CBD Events

COP15 Side Event - COMDEKS Phase 4: Contribution of the Satoyama Initiative to the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework


DATE / TIME:  16 December 2022    13:15 – 14:15
LOCATION: Montreal

This side event at the UN Biodiversity Conference (CBD COP15) will focus on the roles of local actions and partnerships in landscape and seascape approaches to ecosystem restoration, including a number of other effective area-based conservation measures (OECMs), for the promotion of sustainable development in a socially inclusive and effective manner. It will launch the fourth phase of the Community Development and Knowledge Management for the Satoyama Initiative (COMDEKS), highlighting the relevance of the Satoyama Initiative to the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF), and the initiative’s contributions to the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

COMDEKS was implemented by UNDP through the Global Environmental Facility Small Grants Programme, with funding from the Ministry of the Environment of Japan (MOEJ), the Keidanren Nature Conservation Fund (KNCF), and co-financing from the Global Environment Facility (GEF).


The side event is open to attendees of CBD COP15. It will be held in the Business and Industry Organizations Meeting Room 514A.


Programme details will be added to this page as they become available.


The event will be co-organised by UNDP, the Global Environmental Facility Small Grants Programme (GEF-SGP), the Ministry of the Environment of Japan, UNU-IAS, the Global Environmental Facility (GEF), and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (SCBD).


The Satoyama Initiative is a global effort to advance the concept of “socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes” (SEPLS) for nature and human well-being. The International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative (IPSI) was established in 2010 during the 10th Conference of the Parties (CBD COP10), and now consists of nearly 300 governmental, NGO, academic, private sector, and other member organizations. Its core vision is to realise societies in harmony with nature, built on positive human-nature relationships.