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.

6 December 2016: CBD COP 13 Side Event “Strategic Action for Mainstreaming Biodiversity: Contributions of the International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative (IPSI) to Biodiversity and Human Well-Being”

The IPSI Secretariat at UNU-IAS, in collaboration with the Ministry of the Environment, Japan, held a side event at the Thirteenth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP 13) in Cancun, Mexico on 6 December 2016, titled “Strategic Action for Mainstreaming Biodiversity: Contributions of the International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative (IPSI) to Biodiversity and Human Well-Being”.

Since COP 13 marked six years since the launching of the International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative (IPSI) during CBD COP 10, and the partnership had grown from 51 founding members to 202 diverse organizations working for “socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes” around the world, the side event aimed to highlight how IPSI provides an effective platform for engagement of various stakeholders, improving the knowledge base and influencing policy processes for mainstreaming biodiversity into culturally and socio-ecologically important landscapes and seascapes.

The programme included:

Opening remarks by:
Ms. Fumiko Nakao, Ministry of the Environment, Japan

Keynote presentations by:
Prof. Kazuhiko Takeuchi, University of Tokyo, United Nations University “The Satoyama Initiative: Contributions to Mainstreaming Biodiversity
Prof. Alfred Oteng-Yeboah, University of Ghana, Ghana National Biodiversity Committee “Recent activities and developments of the International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative (IPSI)

Expert presentations and comments by:
Dr. Suneetha M. Subramanian, United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability “Launch of the “Satoyama Initiative Thematic Review” vol. 2
Dr. Krishna C. Paudel,Ministry of Forests and Soil Conservation, Nepal
Ms. Evonne Yiu, United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability “Monitoring and Evaluation Method for Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Use Activities

Panel discussion moderated by:
Mr. Naoya Tsukamoto, United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability

 

 

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