• Thematic Track 10
  • 2 December 2021
  • JST 11:00 - 12:00

Landscape Approaches for Biodiversity, Climate Change and Sustainable Development Co-benefits

  • English (Simultaneous interpretation)
SATOYAMAイニシアティブ

IPBES-IPCC co-sponsored a workshop report that highlighted the interdependence of biodiversity and climate change, aiming to inform negotiations at this year’s COP meetings. Among several important messages from the workshop report, two were highly relevant to the “socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes” (SEPLS) that the Satoyama Initiative promotes across the world: 1) “Locally motivated biodiversity conservation actions can be incentivized, guided and prioritized by global objectives and targets” (paragraph 27), and 2) “Multi-actor and multi-scale governance are appropriate approaches to the management of multifunctional ‘scapes’ at different scales.” (paragraph 38). Moreover, the report highlights ecosystem restoration, which is promoted in the current UN Decade as one of the key actions to enhance biodiversity and climate co-benefits. With this backdrop, the session brings together speakers with hands-on experiences from SEPLS across the world, and explores transformative actions for biodiversity, climate and sustainable development co-benefits that we should focus on in “the decisive decade for sustainability”. This session thus starts with a keynote and framing presentations on the biodiversity-climate nexus in SEPLS, which will be followed by the presentation of two case studies and a panel discussion.

Session Summary Report Agenda
11:00-11:10 Keynote speech (video recording)
TAKEUCHI Kazuhiko (President, IGES)
Landscape Approach for Biodiversity, Climate Change and Sustainable Development Co-benefits
11:10-11:25 Case study presentation 1
Sacha Amaruzaman (PhD Candidate, Centre for Global Food and Resources (GFAR), University of Adelaide)
Enhancing Upland Adaptation for Improving Local Livelihood and Landscape: An insights from Sumatra, Indonesia
11:25-11:40 Case study presentation 2:
Verónica Rojo (Researcher, VICAM/ Assistant Professor, the University of Luján, Argentine)
South American Camelids as biocultural components in the Andean Altiplano of Argentina
11:40-11:55 Panel discussion: 
Moderator:
TAKAHASHI Yasuo
(Research Manager, Biodiversity & Forests Area, IGES)
Panellist:
Sacha Amaruzaman
Verónica Rojo
Himangana Gupta (Visiting Research Fellow, UNU-IAS / Consultant, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India)
11:55-12:00 Closing remarks:
OKUDA Naohisa (Director-General, Nature Conservation Bureau, Ministry of the Environment of Japan)
Speakers

Research Manager, Biodiversity & Forests Area, IGES

TAKAHASHI Yasuo

TAKAHASHI Yasuo

Research Manager, Biodiversity & Forests Area, IGES

An expert in ecology and ecosystem services valuation. Involved in the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) Regional Assessment of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services for Asia and the Pacific as a fellow, as well as in the IPBES Global Assessment of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services as a contributing author. Also been engaged in the Satoyama Initiative, a global network of practitioners to promote biodiversity conservation in production lands and seas. BSc from the Faculty of Agriculture, Hokkaido University, and MSc from the Darrell Institute for Conservation Ecology, University of Kent, UK.

President, IGES

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TAKEUCHI Kazuhiko

TAKEUCHI Kazuhiko

President, IGES

TAKEUCHI Kazuhiko graduated from the Department of Geography, the University of Tokyo in 1974. He obtained M.Agr. and Ph.D. from the Graduate School of Agriculture, the University of Tokyo. He served as a Professor at the Asian Natural Environmental Science Center, and as Professor at the Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Science at the University of Tokyo from 1997 to 2012. He also served as a Vice-Rector and Senior Vice-Rector at the United Nations University from 2008 to 2016. From 2016, he has served as a Senior Visiting Professor at United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS). He was Director and Professor/Project Professor of IR3S at the University of Tokyo from 2017 to 2019. He has served as President, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) since July 2017. He took up the position as Project Professor of the Institute for Future Initiatives (IFI) at the University of Tokyo in April 2019. He has served, inter alia, as Chair of the Central Environmental Council, Government of Japan, Editor-in-Chief of the journal Sustainability Science (Springer Nature) and Distinguished Chair, Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies, University of Nairobi.

