Today was our first day at COP22 in Marrakech. After a short orientation phase we dove right into our first session. Luckily today was “education day” so we could gain a lot of knowledge relevant to IFSA's vision. Hearing all of the different aspects of environmental protection and restoration you come to think about what … Continue reading Future Visions
Meet our delegates to COP 22 for week 2!
By Charlotte Ross-Harris While you hear numerous snippets about the warming of the Arctic, it seems so far away and uninhabited, so is easy to forget. It wasn’t until NASA displayed some futuristic images of global atmospheric conditions that the problem became oh so real. The Arctic region is experiencing approximately double the amount of … Continue reading The Melting Arctic
By Jen Dawes [Apologies in advance, this post is a bit long!] A lot is spoken about how renewable energy (RE) is the future and an integral part of achieving our NDCs...but in a world of increasing energy consumption, is there a missing element which needs to be considered? As today was Energy Day at COP22 … Continue reading Renewable energy + energy efficiency = faster achievement of NDCs!
Today has been my first experience at COP22 and I’m really excited to join my colleagues: Charlotte, Vicky and Jennifer after scaling over some challenges that delayed me at home. I must admit COP22 holds a lot of interesting but insightful and educative sessions to its participants. Being fortunate to observe the incredible discussions on … Continue reading New Energy Realities: Building A Resilient And Low-Carbon Future by Samuel –
By Vicky Tremblay A French storyteller, Frederic Calnes, took me to dreamland today with his inspiring forest tale. With a legend, he addressed the issue of forestry in developing countries and indigenous peoples concerns. He talked about the importance of acting in relationship with native peoples about the forest we want to exploit. He discussed … Continue reading Once upon a time
By Jen Dawes Today was tiring...more so than any other day so far! I don't know if it's the jetlag finally catching up with me or a brain overload of amazing content from all the sessions I've attended. Either way, I am pushing through and taking in as much as I can! One area of … Continue reading Indonesian Pavilion for the win!
By Vicky Tremblay Today, I had a lot of fun exploring the green area in search of discovery and innovation. I focused on a topic that interests me and has a place of importance when we talk about climate change, water. First, I was very impressed by a system invented by a German called CloudFisher … Continue reading Water and Bikes
By Charlotte Ross-Harris Currently 50% of the global population is comprised of youth. Yet there are very few opportunities for young members of society to impact on decision making. As one young speaker pointed out today – they are in there next door right now talking about us, without us. We are the generation of … Continue reading DAY FOUR: YOUTH AND FUTURE GENERATIONS IN CLIMATE
By Vicky Tremblay Good evening! Today, I went to a presentation on the social aspect of forestry in Indonesia. This pavilon is very warmhearted, just like the people who run it. Indonesia is a transcontinental country located mainly in Southeast Asia. There is about 17 508 islands and it is the largest archipelago in the … Continue reading Promoting Social Forestry in Indonesia