The Global Landscapes Forum Kyoto 2019 was held on 12 May in Kyoto, Japan, bringing together around 170 representatives of government, NGOs, Indigenous groups, the private sector, youth, civil society, science and media for discussions of landscape issues. Global Landscapes Forum events are among the major landscape-focused events on the calendar, and are often held in conjunction with Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) plenary meetings, so the emphasis is on landscape approaches to climate solutions. The event featured presentations by a number of experts from within Japan and around the world with innovative ideas and explanations of current issues in the field.
The IPSI Secretariat held a tabletop exhibition at the Forum, providing documentation and information on the Satoyama Initiative and work under IPSI for the many distinguished delegates. We were extremely pleased with the amount of interest that IPSI received as one of the preeminent landscape and seascape initiatives in the world, and we were also happy to see many friends from the IPSI community at the event.
For more information on the Global Landscapes Forum Kyoto 2019, please see their website here.