THE SATOYAMA INITIATIVE
United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies
Date and Time
24 May 2010 13:15 - 14:45
This side event discusses ways through which it could be possible to support and, as needed, revitalize the human-influenced natural environment (or socio-ecological production landscapes) that can provide human well-being while conserving biodiversity, and introduces the so-called Satoyama Initiative as a solution. This Initiative intends to support the strategic Plan for the post-2010 period and promote sustainable use of natural resources in socio-ecological production landscape such as agricultural fields and secondary forests, and ultimately contribute to achieving the objectives of Convention on Biological Diversity. Mechanisms to support the initiative will also be described, including in particular the establishment of an international partnership that will be formally launched in October in Nagoya at COP-10 and possible schemes to support on-the-ground activities in line with the Satoyama Initiative.