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.

25-27 May 2016: IPSI Case Study Workshop in Tokyo, Japan

A workshop was held by the IPSI Secretariat along with the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) from 25 to 27 May 2016 at the United Nations University Headquarters in Tokyo, Japan as part of the process toward the publication of the second volume of the “Satoyama Initiative Thematic Review” (SITR vol. 2). The theme of this year’s workshop was “Incorporating concepts and approaches of socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes (SEPLS) into policy and decision-making”, covering various measures taken to incorporate SEPLS concepts and approaches into policies, institutions, economic mechanisms and other frameworks that widely influence the decision-making and behavior of people and organizations.

The objective of the workshop was to share case studies among the SITR vol. 2 authors and get feedback on their manuscripts for further improvement. Concrete proposals and examples of SEPLS approaches for policy and other frameworks, as well as practical advice on mainstreaming processes, necessary capacities, success factors and obstacles, were presented and discussed.

The SITR vol. 2 is planned for publication in time for CBD COP 13 later this year, and will have the same theme as the workshop, including write-ups of the case studies presented and a synthesis paper aimed at bringing together the various projects and extracting lessons learned.

Participants in the 2016 IPSI Case Study Workshop

Participants in the 2016 IPSI Case Study Workshop