He specialises in landscape ecology, landscape planning, and sustainability science.

PhD Candidate, Centre for Global Food and Resources (GFAR), University of Adelaide

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Sacha Amaruzaman

Sacha Amaruzaman

PhD Candidate, Centre for Global Food and Resources (GFAR), University of Adelaide

Sacha Amaruzaman is a PhD Candidate with the Centre for Global Food and Resources (GFAR) at the University of Adelaide. His thesis focuses on farmers responses to agri-environmental policy and landscape governance in the upland area of Indonesia. Sacha was a Research Fellow with the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), working on the GFAR-managed IndoGreen project and the SDM-supported adaptation project for the upland farmers in Indonesia. Prior to this, he was an Ecosystem Services Specialist with ICRAF from 2014-2017, in which he co-managed Smart Tree-Invest - an action research project that piloted co-investment schemes on ecosystem services in Vietnam, the Philippines, and Indonesia. Sacha is also currently a Fellow to the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) Values Assessment, and the Program Manager for Yayasan Cipta - an NGO working on the public and environmental health issues in Indonesia.

Researcher, VICAM/ Assistant Professor, the University of Luján, Argentine

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Verónica Rojo

Verónica Rojo

Researcher, VICAM/ Assistant Professor, the University of Luján, Argentine

Verónica Rojo is an Argentinean researcher dedicated to the ecology of natural vegetation as the main nature contribution to pastoral systems in the Andes. Veronica is a member of VICAM (Vicuñas, Camélidos y Ambiente) and Assistant Professor in Basic Sciences Department at the University of Luján in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She has a Ph.D. in Agronomy on the interaction between natural vegetation, herbivores and desertification in the altiplano SEPL from the National University of La Plata. Veronica also is a specialist in Remote Sensing and GIS applied to rangelands. Verónica as a member of the VICAM team, is committed to share her results with local communities in a intercultural dialogue to help to achieve sustainable pastoral livelihoods.

Director-General, Nature Conservation Bureau, Ministry of the Environment of Japan

OKUDA Naohisa

OKUDA Naohisa

Director-General, Nature Conservation Bureau, Ministry of the Environment of Japan

Mr. OKUDA Naohisa is the Director-General, Nature Conservation Bureau, Ministry of the Environment of Japan (MoE-J), in charge of holistic policy-making/implementation of nature conservation administration, including promoting measures towards achievement of domestic and international biodiversity targets. After graduating from university in 1986, he joined the Environment Agency of Japanese Government. With 35 years of experience in the Japanese Government, he has been a technical official specializing in biodiversity conservation, such as national parks/world natural heritage sites planning and management, international cooperation for wildlife conservation, nature restoration projects, and raising public awareness on natural environment. Before taking his current post in July 2021, he has worked as a senior management official at the MoE-J and also at the Ministry of Finance, in different fields of administration from nature conservation for three years.

Visiting Research Fellow, UNU-IAS / Consultant, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India

Himangana Gupta

Himangana Gupta

Visiting Research Fellow, UNU-IAS / Consultant, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India

Dr. Himangana Gupta is a Visiting Research Fellow at the United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) and a Consultant at the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India. Prior to this, she was a JSPS-UNU Postdoctoral Fellow at UNU-IAS and the University of Tokyo. She is an expert in climate change and biodiversity policy and has worked on climate adaptation, forestry, women and climate change, energy efficiency, and national GHG inventories. She was also a part of the National Communication Cell of the Indian Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change and contributed to India’s Second and Third Biennial Reports to the UNFCCC. She is a certified expert in climate adaptation finance.

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