International Satoyama Intiative

SATOYAMAイニシアティブ国際パートナーシップ(IPSI)は、持続可能な社会生態学的生産ランドスケープ・シースケープ(SEPLS)の価値を世界で広く認識してもらうことによって、その保全と再生を促進する取り組みです。

PSIニュースレター2018年12月号

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IPSIニュースレター2018年12月号【CBD COP14参加、ケーススタディ募集、他】

皆様いかがお過ごしでしょうか。2018年12月号のIPSIニュースレターをお届けします。概要のみ日本語で紹介しておりますので、詳細は本文をご覧ください。

今年も皆様のご支援とご協力により、メンバー数の拡大、定例会合の開催、協力活動の実施などIPSIにとって実り多い一年となりました。IPSI事務局一同、御礼申し上げます。今後もIPSIの発展、SATOYAMAイニシアティブの普及に全力を尽くして参りますので、引き続きのご支援とご協力をお願いいたします。よいお年をお過ごしください。

 

1.生物多様性条約第14回締約国会議(CBD COP14)における活動報告

IPSI事務局は、2018年11月17日から29日まで、エジプトのシャルム・エル・シェイクにて開催された「生物多様性条約第14回締約会議(CBD COP14)」に参加しました。下記2つのサイドイベントの開催の他に、本会議へのインプット、展示、自然文化サミットなどのイベントにてIPSIの発表を行いました。ご参加くださいました皆様、誠にありがとうございます。

【日時】2018年11月17日(土)
【テーマ】生物多様性と人々の暮らしのための社会生態学的生産ランドスケープ・シースケープ:ポスト2020年世界生物多様性枠組における役割
【主催】コンサベーション・インターナショナル(CI)、生物多様性条約事務局(SCBD)、国連開発計画(UNDP)、国連大学サステイナビリティ高等研究所(UNU-IAS)、日本国環境省、公益財団法人 地球環境戦略研究機関(IGES)

本サイドイベントは、公式報告(IISD-ENB)(英語)に掲載されました。
【日時】2018年11月19日(月)
【テーマ】生物多様性の保全と人々の暮らしのための効果的なランドスケープ・アプローチに関するまとめと普及
【主催】国連大学サステイナビリティ高等研究所(UNU-IAS)、国連開発計画(UNDP)、コンサベーション・インターナショナル(CI)、公益財団法人 地球環境戦略研究機関(IGES)、日本国環境省

 

2.ケーススタディ募集のお知らせ:Satoyama Initiative Thematic Review Vol.5

Satoyama Initiative Thematic Review(SATOYAMAイニシアティブ主題レビュー」は、国連大学サステイナビリティ高等研究所(UNU-IAS)と公益財団法人 地球環境戦略研究機関(IGES)が実施するIPSI協力活動です。このたび、第5巻を刊行するにあたり、ケーススタディを募集しています。本巻のテーマは、「社会生態学的生産ランドスケープ・シースケープ(SEPLS)における持続可能な利用に関する多様な価値観の理解(Understanding the multiple values associated with sustainable use in SEPLS)」です。IPSIメンバーで、本テーマに関するケーススタディをお持ちの方は、是非ご応募ください。選ばれたメンバーには、UNU-IAS及びIGESの研究者からのレビュー、東京でのワークショップ参加、プロの英語校閲などのサポートが得られます。応募締切は2019年1月11日です。ご応募お待ちしております。

詳細はこちら(英語)をご覧ください。

 

3.専門家募集:IPBES侵略的外来種に関するテーマ別評価

生物多様性及び生態系サービスに関する政府間科学-政策プラットフォーム(IPBES)事務局は「侵略的外来種に関するテーマ別評価(thematic assessment of invasive alien species)」の報告書の執筆等を行う専門家及びフェローの募集を開始しました。詳細は下記をご覧ください。

専門家募集要項 (応募締切:2019年1月11日)
フェロー募集要項(応募締切:2019年2月15日)

 

4.GEF-SATOYAMAプロジェクト 季刊ニュースレター

IPSI協力活動の一つである「GEF-SATOYAMAプロジェクト」では、生物多様性ホットスポットにおいて、伝統的及び現代的知識に基づいた持続可能な資源利用、生物多様性保全の国際目標への貢献を通じ、自然共生社会の実現を目指すプロジェクトです。

