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11月号(日本語版)

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IPSIニュースレター11月号(日本語版)【IPSIサイドイベント(CBD COP13)、新規IPSIメンバー、他】

皆様いかがお過ごしでしょうか。2016年11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.IPSIサイドイベント(生物多様性条約第13回締約国会議(CBD COP13))のお知らせ

IPSI事務局は、2016年12月4日(日)から17日(土)、メキシコのカンクンにおいて開催される「生物多様性条約第13回締約国会議(CBD COP13)」に参加し、下記の2つのサイドイベントを企画しています。IPSIメンバーで、参加を予定されている場合は、IPSI事務局までご一報ください。

<IPSIサイドイベントの概要>

日時:2016年12月6日(火)13:15-14:45

場所: Asia & Pacific Regional Group Meeting Room, Sunrise Building, 2F

テーマ:”Strategic Action for Mainstreaming Biodiversity: Contributions of the International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative (IPSI) to Biodiversity and Human Well-Being”

ウェブリンク:https://www.cbd.int/side-events/2086

 

日時:2016年12月8日(木)18:15-19:45

場所:IGO’s Group Meeting  Room, Sunrise Building, 2F

テーマ:Contributions of funding mechanisms under the Satoyama Initiative to mainstreaming biodiversity for well-being

ウェブリンク:https://www.cbd.int/side-events/2087

 

2.新規IPSIメンバー(12団体)

2016年11月に行われたIPSI運営委員会にて、以下の12団体が新たにIPSIメンバーとして承認されました。これにより、IPSIメンバー数は2016年11月時点で202団体となりました。新規メンバーは以下のとおりです:

・サン・ホセ農村地域の持続可能な開発協会(コスタリカ)

・国立サン・シモン大学農業生態学センター(AGRUCO)(ボリビア)

・モンテスペルトリ古代穀物協会(イタリア)

・ダハリ(コモロ)

・行政院農業委員会林務局(台湾)

・伝統技術振興財団(パナマ)

・グリーン諸島財団 (セーシェル)

・HATOF財団(ガーナ)

・Ny Tanintsika(マダガスカル)

・王立自然保護協会(ブータン)

・TZRテクノロジー(マレーシア)

・財団法人慈心有機農業発展基金会(台湾)

 

3.IPSI協力活動の承認

2016年11月に行われた第11回IPSI運営委員会会合において、新たに6つの協力活動が承認されました。

•ケニヤのエワソ・ンギロの貯水池におけるコミュニティ主導型水生生物多様性モニタリングに関するモバイル端末技術について(協力活動メンバー:ケニア湿地生物多様性研究チーム(KENWEB)、コンサベーション・ソリューションズ・アフリカ)

• アグロフォレストリー果樹園システムとフェアトレード・カーボンオフセットを通じた持続可能でレジリエントな農村経済の構築(協力活動メンバー:カトマンズ森林大学(KAFCOL)、ネパール連邦民主共和国森林土壌保全省)

• 「Satoyama Initiative Thematic Review (SATOYAMAイニシアティブ主題レビュー)」の刊行(協力活動メンバー:国連大学サステイナビリティ高等研究所(UNU-IAS)、財団法人地球環境戦略研究機関(IGES))

•国際協力を通じた台湾農村地域の持続可能な開発とエコアグリカルチャー推進プロジェクト(協力活動メンバー:行政院農業委員会花蓮区農業改良場(HDARES)、国立東華大学(NDHU))

•ベニン沿岸地域における移動性野生動物(アフリカマナティーとウミガメ)及びその生息環境のコミュニティ統合型管理(協力活動メンバー:ネイチャー・トロピカル、ア・ロシャ・ガーナ)

•自然共生社会の実現に向けた生物多様性国家戦略及び行動計画(NBSAPs)の策定と実施に係る研究(協力活動メンバー:東京大学サステイナビリティ学連携研究機構(IR3S)、国連大学サステイナビリティ高等研究所(UNU-IAS))

IPSI協力活動に関する情報は、こちらをご覧ください。

 

