Biodiversity conservation and restoration is essential to contribute to the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF). This session will discuss how to effectively translate theories on this issue into practice. We now face an era which requires us to transform our society, including lifestyle, production and consumption, to be more sustainable. However, we have not yet found a way to make this happen. Satoyama Development Mechanism (SDM) is a seed funding programme under the International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative (IPSI) that has been implemented since 2013. The fund has supported IPSI member organisations to implement projects to promote, conserve or restore socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes (SEPLS).
The session will start with opening remarks by the IGES President and representatives from the Ministry of the Environment, Japan, followed by a framing presentation that introduces the current global discussion on biodiversity including the post-2020 GBF and IPBES. The session then invites two recipients of the SDM grant to present successful policy uptake of their project results and the challenges for a wider uptake. This will be followed by a Q&A session by the presenters and other resource persons on the pathway to transformative change, who will give their ideas on how to realise a nature-positive society by 2030, while respecting diverse values of nature and society and slowing and reversing climate change. The session will close with remarks by the Director of the Secretariat of the International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative (IPSI)
Kuang-Chung LEE, Professor, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Studies, National Dong Hwa University