UNU-IAS will co-organise an online symposium on community-based activities and governance for seascape restoration, the second in the Satoumi and Ecosystem Restoration Symposium series. Focusing on blue carbon systems restoration (mangrove, seagrass, and salt marshes) and citizen science applications, the symposium will feature practitioners of blue carbon ecosystem restoration from around the world to discuss how we can enhance and strengthen restoration efforts.
The symposium series aims to build momentum towards the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration for coastal ecosystems, creating a network of stakeholders for satoumi restoration. It will share information on good practices and challenges, and identify gaps in restoration to develop policy recommendations.
The event is co-organised in partnership with the Ocean Policy Research Institute (OPRI), the Ministry of the Environment, Japan (MOEJ), and the International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative (IPSI).
The event will be held in English and Japanese.
To participate online, please register in advance.
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MC: Makiko Yanagiya (Programme Coordinator, UNU-IAS)
13:00 Opening Remarks and Introduction
Overview of First Symposium
Impact of Climate Change and Biodiversity Conservation in Satoumi
13:30 Session 1: Citizen Science and Coastal Ecosystem Restoration
Coastal Ecosystem Conservation and Citizen Science – Cases of Shiretoko World Natural Heritage and Indonesia
Coast Card Project in Chesapeake Bay
Citizen-Centered Ecosystem Restoration in Tokyo Bay
14:25 Session 2: Blue Carbon Ecosystem Restoration
Activities of the International Blue Carbon Initiative
Local Actions on Blue Carbon Ecosystem Restoration in Yokohama and Introduction of Japan Blue Economy Association
Restoration of Eelgrass Beds and Satoumi Activities in Hinase, Bizen City
Q & A, Discussion
15:25 Session 3: Panel Discussion
Moderator: Naomi Harada (Professor, University of Tokyo)
16:25 Closing Remarks