4.「Satoyama Initiative Thematic Review Vol. 2」刊行

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)は「Satoyama Initiative Thematic Review Vol.2(SATOYAMAイニシアティブ主題レビュー第二巻)」を刊行いたしました。 テーマは、「社会生態学的生産ランドスケープ・シースケープのコンセプトとアプローチの主流化(Mainstreaming concepts and approaches of socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes (SEPLS) into policy and decision-making)」であり、アドボカシー活動、多様な主体の参加、様々な組織間での協力関係構築、政策立案者等に向けたツールや情報等、様々な主流化の方法に関するケーススタディーをとりまとめています。本巻についての発表が、メキシコのカンクンで開催される生物多様性条約第13回締約国会議(CBD COP13)におけるIPSIのサイドイベント(2016年12月6日(火))にて行われる予定です。

本巻は、IPSIウェブサイト(英語)からダウンロードできます。

 

5.第18回台北国際賞鳥博覧会における活動報告

IPSI事務局職員は2016年10月22日(土)から23日(日)、台湾の台北において開催された、「第18回台北国際賞鳥博覧会(18th Taipei International Birdwatching Fair)」に参加しました。本博覧会ではIPSIメンバーである、中華民国自然生態保育協会 (SWAN)、台湾生態工学開発基金、台湾環境倫理基金(EEFT)、行政院農業委員会花蓮区農業改良場(HDARES)、行政院農業委員会林務局も参加しました。またIPSI事務局職員は、IPSI新メンバーである行政院農業委員会林務局が開催したSATOYAMAランドスケープの重要性に関するセミナーへ参加し、台湾環境倫理基金(EEFT)のケーススタディー対象地である、Gongliao-Hoho-Terraced-Paddy-Fieldsも現地視察しました。

本博覧会に関する詳しい情報は、こちら(中国語)をご覧ください。

 

6.第1回アジア生物文化多様性国際会議について

2016年10月27日(木)から29日(土)、石川県七尾市において、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いしかわ・かなざわオペレーティング・ユニット(UNU-IAS OUIK)は国連教育科学文化機関(ユネスコ)、生物多様性条約事務局、石川県、七尾市と共同で第1回アジア生物文化多様性国際会議を開催しました。本会議では「自然と文化の保全政策協働」、「生物文化資源の活用と人材育成との好循環」、「国際認証を活かした地域づくりと相互交流」の3つのテーマに分かれて分科会を開催しました。今回の国際会議の成果として、「生物文化多様性に関する石川宣言2016」が採択されました。本宣言は12月にメキシコのカンクンで開催される生物多様性条約第13回締約国会議(CBD COP13)にて発表される予定です。

本会議に関する詳しい情報は、こちらをご覧ください。

 

7.「北摂SATOYAMA国際セミナー」について

2016年11月12日(土)、兵庫県宝塚市において、兵庫県阪神北県民局はアジア太平洋地球変動研究ネットワーク(APN)、地球環境戦略研究機関(IGES)、北摂里山博物館運営協議会と共催で、「北摂SATOYAMA国際セミナー」を開催し、北摂地域および海外のSATOYAMAに関する活動事例の報告や意見交換が行われました。IPSIメンバーであるネイチャー・アンド・ライブリフッドのウィリアム・オルポット博士(ウガンダ)も海外の活動事例の1つとして「野生固有種の果実を活用した高価値商品開発の試み」について発表しました。

詳しくは、こちら(英語)をご覧ください。

 

8.「アジア太平洋地域における自然と文化の連携に関する人材育成ワークショップ」について

2016年9月17日(土)から30日(金)に、茨城県つくば市において、筑波大学はユネスコ世界遺産センター、国際自然保護連合(IUCN)、文化財保存修復研究国際センター(ICCROM)、国際記念物遺跡会議(ICOMOS)と共同で、「アジア太平洋地域における自然と文化の連携に関する人材育成ワークショップ」を開催しました。本ワークショップにはIPSIメンバーである行政院農業委員会花蓮区農業改良場(HDARES)、コンサベーション・アライアンス・インターナショナルも参加しました。また、IPSI事務局職員やIPSIの長年の協力者であるニューイングランドバイオラブ・IUCN WCPAのジェシカ・ブラウン氏、国連大学サステイナビリティ高等研究所いしかわ・かなざわオペレーティング・ユニット(UNU-IAS OUIK)の飯田義彦氏らが発表しました。

