SATOYAMA Initiative – Society Living in Harmony with Nature: An inclusive approach for communities, landscapes and seascapes
Thursday, 16 July 2020
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Virtual (New York time)
Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES); Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity; Governments of Bhutan, Ghana, Costa Rica, and others (tbd); Japan Ministry of the Environment; GEF Small Grants Programme; UNDP; UNU-IAS; Global Youth Biodiversity Network and other youth groups
Accelerated community action is necessary to achieve the SDGs. The Satoyama Initiative is a global platform that promotes societies in harmony with nature in production landscapes and seascapes. It consists of over 200 organizations, governments, CSOs, academic institutions, and private sector members. This side event will highlight how the initiative helps to accelerate protecting the planet and building resilience (SDG 13, SDG 14, SDG 15); advancing human well-being and sharing nature’s economic benefits (SDG 1, SDG 10); and fostering partnership (SDG 17). Lessons from the initiative will be shared and ways to mainstream them into policy will be explored.