Contribution of the Satoyama Initiative to implementing the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework and developing Circulating and Ecological Economies

In Japan Environment Quarterly
Volume (Issue): Vol. 31
Non Peer-reviewed Article
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In 2010, the 10th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP10) to the CBD was held in Japan (Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture). With the participation of 179 parties as well as relevant international organisations and NGOs, a new strategic plan for biodiversity, including the Aichi Biodiversity Targets was adopted for the 2011-2020 period. The Aichi Targets included a total of 20 targets, one of which, Target 11 was that by 2020, at least 17% of terrestrial and inland water, and 10% of coastal and marine areas are conserved through protected areas and other effective area-based conservation measures (OECMs). This article focuses on the contribution of the Satoyama Initiative to OECMs, and also shines a spotlight on the Initiative's potential to contribute to the development of "Regional Circulating and Ecological Economies (R-CEE)" aimed at the integrated enhancement of the environment, economy and society.