The Satoyama Initiative aims to conserve sustainable human-influenced natural environments (Socio-Ecological Production Landscapes and Seascapes; SEPLS) through broader global recognition of their value.
The partnership, IPSI, comprises organisations committed to support SEPLS for the benefit of biodiversity and human well-being through the implementation of their respective activities. Please refer to Paris Declaration and other materials for further information.
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 Studies (UNU-IAS) have entered into an agreement to support the Satoyama Initiative.
The IPSI Secretariat commits to increase international awareness of the Initiative and enhance understanding of the importance of socio-ecological production landscapes in supporting livelihoods and biodiversity. In line with these efforts, the IPSI Secretariat is pleased to share dissemination materials including presentations, brochures and posters with IPSI members.
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 will jointly work to support local communities on concrete actions promoting biodiversity-friendly production and livelihoods in harmony with nature.
The United Nations University-Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS) and Bioversity International have developed a preliminary set of indicators of resilience in socio-ecological production landscapes (SEPLs) as part of the International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative (IPSI)’s Collaborative Activities.
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 velopment and K nowledge Management for the S atoyama Initiative (COMDEKS) under the agreement on promoting biodiversity-friendly natural resource management practices for the benefit of biodiversity and human well-being on 24 June 2011.