詳しくは、こちら(英語)をご覧ください。

 

9.ケーススタディー紹介:公益財団法人 国際花と緑の博覧会記念協会 (日本)

IPSIメンバーである公益財団法人国際花と緑の博覧会記念協会より、岩手県大船渡市の崎浜におけるSATOYAMA文化やその次世代への継承に関するケーススタディーが提出されました。詳しくはこちら(英語)をご覧ください。

 

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IPSI Newsletter, November 2016

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 information on IPSI-related activities at the upcoming CBD COP 13 in Cancun, plus some of the outcomes of the recent 11th IPSI Steering Committee meeting, held in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. IPSI is very pleased to welcome 12 new members and to endorse 6 new collaborative activities. We also have news of the publication of the latest volume of the “Satoyama Initiative Thematic Review”, and reports from the 18th Taipei International Birdwatching Fair held in Chinese Taipei and three recent events around Japan: the 1st Asian Conference on Biocultural Diversity; the Hokusetsu Satoyama International Seminar; and the First Capacity Building Workshop on Nature-Culture Linkages in Heritage Conservation in Asia and the Pacific.

We also have a report of a recent case study received from the Commemorative Foundation for the International Garden and Greenery Exposition, Osaka, Japan, 1990 (Expo ‘90 Foundation). 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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IPSI Activities at CBD COP 13

The Thirteenth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP 13) will be held from 4-17 December 2016 in Cancun, Mexico. The COP meeting is the major biennial event of the governing body of the CBD, and the IPSI Secretariat looks forward to taking part in the meeting and collaborating with many IPSI members and friends.

The IPSI Secretariat itself is planning to hold two side events: one at 13:15 on Tuesday, 6 December on “Strategic Action for Mainstreaming Biodiversity: Contributions of the International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative (IPSI) to Biodiversity and Human Well-Being”; and another at 18:15 on Thursday, 8 December on “Contributions of funding mechanisms under the Satoyama Initiative to mainstreaming biodiversity for well-being”. We will also have a display booth in the CEPA Fair section, and will take part in other events held concurrently and back-to-back with the COP meeting.

We are sure that many readers will be attending and holding activities at CBD COP 13. Please contact the Secretariat and let us know about your plans, so that we as a partnership can make the most of this major event and work toward mainstreaming the concepts of the Satoyama Initiative in important international policymaking processes. We look forward to seeing many of you there.

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IPSI Welcomes 12 New Members

We are pleased to announce that at its meeting in November 2016, the IPSI Steering Committee confirmed 12 new member organizations, bringing IPSI’s total membership to 202 organizations. It is therefore our pleasure to welcome:

• Association for the Sustainable Development of Rural San Jose – ADESSARU (Costa Rica)

• AGRUCO – University of San Simón (Bolivia)

• Associazione Grani Antichi (Ancient Grains Association) Montespertoli (Italy)

• Dahari (Comoros)

• Forestry Bureau, Council of Agriculture, Executive Yuan (Chinese Taipei)

• Fundacion para la Promocion del Conocimiento Indigena (Panama)

• Green Islands Foundation (Seychelles)

• HATOF Foundation (Ghana)

• Ny Tanintsika (Madagascar)

• Royal Society for Protection of Nature (Bhutan)

• TZR Technology (Malaysia)

• Tse-Xin Organic Agriculture Foundation (Chinese Taipei)

The new members, in addition to being involved in valuable projects in their own right, also help to increase IPSI’s presence by expanding our membership around the world, particularly in Latin America – partially as a result of increased attention being paid to the region since the Satoyama Initiative Regional Workshop in Peru held in and around Cusco, Peru in June 2016. We look forward to collaborating closely with all of them in promoting the concept of the Satoyama Initiative in the future.

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6 New IPSI Collaborative Activities Endorsed

IPSI Collaborative Activities are activities carried out by at least two IPSI members (possibly in collaboration with other organizations), and approved as such by the IPSI Steering Committee. At its its meeting in November 2016, the IPSI Steering Committee approved the proposals for 6 new IPSI Collaborative Activities, bringing the total number of IPSI Collaborative Activities to 40.

