On 20 February 2015, UNU-IAS will host the International Symposium on Rural Food System, Sharing Network, and Ecosystem Services in Socio-ecological Production Landscapes in Tokyo.
‘Satoyama-satoumi’ is a Japanese term for socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes (SEPLS) characterized by a dynamic mosaic of different types of ecosystems that maintain high levels of biodiversity and produce bundles of ecosystem services. One of the unique characteristics of SEPLS is the sharing of provisioning services – such as forest, agricultural and marine products – within and beyond communities. Research findings demonstrate how encouraging sharing and co-management of ecosystem services can strengthen localized models of sustainable societies in harmony with nature. In this symposium, we will share relevant research findings on rural food systems, sharing networks, and ecosystem services in both developing and developed countries, and identify the challenges and opportunities associated with co-management of SEPLS.
This event will be co-organized by UNU-IAS and the Committee on Environmental Systems (Japan Society of Civil Engineers), with the cooperation of the Ministry of the Environment, Japan.
Registration is free and open to the public. To register, please contact Ms. Chiho Kamiyama.
14:00–16:00 Presentation Session
16:30–17:30 Panel Discussion
This symposium is supported by the Ministry of the Environment, Japan through its Environment Research and Technology Development Fund (ES-Tradeoff, FY2013–FY2015, 1-1303).
5F Elizabeth Rose Conference Hall
53-70, Jingumae 5-chome
Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-8925