GEF-SATOYAMAプロジェクトに関する2018年7月から9月までの活動についてニュースレターが発行されました。ニュースレターはこちら(英語)からダウンロードできます。

また、2018年8月にモーリシャス共和国のプレンヌ・マニェン行われた「Consolidation Workshop on Mainstreaming Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Management in Priority Socio-ecological Production Landscapes and Seascapes (生物多様性の保全と持続可能な管理を優先的に行う社会生態学的生産ランドスケープ・シースケープにおける合同ワークショップ)」の成果であるイシューブリーフも発行されました。本ブリーフはこちら(英語)からダウンロードできます。

 

5.新IPSIメンバー紹介:環境再生事業団(GIERI)

環境再生事業団(GIERI)は、コンゴ民主共和国にて1997年より活動している非営利団体です。GIERIの使命は、平和環境の構築に貢献し、その地域社会の発展を促進することを活動目的としています。

本団体に関する詳細は、こちらをご覧いただけます。

 

 

なお、本ニュースレターで共有を希望されるイベント等の情報がございましたら、IPSI事務局までご連絡ください。また、記事は日本語版ニュースレターのみの掲載も可能です。皆様からの情報提供をお待ちしております。

 

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SATOYAMAイニシアティブ国際パートナーシップ(IPSI)事務局

国際連合大学サステイナビリティ高等研究所(UNU-IAS)

東京都渋谷区神宮前5-53-70

電話:03-5467-1212(代表)

E-mail: isi@unu.edu

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*SATOYAMAイニシアティブ国際パートナーシップ(IPSI)は、日本国環境省の支援により運営されています。

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IPSI Newsletter, December 2018

Dear IPSI members and friends,

Greetings from the IPSI Secretariat in Tokyo, Japan. IPSI and its members continue to stay active in a wide variety of projects and activities related to maintaining and revitalizing socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes (SEPLS).

This month’s newsletter is a relatively short one, as we have just completed a successful CBD COP 14 and are looking forward to our winter holidays. We would like to wish all of our members and friends season’s greetings and the best in the coming calendar year. We also have a brief report from COP 14, a Call for Papers for the next volume of the “Satoyama Initiative Thematic Review”, an announcement of Calls for Nominations for experts and fellows from IPBES, and a newsletter and new issue brief from the “GEF-Satoyama Project”. We are also happy to introduce one of our newest members, GIERI based in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

As always, we hope you will contact us to submit any new case studies or other information about your activities, or if you have any questions or comments.

IPSI Secretariat

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Season’s Greetings from the IPSI Secretariat

We at the IPSI Secretariat would like to sincerely thank you for your ongoing support and cooperation. 2018 has been another important year for our partnership, with a number of major events and achievements. Our most important asset, our membership, has now grown to 240 organizations in all regions of the world, and we look forward to working closely with all of you in the future.

As the calendar year comes to an end we hope you will keep in touch, and we wish you the best of success in your own lives and all of your work toward “societies in harmony with nature”.

Warmest wishes from the IPSI Secretariat staff at UNU-IAS in Tokyo (lower row from left: Eiji Tanaka, Hiroaki Takiguchi; upper row from left: Kana Yoshino, Evonne Yiu, Raffaela Kozar, Ayami Imai, Yohsuke Amano, William Dunbar)

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IPSI Activities at CBD COP 14

The IPSI Secretariat recently took part in the Fourteenth Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP 14) from 17 to 29 November in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt. We were very pleased to see so many representatives of IPSI members at the conference, and we are happy to report that the Satoyama Initiative and SEPLS were once again recognized by the COP for our contributions to biodiversity, and that we found that recognition of our work in the conservation community in general continues to grow. We also helped to organize two side events related to SEPLS:

• “Socio-Ecological Production Landscapes and Seascapes for Biodiversity and Livelihood: Roles in Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework” on 17 November, led by Conservation International

• “Consolidation and Replication of Effective Landscape Approaches for Biodiversity Conservation and Human Livelihoods” on 19 November, led by the IPSI Secretariat

We would like to express our sincere thanks to the co-organizers of these events and everyone who took part in them. We were also able to take part in a number of related events held parallel to the conference, and we look forward to continuing to collaborate with all of our partners related to these important policy-making processes.

