Message of Satoyama Governors’ Summit : Towards sustainable use of satoyama/satoumi landscapes and regional revitalization

Satoyama and satoumi landscapes are socio-ecological systems in Japan which have been shaped by centuries of interaction between locally-specific activities and lifestyles and a rich natural environment. At the same time, they represent irreplaceable cultural landscapes, intimately linked with the identity of the Japanese people, and important regional assets that need to be safeguarded for future generations.

GEOC Holds Governors’ Biodiversity Summits at COP10 in Nagoya

Two governors’ summits focusing on the socio-ecological systems known as satoyama (terrestrial) and satoumi (coastal) landscapes were convened on October 19 and 20 in Nagoya by the United Nations University (UNU), the Global Environment Outreach Center (GEOC) and the Ministry of the Environment of Japan (MOE).

CBD/COP10 related event Biodiversity Governors’ Summit (BGS) : Satoyama/Satoumi Use and Conservation – Revitalizing Local Communities

Date & Time: 19 October, 2010, 15:00-18:00 Location: Midland Hall, 5F Midland Square, 4-7-1 Meieki, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya-Shi, Aichi, 450-6205, Japan

CBD/COP10 side event – Satoyama Governors’ Summit

Date & Time: 20 October, 2010, 13:15-14:30 Location: Interactive Fair Tent of Japan, Shirotori Park, Nagoya Congress Center 1-1 Atsutanishicho, Atsuta-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi, Japan Access Map » Language: English and Japanese simultaneous interpretation*No pre-registration required