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。

IPSIニュースレター2月号(日本語版)

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IPSIニュースレター2月号(日本語版)【国際シンポジウム開催、他】

皆様いかがお過ごしでしょうか。2017年2月号のIPSIニュースレターをお届けします。概要のみ日本語でご紹介しておりますので、詳細は本文をご覧ください。

1.国際シンポジウム「生物多様性とサステイナビリティ:人と自然を結ぶ」開催のお知らせ

IPSIメンバーである国連大学サステイナビリティ高等研究所(UNU-IAS)と東京大学サステイナビリティ学連携研究機構(IR3S)は、国内外で活躍する専門家をお招きし、国際シンポジウム「生物多様性とサステイナビリティ:人と自然を結ぶ」を以下の日時、場所にて開催いたします。UNU-IASの武内和彦教授がSATOYAMAイニシアティブの発展等に関する基調講演をされる他、IPSIと関わりのある方々がパネリストとして登壇する予定です。自然共生社会の実現、持続可能な開発目標(SDGs)の達成、およびサステイナビリティ・サイエンスの推進に貢献することを目的に開催する本シンポジウムでは、国内外の専門家が集まり、生態系サービスの価値評価をはじめとする、社会生態系システムの統合について議論します。

日時:2017年3月12日(日)13時30分〜17時30分
場所:国連大学3階ウ・タント国際会議場

参加をご希望の方は、こちらのウェブサイトよりご登録ください。

2.SATOYAMAイニシアティブ推進プログラム(COMDEKS)グローバルワークショップ

SATOYAMAイニシアティブ推進プログラム(COMDEKS) は、 2011年から2017年にかけて国連開発計画(UNDP)によって実施されたIPSI協力活動です。本プログラムでは、1月23日から26日にかけてコスタリカ・サンホセにて「Global Knowledge Workshop」を開催いたしました。

詳しくは、こちら(英語)をご覧ください。

3.IPSI行動計画2013-2018中間レビューサマリーレポート

IPSI行動計画2013-2018中間レビューのサマリーレポートが完成しました。IPSIのこれまでの発展についてまとめておりますので、特にIPSIメンバーの方々は、是非ご一読ください。サマリーレポートは、こちら(英語)からダウンロードできます。

4.IPSIケーススタディーガイドラインの改訂について

IPSI事務局は、ケーススタディーガイドラインの改訂を行いました。新ガイドラインでは、新たに「Summary sheet」を提出いただくことで、ケーススタディーの情報がより使いやすくなる予定です。ケーススタディーは、IPSIに加入して6ヶ月以内に提出が求められておりますので、まだ提出をしていないIPSIメンバーはIPSI事務局までご連絡ください。加入から6ヶ月以上経過していてもケーススタディーの提出は受け付けております。

改訂したケーススタディーガイドラインは、こちら(英語)よりダウンロードできます。

5.新IPSIメンバー紹介:モンテスペルトリ古代穀物協会(イタリア)

モンテスペルトリ古代穀物協会は、2010年に設立された非営利団体です。本協会は、 トスカーナ地方の古代穀物の保全および持続可能な栽培を推進することを目的とし、情報共有や農家の教育、地域コミュニティにおける普及を行なっています。

詳しくは、団体のウェブサイト(英語)をご覧ください。

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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

東京都渋谷区神宮前5-53-70

電話:03-5467-1212(代表)

E-mail: isi@unu.edu

□連絡先やメールアドレスに変更があった場合には事務局までお知らせください。

□当ニュースレターの配信登録はこちら

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

*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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IPSI Newsletter, February 2017

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 contains a report from the recent COMDEKS Global Knowledge Exchange Workshop, plus an announcement of an upcoming International Symposium on Biodiversity and Sustainability to be held here in Tokyo. We are also pleased to inform you that both the final summary report of the interim review of the IPSI Plan of Action 2013-2018 and an updated version of the IPSI case study guidelines are now available. Finally, we are including an introduction to one of IPSI’s newest members, the Ancient Grains Foundation in Tuscany, Italy.

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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COMDEKS Global Knowledge Exchange Workshop

The Community Development and Knowledge Management for the Satoyama Initiative (COMDEKS) project is a unique global programme, implemented by the UNDP as a collaborative activity under IPSI from 2011 to 2017. The project held its Global Knowledge Exchange Workshop from 23 to 26 January in San Jose, Costa Rica in order to promote the Satoyama Initiative, build capacity among participants and promote further synergies, and to analyze results and conclusions of the project, which is now in the finalizing stages.

