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Monday, 2 July 2012, 13:00 - 16:00

CBD/COP 11 Seminar Series
Satoyama and Satoumi in Ishikawa/Kanazawa

Venue: Garden Room, 2nd Floor of Shiinoki Cultural Complex
Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture

Organized by: UNU-IAS Operating Unit Ishikawa/Kanazawa (OUIK)
Co-organizaed by: Ishikawa Prefecture (TBD)
Supported by: Kanazawa City, Kanazawa University (TBD)

Event Description
Event language: Japanese 

UNU-IAS Operating Unit Ishikawa/Kanazawa (OUIK) will organize a series of seminars in preparation for the 11th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 11) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), which will be held in October 2012 in Hyderabad, India. By inviting keynote speakers and holding panel discussions with experts – including researchers and policymakers – this seminar series aims at increasing public awareness and understanding of CBD/COP 11.

At CBD/COP 10, the Satoyama Initiative was identified as a potentially useful tool to better understand and support human-influenced natural environments for the benefit of biodiversity and human well-being, and the International Partnership for Satoyama Initiative (IPSI) was established. The first seminar in this series focuses on international perspectives on satoyama and satoumi, and introduces activities by Ishikawa Prefecture.

Outcomes of Rio+20 and IPSI activities will also be introduced for a panel discussion on the importance and roles of satoyama and satoumi in Noto Peninsula, which was designated as a Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS) site in 2011.

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13:00 Opening Remarks
Kazuhiko Takemoto (Director, UNU-IAS OUIK)
13:10 - 13:30 Keynote Address 1
Implications of Satoyama and Satoumi for the future: Achievements and challenges learnt from the activities of the International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative (IPSI)

Wataru Suzuki (Deputy Director, IPSI, UNU-IAS)
13:30 - 14:00 Keynote Address 2
Japan Satoyama Satoumi Assessment (JSSA): Suggestions from Ishikawa/Kanazawa

Koji Nakamura (Professor, Kanazawa University)

14:00 - 14:15 Coffee Break
14:15 - 14:30 DVD Showing
"Noto's Satoyama and Satoumi Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems"
14:30 - 16:00 Panel Discussion
Satoyama and Satoumi in Ishikawa/Kanazawa: Towards CBD/COP

Kazuhiko Takemoto

Taisuke Watanabe (Director, Satoyama Creation Office, Environment Division, Ishikawa Prefecture)
Ryo Kohsaka (Associate Professor, Kanazawa University)
Koji Nakamura
Wataru Suzuki
16:00 Closing Remarks
Kazuhiko Takemoto

Download the meeting minutes here (Japanese only).

Registration is free and open to the public. For further information, please contact UNU-IAS OUIK at unu-iasouik[at]ias.unu.edu or 076-224-2266.
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