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2022 HLPF: The Satoyama Initiative and Building Back Better


This side event at the 2022 High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) will highlight the role of the Satoyama Initiative in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. It will discuss contributions to the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework and the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. The restoration of ecosystems is key to achieving SDGs 14 and 15, while partnership development under SDG 17 is needed to accelerate building back better toward sustainable societies. Restoring humanity’s relationship with nature is urgently needed to achieve a green and healthy recovery from COVID-19 and to build back better – which is the focus of the 2022 High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development. 

The event will explore the role of local action and partnerships in landscape and seascape approaches to ecosystem restoration, promoting the economic, social, and environmental dimensions of sustainable development in an inclusive and effective manner. The event will feature voices from both high-level experts and in-the-field practitioners to amplify their diverse knowledge and experiences, particularly on the role of socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes (SEPLS) in building back better from COVID-19. Participants will have the opportunity to share key lessons, and explore means of upscaling and mainstreaming these lessons into global and national policy through the International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative (IPSI) and other mechanisms. 


This event will be held on Wednesday, 13 July at 7:30–9:00 EDT (JST). Participation is open to the public. Please register in advance.


The event will be held in English. 


The event is organised by Conservation International; United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS); UNDP; the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity; and the Ministry of the Environment, Japan.