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5月号(日本語版)

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IPSIニュースレター5月号(日本語版)【第2回SATOYAMAイニシアティブアジア地域会合」開催、「SATOYAMA保全支援メカニズム(SDM)2016ブックレット」 の刊行、他】

皆様いかがお過ごしでしょうか。2017年5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.「第2回SATOYAMAイニシアティブアジア地域会合」を開催しました

2017年4月18から20日、マレーシア・サバ州コタキナバルにて、第2回SATOYAMAイニシアティブアジア地域会合を開催しました。今回会合は、アジア(2013年、ネパール・カトマンズ)、ヨーロッパ(2014年、イタリア・フィレンツェ)、アフリカ(2015年、ガーナ・アクラ)、中南米(2016年、クスコ、ピサック・ペルー)で行われた地域会合に続き、5回目の地域会合となりました。

IPSI事務局は、参加者の皆様や、今回会合をホスト頂いたサバ州政府、ご協力いただいた独立行政法人国際協力機構(JICA)生物多様性・生態系保全のための持続可能な開発プロジェクト、日本国環境省の皆様に厚く御礼申し上げます。

本会合に関する報告は、こちらのウェブサイトに近日中に公開する予定です。

 

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)アセスメントレポート案の外部レビューへの参加について

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)は、2018年の第6回IPBES総会に向け、2017年5月から7月にかけて、アジア・オセアニア地域を含む4つの地域アセスメントレポート案と土壌劣化と再生に関するテーマ別アセスメントレポート案の第2稿、およびそれぞれのアセスメントレポートの政策決定者向け要約の第1稿の外部レビューを実施します。

参加方法など詳しい情報はこちら(英語)をご覧ください。

 

3.「SATOYAMA保全支援メカニズム(SDM)2016ブックレット」 の刊行について

社会生態学的生産ランドスケープ・シースケープ(SEPLS)の保全と持続可能な利用に関する優良事例となるような有望なプロジェクトに資金協力を行うことを目的とし、2013年に地球環境戦略研究機関(IGES)、日本国環境省、国連大学サステイナビリティ高等研究所が共同で「SATOYAMA保全支援メカニズム(SDM)」を設立しました。毎年、IPSIメンバーによる応募の中から選ばれたSEPLSの保全と持続可能な利用に関する優良事例となるような有望なプロジェクトに資金協力を行っており、今回、2016年度に採択されたプロジェクトをまとめた「SDM 2016 ブックレット」を刊行いたしました。

本巻は、こちら(英語)からダウンロードできます。

 

4.棚田と文化遺産保護区に関する記事について

IPSIメンバーのスロベニア芸術科学アカデミー研究センターの研究者が執筆した棚田と文化遺産保護区に関する記事「Terraced landscapes and protected cultural heritage sites」と題した記事が、Acta Geographica Slovenicaに掲載されました。

本記事はこちら(英語)よりご覧いただけます。

 

5.ケーススタディー紹介:王立自然保護協会(RSPN)、国際総合山岳開発センター(ICIMOD)

IPSIメンバーの王立自然保護協会(RSPN)(ブータン)と国際総合山岳開発センター(ICIMOD)はブータン、Barshongにおける生態系および生態系サービスの多元的アセスメントに関するケーススタディーを提出しました。

詳しくは、こちら(英語)をご覧ください。

 

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, May 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 Satoyama Initiative Regional Workshop in Sabah, Malaysia, which was held last month and was very successful thanks to the great cooperation we received from our friends at the Sabah Natural Resources Office and other IPSI members who contributed in many ways. We are also pleased to share an invitation to take part in external review of IPBES assessments, and news of two recent publications, the latest SDM booklet and an article on terraced landscapes. We also present a recent IPSI case study received from the Royal Society for Protection of Nature in Bhutan.

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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Satoyama Initiative Regional Workshop in Sabah

The Satoyama Initiative Regional Workshop in Sabah was held from 18 to 20 April in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia. This was the second Satoyama Initiative Regional Workshop to be held in the Asia region and the fifth Regional Workshop overall, following on those held in Asia (Kathmandu, Nepal, 2013), Europe (Florence, Italy, 2014) and Africa (Accra, Ghana, 2015), and Latin America and the Caribbean (Cusco and Pisac, Peru, 2016).

