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3月号(日本語版)

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IPSIニュースレター3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3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:人と自然をつなぐ」を開催しました

2017年3月12日、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」を開催致しました。

本シンポジウムでは、SATOYAMAイニシアティブやIPSIの主唱者の一人である、武内和彦UNU-IAS上級客員教授(国連大学前副学長)が基調講演者の一人として登壇しました。武内教授は基調講演の中で、IPSIのこれまでの業績や様々な国際的なプロセスへの貢献について言及しました。

本シンポジウムの詳細については、こちらのウェブサイトをご覧ください。

2.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)第5回総会

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)第5回総会が、3月7日から10日にかけてドイツ・ボンにおいて開催されました。IPBESの詳しい情報は、こちら(英語)をご覧ください。

3.IPBES-JBFプロジェクト地域ワークショップ

公益財団法人地球環境戦略研究機関(IGES)は、日本生物多様性基金(JBF)の支援により実施されているアジア・オセアニア地域アセスメントの一環として、東南及び北東アジアにおける地域ワークショップを、タイ・チェンマイにて2016年10月14日から17日にかけて行いました。本ワークショップのレポートにはIPSIメンバーであるIGESやIPSI事務局の市川研究員が編集チームとして参画しました。

レポートは、こちら(英語)よりダウンロードできます。

4.新IPSIメンバー紹介:行政院農業委員会林務局(台湾)

行政院農業委員会林務局(台湾)は、棚田や湿地の保全や社会生態学的生産ランドスケープ・シースケープ(SEPLS)の再生を推進する政府機関です。台湾内におけるSATOYAMAイニシアティブを推進するネットワーク(Taiwan Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative)の立ち上げにも携わっています。詳しくは、こちら(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。

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IPSI Newsletter, March 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 reports from two recent events that should be of interest to the IPSI community: a symposium on biodiversity and sustainability held at United Nations University headquarters in Tokyo, and the fifth IPBES plenary meeting in Bonn. We are also very pleased to share a new publication on indigenous and local knowledge in Asia, also related to IPBES, and an introduction to one of IPSI’s newest members, the Forestry Bureau in Chinese Taipei.

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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International Symposium on Biodiversity and Sustainability

On 12 March 2017, IPSI members the United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS), together with the University of Tokyo Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science (IR3S), organized an international symposium titled “Biodiversity and Sustainability: Linking People and Nature”. Experts discussed how to build societies in harmony with nature, helping to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as well as how to advance sustainability science.

The symposium was held in part to honor the career of UNU-IAS Senior Visiting Professor Kazuhiko Takeuchi, who is one of the leading figures in establishing the Satoyama Intiative and IPSI, and who recently retired after serving as Senior Vice-Rector of UNU, among many other roles. Prof. Takeuchi gave one of the keynote speeches, highlighting IPSI’s work and contributions to various international processes.

For more information on the event, please see the UNU-IAS website here.

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Fifth Meeting of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity & Ecosystem Services (IPBES-5)

IPBES is an independent intergovernmental body open to all member countries of the United Nations, and provides a mechanism recognized by both the scientific and policy communities to synthesize, review, assess and critically evaluate relevant information and knowledge on biodiversity and ecosystems services generated worldwide by governments, academia, scientific organizations, non-governmental organizations, and indigenous communities. The fifth meeting of the Platform’s Plenary (IPBES-5) was held from 7 to 10 March 2017 in Bonn, Germany.

The IPSI Secretariat was represented at the plenary meeting, where outcomes included decisions on review of the platform, capacity building, and tools and methodologies. IPBES has been producing a number of regional and global assessments as part of its work plan, and agreement was also reached on the future of the assessment process in light of the platform’s budgetary limitations. The IPBES assessment on pollinators, pollination and food production was recently completed, and we look forward to seeing more assessments in the near future, especially as many IPSI members are involved as experts in their development.

More information on IPBES and its events can be found here.

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IPBES-JBF Sub-regional Dialogue Workshop Report on Indigenous and Local Knowledge (ILK) for South-East and North-East Asia sub-region, Thailand

IPSI member the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) organized an Asia Pacific sub-regional dialogue workshop for South-East and North-East Asia in Chiang Mai, Thailand from 14 to 17 October, 2016 through its Japan Biodiversity Fund (JBF) Capacity Building Project, with funding from JBF. Holders of indigenous and local knowledge (ILK) and experts from South-East and North-East Asia attended in order to identify needs and knowledge gaps, build relationships and enhance capacity for incorporating ILK issues into the upcoming Regional Report for Asia and the Pacific by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES).

The official report of the workshop has been published, with contributions from a number of IPSI members including IGES and the IPSI Secretariat’s own Dr. Kaoru Ichikawa on the editorial team. The report contains a great deal of information that should be of interest to many readers, not only those working specifically on ILK issues.

Further sub-regional reports produced under this process are also being produced. One for the South and West Asia sub-region is already available, and another for Oceania is expected soon.

The report is available for download here.

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New member introduction: Forestry Bureau, Chinese Taipei

The Forestry Bureau, Council of Agriculture is the central forestry administration in the country, conforming to the principle of sustainable management of forest resources. The Bureau takes maintenance of forest ecosystems and conservation of natural resources as its mission, and has devoted itself to the three goals of “sustainable management of forests”, “management of forest resources for multiple uses” and “enhancement of biodiversity”. In recent years, the Forestry Bureau has been the key central governmental institution promoting the restoration of rice terraces and wetlands, as well as revitalization of SEPLS. The Bureau has actively incorporated the Satoyama Initiative and work toward the Aichi Biodiversity Targets in its work.

Since 2014, the Forestry Bureau has been working with the National Dong-Hwa University and other Taiwanese IPSI members in setting up a National Strategic Framework to move forward the Satoyama Initiative in the country. One of their plans is to establish a Taiwan Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative (TPSI) through which stakeholders can work collaboratively to: first, facilitate revitalization of SEPLS; and second, move closer to the goal of living in harmony with nature.

For more information on the Forestry Bureau, please see their 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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