The new activities are:

• Mobile technology for community-driven aquatic biodiversity monitoring in Ewaso Ng’iro Catchment, Kenya – by Kenya Wetlands Biodiversity Research Group (KENWEB) and Conservation Solutions Afrika

• Building sustainable and resilient village economies based on agroforestry forest fruit garden systems and ‘fair trade carbon farming’ offsets – by Kathmandu Forestry College (KAFCOL) and Ministry of Forest and Soil Conservation, Nepal

• Production of publication series “Satoyama Initiative Thematic Review” – by United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) and Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)

• Integrated project of enhancing ecoagriculture and sustainable development of rural Taiwan through international cooperation – by Hualien District Agricultural Research and Extension Station, Council of Agriculture, Taiwan (HDARES) and National Dong-Hwa University (NDHU)

• Community integrated management of migratory species (West African manatee and sea turtles) and their habitat in the coastal region in Benin – by Nature Tropical and A Rocha Ghana

• Research on development and implementation of National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plans (NBSAPs) toward realization of societies in harmony with nature – by Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science (IR3S), The University of Tokyo and United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS)

We look forward to providing more information on the individual activities as it becomes available.

IPSI members are encouraged to propose any activities carried out in collaboration with other members as IPSI Collaborative Activities. This is a great opportunity to gain more attention for your activities and to improve IPSI’s functioning as a partnership, as well as to improve SEPLS management through knowledge sharing. Please contact the IPSI Secretariat if you have any activities that may be potential IPSI Collaborative Activities.

More information on IPSI Collaborative Activities is available on the IPSI website here.

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New Publication: Satoyama Initiative Thematic Review Vol. 2

A new volume of the Satoyama Initiative Thematic Review (vol. 2) with the theme: “Mainstreaming concepts and approaches of socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes (SEPLS) into policy and decision-making” was recently published jointly by UNU-IAS and IGES. The volume compiles seven selected case studies provided by authors belonging to IPSI member organizations and covers diverse dimensions of mainstreaming including advocacy, multi-stakeholder engagement, facilitation and coordination of institutions, tools and information useful for policymakers and stakeholders. In addition, the volume includes a synthesis chapter that summarizes the findings of the case studies and provides overarching principles for mainstreaming for policy makers and practitioners working on the ground.

The publication will provide useful knowledge and lessons for a broad audience including policymakers, practitioners and academics working on issues related to SEPLS and interested in their wide-scale application and policy incorporation.

The publication will be launched at a side event at CBD COP 13 in Cancun, Mexico on 6 December 2016, organized by UNU-IAS and the Ministry of the Environment, Japan.

The electronic version is available for download here.

A Call for Papers will be sent out soon for vol. 3, so please consider submitting your case studies at that time.

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18th Taipei International Birdwatching Fair – “Into Satoyama: Societies in Harmony with Nature”

The 18th Taipei International Birdwatching Fair was held for two days, 22 and 23 Oct. at Guandu Nature Park, Chinese Taipei, with a great focus on issues closely related to SEPLS and the Satoyama Initiative. IPSI Secretariat staff in attendance were very pleased to see many IPSI members from Chinese Taipei present, including representatives from National Dong-Hwa University, Society for Wildlife and Nature (SWAN) International, Taiwan Ecological Engineering Development Foundation (EEDF), Environmental Ethics Foundation of Taiwan (EEFT), and Hualian District Agricultural Research and Extension Station (HDARES), plus one of the leaders of the event and one of IPSI’s newest members, the Forestry Bureau of the Council of Agriculture. These organizations are key in the formation of the new Taiwan Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative, whose formation is an IPSI collaborative activity and is partially funded by SDM.

In addition to the fair itself with many interesting presentations related to SEPLS as well as, of course, birds, Secretariat staff were invited to a seminar by the Forestry Bureau on the importance of satoyama landscapes in Japan, plus an excursion held by EEFT to the Gongliao Terraced Paddy Fields, the subject of their IPSI case study.

For more information on the event (in Chinese), please see the event website here.

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1st Asian Conference on Biocultural Diversity

The “1st Asian Conference on Biocultural Diversity” was held on 27-29 October 2016 in Nanao City, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan, co-organized by IPSI members UNESCO, the Secretariat of Convention on Biological Diversity (SCBD), United Nations University and Ishikawa Prefectural Government, along with Nanao City.

