TEM: Attracting private sector engagement for ambitious mitigation action

by Max Behringer and Steffen Dehn The goal of the event was it to provide successful examples of mobilizing the private sector for sustainable agriculture, forestry and other land use sector. But in fact, the focus was mainly on agriculture. Nevertheless, it gave us some interesting inputs. It was held in collaboration with the World … Continue reading TEM: Attracting private sector engagement for ambitious mitigation action

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Our Week 2 delegates for Bonn CCC

Naomi van den Berg Hello IFSA members, My name is Naomi van den Berg. I was born and raised in the Netherlands, and I recently turned 22. I am an MSc Forest & Nature Conservation student at Wageningen University. I am loving this program so far, as it includes diverse integrative courses on modern forest … Continue reading Our Week 2 delegates for Bonn CCC

Role of indigenous knowledge in the face of climate change

by Steffen Dehn The third day of the Bonn Conference hosted a side event on indigenous peoples rights and mainly dealt with implementation gaps and how the Indigenous people platform (IP) can be used and operationalized. The description of the session read as follows: “Indigenous peoples' rights are increasingly being recognised and the decision of … Continue reading Role of indigenous knowledge in the face of climate change

Peatland matters – for the planet, for people, and for our climate

By Jeffrey Qi I have had the privilege of joining amongst other IFSA delegates in listening to an incredible panel on the potential of peatlands. Experts from around the world provided insightful knowledge and state-of-art researches on peatlands and wetlands to the audiences. Ms Dianna Kopansky from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) opened the … Continue reading Peatland matters – for the planet, for people, and for our climate

Technical Expert Meetings (TEM) on Agriculture: Sustainable Approach

by Maximilian Schubert   On Wednesday, 10.05.17, we had the chance to observe another technical meeting. After the expert meeting on cities the day before, the topic of Agriculture was the next focus. Based on different assumptions, the agricultural sector will increase by 2050 its production by 60% while it is already now a big … Continue reading Technical Expert Meetings (TEM) on Agriculture: Sustainable Approach

Enhanced Youth Participation: What Parties Can Do

By Jeffrey Qi Civil societies play an integral role in the supervision, observation, and facilitation of the Paris Agreement parties’ implementation progress. IFSA, as an observatory organisation, joined in on the discussion on how to enhance and further engage various levels of civil societies and non-party stakeholders in the UNFCCC initiatives and processes at the … Continue reading Enhanced Youth Participation: What Parties Can Do

Long-term strategies for 1.5°C – a CAN Europe / International and WWF side event

By Max Behringer If you go around in the conference and talk to the people you get the impression that no one believes in the possibility to reach the 1.5°-goal. We would even need “hope +” (check Maximilian Schuberts blog from the first conference day) to reach any goals. Yet it is still possible to … Continue reading Long-term strategies for 1.5°C – a CAN Europe / International and WWF side event

SECOND TECHNICAL MEETING ON CROSS-CUTTING ISSUES IN URBAN ENVIRONMENT

By Steffen Dehn The second day of the technical expert meeting on mitigation kicked off with the thematic event: City level collaboration to achieve emission reductions and sustainable development - Mobilizing actors and resources for accelerated implementation of scalable, replicable and transformational actions in urban environments. This event presented examples of cities from developed and … Continue reading SECOND TECHNICAL MEETING ON CROSS-CUTTING ISSUES IN URBAN ENVIRONMENT

IUCN’s initiatives to restore the world’s degraded forests

IUCN’s major initiatives to restore the world’s degraded forests By Stephanie Lee The IUCN is the world’s first environmental organisation with biodiversity conservation being central to their mission. Forest Landscape Restoration, or FLR, is one of their major areas of work that focuses on the important role of forest and trees. A side event on  … Continue reading IUCN’s initiatives to restore the world’s degraded forests