The Satoyama Initiative and the Green Economy
|Date: Monday, 18 June 2012|
|Venue: Japan Pavilion|
|Organizers: Ministry of the Environment Japan, IPSI Secretariat (UNU-IAS)|
|Partners: Government of Japan, UN University, UN Development Programme, World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)|
The Satoyama Initiative is a comprehensive effort to benefit biodiversity and human well-being through promoting the conservation and sustainable use of natural resources in human-influenced natural environments. The Initiative has demonstrated global appeal across sectors and was specifically recognized in 2010 at CBD COP10. Human-influenced natural environments or socio-ecological production landscapes (SEPLs) are found all around the world; they have been formed and maintained through sustainable land use, and support human life by providing various goods and services.