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 2016 Booklet Published

16/05/2017

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 wit... [ more ]

Policy Brief: Mainstreaming Socio-Ecological Production Landscape Management Approaches

27/03/2017

A new Policy Brief from the United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS), host of the IPSI Secretariat, provides guidance for policymakers seeking solutions to safeguard landscapes that are tied to human live... [ more ]

Satoyama Initiative Regional Workshop in Peru Summary Report Now Available

17/01/2017

The official report for the recent Satoyama Initiative Regional Workshop in Peru, held from in June 2016 in Cusco and Pisac, Peru, has been completed and is now available for download at the image below.   The report contains a great... [ more ]

IPSI at the UN Biodiversity Conference 2016

17/12/2016

The UN Biodiversity Conference, was held from 1 to 17 December 2016 in Cancun, Mexico, made up of several important biodiversity-related events, including the Thirteenth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Div... [ more ]

Call for Submissions: “Livelihoods and socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes (SEPLS)” (Satoyama Initiative Thematic Review Vol. 3)

07/12/2016

The United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) and the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) are pleased to announce a call for papers for the third volume of the series “Satoyama Initiativ... [ more ]

New Publication: Satoyama Initiative Thematic Review vol. 2

15/11/2016

A new volume of the Satoyama Initiative Thematic Review (vol. 2) with the theme: “Mainstreaming concepts and approaches of socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes (SEPLS) into policy and decision-making” was recently published jointl... [ more ]

SDM 2016: Results Announcement

27/09/2016

Report on the SDM 2016 Project Selection   (from the SDM Executive Board) Background Since its launch in October 2010, the International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative (IPSI) has been working with its diverse partners t... [ more ]

New Publication: Socio-ecological Production Landscapes and Seascapes (SEPLS) in Africa

24/08/2016

A new publication titled "Socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes (SEPLS) in Africa" was recently published jointly by the United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) and the University of Tokyo... [ more ]

7-10 August 2016: Satoyama Initiative National Network Workshop for Uganda

10/08/2016

Organized by Environmental Protection Information Centre (EPIC) a member of the International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative (IPSI), in conjunction with the Institute for Global Environmental Services (IGES), this workshop focused on part... [ more ]

Invitation for IPBES External Review of First Order Draft Assessments

08/06/2016

The IPSI Secretariat has received an announcement for expert reviewers under the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), and we would like to share this with any readers interested in taking part in ... [ more ]

Call for Proposals: SDM 2016

23/05/2016

The IPSI Secretariat is pleased to share an announcement from the secretariat of the Satoyama Development Mechanism (SDM), an IPSI Collaborative Activity. The SDM Secretariat has now opened a call for proposals for SDM 2016. The Satoyama Develo... [ more ]

IPSI-6 Official Report now available

08/03/2016

The official report for the Sixth IPSI Global Conference (IPSI-6), held from 12-14 January in Siem Reap, Cambodia, has been completed and is now available for download by clicking the image below. The report contains a great deal of informatio... [ more ]

[CLOSED] Call for Papers: “Incorporating concepts and approaches of SEPLS into policy and decision-making” (Satoyama Initiative Thematic Review Vol. 2)

01/01/2016

UPDATE: The Call for Papers for SITR vol. 2 is now CLOSED. Thank you to everyone who sent submissions. The IPSI Secretariat is pleased to announce a call for papers for the second volume of the series “Satoyama Initiative Thematic Review”. The... [ more ]

IPSI Case Study Review Completed

23/12/2015

The IPSI Secretariat at the United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS), in collaboration with the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), has been carried out an analysis of the first 80 case ... [ more ]

Satoyama Initiative Thematic Review Vol. 1

22/12/2015

ANNOUNCEMENT: The "Call for Papers" for Volume 2 of the Satoyama Initiative Thematic Review is now open. Please visit this page for more information. The “Satoyama Initiative Thematic Review” is a yearly publication series, comprising a compilat... [ more ]

Questionnaire: IPSI Plan of Action 2013-2018 Mid-term Review

01/12/2015

As part of the mid-term review of the IPSI Plan of Action 2013-2018, the IPSI Secretariat has produced a questionnaire for IPSI members to share their experiences and opinions on the development of the partnership to date and its strategic direction ... [ more ]

Brochure for IPSI Case Study Review

30/10/2015

A review of the first 80 IPSI Case Studies was recently completed by UNU-IAS and the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies. A brochure summarizing the findings of the review has been produced, and is available for download by clicking the ima... [ more ]

