Summary

A brief description of the conference and explanation of its objective:
This conference aims to highlight the potential trade-offs and synergies of traditional local knowledge and classical scientific knowledge related to ecosystem services in socio-ecological production landscapes, including Satoyama, other forms of cultural landscapes, or Social Ecological Production Landscapes. The conference aims to link science and policy, with range of approaches from legal, social, agricultural and forestry science that are unfortunately often discussed at separated forums or academic conferences. These will contribute directly to the processes in the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food (ITPGR) and GIAHS (Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems). We expect outcomes to be useful and relevant for policy makers concerned with improving participatory management of low impact production landscapes, such as Satoyama.

Host Institution:
Kanazawa University College of Human and Social Sciences, School of Regional Development Studies
Natural Resources Canada Forest Service