“GEF-Satoyama Project” Launched, Starting with a Call for Proposals in the Indo-Burma Biodiversity Hotspot

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  • 2015•10•01     Tokyo

    The United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) has established a new global project titled “GEF-Satoyama Project”, proposed together with Conservation International Japan (CI Japan) and the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES).

    The project, which has been approved by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), focuses on socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes — which is also called satoyama in Japanese — and aims to mainstream conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity and ecosystem services, while improving human well-being in production landscapes and seascapes.

    The GEF-Satoyama Project opens its Call for Proposals for site-based projects that run up to three years in the Indo-Burma Biodiversity Hotspot from 1 October until 18 November, 2015. The GEF-Satoyama Project will provide a maximum of USD 100,000 to each project. These projects are expected to make larger global impacts through leveraging additional resources, replication and knowledge sharing under the GEF-Satoyama Project.

    The goal of the GEF-Satoyama Project is to implement concrete steps towards building a society in harmony with nature, which will contribute to the achievement of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets under the Convention on Biological Diversity, as well as the newly established United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

    For details on the GEF-Satoyama Project and the Call for Proposals, please refer to the attached document.

    Yohsuke Amano
    Email: isi@unu.edu