Official Report from Satoyama Initiative Regional Workshop in Ghana available for download

21/10/2015

The official report for the recent Satoyama Initiative Regional Workshop in Africa, held from 10-12 August in Accra, Ghana, has been completed and is now available for download at the link below. 20150810-12 Africa Regional Workshop Report The ... [ more ]

Mainstreaming Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Management in Priority Socio-Ecological Production Landscapes and Seascapes “GEF-Satoyama Project” CALL FOR PROPOSALS Indo-Burma Biodiversity Hotspot

01/10/2015

“GEF-Satoyama Project” is a shorthand name for the formal project name, “Mainstreaming Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Management in Priority Socio-Ecological Production Landscapes and Seascapes.” It aims to achieve societies in har... [ more ]

Call for Proposals: “Satoyama Development Mechanism 2015”

09/07/2015

The IPSI Secretariat is pleased to share an announcement from the secretariat of the Satoyama Development Mechanism (SDM), one of the IPSI Collaborative Activities. The SDM Secretariat has now opened a call for proposals for SDM 2015. This coll... [ more ]

27 July 2015: Symposium for ProSPER.Net-Scopus Young Scientist Award in Sustainable Development

The Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) programme at IPSI partner the United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) will hold a symposium where the ProSPER.Net-Scopus Young Scientist Award in Sust... [ more ]

Call for Papers: “Enhancing knowledge for better management of SEPLS”

08/01/2015

The IPSI Secretariat is pleased to announce a Call for Papers for the pilot edition of a planned compilation series of case studies submitted by IPSI members. The theme of the pilot edition will be “Enhancing knowledge for better management of SEPL... [ more ]

Advance Notice of Call for Papers: “Enhancing knowledge for better management of SEPLS”

16/12/2014

The IPSI Secretariat is pleased to give advance notice that we will soon be announcing a Call for Papers for a pilot edition of a compilation of high quality case studies submitted by IPSI members, with the theme of “Enhancing knowledge for better ... [ more ]

Publication: Toolkit for the Indicators of Resilience in Socio-ecological Production Landscapes and Seascapes (SEPLS)

17/11/2014

We are proud to announce that the "Toolkit for the Indicators of Resilience in Socio-ecological Production Landscapes and Seascapes (SEPLS)" has been published and was officially launched at an event on 17 November 2014, held parallel to the IUCN Wor... [ more ]

SDM 2014: Results Announcement

10/11/2014

  Announcement: SDM 2014 Project Selection Results The Executive Board of the Satoyama Development Mechanism (SDM) is pleased to announce the six recipients of grants offered through the SDM 2014. The Board would like to express our sincere grat... [ more ]

IPSI-related Events at IUCN World Parks Congress 2014

04/11/2014

The IPSI Secretariat has compiled a list of events organized by or participated in by IPSI-related organizations that are planned for the upcoming IUCN World Parks Congress 2014, 12-19 November in Sydney, Australia. We hope anyone interested in i... [ more ]

Report Published: IPSI Case Study Experts Workshop Yokohama 2014

26/09/2014

An Experts Workshop on IPSI Case Studies was held during the 2014 International Forum for Sustainable Asia and the Pacific (ISAP) conference in Yokohama, Japan on 22 and 23 July 2014. We are pleased to announce that the official report from the Expe... [ more ]

IPSI-related Side Events at CBD COP12

25/09/2014

The IPSI Secretariat has compiled a list of side events organized by or participated in by IPSI-related organizations that are planned for the upcoming CBD COP12 conference from 6-17 October 2014 in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea. We hope anyone inte... [ more ]

Report Published: Regional Workshop on the Satoyama Initiative in Florence, Italy

23/09/2014

We are proud to announce that our final summary report from the Regional Workshop on the Satoyama Initiative in Florence, Italy has been compiled and is now available on our website. The workshop was held from 27 to 29 May 2014, and served as an exce... [ more ]

Register Now for the IPSI-5 Public Forum

12/09/2014

The Public Forum of the Fifth IPSI Global Conference (IPSI-5) will be held from 9:00 to 13:00 on Sunday, 5 October 2014 in Hall G, Room 3 of the Alpensia Convention Center in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea, back-to-back with the Twelfth Conference of... [ more ]

Satoyama Initiative Regional Workshop in Florence Featured on Toscana TV

11/07/2014

The recent Satoyama Initiative Regional Workshop in Florence, held from 27 to 29 May 2014 at Palazzo Coppini and Auditorium al Duomo in Florence, Italy, was the subject of a short feature on Toscana TV, a local television station on 5 June 2014. The... [ more ]

