On 16–17 January 2018, the UNU Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) and the University of Tokyo’s Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science co-organised an international workshop on “Mainstreaming Biodiversity in Production Landscapes: Integrated Approaches in Design and Implementation of National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs)”.
NBSAPs are the major national-level biodiversity policy instruments required of all Party governments to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). This workshop was part of a joint research project on the development and implementation of NBSAPs, with a specific focus on incorporating integrated landscape management approaches to help CBD Parties achieve their biodiversity goals.
Representatives from the governments of Cambodia, Colombia, Ethiopia, Estonia, Japan, Mexico, and South Africa — countries identified for their inclusion of integrated landscape management in their NBSAPs — got together to present their national policies and discuss policy processes, challenges, and opportunities. Despite the diverse circumstances and experiences of the different countries, participants were pleasantly surprised to find much common ground in many landscape-oriented projects, ranging from Mexico’s work in the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor to the International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative.
For more informati00on, read the news story on the UNU-IAS website.