Report on SGEC’s Lecture Meeting on Indigenous People/Ainu People

Sep 8, 2017

On 6th September, Sustainable Green Eco-system Council (SGEC) held the captioned lecture meeting inviting two guest lecturers from Ainu Association of Hokkaido, Mr. Yupo Abe, President and Mr. Yukio Satoh, Chief Secretary.

The criteria of sustainable forest certification include requirements from there aspects such as environment, social and economic aspects, and the protection of indigenous people’s rights is considered as one of the most important elements of the social aspects.

This lecture meeting was held for the purpose of improving the stakeholders’ understanding of Ainu people as indigenous people, and the attendees from certification bodies, industrial organizations, companies and NGOs leaned much about the history and the current situation of Ainu people attentively.

 

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