Welcome to the UNEP!

In this post, we, the UNEA-3 Delegation, will briefly introduce ourselves to you. At the moment, Max, Natalie, and Jonas are in Nairobi for the United Nations Global Major Groups and Stakeholders Forum (GMGSF), and Linda and Bocheng will join us soon so that we may attend the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) together.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

21st meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical & Technological Advice December 11th to 14th 2017 Montreal, Canada Article 25 of the Convention on Biological Diversity establishes an open-ended intergovernmental scientific advisory body known as the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA) to provide the Conference of the Parties (COP) and, … Continue reading UPCOMING EVENTS

Celebrating Universal Children’s Day and World Tree Day, IFSA LC IPB Held IGTV (IFSA Goes To Village) Special Edition

Picture by Indah Ginting, Tomi Ardiansyah and Sylvanissa IGTV (IFSA Goes to Village) is a program from Village Concept Project (VCP) Commission of IFSA LC IPB that aims to educate the children about environment and forestry and also improve their english skill. The VCP program is held twice a month at Kampung Jawa, Situ Gede, … Continue reading Celebrating Universal Children’s Day and World Tree Day, IFSA LC IPB Held IGTV (IFSA Goes To Village) Special Edition

Tree News Interview With Andrew Heald as Technical Director for Confor (UK)

Text and picture by Andrew Heald Can we meet you? (previous study /research, current work, experience)  I am Andrew Heald, the Technical Director for Confor (Confederation of Forest Industries), a trade organisation representing over 1,000 companies working in the forestry sector in the UK. I started my career working as a forester in North Wales … Continue reading Tree News Interview With Andrew Heald as Technical Director for Confor (UK)

Youth Engagement at the IUFRO 125th Anniversary Congress 2017 : A Reflection and Look Ahead

Picture by Konstantin Schwarz Every 4-5 years, the International Union of Forest Research Organization (IUFRO) is holding a major congress (the last one took place in Salt Lake City in 2014). And for their 125th Anniversary, it is no surprise that IUFRO shortened this time-frame in order to celebrate the organization with an extraordinary Congress … Continue reading Youth Engagement at the IUFRO 125th Anniversary Congress 2017 : A Reflection and Look Ahead

The great potential for climate change mitigation through shifting diets

I attended two side events throughout week 2 at COP, regarding the climate benefits of a shift to a plant based diet. I guess as a climate-driven-vegetarian and aspiring vegan I was interested in confirming my own actions by hearing about the most current science. I certainly left feeling self-assured, and comforted by the knowledge … Continue reading The great potential for climate change mitigation through shifting diets

CBD – Subcommission breaking news

Find the most recent news related to the United Nations- Convention on Biological Diversity (UN CBD) and close organizations!    Nagoya-Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress to the Biosafety Protocol edges closer to entering into force : October 13th 2017 The Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety seeks to protect biological diversity from the potential … Continue reading CBD – Subcommission breaking news

The contribution of land based Negative Emissions Technologies to achieveing the Paris Agreement: BECCS, Reforestation and Ecosystem Restoration

Side event: Forest restoration – our secret weapon for achieving in the Paris Agreement targets Obviously we were eager to find out about the secret weapon. The Indigenous Pavilion was completely packed so some of us loitered desperately out the front until we were handed a set of headphones with which we could listen from … Continue reading The contribution of land based Negative Emissions Technologies to achieveing the Paris Agreement: BECCS, Reforestation and Ecosystem Restoration

High Level event: Uniting for Climate Education

Yesterday was Education Day at COP23. During the first of various events that focused on Education, Patricia Espinosa (the Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC) and her Royal Highness Princess Lalla Hasna of Morocco (representing the Mohammed VI Foundation for Environmental Protection) signed a partnership to work together to promote climate education and increase public access … Continue reading High Level event: Uniting for Climate Education