International Satoyama Intiative

SATOYAMAイニシアティブ国際パートナーシップ(IPSI)は、持続可能な社会生態学的生産ランドスケープ・シースケープ(SEPLS)の価値を世界で広く認識してもらうことによって、その保全と再生を促進する取り組みです。

IPSIニュースレター2月号(日本語版)

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IPSIニュースレター2月号(日本語版)【「Satoyama Initiative Thematic Review vol.3」刊行、他】

 

皆様いかがお過ごしでしょうか。2018年2月号のIPSIニュースレターをお届けします。概要のみ日本語でご紹介しておりますので、詳細は本文をご覧ください。
1.「Satoyama Initiative Thematic Review vol.3」刊行

国連大学サステイナビリティ高等研究所(UNU-IAS)公益財団法人地球環境戦略研究機関(IGES)は「Satoyama Initiative Thematic Review vol.3(SATOYAMAイニシアティブ主題レビュー第三巻)」を刊行致しました。本巻は、「持続可能な暮らしと社会生態学的生産ランドスケープ・シースケープ(Sustainable livelihoods in socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes)」をテーマとし、アジア、ヨーロッパ、アフリカ、北米地域で活動しているIPSIメンバーより報告された11件のケーススタディが掲載されています。

これらのケーススタディでは、持続可能な暮らしを維持する上での課題と機会、対象地域における社会的、生態学的な変化およびその地域のレジリエンスを高めるために実施されている様々な活動やアプローチについて紹介されています。

本書の電子版は、こちら(英語)よりダウンロード頂けます。

 

2.出版物:「世界農業遺産への道のり-国連大学と地域の歩み-」

IPSIメンバーである国連大学サステイナビリティ高等研究所いしかわ・かなざわオペレーティング・ユニット(UNU-IAS-OUIK)は、「世界農業遺産への道のり-国連大学と地域の歩み-」を刊行しました。

国連大学は国連食糧農業機関(FAO)が実施する世界農業遺産Global Important Agricultural Heritage Systems(GIAHS)の認定制度が発足した2002年からFAOに協力し、2009年から日本においてもGIAHSのコンセプトを広めてきました。本書には、国連大学がアジアを中心とした各GIAHS地域と共に歩んできた世界農業遺産認定への道のりの記録として、国内外のGIAHS関係者による寄稿記事が収録されています。

本出版物はこちらよりダウンロードして頂けます。

 

3.第5回生物多様性みどり賞(MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity 2018) 公募開始

公益財団法人イオン環境財団は第5回生物多様性みどり賞(The MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity 2018)の公募を開始しました。本賞は、公益財団法人イオン環境財団生物多様性条約事務局と共催している国際賞で、生物多様性の保全と持続可能な利用に関し、多大な貢献を果たしている3名が顕彰されます。

応募締切は2018年6月15日です。本賞の詳細、並びに応募・お問い合わせは公益財団法人イオン環境財団のウェブページにてご確認ください。

 

4.ケーススタディ紹介:国連アジア太平洋経済社会委員会・持続可能な農業を通した貧困削減のための国連センター(UNESCAP-CAPSA)

IPSIメンバーである持続可能な農業を通した貧困削減のための国連センター(CAPSA)は、国連アジア太平洋経済社会委員会(UNESCAP)の補助機関で、インドネシアのボゴールに拠点を置いています。この度、本団体より「Cultural-Based Policy for Sustainable Landscape in Kasepuhan Ciptagelar」と題されたケーススタディが提出されました。詳しくはこちら(英語)をご覧ください。

 

なお、本ニュースレターで共有を希望されるイベント等の情報がございましたら、IPSI事務局までご連絡ください。また、記事は日本語版ニュースレターのみの掲載も可能です。皆様からの情報提供をお待ちしております。

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*SATOYAMAイニシアティブ国際パートナーシップ(IPSI)は、日本政府環境省の支援により運営されています。

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IPSI Newsletter, February 2018

Dear IPSI members and friends,

Greetings from the IPSI Secretariat in Tokyo, Japan. IPSI and its members continue to stay active in a wide variety of projects and activities related to maintaining and revitalizing socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes (SEPLS).

This month’s newsletter contains announcements of two new publications from UNU-IAS and other IPSI partners: the latest volume of the Satoyama Initiative Thematic Review, and a report on the development of the GIAHS programme in Asia. We are also pleased to share the announcement of nominations for the 2018 MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity, and a write-up of one of IPSI’s most recent case studies. We hope all of our readers will find this useful.

