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Building Resilience with Common Capital—Managing Shared Resources

Participants visiting the satoyama area of Kurokawa

The 3rd Workshop on “Building Resilience with Common Capital—Managing Shared Resources: Meeting the Challenges of a Rapidly Modernizing World under Climate and Ecosystems Change” was held in Kobe, Japan, from 3 to 5 December 2012.

This workshop—the last one of a series of three workshops—was jointly organized by APN, DIVERSITAS, IHDP and the UNU-Institute for Sustainability and Peace. The objective of the workshop was to identify new governance systems overseeing the management of the supply of ecosystem services and enhancement of socio-ecological resilience against climate and ecosystem changes in an efficient manner across a range of stakeholders.

The APN is very happy and grateful for the strong support it received from the Hyogo Prefectural Government, as well as researchers from the Hyogo Museum of Nature and Human Activities. The  satoyama ecosystem of Kurokawa area in the city of Kawanishi, Hyogo Prefecture, was introduced as an excellent example of a sound and sustainable way of managing rural production landscapes. An excursion to this area was also organized. Some publications about the outcomes are now under preparations and will be featured as soon as available.