SATO YAMA UMI Project aims to contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Aichi Biodiversity Targets through awareness raising programs for local communities, youth and a wide range of general public.
Contributions to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
The SDGs are the global goals agreed at the United Nations in 2015 to realize a sustainable world without poverty by 2030. It is a set of 17 goals, with 169 targets under the goals. The goals include directly related to conservation of biodiversity is an integral part of SDGs.
Capacity building is the theme of the project, which contributes to Goal 4(Quality Education). Project activities cover both on land and at sea, contributing Goal 14 (Life Below Water) & Goal 15(Life on Land). At the same time, the project implements nature-based climate change measures which contributes to Goal 13(Climate Change). It develops educational programs that promote the relationship of the importance of biodiversity and sustainable use of natural resources, which leads to Goal 12(Responsible Consumption and Production). Supporting communities gain sound understanding on nature and implement appropriate management of natural resources, and will support Goal 1(No poverty). The project pays proper attention to gender mainstreaming (Goal 5: Gender Equality).
SATO YAMA UMI Project is implemented by three Japanese organizations in partnership with partners in Japan and abroad. That is what Goal 17(Partnerships for the goals), is all about. It is partnerships for a better world.
SDGs and Aichi Biodiversity Targets
The Aichi Biodiversity Targets are a set of 20 Targets to be achieved by 2020. They were adopted in 2010 at the 10th Meeting of the Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP10) held in Nagoya, Aichi in Japan to halt the loss of biodiversity. The mid-term review of progress towards the Aichi Biodiversity Targets reported in 2014 concluded that, whilst significant progress has been made towards some components of the targets, generally they were not on track to be met.
Given the situation, SATO YAMA UMI Project promotes a common understanding of values of natural environment for various stakeholders by implementing environmental education programs (Target 1 & 4), and conducts capacity building for the next generations who may be directly involved in species conservation. The project also contributes to achieving Target 18 & 19 by developing tools for protection and use of traditional knowledge and broad dissemination of scientific findings. The project also protects endangered species (Target 12).
The project is one of the collaborative activities endorsed under the International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative (IPSI).
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