New Publication: Satoyama Initiative Thematic Review Vol. 6


The sixth volume of the Satoyama Initiative Thematic Review (SITR) annual publication series was recently published, with the theme “Transformative change through the multiple benefits of socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes (SEPLS)”, by UNU-IAS in collaboration with the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES). For the first time in the in the history of the SITR, this volume was published as a book through Springer Publishing. The sixth volume focuses particularly on how SEPLS management relates to the idea of transformative change, considering that SEPLS approaches can result in multiple benefits beyond biodiversity conservation, including cultural ecosystem service provision, preservation of traditional knowledge and practices. It compiles eleven selected case studies from IPSI member organisations and a synthesis chapter that summarises the findings of the case studies. The publication provides useful knowledge and lessons for achieving global goals on biodiversity and sustainable development, while having great potential to offer substantive inputs to the upcoming IPBES “Thematic assessment of the underlying causes of biodiversity loss, determinants of transformative change and options for achieving the 2050 vision for biodiversity”. It will be of interest to a broad audience including policymakers, practitioners, and researchers.

The publication is available here.