Around 80 participants from more than 15 countries in Asia took part in the whole workshop, including opening and closing plenaries, working-group sessions and a day-long excursion to various sites around Sabah. More than 200 people also joined for part of the workshop, many to see the opening plenary, exhibitions presented by local organizations and communities, excursion sites, etc. The workshop was co-organized by the IPSI Secretariat at the United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) and the Sabah State Government, with cooperation and contributions from the Japan International Cooperation Agency’s Project on Sustainable Development for Biodiversity and Ecosystems Conservation in Sabah, Malaysia (JICA-SDBEC) and the Ministry of the Environment of Japan.

The workshop theme this time was “Mainstreaming socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes in Asia”, and like previous Satoyama Initiative Regional Workshops, this event provided participants with many opportunities to learn about and discuss various SEPLS-related activities in the region, and implications for upscaling and replication.

The official workshop report will be made available in the near future. For more details on the workshop, please see the event page on the IPSI website here.

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Invitation to Participate in External Review of IPBES Assessments by Governments and Experts

The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) aims to finalize five assessments at the sixth session of its plenary in March 2018: four regional assessments of biodiversity and ecosystem services (for Africa, the Americas, Asia-Pacific and Europe and Central Asia) and the thematic assessment on land degradation and restoration. The period has now begun in which they are opened for external review by any interested experts, ranging from scientists and decision-makers, to practitioners and the holders of indigenous and local knowledge.

The eight-week period for external review of the second order drafts of the assessment chapters and the first order drafts of the summaries for policymakers will run from 1 May until 26 June 2017 for the land degradation and restoration, Africa, Asia-Pacific and Europe and Central Asia assessments; and from 29 May until 24 July 2017 for the Americas assessment.

For more information and instructions on how to participate, please see the announcement on the IPBES website here.

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SDM 2016 Booklet Published

The Satoyama Development Mechanism (SDM) was established in 2013 as an IPSI collaborative activity between the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), UNU-IAS and the Ministry of the Environment, Japan, to promote activities in line with the IPSI Strategy and Plan of Action through the provision of seed funding to promising projects proposed by IPSI members. Six projects have been selected every year, and each year a booklet is published containing updates on ongoing projects, reports from completed projects, and announcements of newly selected projects. The booklets contain a great deal of useful information on implementation of projects for SEPLS management, and should be very interesting for anyone involved with the Satoyama Initiative.

The booklet for SDM 2016 is now available for download on the IGES website here.

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New article on terraced landscapes and protected cultural heritage sites

Researchers at IPSI member the Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts recently published an article titled “Terraced landscapes and protected cultural heritage sites” in the January issue of Acta Geographica Slovenica. The article draws heavily on IPSI case studies as a resource, and makes mention of the Satoyama Initiative and related landscape approaches in many places. This article contributes significantly to the scientific basis for the Satoyama Initiative globally, and should be a great resource for anyone interested in terraced landscapes and SEPLS in general.

The article can be found on ResearchGate here.

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Recent Case Study: Royal Society for Protection of Nature (RSPN), Bhutan and International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), Nepal

The IPSI Secretariat recently received a case study from partner organization the Royal Society for Protection of Nature (RSPN) in Bhutan, produced together with the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) in Nepal, titled “A Multi-Dimensional Assessment of Ecosystems and Ecosystem Services in Barshong, Bhutan”.

To develop a comprehensive understanding of ecosystems and their services in Barshong Gewog in Tsirang, Bhutan, and their nexus with human well-being, secondary information, participatory rural appraisal and household-survey geospatial tools were used to assess the state and dynamics of ecosystems and their capacity to provide goods and services as well as community vulnerability to drivers of change and coping strategies to perceived changes. Additionally, ecosystem services were also mapped bases on importance and dependency.

Understanding the trends in ecosystem services in relation to the well-being of people is key to know the real value of the ecosystem. While the dependency on resources is high, ecosystem health is still maintained. However, for sustainable management, alternative livelihood options like tourism, cottage industries and market for ecosystem services payment are recommended as opportunities to be tapped.

For more information, please see the full write-up of the case study on the IPSI 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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