Call for Proposals: “Satoyama Development Mechanism 2014”

07/07/2014

IPSI is pleased to share information about an open call for proposals under the “Satoyama Development Mechanism (SDM) 2014”. SDM is an IPSI Collaborative Activity established by the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), the United... [ more ]

IPSI Progress Report Accepted as Official Information Document for CBD COP WGRI-5 and SBSTTA-18

02/06/2014

The  CBD COP Fifth Meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Review of Implementation (WGRI-5) will be held from 16 to 20 June 2014, and the Eighteenth Meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA... [ more ]

IPSI Plan of Action Finalized

30/04/2014

IPSI’s Plan of Action, one of the Partnership’s fundamental documents, has recently been updated with revisions based on feedback from Steering Committee members and our experiences over the past four years. The latest version of the document has... [ more ]

IPSI Welcomes Three New Members

28/02/2014

We are pleased to announce that in February 2014, the IPSI Steering Committee unanimously confirmed three new member organizations, making the total of 158 member organizations. It is therefore our pleasure to welcome: The National Association f... [ more ]

IPSI-4 Official Report Published

01/02/2014

We are proud to announce that our final summary report from the Fourth IPSI Global Conference (IPSI-4) has been compiled and is now available on our website. The report contains summaries of all of the IPSI-4 events and other events surrounding the c... [ more ]

New IPSI Website Launched

We are extremely pleased to announce that our new website has been completed, and is now available for public viewing. The website contains a wealth of information about the International Satoyama Initiative, IPSI, and our partners, as well as the la... [ more ]

Dr. Takemoto Named Director of New UNU-IAS

01/01/2014

As of 1 January 2014, the Satoyama Initiative’s host organization, the United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies, has merged with the United Nations University Institute for Sustainability and Peace to form a new body called th... [ more ]

4 December 2013: Parallel Session at 9th Pacific Islands Conference on Nature Conservation and Protected Areas

04/12/2013

A parallel session titled “Challenges and Opportunities for the International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative (IPSI) from Pacific Perspectives” was held on 4 December 2013 during the 9th Pacific Islands Conference on Nature Conservation a... [ more ]

CBD SBSTTA17 Side Event: An Indicators Approach to Understanding Resilience of Socio-ecological Production Landscapes and Seascapes: a Community-level Perspective

15/10/2013

A side event entitled “An Indicators Approach to Understanding Resilience of Socio-ecological Production Landscapes and Seascapes: a Community-level Perspective” was held in Montreal, Canada on 15 October 2013 during the Seventeenth Meeting of th... [ more ]

The Fourth IPSI Global Conference (IPSI-4) in Fukui, Japan

12/09/2013

(NOTE: The Official Report from IPSI-4 is now available here) From 12 to14 September 2013, representatives from 68 different IPSI member organizations gathered in Japan’s Fukui Prefecture to participate in IPSI-4 and a number of events organ... [ more ]

Brother, Canon, Dell, Epson, HP and Lexmark announce support for IPSI

03/02/2012

The six major printer manufacturers (Brother, Canon, Dell, Epson, HP and Lexmark) that jointly promote a comprehensive ink cartridge recycling system ‘Ink Cartridge Satogaeri Project’, and the United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studi... [ more ]

Announcement; Cooperation agreement for the Satoyama Initiative

09/01/2012

On 17 December 2011, the Ministry of the Environment, Japan (MOEJ) and the Global Environment Facility Secretariat (GEF SEC) entered into a cooperation agreement, in Kanazawa, Japan. Based on the concept of the Satoyama Initiative, MOEJ and GEF SEC ... [ more ]

The implementation of COMDEKS

28/06/2011

The Ministry of the Environment, Japan (MOEJ), the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (SCBD), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and the United Nations University (UNU) jointly launched the Com munity De velop... [ more ]

Collaboration with ‘Japan and Business Biodiversity Partnership’

11/06/2011

The Satoyama Initiative works in collaboration with ‘ Japan and Business Biodiversity Partnership‘ to reinforce the links between interested stakeholders.... [ more ]

Decision to support Satoyama Initiative adopted at COP 10

25/10/2010

A decision on the Sustainable use of Biodiversity (COP 10 Decision X/32), which specifically recognises the Satoyama Initiative as a potentially useful tool to better understand and support human-influenced natural environments for the benefit ... [ more ]