Many IPSI members and friends, including the IPSI Secretariat, were represented at the conference. The programme included thematic meetings on “Policy Coordination for the Promotion of Biological and Cultural Diversity”, “Sustainable and Equitable Use of Biocultural Resources and Capacity Building” and “Biocultural Approaches for Sustainable Development of Internationally Designated Areas”.

There were also a number of panel discussions, high-level talk sessions, and keynote and other addresses from visiting dignitaries including Executive Secreatary of SCBD Mr. Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, Assistant Director-General for Natural Sciences of UNESCO Ms. Flavia Schlagel, Senior Visiting Professor of UNU-IAS Prof. Kazuhiko Takeuchi, Governor of Ishikawa Prefecture Mr. Masanori Tanimoto and others. The final day provided participants with excursions to see many of the features of biocultural diversity in the area.

One aim of the conference was to endorse and promulgate the “Ishikawa Declaration on Biocultural Diversity”, which includes guidance and recommendations, and will be presented as a major outcome at CBD COP 13 in Cancun, Mexico in December. The Ishikawa Declaration contains text encouraging parties toward “…further elaboration and dissemination of the cases, policies and concepts presented at the 1st Asian Conference on Biocultural Diversity…through mutual learning platforms such as the International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative…”, so we are honored to be recognized in this important document.

For more information on the conference, please see the official website here.

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Hokusetsu SatoyamaInternational Seminar

The 2016 Hokusetsu Satoyama International Seminar was held on 28 October in Takurazuka City, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan, organized by IPSI members the Hokusetsu Satoyama Museum Steering Council and the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) along with the Hyogo Prefecture Hanshinkita Administrative Office and the Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN).

The seminar featured speakers giving their perspectives on satoyama landscapes locally, as well as international perspectives from other parts of Asia and the world, including a presentation from Dr. William Olupot of IPSI Steering Committee member Nature and Livelihoods in Uganda. Many members of the IPSI Steering Committee were present because of the 11th Steering Committee meeting held concurrently, and were able to see a lot of the surrounding satoyama landscapes thanks to excursions planned through the kind generosity of the seminar organizers.

For more information on the seminar, please see the APN website here.

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First Capacity Building Workshop on Nature-Culture Linkages in Heritage Conservation in Asia and the Pacific: “Agricultural Landscapes”

The First Capacity Building Workshop on Nature-Culture Linkages in Heritage Conservation in Asia and the Pacific (CBWNCL) took place in Tsukuba, Japan, from September 17th to 30th, 2016. The workshop was organized by the University of Tsukuba, with the collaboration of the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, ICCROM, IUCN and ICOMOS.

Several of the participants in the workshop were related to IPSI or from IPSI members including the Hualien District Agricultural Research and Extension Council of Agriculture in Chinese Taipei and Conservation Alliance in Ghana. Guest lectures were also included in the curriculum from Mr. William Dunbar of the IPSI Secretariat, longtime IPSI collaborator Ms. Jessica Brown of the New England Bolas Foundation and IUCN WCPA, Mr. Yoshihiko Iida of UNU-IAS OUIK, and other IPSI friends.

More information will be available on the University of Tsukuba website here.

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Recent Case Studies: The Commemorative Foundation for the International Garden and Greenery Exposition, Osaka, Japan, 1990 (Expo ‘90 Foundation)

The IPSI Secretariat recently received a case study from partner organization the Commemorative Foundation for the International Garden and Greenery Exposition, Osaka, Japan, 1990 (Expo ‘90 Foundation), titled “To leave the satoyama culture for the future using Sakihama as an example”.This study examined how the Japanese landscape “satoyama” culture has been and is being passed on to future generations in the Sakihama district of Ofunato City, Iwate Prefecture, Japan through literature searches, on-site investigations, and interviews.

While this study found serious damage caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake in March, 2011 and the associated tsunami, through which many valuable assets were lost, it was encouraging to learn that people have started to resume passing on and restoring the culture and blessings of mountains, villages and the ocean. The history and culture that have been passed down through the strong connection of mountains, villages, and the ocean are valuable regional resources. In this study, the researchers realized that it is important to carry out and improve activities to connect spaces with spaces, people with people, and the past with the present to pass on the valuable satoyama culture.

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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