28 November 2015: Hokusetsu SATOYAMA International Workshop and Seminar, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan

28/11/2015

The “Hokusetsu SATOYAMA International Workshop and Seminar” was held in the Hokusetsu region in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan on 27 and 28 November 2016. The event was organised by Hyogo Prefecture, the Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (... [ more ]

5 November 2015: CBD SBSTTA-19 Side Event: GEF-Satoyama Project Forum: Mainstreaming Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Management in Priority Socio-ecological Production Landscapes and Seascapes

05/11/2015

IPSI partner organization Conservation International, Japan organized 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 Thurs... [ more ]

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)

02/11/2015

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 (IG... [ more ]

23 September 2015: The First International Conference of Ecoagriculture and Satoyama Initiative, Taiwan

23/09/2015

[caption id="attachment_12123" align="alignnone" width="600"] The First International Conference of Ecoagriculture and Satoyama Initiative, Taiwan[/caption] The First International Conference of Ecoagriculture and Satoyama Initiative, Taiwan was h... [ more ]

10-12 August 2015: Satoyama Initiative Regional Workshop in Africa, Accra, Ghana

12/08/2015

[caption id="attachment_11984" align="alignnone" width="600"] Participants in the Satoyama Initiative Regional Workshop in Africa 2015[/caption]   Report The official report for the Satoyama Initiative Regional Workshop in Africa has been c... [ more ]

29 July 2015: ISAP 2015 Parallel Session “Contributing to regional sustainability and resilience from SEPLS” in Yokohama, Japan

29/07/2015

The United Nations University Institute for Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS) and the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) held a parallel session on “Satoyama and Sustainable Development:Bridging Project Financing and Knowledge Genera... [ more ]

8 July 2015: UNU CAFÉ event featuring Ms. Yoko Watanabe

08/07/2015

Longtime IPSI friend, Ms. Yoko Watanabe, Asia Regional Coordinator of Programs at the Secretariat of the Global Environment Facility (GEF), was the invited speaker at a “UNU CAFÉ” event held at the Headquarters of the United Nations Unive... [ more ]

1 July 2015: Symposium: Regional Applications and Nexus of the Ocean Health Index in Tokyo, Japan

01/07/2015

A symposium was held on 1 July 2015 in Nakajima Hall at the University of Tokyo in Japan, titled “Regional Applications and Nexus of the Ocean Health Index”, and organized by IPSI partners the Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences o... [ more ]

24-26 June 2015: IPSI Case Study Workshop in Tokyo, Japan

26/06/2015

A workshop was held by the IPSI Secretariat with collaboration from the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) from 24 to 26 June 2015 at the United Nations University Headquarters in Tokyo, Japan as part of a major effort to make the ... [ more ]

8-15 June 2015: CBD Workshops in Panajachel, Guatemala

15/06/2015

The Secretariat of the Convention for Biological Diversity organized three workshops in Panajachel, Guatemala in June 2015 related to Article 8(j) of the Convention, which deals with indigenous peoples and local communities and traditional knowledge:... [ more ]

28 May 2015: UNU-IAS OUIK International Symposium on Biocultural Diversity in Kanazawa, Japan

28/05/2015

The United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability Operating Unit Ishikawa-Kanazawa (UNU-IAS OUIK) held an International Symposium titled “The Ishikawa – Kanazawa Biocultural Region: A model for linkages between biol... [ more ]

1-2 May 2015: International Conference on Island Biocultural Diversity in Mokpo, Republic of Korea

02/05/2015

An International Conference on the Importance and Significance of Biocultural Diversity in Islands was held from 1-2 May by IPSI member the Institution for Marine and Island Cultures (MIC) of Mokpo National University in Mokpo, Republic of Korea. IPS... [ more ]

24 March 2015: Public Symposium: “Satoumi in Noto Peninsula” in Kanazawa, Japan

24/03/2015

A public seminar was held on 24 March 2015 at Kanazawa Bunka Hall in Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan, titled “Satoumi in Noto Peninsula”, organized by the United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability Ope... [ more ]

29 January 2015: International Symposium “Biocultural Diversity in Ishikawa: From Discovery to Coordination – How Can Local Governments Utilize Global Networks?” in Kanazawa, Japan

29/01/2015

IPSI member the United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability’s Operating Unit Ishikawa/Kanazawa (OUIK) organized an international seminar on 29 January 2015 in Kanazawa, Japan, with the purpose of discussing how to ... [ more ]

12-17 January 2015: Third Meeting of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity & Ecosystem Services (IPBES-3) in Bonn, Germany

17/01/2015

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 infor... [ more ]