“The Satoyama Initiative, Transformative Change, and Societies in Harmony with Nature” session at the International Forum for Sustainable Asia and the Pacific (ISAP 2020) is co-organised by UNU-IAS and IGES, supported by the Ministry of the Environment, Japan. It will focus on how the concept of socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes (SEPLS), as promoted under the Satoyama Initiative, can contribute to transformative change towards the vision of “societies in harmony with nature”, particularly considering impending new realities in the post-COVID-19 era. Transformative change means innovations that will effect society-wide transitions, and to create the change we want will require strengthening connections between humans with nature. Landscape and seascape management can be carried out while delivering sound social and ecological outcomes and improving resilience in the face of serious threats including climate change and infectious diseases like COVID-19.
The session will feature remarks from Shinobu Yume Yamaguchi (Director, UNU-IAS) and a keynote speech by Kazuhiko Takeuchi (UNU-IAS and IGES), followed by cases presented by partners in Viet Nam and the Philippines and a presentation by UNU-IAS. There will also be a moderated discussion consolidating lessons on the SEPLS concept and its relevance for the post-COVID-19 era, as well as implications for the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework.
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