UN CAMPUS, NAIROBI– The United Nations has typically been a far-from-accessible convening space for civil society; therefore, it became significant to examine the power dynamics and representation in the proceedings, and the resulting outcomes of the Global Major Groups and Stakeholders Forum (GMGSF).
The world seems to be keen on generating firsts. The latest addition to this list is ‘Ant Forest’ - a digital platform that has managed to marry ‘fin-tech’ to environmental sustainability and climate change mitigation.
Thoughts about plastic pollution during UNEA-3 by Bocheng Zhang, UNEA-3 Delegate ‘Beat the pollution, we are the solution’ is the watchword of Beat #marine litter breakfast. During the Beat #marine litter breakfast and other side events of UNEA-3, ‘Towards Pollution-free Planet’, plastic pollution is the most concerned topics and be mentioned by delegates for lots … Continue reading Towards a ‘Plastic Pollution-free’ Planet
A brief story about two interesting side-events at UNEA3. by Max Krombholz, UNEP commissioner The first panel was the hosted by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Observation, Building and Nuclear Safety with the topic tackling air pollution - challenges for government and industry. After Mr. Jochen Flasbarthan gave an interesting introduction to … Continue reading #UNEA3 Side Events: Pollution’s Threat and the Role of Youth
Today is Sunday, the 3rd of December. One week ago, Max and I arrived for the UNEA-3. What happened between then and now? Here's an update.
In this post, we, the UNEA-3 Delegation, will briefly introduce ourselves to you. At the moment, Max, Natalie, and Jonas are in Nairobi for the United Nations Global Major Groups and Stakeholders Forum (GMGSF), and Linda and Bocheng will join us soon so that we may attend the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) together.
21st meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical & Technological Advice December 11th to 14th 2017 Montreal, Canada Article 25 of the Convention on Biological Diversity establishes an open-ended intergovernmental scientific advisory body known as the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA) to provide the Conference of the Parties (COP) and, … Continue reading UPCOMING EVENTS
Picture by Indah Ginting, Tomi Ardiansyah and Sylvanissa IGTV (IFSA Goes to Village) is a program from Village Concept Project (VCP) Commission of IFSA LC IPB that aims to educate the children about environment and forestry and also improve their english skill. The VCP program is held twice a month at Kampung Jawa, Situ Gede, … Continue reading Celebrating Universal Children’s Day and World Tree Day, IFSA LC IPB Held IGTV (IFSA Goes To Village) Special Edition
Text and picture by Andrew Heald Can we meet you? (previous study /research, current work, experience) I am Andrew Heald, the Technical Director for Confor (Confederation of Forest Industries), a trade organisation representing over 1,000 companies working in the forestry sector in the UK. I started my career working as a forester in North Wales … Continue reading Tree News Interview With Andrew Heald as Technical Director for Confor (UK)
Picture by Konstantin Schwarz Every 4-5 years, the International Union of Forest Research Organization (IUFRO) is holding a major congress (the last one took place in Salt Lake City in 2014). And for their 125th Anniversary, it is no surprise that IUFRO shortened this time-frame in order to celebrate the organization with an extraordinary Congress … Continue reading Youth Engagement at the IUFRO 125th Anniversary Congress 2017 : A Reflection and Look Ahead