Almost all of the National Coordinators, who are in charge of overseeing the projects funded by the Japan Biodiversity Fund through the GEF Small Grants Programme and implemented in the 20 COMDEKS countries, were able to attend the workshop, as well as members of the IPSI Secretariat and many other IPSI friends. The workshop consisted of three days of presentations and discussions, plus an excursion to some of the COMDEKS project sites in the Rio Jesus Maria watershed in Costa Rica.

For more information on the COMDEKS project, please see its website here.

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International Symposium on Biodiversity and Sustainability: Linking People and Nature

IPSI members the United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) and the University of Tokyo Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science (IR3S) will co-host a symposium that will bring together leading experts to discuss the integration of social and ecological systems. Prof. Kazuhiko Takeuchi of UNU-IAS will give a keynote speech touching on his role in developing the Satoyama Initiative, and several other friends of IPSI will give presentations or serve as panelists. Expected topics include the valuation of ecosystem services, with a view to contributing to building societies in harmony with nature, achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and promoting sustainability science.

The Symposium will be held on 12 March 2017 from 13:30 to 17:30 in U Thant International Conference Hall in the United Nations Headquarters building in Tokyo, Japan. For more information and registration details, please see the UNU-IAS website here.

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IPSI Plan of Action 2013-2018 Interim Review Report Now Available

The summary report of the interim review of the IPSI Plan of Action 2013-2018 has been finalized and is now available for download on the IPSI website. All readers, and particularly IPSI members, are strongly encouraged to take a look at the report, as it contains a great deal of information about IPSI’s progress since its establishment and recommendations for the future development of the partnership.

The interim review was stipulated in the Plan of Action itself and carried out by the IPSI Secretariat, in close consultation with the IPSI Steering Committee and with support and inputs from the IPSI membership.

The report is available for download on the IPSI website here.

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IPSI Case Study Guidelines Updated

Based partly on the results of the review of the first 80 IPSI case studies completed in 2015. the IPSI Secretariat has worked with partners to develop an updated version of the case study guidelines. IPSI’s case studies are an important piece of the knowledge base related to socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes, and we hope the updated guidelines will help to make the submission process smoother and the case studies themselves more effective.

In addition to clarifying and improving various aspects of the submission process, a “summary sheet” has been created, to be submitted along with case studies, to make the information contained in them more easily accessible.

Please keep in mind that all IPSI members are required to submit at least one case study within six months of joining the partnership. If you have not yet submitted yours, please contact the Secretariat to do so as soon as possible. We are still happy to receive them even if it has been more than six months, and we always look forward to any updates to existing case studies.

The updated case study guidelines are available from the IPSI website here. Please contact the IPSI Secretariat if you would like the guidelines and summary sheet sent to you by email.

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New Member Introduction: Ancient Grains Foundation

The “Associazione Grani Antichi di Montespertoli” is a non-profit organization founded in 2010. Its mission is to promote the conservation and sustainable cultivation use of ancient Tuscan grains through information sharing, farmers education and sponsoring its diffusion in the local community. The association works to make sure that the grains preserve their qualities, controlling the chain of production and transformation and protecting its unique products using a trademark.

All Tuscan indigenous varieties of wheat, called Ancient Varieties, may be traced back to the work of a group of geneticists in the early 1900s, who selected varieties already present in Tuscany. The selection of new varieties and research in all fields of agriculture were essential to the success of Tuscan food through history. In the 60s and 70s, all the native varieties were abandoned to introduce new ones, more productive and worse for the environment as they were and are cultivated with the use of herbicides, pesticides and fungicides. In addition, with globalization of wheat production, prices collapsed and farms started to abandon wheat and cereal cultivation in the area.

The Ancient Grains Association has reintroduced ancient varieties with the help of the University of Florence. A fair price is paid to the farmers who can in exchange follow the association’s guidelines including organic cultivation, respect for biodiversity and the environment. Both demand and production are booming as it was discovered that ancient varieties are better for human health. The association also supports the production chain from milling to baking and making pasta.

For more information, please see Ancient Grains 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.

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