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.

IPSI at the UN Biodiversity Conference 2016

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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 Diversity (CBD COP 13), the the Eighth COP-MOP of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (COP-MOP 8), the Second COP-MOP of the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization (COP-MOP 2) and a number of other related events.

IPSI Secretariat staff attended the conference and were very happy to see a large number of IPSI members and other familiar faces among the participants, and encouraged to find that IPSI continues to increase its stature in the world of international policy-making processes. Some of the highlights are as follows: