CBD Events

COP15 Side Event - The Satoyama Initiative: A Decade of Working for Societies in Harmony with Nature


Date / Time: 2022•12•07    13:15 – 14:15

Location: Montreal

This side event at the UN Biodiversity Conference (CBD COP 15) will present the results of the first ten years of the International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative (IPSI), a global effort to realise societies in harmony with nature through landscape approaches. To celebrate the first decade of the initiative, this event will bring together experts from the IPSI community to discuss successes to date and future plans.


The side event is open to attendees of CBD COP 15. It will be held in Room 516DE (Contact Group 6).


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


The event will be co-organised by the International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative (IPSI), UNU-IAS (host of the IPSI Secretariat), the Ministry of the Environment, Japan (MOEJ), the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), UNDP, and the CBD Secretariat.


Since 2010, the Satoyama Initiative has worked with the hundreds of member organisations of the International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative (IPSI) to promote the concept of socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes (SEPLS) around the world. In that time, many collaborative activities, resource mobilisation mechanisms, joint research projects, and a wide variety of events and workshops have been organised, promoting the concept of landscape approaches.