IPSI Newsletter, January 2014
Happy New Year from the IPSI Secretariat in Yokohama, Japan! We thank you for your continued support of IPSI, and wish you the best in the coming year.
In this month’s Newsletter, we are pleased to announce the news that the Satoyama Initiative’s own Programme Director, Dr. Kazu Takemoto, has been named Director of the newly-formed United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS). For more on the new Institute and Dr. Takemoto’s appointment, please see the item below.
This issue also contains information on IPSI’s activities, including our parallel session at the Ninth Pacific Islands Conference on Nature Conservation and Protected Areas, held in December 2013 in Suva, Fiji, and our participation in the Second Meeting of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity & Ecosystem Services (IPBES-2), held in December 2013 in Antalya, Turkey. We are also happy to introduce one of the Partnership’s newest members, IORA Ecological Solutions, based in New Delhi, India. We hope you will find the contents interesting and helpful for your SEPLS-related activities.
Thank you for your continued support of IPSI and our members’ activities.