New publication: Multi-level networks for sustainability solutions: the case of the International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative


An article was recently published in the peer-reviewed journal “Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability”, outlining accomplishments of IPSI in particular related to a UNU-IAS research project using solution scanning methods to identify good practices from the IPSI case studies. According to the article abstract, “Collaborative networks such as The International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative (IPSI) link scales through knowledge frameworks and implementation of solutions in response to challenges and opportunities for achieving biodiversity conservation and sustainable development in social-ecological production landscapes and seascapes (SEPLS). Multi-level networks possess an array of locally relevant solutions across ecosystems and scales. When solutions are co-analyzed through a systematic approach such as societal-based solution scanning, they offer pathways to realize resilient and sustainable societies through their prioritization and integration in the management of social-ecological production landscapes and seascapes.” The article, by UNU-IAS’ Raffaela Kozar and colleagues, is a great step towards bolstering the scientific basis for IPSI and the SEPLS concept, and readers are highly encouraged to read it.

The online version of the article can be found here.