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    Seminar Title : SCENARIOS, MODELS, AND VALUES OF BIODIVERSITY AND NATURE'S CONTRIBUTIONS TO PEOPLE


  • Date: 29 (Sat) September, 14:00-16:30
  • Daiwa House Ishibashi Nobuo Memorial Hall, the University of Tokyo
  • Background:

    During the regional and global assessments of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), a wide range of scenarios and models have been reviewed to explore plausible future developments of the human society and the consequences of these developments for biodiversity and nature’s contribution to people (ecosystem services). Multistakeholder participation in scenario development contributes to improved dialogue between stakeholders, the development of capacity of stakeholders to understand and use scenarios in decision making and improved integration of stakeholder knowledge in scenarios. At the same time, IPBES has initiated the assessment of tools and methodologies regarding multiple values of biodiversity to human societies by reviewing different visions, approaches and knowledge systems, and their policy relevance based on the diverse conceptualization of values of biodiversity and nature’s contributions to people.


    Objectives:

    This seminar aims at:

    (1) Providing the overview and progress of IPBES assessments and PANCES project;

    (2) Providing the updated scientific efforts and practices regarding scenarios, models and values of biodiversity and nature’s contributions to people from local to national scales, and

    (3) Discussing the possible collaboration with the future IPBES assessment process and other international initiatives such as Future Earth and Satoyama Initiative


    Organizer:

    Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science (IR3S), The University of Tokyo


    Collaborators:

    United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS)

    Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)

    Ministry of the Environment, Japan


    Language:

    English only


    Capacity:

    125


    Registration:

    Please fill out the Registration Form (your name, e-mail and organization)

    Registration form

    Invited Participants:

    Eduardo S. Brondizio (Indiana University Bloomington, USA)

    Salvatore Arico (UNESCO, France)

    Simon Ferrier (CSIRO, Australia)


    Program:

    14:00-14:10 : Opening remarks

    / Kazuhiko Takeuchi & Representative of Ministry of the Environment, Japan

    14:10-14:30 : IPBES Global Assessment and Indigenous and Local Knowledge

    / Eduardo S. Brondizio

    14:30-14:50 : Ocean sustainability in the 21st century

    / Salvatore Arico

    14:50-15:10 : Multiscale scenarios for nature futures

    / Simon Ferrier

    15:10-15:30 : Ecosystem Scenarios in Japan: Overview and Progress of PANCES project

    / Osamu Saito

    15:30-15:45 : Break

    15:45-16:25 : Panel discussion including Q&A from the floor

    / Moderator: Shizuka Hashimoto

    16:25-16:30 : Closing remark