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Biodiversity and the Sub-global Assessment of Satoyama and Satoumi in Japan

United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies with the Government of Japan

Date and Time
28 May 2008 18:15 - 19:45

Ninth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 9)

This side event will present the process and preliminary outcome of an ongoing assessment initiative on satoyama and satoumi – traditional rural landscapes – in Japan, which has been developed building on the framework of the sub-global assessments of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MA). The panelists will outline the concepts and approaches innovated through the sub-global assessment, with the emphasis on their contributions to the national biodiversity strategy and local strategies for biodiversity.