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Welcome to IPSI Live Updates!

IPSI’s mini newsletter, your source of upcoming events! June was full of international days celebrating our world and its biodiversity:

🌍World Environment Day - 5 June
🌊World Oceans Day - 8 June
🏝️World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought - 17 June
🥑Sustainable Gastronomy Day - 18 June

Learn how IPSI commemorated these special days by checking out our official social media!
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Live Updates:
  • SITR-7 is available now!
  • Regional roundtable on rural sustainability in Asia
  • Landcare Europe workshops
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Satoyama Initiative Thematic Review Vol. 7 is available now!

The latest instalment of the SITR book series is now available as an open access book at Springer Nature. Titled Biodiversity-Health-Sustainability Nexus in Socio-Ecological Production Landscapes and Seascapes (SEPLS) the book explores the nexus between biodiversity, health, and sustainability with real-world examples provided by IPSI members.

These case studies provide insights on how landscape and seascape approaches can contribute to the sustainable management of natural resources, achieve global biodiversity and sustainable development goals, and good health for all. It offers insights for the upcoming three-year thematic assessment by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) on the interlinkages between biodiversity, water, food, and health — known as the nexus assessment.

Regional Roundtable on Rural Sustainability in Asia

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Peri-urban areas in the Asia-Pacific region are at the crossroads. While rural communities are facing severe problems of depopulation and environmental deterioration, they also present invaluable opportunities to address climate change, food and water security, and other sustainability challenges. In this Roundtable, academics and practitioners from Mainland China, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong and Thailand will share their revitalisation experiences and strategies in addressing local challenges. These experiences might coalesce into an Asia-Pacific model for rural sustainability.

The event will also officially launch the Rural Sustainability Programme – APAC Initiative for Regional Impact (AIRI) and introduce the regional partnership for rural sustainability. The one-year incubation programme, AIRI Urban-Rural Sustainability Fellowship 2022-23, will be announced at the launch and will call for interest from keen individuals who aspire to be the change fellows steering urban-rural integration.

Landcare Europe Workshops

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Landcare Germany (Deutscher Verband für Landschaftspflege - DVL) will organise a series of workshops, webinars and a conference to share the successes and challenges of cooperative nature conservation of Landcare organisations in Europe that work together with farmers, conservationists and communities to preserve and restore biodiversity, resilient ecosystems and quality of life in European cultural heritage landscapes. The project evolved from a Satoyama Development Mechanism (SDM) project that DVL completed in 2019.

The events are open to everyone who is interested in the work of Landcare Europe or in joining the network.

The first workshop will take place in Romania on 11-13 July 2022.

Thematic focus:
  • Management of large carnivores in rural areas & farmland
  • Human-wildlife conflicts and damage compensation system for farmers
  • Developing alternatives to (certified) “organic” farms (agroecology)
  • Use of CAP subsidies for forest & grassland management in N2000 areas
  • Promoting rural tourism & creating local jobs in N2000 areas


Let us know if there are any changes in your e-mail address or contact information.

Secretariat of the International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative

United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS)
5–53–70 Jingumae
Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-8925

Tel: +81 3-5467-1212
Fax: +81 3-3499-2828
Email: isi@unu.edu

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Cover photo by Ibrahim Rifath on Unsplash

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The activities of the IPSI Secretariat are made possible through the financial contribution of the Ministry of Environment, Government of Japan