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.

New Publication: Satoyama Initiative Thematic Review vol. 2

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 jointly by UNU-IAS and IGES. The volume compiles seven selected case studies provided by authors belonging to IPSI member organizations and covers diverse dimensions of mainstreaming including advocacy, multi-stakeholder engagement, facilitation and coordination of institutions, tools and information useful for policymakers and stakeholders. 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 publication will be launched at a side event at CBD COP 13 in Cancun, Mexico on 6 December 2016, organized by UNU-IAS and the Ministry of the Environment, Japan.

The electronic version is available here, or by clicking the image below.

SITR2 cover