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).
Text Jia Yi Chew, Picture by Hilla Laakkonen The organizing committees of Finland hosted this year’s IFSA interim meeting. The Finnish local committees joined forces with other local committees to provide the best experience for IFSA officials. Interim took place in Saariselkä, Finland from January 7th to the 14th. Seventeen officials attended Interim; four other … Continue reading Getting Insight from IFSA Annual Interim Meeting in Finland
Text by Charlotte Ross-Harris I was fortunate enough to be selected to undertake the internship offered at the International Union of Forestry Research Organisations (IUFRO) headquarters on the partnership that IFSA shares with them. We share a strong working relationship with IUFRO who support IFSA in many ways including by providing one of us the … Continue reading Feeling the Great Experience during IFSA-IUFRO Internship Program 2017
Text by Andreas Ade Kristian, Picture by CintaConto The southern slope of Lawu Mountain, Indonesia, experienced a great forest fire in the 1960s. Hundreds of hectares state-owned pine forest area was devastated by fire and leaves bare slopes in the Regency of Wonogiri, Central Java Province, Indonesia. After the fires, several villages inhabited by more … Continue reading Sadiman’s Forest : Can You Imagine A Forest Named After You?
This interview is an outcome of a really good and interesting big data side-event from the UNEA-3 last year. My interview partner is Angel Hsu, she was one of the speakers at this event. by Max Krombholz; UNEP commissioner Interview: Could you shortly introduce yourself? Angel Hsu: My name is Angel Hsu and I'm … Continue reading An interview about Big Data, future forestry and data gathering company’s with Angel Hsu!
The Conference of the Parties has established a working group specifically to address the implementation of Article 8 (j) and related provisions of the Convention. This working group is open to all Parties, Indigenous and local communities representatives. The 10th Meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group for Article 8(j): Traditional Knowledge of Indigenous Peoples … Continue reading UNCBD: 10th Meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group for Article 8(j): Traditional Knowledge of Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities
UN CONVENTION OF BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY Breaking news & summaries from the Secretariat World Soil Day – December 5th “Caring for the planet starts from the ground” It can take thousands of years for 1cm of soil to form, and it is estimated that soils host a quarter of the planet’s biodiversity. This makes soil particularly … Continue reading UN CBD BREAKING NEWS
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.