CBD Events

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

Background and updates from the International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative (IPSI)

Dr. Suneetha Mazhenchery Subramanian, UNU-IAS

Building on and strengthening the evidence: Developing policy lessons from experiences of partners for socio-ecological resilience

Ms. Hien Ngo, IPBES Secretariat

The IPBES global assessment strengthening the science-policy interface through evaluating multiscalar evidence and knowledge

Dr. Maurizio Farhan Ferrari, Forest Peoples Programme

Community-based monitoring and information systems as an emerging tool  for management of landscapes and complement national and global data