Satoyama Initiative – Healthy Planet, Healthy People: Role of Satoyama Initiative for Green and Blue Recovery
Friday, 9 July 2021
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Virtual (NY Time)

Side Event

Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (SCBD) with Ministry of the Environment, Government of Japan (MOEJ), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP), Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES),United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS)

This side event highlights the role of landscape and seascape approach in achieving SDGs, and its contribution to the sustainable and for the resilient recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and the Post-2020 global biodiversity framework (GBF). It will focus how the approach of the Satoyama Initiative helps to accelerate protecting the planet and building resilience (SDG 13, 14 and 15), while also addressing poverty and food security (SDG 1 and 2), human health and well-being (SDG 3), reduced inequalities (SDG 10), and responsible consumption and production (SDG 12), building justice and strong institutions (SDG 16), and fostering partnership (SDG 17). Accelerating local action and addressing the climate change issues are also key to achieving the SDGs.

The event will focus the roles of the local actions as well as the contributions through the landscape and seascape approaches, which promote the economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development in an inclusive and effective manner. We will be hearing voices from the field and share knowledges and experiences on the ground.

The speakers of the side event will share key lessons and explore ways for upscaling and mainstream them into global and national policy dialogues.

The event will also share key lessons learnt from the COMDEKS and other relevant projects under the Satoyama Initiative, to explore avenues to institutionalize landscape and seascape approaches in national and sub-national policies as a critical contribution to the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, Post-2020 GBF, Paris Agreement and other key global agenda.

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