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.

SDM 2017 Booklet Published

03/04/2018

The Satoyama Development Mechanism (SDM) was established in 2013 as an IPSI collaborative activity between the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), UNU-IAS and the Ministry of the Environment, Japan, to promote activities in line... [ more ]

New Video on Satoyama and Satoumi Revitalization

A new video has been produced as a result of IPSI Collaborative Activities, focusing on restoration efforts in the Urato Islands in northeastern Japan. Since 2011, the United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-... [ more ]

New Publication: Satoyama Initiative Thematic Review Vol. 3

23/02/2018

A new volume of the Satoyama Initiative Thematic Review (vol. 3) with the theme: “Sustainable livelihoods in socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes” was recently published jointly by UNU-IAS and IGES. The volume compiles 11 s... [ more ]

Photo Contest by Life Beyond Tourism

23/01/2018

IPSI partner the International Institute Life Beyond Tourism at the Del Bianco Foundation is currently accepting submissions for its photo contest “Heritage for Planet Earth”, described as “part of a wider awareness-raising strategy - espec... [ more ]

New Publication: “The Road to Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS)”

IPSI member the United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability Operating Unit Ishikawa/Kanazawa (UNU-IAS OUIK) recently published a report titled "The Road to Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS): U... [ more ]