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.

IPSI Booklet and 2017 Annual Report published

18/06/2018

The latest information booklet about IPSI, including our 2017 Annual Report has now been published. The booklet contains background and up-to-date information about IPSI for current and prospective members, including several examples of case s... [ more ]

IPSI Plan of Action 2013-2020

13/06/2018

The IPSI Steering Committee recently confirmed the finalization of an updated IPSI Plan of Action, which will be an important guiding document for the partnership as it proceeds toward the end of the UN Decade on Biodiversity in 2020. The new documen... [ more ]

Call for Proposals: SDM 2018

18/05/2018

The Satoyama Development Mechanism (SDM) has been established by the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), the United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS), and the Ministry of the Environment... [ more ]

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 ]