Please note: This event will be conducted in Japanese only.
The UNU-IAS Operating Unit Ishikawa/Kanazawa 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 researchers, policymakers and other experts, 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.
This first seminar in the series focuses on international perspectives on satoyama and satoumi, and introduces activities by Ishikawa Prefecture. Outcomes of the Rio+20 Summit and IPSI activities will also be introduced in 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 site in 2011.
Garden Room, 2nd Floor of Shiinoki Cultural Complex
Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture