5 July 2018: CBD SBSTTA-22 Side Event “Can a landscape approach bridge livelihood, science, and conservation? The Satoyama Initiative and the science-policy interface”
The IPSI Secretariat at the United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS), with the Ministry of the Environment of Japan and the Ghana National Biodiversity Committee, held this side event during the Twenty-second Meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA-22) on 5 July 2018 in Montreal, Canada.
The side event focused on landscape approaches – as conceived under the Satoyama Initiative – as they relate to the CBD’s ongoing work toward and beyond the end of the UN Decade on Biodiversity 2011-2020, and the future global framework for biodiversity post-2020. The particular focus of this event was the “science-policy interface”, a topic that has been raised many times in recent discussions as important for future CBD processes, and the relationship between work under the Satoyama Initiative and IPBES, to which IPSI has been providing increasing contributions. Experts discussed the usefulness of landscape approaches to CBD goals and processes including the Aichi Targets and IPBES, present recent developments in IPSI’s work, and provided updates and opinions on future planning including CBD plans for post-2020.
|Opening and Introduction
•Opening remarks: Mr. Keiichi Nakazawa, Ministry of the Environment, Japan
|Mr. William Dunbar, UNU-IAS|
|Dr. Suneetha Mazhenchery Subramanian, UNU-IAS|
|Ms. Hien Ngo, IPBES Secretariat|
|Dr. Maurizio Farhan Ferrari, Forest Peoples Programme|