This will be a side event of the Twenty-third meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA-23) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). It will provide concrete recommendations for the Parties to the CBD incorporate landscape approaches in the post-2020 global biodiversity framework.
The side event will present outcomes of a recent workshop organised by UNU-IAS, with support from the CBD Secretariat, the Ministry of the Environment, Japan, and the Kumamoto Prefectural Government. Experts who attended the workshop will present perspectives from the overall policy context to specific aspects covered in the workshop.
More information on this side event is available on the website of the CBD Secretariat.
This workshop was held on 3–6 September 2019 in Kumamoto, Japan. It explored the potential of landscape approaches in terrestrial and coastal landscapes and as a contribution towards the 2050 Vision of “Living in harmony with nature”. The purpose of the expert thematic workshop was to bring together policymakers, Indigenous People and Local Communities (IPLCs), relevant stakeholders and experts to consolidate lessons learned from landscape and seascape approaches, in the context of CBD, and to produce concrete recommendations as inputs to the post-2020 global biodiversity framework.