IPC NEWS JUNE 2018

Dear IFSA World, As the IFSA year almost draws to a close I wanted to share some of the happenings from IFSA’s busy International Processes Commission and our broader UN Partnerships, through which our engagement is ever growing thanks to our busy Head’s of Sub-Commissions, Liaison Officers and active delegations. United Nations Framework Convention on … Continue reading IPC NEWS JUNE 2018

INTEGRATING YOUTH PERSPECTIVES IN THE THIRD ASIA-PACIFIC FOREST SECTOR OUTLOOK STUDY (APFSOS III)

The Second Advisory Committee Meeting of APFSOS III was carried out on 14-15 November 2018 at CIFOR Headquarters, Bogor, Indonesia. There were three main objectives of this meeting which included discussing about the key findings and  recommendations of APFSOS III,  and about the completion of APFSOS III, and to get feedback from Advisory Committee members … Continue reading INTEGRATING YOUTH PERSPECTIVES IN THE THIRD ASIA-PACIFIC FOREST SECTOR OUTLOOK STUDY (APFSOS III)

Are European forests the first to be protected by a Legally Binding Agreement? – Daniela Tináková

Signatories of FOREST EUROPE, countries within the European continent and the EU, took one step closer to adopting a Legally Binding Agreement (LBA) on Sustainable Forest Management. The Expert Level Meeting (ELM) which took place in Bratislava (Slovak Republic) on 5-6 of December 2018 resulted in adoption of the Ministerial Decision draft text. As an observer … Continue reading Are European forests the first to be protected by a Legally Binding Agreement? – Daniela Tináková

The who, what, and why of IPBES

Who The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) is an independent intergovernmental body, established by member States in 2012. What The work of IPBES can be broadly grouped into four complementary areas: - Assessments: On specific themes (e.g. “Pollinators, Pollination and Food Production”); methodological issues (e.g. “Scenarios and Modelling); and at both the … Continue reading The who, what, and why of IPBES

Opinion Piece: The Conversation Nobody Wants to Have

Opinion Piece: The Conversation Nobody Wants to Have Liz Wass November 27th, 2018 In preparation for COP14, there were many hours spent reading, reviewing, and researching topics and issues that will be discussed at side events between plenary sessions during the conference. I have never been to an event at such a scale, and although … Continue reading Opinion Piece: The Conversation Nobody Wants to Have

Opinion Piece: What should we do about our Biodiversity?

What should we do about our Biodiversity? Angga Saputra November 20th, 2018 Now, biodiversity becomes important thing because humans livelihoods depends on biodiversity. Yesterday, Mainstreaming Biodiversity was one of discussion topics in COP 14 and the goals of this discussion were to maintain and make biodiversity sustainable for human life. Peoples are nothing without biodiversity, … Continue reading Opinion Piece: What should we do about our Biodiversity?

Opinion Piece: Neoliberal governance – Environmental Justice

Opinion Piece: Neoliberal governance – Environmental Justice Frederik Buchholz November 19th, 2018 Traditional political science theories ask mainly who exercises power, where the sources of this power are and if the exercise is legitimate. It supposes that governing is an act of sovereignty. Foucault opposed this perspective by pointing out that governance is not limited … Continue reading Opinion Piece: Neoliberal governance – Environmental Justice

Meet the IFSA delegate team for the UN CBD COP14!

Frederik Buchholz is a 26 year old student of International Forest Ecosystem Management at the University for Sustainable Development Eberswalde, Germany. He developed a research focus on the concept and mechanisms of Ecosystem Services and works currently in the EU project "InnoForESt" which is developing an innovation platform to facilitate the upscaling of practical Payments … Continue reading Meet the IFSA delegate team for the UN CBD COP14!

Reasons to engage at the COP 14 UN CBD

Reasons to engage at the COP 14 UN CBDSharm El Scheikh, Egyptby Frederik Buchholz For the past three years I have been studying International Forest Ecosystem Management in Germany. Within the study program we often debated the development of sustainable forestry, the relationship of forests and socio-economic factors and the international conventions and strategies tackling … Continue reading Reasons to engage at the COP 14 UN CBD