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Call for Papers: “Understanding the multiple values associated with sustainable use in SEPLS” (Satoyama Initiative Thematic Review Vol. 5)

The United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) and the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) recently announced a call for papers for the fifth volume of the series “Satoyama Initiative Thematic Review”. The fifth volume will feature the theme “Understanding the multiple values associated with sustainable use in SEPLS”. Authors from IPSI member organizations who have case studies relevant to this theme are highly encouraged to submit a manuscript following the guidance provided in this call for submissions.

The initial deadline for abstract submissions is 11 January 2019. Please see the full call for submissions on the IPSI website here.

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IPBES Calls for Expert and Fellow Nominations for Assessment of Invasive Alien Species

The IPSI Secretariat recently received notice from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) of two calls for nominations for the upcoming assessment of invasive alien species:

• Call for nominations of experts

• Call for nominations of fellows

We encourage IPSI members to consider making nominations. The IPSI Secretariat has signed a Letter of Agreement with IPBES to provide support through the IPSI network, and this is a good opportunity to contribute to ongoing policy-related work on biodiversity and ecosystem services.

According to the Calls, nominees should have expertise related to the themes and skills required for the chapters of the assessment as set out in its scoping document (available here). If you are aware of any good candidates, please make your nominations directly to IPBES.

For more information including how to make nominations, please see the full Call for Nominations for Experts here and the Call for Nominations for Fellows here.

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GEF-Satoyama Project Newsletter and Issue Brief

The IPSI collaborative activity “Mainstreaming Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Management in Priority Socio-ecological Production Landscapes and Seascapes”, known as the “GEF-Satoyama Project” is an effort to “achieve societies in harmony with nature, with sustainable primary production sector based on traditional and modern wisdom, and making significant contributions to global targets for conservation of biological diversity” by working in targeted biodiversity hotspots around the world. The project is funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), implemented by Conservation International’s CI-GEF Project Agency and executed by Conservation International Japan in cooperation with the United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS, the Secretariat of the International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative) and Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES).

The GEF-Satoyama Project recently produced its quarterly newsletter, including updates from project components and reports of the recent GEF Satoyama Consolidation Workshop held in Mahebourgh, Mauritius on August 21-24, 2018. The newsletter is available on the GEF-Satoyama Project website here.

One output of the workshop was also the production of an Issue Brief on “SEPLS: Experiences overcoming barriers from around the world”, which identifies challenges faced by SEPLS, including insufficient recognition of their value, disappearing traditional knowledge, and weak governance, and some suggestions and lessons learned from project subgrantees. The Issue Brief is available for download here.

 

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New Member Introduction: GIERI

GIERI (Groupe d’Intervention Pour l’Encadrement Et La Réhabilitation Intégrale) or Intervention Group for Framing and Integral Rehabilitation is a non profit organization registered in the Democratic Republic of Congo since 1997. GIERI’s mission is to contribute in building conditions of peace environment and to promote the community development in its range.  Adopting the Philosophy of  Australian Landcare principles, GIERI has several aims, including:

• Improving the nutritional requirements of the people by adopting appropriate operating framework for the rehabilitation of existing agrarian structures, victims of natural disasters or war;

• Participate in any action aimed at environmental protection and environmental sanitation;

• Rallying the community development environment based on the initiatives of the local population;

• Actively participate in advocacy activities for the promotion and socio-economic reintegration of youth;

• To contribute to the alleviation of poverty and vulnerable to disaster especially to facilitate their reintegration into the workforce;

• Promoting Carbon Sequestration by protecting the forest community.

• Promoting Agro-Ecology and Food Sovereignty.

In recent years with a return of peace and stability in the region, the focus of GIERI’s activities have been on land restoration and environmental works and social community, including the implementation of a project in partnership with Australian Landcare International to reforest the degraded slopes of Kabare and Kasha Hills. GIERI mobilised the community within the catchment of Lake Kivu to address issues of land degradation caused by deforestation for firewood and construction materials. Despite operating in a high-risk environment plagued by rebels, the community dreams of the role of agroforestry in restoring their soils and protecting their land to attract youth into farming rather than warfare.

For more information, please visit the GIERI website here.

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Contact

Please be sure to let the Secretariat know if there are any changes in your e-mail address or contact information.

Secretariat of the International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative
5–53–70 Jingumae
Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-8925
Japan

Tel: +81 3-5467-1212
Fax: +81 3-3499-2828

Email: isi@unu.edu

If you have been forwarded this newsletter and would like to SUBSCRIBE, you can do so on the IPSI website here.