9/20 Community-based Activities and Governance for Seascape Restoration

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Community-based Activities and Governance for Seascape Restoration

The decade from 2021 to 2030 has been positioned as the "United Nations Decade for Ecosystem Restoration" which calls for the active participation of multi-stakeholders in conservation and restoration of various ecosystems around the world. The second event of the Satoumi and Ecosystem Restoration Symposium series will focus on blue carbon ecosystems restoration (mangrove, seagrass, and salt marsh) and citizen science application. We will listen to worldwide practitioners of blue carbon ecosystem restoration and discuss how we can enhance/strengthen restoration efforts.
Organizers Ocean Policy Research Institute of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation (OPRI-SPF)
United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS)  
International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative (IPSI)
Ministry of the Environment, Government of Japan (MOEJ)
Date and time September 20, 2022, 13:00-16:30 (JST)
Venue Online
Program (Provisional) 13:00
Opening Session
 Shinobu Yamaguchi (Director, UNU-IAS)
 Hide Sakaguchi(President, OPRI-SPF)

 - Overview of First Symposium (Makiko Yanagiya, UNU-IAS)
 - Impact of Climate Change and Biodiversity Conservation in Satoumi (Junko Toyoshima, OPRI-SPF)

Session 1: Citizen Science and Coastal Ecosystem Restoration
 - Coastal ecosystem conservation and citizen science - Cases of Shiretoko World Natural Heritage and Indonesia-
 (Mitsutaku Makino, Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, University of Tokyo) 

 - Coast Card Project in Chesapeake Bay
 (William Dennison, University of Maryland) 

 - Citizen-Centered Ecosystem Restoration in Tokyo Bay
 (Keita Furukawa, Association of Shore Environment Creation)

Q&A, Discussion


Session 2: Blue Carbon Ecosystem Restoration
 - Activities of the International Blue Carbon Initiative
 (Steve Crooks, The International Blue Carbon Initiative) 
 - Local actions on blue carbon ecosystem restoration in Yokohama and introduction of Japan Blue Economy Association
 (Masato Nobutoki, Japan Blue Economy Association)

 - Restoration of Eelgrass beds and satoumi activities in Hinase, Bizen City
 (Takehiro Tanaka, Satoumi Research Institute)

Q&A, Discussion


Session 3: Panel Discussion
-SDG14 and Japan's Basic Plan of Ocean Policy
Moderator: Naomi Harada (University of Tokyo)

Panellists (TBC):
- Keita Furukawa
- Takehiro Tanaka
- Yohei Mori (MOEJ)
- Hiroetsu Aoyama (MLIT)

Closing Remarks
 Naohisa Okuda (Director General, Nature Conservation Bureau, MOEJ)

*Please kindly note that the speakers, themes, and times are subject to change without notice.

**The provisional program of the event is also available here. (PDF file)
Languages English/Japanese (Simultaneous interpretation available)
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