ISAP2015 Parallel Session

“Satoyama” and Sustainable Development:
Bridging Project Financing and Knowledge Generation

As SDG negotiations finish this year and the international community turns toward implementation, it is clear that conventional approaches to nature conservation and human livelihoods will not be sufficient to achieve the Goals. However, it remains to be seen what kinds of innovative mechanisms will be put in place for their achievement. One promising area is in so-called socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes (SEPLS), where biodiversity and human production activities coexist in a harmonious mosaic of habitats and land-uses. SEPLS have traditionally contributed to sustainability, but face serious threats in today’s world. This session will highlight the importance of SEPLS in SDGs implementation and relevant international initiatives, as well as resource mobilization mechanisms including the Satoyama Development Mechanism (SDM) and a new Satoyama-related project with the Global Environment Facility (GEF). Participants will explore linkages between project financing and knowledge-generation mechanisms such as IPBES in supporting implementation of the SDGs in SEPLS and beyond.


[Keynote speaker]

Contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals through Creating Society in Harmony with Nature
Kazuhiko Takeuchi,
Senior Vice-Rector, United Nations University (UNU) / Director and Professor, Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science (IR3S) The University of Tokyo

[Speakers   Discussants]

Resource Mobilisation and Knowledge Generation of IPSI
Wataru Suzuki,
Senior Coordinator, United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS)
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Financing and Knowledge Management on Mainstreaming Biodiversity in Production Landscapes and Seascapes
Yoko Watanabe,
Asia Regional Coordinator of Programs, Global Environment Facility (GEF)
PDF (1.2MB)
People need nature to thrive
Yasushi Hibi,
Vice President for Asia Policy / Managing Director for Japan Program, Conservation International
PDF (1.6MB)
SDM Project: Supporting and Promoting the Karen Indigenous Socio-ecological Production System in Northern Thailand
Prasert Trakansuphakon,
President, Indigenous Knowledge and Peoples (IKAP) Network, Thailand
PDF (9.5MB)


Kazuaki Hoshino, Project Professor, Kagoshima University
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Date & Time29 July 2015, 15:45-17:15LanguageEnglish /Japanese
VenueRoom501, Pacifico Yokohama Conference CenterSession No.PL-11


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