Pacific island people

Satoyama Initiative: Healthy Planet, Healthy People

9 July 2021 | Online


This HLPF side event shared how the Satoyama Initiative teaches that living in harmony with nature requires communities to consider issues of biodiversity, climate change, and zoonotics simultaneously.

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This event will explore the role of socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes (SEPLS) in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. The event will highlight the contributions of SEPLS — areas where sustainable production activities and resource management can result in societies in harmony with nature — to recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as to the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework.

The event will share knowledge and experiences from the global network of the Satoyama Initiative and explore how they can be upscaled and mainstreamed into policy dialogue. Key lessons will be presented from the Initiatives’ network programmes, including the Community Development and Knowledge Management for the Satoyama Initiative (COMDEKS) project.

The Satoyama Initiative is a global effort to promote the sustainable use and management of natural resources in production landscapes and seascapes with the concept of “Societies living in harmony with nature.” The Initiative was proposed by the Government of Japan in 2015, it its capacity as the President of the 10th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP10) to contribute to the second objective of the CBD on the sustainable use of biodiversity.

The Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB) will produce digital coverage of this event on Friday, 9 July 2021.

Funding for ENB coverage of this event has been provided by the GEF Small Grants Programme.


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