Driving Transformative Actions through Integrated and Innovative Approaches

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Thematic Track 9

16:05 - 17:35 Room No.304

Sustainable Production Landscapes and Seascapes for Biodiversity, Human Livelihoods and Well-being

After the Opening Remarks and a framing presentation, the session introduces the key messages from the IPBES Regional Assessment for Asia and the Pacific released in March this year. The assessment identifies economic growth and urbanization, as well as continuous agriculture expansion and intensification as the major drivers of the loss and degradation of biodiversity and ecosystem services that underpin human well-being in the region. It also notes that sustainable production activities pursued in harmony with nature are essential to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. The session then presents two case studies from the Satoyama Initiative, one from Indonesia and the other from Sado City, Japan, to demonstrate sustainable agro-ecological practices that effectively create mutual benefits for people and nature in production landscapes. The presentation from Indonesia includes findings recently published in volume 3 of the “Satoyama Initiative Thematic Review”, entitled “Sustainable livelihoods in socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes”. Lastly in a panel discussion the session seeks to explore transformative actions that ensure human well-being in harmony with nature using an integrated landscape approach, and thereby to contribute to the accomplishment of global sustainability goals including Aichi Biodiversity Targets and SDGs.


President, IGES


Satoyama Initiative Coordinator, United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS)


Head, Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) Technical Support Unit for the Asia-Pacific Regional Assessment (TSU-AP)


Ph.D. Candidate, Centre for Global Food and Resources, Faculty of Professions, The University of Adelaide


Director, Agriculture Promotion Office, Agriculture Policy Division, Department of Industry and Tourism, Sado City Government


Programme Director, Natural Resources and Ecosystem Services Area, IGES

Day1 18 July 9:00-17:30
Day2 19 July 9:00-18:00