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 2018

07/11/2018

The UN Biodiversity Conference will be held from 17 to 29 November 2018 in Sharm El-Sheikh, made up of several important biodiversity-related events, including the Fourteenth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biolo... [ more ]

Satoyama Initiative National Network for Uganda Natural Resources Management Board Formed

04/11/2018

[caption id="attachment_13048" align="alignnone" width="600"] Participants in the 2016 SINN launching ceremony[/caption] The Satoyama Initiative National Network (SINN) for Uganda is one of a few national-level networks working towards the vision ... [ more ]

New Publication: Satoyama Initiative Thematic Review Vol. 4

30/10/2018

A new volume of the Satoyama Initiative Thematic Review (vol. 4) with the theme: “Sustainable Use of Biodiversity in Socio-ecological Production Landscapes and Seascapes and its Contribution to Effective Area-based Conservation” was recently pu... [ more ]

New Publication: Compendium of Methods for Assessing Agrobiodiversity

29/10/2018

IPSI member the Platform for Agrobiodiversity Research (PAR) has developed an online compendium of methods for assessing agrobiodiversity. According to the description on their website: "Drawing on experiences from around the world, the Compen... [ more ]

IPSI-7 “Ishikawa Statement”

11/10/2018

At the Seventh IPSI Global Conference (IPSI-7), held from 29 September to 2 October 2018 in Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan, the participants of the IPSI General Assembly endorsed the IPSI-7 "Ishikawa Statement", a document that expresses, among... [ more ]

SDM 2018: Results Announcement

26/09/2018

Report on the SDM 2018 Project Selection (from the SDM Executive Board) In 2013, the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), the United Nations University Institute for Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS), and the Ministry of the Enviro... [ more ]

Policy Brief: Mainstreaming Incentive Systems for Integrated Landscape Management: Lessons from Asia

13/09/2018

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 interested in incentive systems to encourage SEPLS management. The br... [ more ]

New Research Report on Development and Implementation of National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plans (NBSAPs): Toward Realization of Societies in Harmony with Nature

04/09/2018

The United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) and the University of Tokyo Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science (UT-IR3S) recently published the full report from "a two-year research pro... [ more ]

Videos on the Indicators of Resilience in SEPLS now available in Spanish

05/07/2018

IPSI member the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) produced a video series based on the application of the “Indicators of Resilience in Socio-ecological Production Landscapes and Seascapes (SEPLS)“, published in 2018. Th... [ more ]

New Report: International Workshop on “Mainstreaming Biodiversity in Production Landscapes: Integrated Approaches in Design and Implementation of National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs)”

29/06/2018

The United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) and the University of Tokyo Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science (UT-IR3S) recently published the workshop report from the International Works... [ more ]

IPSI Booklet and 2017 Annual Report published

18/06/2018

The latest information booklet about IPSI, including our 2017 Annual Report has now been published. The booklet contains background and up-to-date information about IPSI for current and prospective members, including several examples of case s... [ more ]

IPSI Plan of Action 2013-2020

13/06/2018

The IPSI Steering Committee recently confirmed the finalization of an updated IPSI Plan of Action, which will be an important guiding document for the partnership as it proceeds toward the end of the UN Decade on Biodiversity in 2020. The new documen... [ more ]

Call for Proposals: SDM 2018

18/05/2018

The Satoyama Development Mechanism (SDM) has been established by the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), the United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS), and the Ministry of the Environment... [ more ]

SDM 2017 Booklet Published

03/04/2018

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... [ more ]

New Video on Satoyama and Satoumi Revitalization

A new video has been produced as a result of IPSI Collaborative Activities, focusing on restoration efforts in the Urato Islands in northeastern Japan. Since 2011, the United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-... [ more ]

New Publication: Satoyama Initiative Thematic Review Vol. 3

23/02/2018

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 s... [ more ]

Photo Contest by Life Beyond Tourism

23/01/2018

IPSI partner the International Institute Life Beyond Tourism at the Del Bianco Foundation is currently accepting submissions for its photo contest “Heritage for Planet Earth”, described as “part of a wider awareness-raising strategy - espec... [ more ]

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): U... [ more ]