As always, we hope you will contact us to submit any new case studies or other information about your activities, or if you have any questions or comments.

IPSI Secretariat

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New Publication: Satoyama Initiative Thematic Review Vol. 3

A new volume of the Satoyama Initiative Thematic Review (vol. 3) with the theme: “Sustainable livelihoods in socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes” was recently published jointly by UNU-IAS and IGES. The volume compiles 11 selected case studies provided by authors belonging to IPSI member organizations and covers experiences from countries in Asia, Europe, Africa and North America, with various socio-political and ecosystem contexts. Authors were asked to identify challenges and opportunities in sustaining livelihoods, social and ecological changes that have occurred and approaches being deployed to strengthen natural and social resilience in the landscapes and seascapes where they work. In addition, the volume includes a synthesis chapter that summarizes the findings of the case studies and provides overarching principles for mainstreaming for policy makers and practitioners working on the ground.

The publication will provide useful knowledge and lessons for a broad audience including policymakers, practitioners and academics working on issues related to SEPLS and interested in their wide-scale application and policy incorporation.

The electronic version is available for download here.

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New Publication: “The Road to Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS)”

IPSI member the United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability Operating Unit Ishikawa/Kanazawa (UNU-IAS OUIK) recently published a report titled “The Road to Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS): United Nations University’s Journey with Local Communities”, which details UNU’s involvement in expanding GIAHS in Asia.

GIAHS is an initiative administered by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) for identification and conservation of agricultural systems around the world that, according to its website, “have resulted not only in outstanding landscapes, maintenance and adaptation of globally significant agricultural biodiversity, indigenous knowledge systems and resilient ecosystems, but also food and livelihood security for millions of poor and small farmers in a sustainable manner”. UNU has actively promoted the GIAHS concept in Japan since 2009. This publication documents UNU’s work with local communities and various stakeholders in Asia thus far on the road to GIAHS designation and the roles of the GIAHS sites in conserving their agricultural heritage systems.

This publication should be of interest to many IPSI members, particularly governments and government-related organizations in any countries that are interested in introducing GIAHS or expanding its presence.

The publication is available for download from UNU Collections here.

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Nominations open for MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity 2018

The IPSI Secretariat recently received a notification that nominations are now open for the 2018 MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity. The MIDORI Prize is an international prize co-organized by the AEON Environmental Foundation and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, which honors three individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity. We encourage you to consider nominating any IPSI members or related people from your networks.

The call for nominations remains open until 15 June 2018. More information can be found, including nomination instructions and forms, at the AEON Environmental Foundation website here.

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Recent Case Study: UNESCAP-CAPSA

The IPSI Secretariat recently received a case study from partner organization the United Nations’ Centre for Alleviation of Poverty through Sustainable Agriculture (CAPSA), a subsidiary body of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), based in Bogor, Indonesia. The case study is titled “Cultural-Based Policy for Sustainable Landscape in Kasepuhan Ciptagelar”.

Climate change is a risk for Indonesian farmers in deciding plantation timelines and avoiding crop failures. Additionally, Indonesia relies on rice as a staple food, requiring more sustainable landscapes and irrigated rice systems. Rice remains a priority of food crops development in Indonesia, particularly to reduce its import dependency. Many indigenous people in the country consider rice as a symbol of life, for instance, rice is a gift from the god for the natives in Ciptagelar, West Java. Farming practices in Ciptagelar follow ancestral principles. They implement non-intensive agriculture where the planting cycle only takes place once a year for six months duration. The customary laws do not allow rice trading, letting the natives depend economically on other agricultural commodities. They live in simplicity, protecting the environment as they have a high appreciation towards the land and totally obey the customary law. Restriction of cultivable area, strict rules in utilizing woods and exact planting periods are some examples of cultural-based policy leading Ciptagelar to social, economic and environmental sustainability.

For more information, please see the full write-up of the case study on the IPSI website here.

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Contact

Please be sure to let the Secretariat know if there are any changes in your e-mail address or contact information.

Secretariat of the International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative
5–53–70 Jingumae
Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-8925
Japan

Tel: +81 3-5467-1212
Fax: +81 3-3499-2828

Email: isi@unu.edu

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