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.

28-30 June 2017: IPSI Case Study Workshop in Tokyo, Japan

A workshop was held by the IPSI Secretariat at the United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) from 28 to 30 June 2017 at the United Nations University Headquarters in Tokyo, Japan as part of the process toward the publication of the third volume of the “Satoyama Initiative Thematic Review” (SITR vol. 3). The theme of this year’s workshop was “Livelihoods and socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes (SEPLS)”, covering production activities that are based on natural resources in SEPLS, and that are practiced as subsistence and income generation for the well-being of local people.

The objective of the workshop was to share case studies among the SITR vol. 3 authors and get feedback on their manuscripts for further improvement. Concrete proposals and examples on how and under what conditions livelihood activities in SEPLS can contribute to local socio-cultural and economic conditions, and how they can connect to peoples’ well-being while supporting biodiversity were presented and discussed.

The SITR vol. 3 is planned for publication later in 2017, 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 of the 2017 IPSI Case Study Workshop

Participants of the 2017 IPSI Case Study Workshop