As people from different walks of life gathered in Morocco in the bid to committing to climate actions, indigenous people were not left out. It was interesting to know that indigenous people, though form relatively small community (5% of world’s population), cover a greater percentage of the world’s richest biodiversity (80%). I was privy … Continue reading Indigenous People Forum On Climate Change
Joseph Hall recently attended the UNFF AHEG meeting Major Group Children and Youth in Thailand and produced a detailed report of this event. The United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF) is a high-level policy forum established in 2000 by the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) to promote “the management, conservation and sustainable development … Continue reading Event Report: UNFF AHEG Meeting, Thailand,2016
(picture: IFSA UBC) by Stephanie Lee “There is no ‘Plan B’ because we do not have a ‘Planet B.’ We have to work and galvanize our action” (UN Secretary-General Ban-Ki Moon) Our LC at the University of British Columbia (Canada) aspires to take steps in this direction by organizing platforms to engage students and the … Continue reading Report from the Recent LC UBC Event: “Prepping for COP 22 in Marrakech”
(pictures: Liza D.) by Liza Derenchenko In the middle of October 2016, during a trip to Moscow, I decided to pay a visit to national park Losiny Ostrov, which means Elk Island. The first written record of this national park dates back to 1406, when the formation of the city of Moscow as the center … Continue reading My Visit to Losiny Ostrov National Park in Moscow, Russia
by Jiayi Chew JianNan-Liu is assistant professor at the department of forestry and natural resources (National Chiayi University, Chinese Taipei). He received dual academic training in both forestry and wildlife ecology and has more than 20 years of research experience. What is it about with the struggle of the leopard cats in Chinese Taipei? Everything … Continue reading Interview with Professor JianNan-Liu on Prionailurus Bengalensis (the Leopard Cat) Research in Chinese Taipei
(pictures: Greystone Books) by Meike Siegner If we came so far in the 21st century as to credit animals with complex emotional lives and passed laws that extend rights to them; and if the decades long struggle of environmental movements has helped to unleash a broader move towards organic farming practices, can we also shift … Continue reading “The Hidden Life of Trees”, Book Review and Interview with Author Peter Wohlleben
On Wednesday, 16th of November, the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) took place in the Kenzi Club in Marrakech. I was filled up with expectations since I had attended GLF in Paris the year before. Last year the event lasted a whole weekend and had 3500 participants. This year the whole event was held on a … Continue reading Tackling the Landscapes Approach – GLF 2016
Future Technology for Today Land-Use Change by Branindityo Nugroho Wednesday 16 November 2016. Unlike the days before, today is -in a positive way- different. It is because today Global Landscape Forum being held by the cooperation of CIFOR-WorldBank-UNEP. GLF held in Kenzi Club, Marrakech. Global Landscapes Forums, held alongside the UN climate negotiations, create a … Continue reading Back to the Future
Indonesia’s Sustainable Timber Trade Policy Promotes Climate Change Mitigation by Branindityo Nugroho This session took place in Indonesia Pavilion, 15 november 2016. It is quite remarkable as today is the first day of FLEGT being officially used as wood certification. Indonesia marked as the first country to establish this certification cooperation with European Union (EU). … Continue reading I Want My Wood Certified.
A case for degraded soil management as part of mitigation action provided by Branindityo Nugroho, IFSA COP 22 delegate.