Hi IFSA community and beyond!
I’m Jesse Mahoney from Australia, and I’m the IFSA President. I have a Master of Forest Ecosystem Science from the University of Melbourne in Australia, and I currently work in the international forest policy space.
UNFCCC COP22 promises to be an exciting event, following on from the successes of Paris last year it gives the world the chance to take stock and operationalise the Paris Climate Change Agreement. Having never been to a UNFCCC event before, I look forward to seeing how it works in practice; while also engaging with the different stakeholders and side events.
I’m hoping to work with other IFSA delegates to provide a youth presence at the event, identify ways to further support education opportunities, provide support for youth initiatives (such as the young session at the Global Landscapes Forum side-event) and support the professional development of youth. I’m excited to be a part of IFSA’s delegation to this event and I look forward to sharing our experiences with the broader IFSA community and beyond through our blog and social media.
Hello everybody! My name is Branindityo Nugroho (Bran). I am an Indonesian currently taking a master degree in Goettingen University, Germany. I did my bachelor in Bogor Agriculture University with Protected Areas Management as my thesis topic. But now I’m focusing on Forest Policy for my master thesis. COP is the main event where bunch of institutions with different interest on forest sharing a same table. It would be so great to be able to see how this process is happening. I’m looking forward to witness the high level discussion of our planet’s future.
Lucia Hernandez Huerta
My name is Lucia Hernandez Huerta, I am from Tehuacan City in the State of Puebla, Mexico. I am the Delegate of the Latin America Region during the second week of the COP 22. Currently I am in the third year of Natural and Renewable Resources Engineering Bachelor Program in Universidad Autónoma Chapingo (Chapingo Autonomous University).
My expectations for this COP are that today and future generations around the world have access to precise and generated information in this event and thus have a broader overview of the various actions to be carried out against climate change. Rather than just the observers of the process, tomorrow’s generation is the key part in the decision making process, therefore I hope that our position and our voice is taken into account in the various forums and activities.
Hi everyone! It is my pleasure to represent IFSA at COP 22 this year and work with the delegation as Head of the International Processes Commission. I am in my senior year of my undergrad studying environmental science and resource management as well as economics. I’m from the University of Washington in Seattle but I am currently on a year long exchange at Tilburg University in the Netherlands! I am passionate about sustainable development policy, particularly as it relates to Africa. I am excited to be sharing all the information we learn with you and I encourage you to engage with us as much as possible on here.
Hello people! I am Maximilian Schubert and I study Forestry and Environment at Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg for my Bachelor. I am a IFSA member since I started studying and had the great opportunity of being part of the Global Landscapes Forum delegation in Paris last year. It is my pleasure to be now part of the Marrakech delegation and enhancing my international experience.
Taking part in COP22 provides us with different aspects of learning and seeing how international politics work and shows us how much possibilities there are. I expect this event to strengthen the agreements, which have been made in Paris. Also I hope to meet many young engaged people there which share the love for our environment and especially forests.
I am looking forward to keep you updated and give you as much insight in COP22 as possible.