The 48th Sessions of the UNFCCC Subsidiary Bodies is underway and already the sparks are flying. We were lucky enough to attend the opening plenary at which starting positions were openly challenged, promising a provocative and sincere dialogue during the sessions to come. The plenary outlined the structure of the week in which The Paris … Continue reading Putting Forest Communities First: Day One at SB48
Picture and text by Andreas Ade Kristian Japan, a country with well-known for its advance technologies yet still able to preserve its culture and nature. Although Japan is one of the most densely populated country in the world, around 70% of Japan’s land area is covered by the forest. Their success in preserving forest ecosystem … Continue reading Mori no Tami: Building a Better Relationship with the Forests
Text and picture by Muhammad Ayaz Currently biochar is used for research purpose after its magical effect on crop yield and proven itself as environmental friendly. Biochar is plant matter, such as straw, woody debris, or corn stalks, that has been heated to high temperatures in a low- to no-oxygen environment. The result is a … Continue reading Biochar : A New Hope for Environment and Agriculture
CBD April Announcements Media Release: Worsening Worldwide Land Degradation Now ‘Critical’, Undermining Well-Being of 3.2 Billion People Summary for policymakers of the thematic assessment report on land degradation and restoration of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services available here. WORLD HEALTH DAY: 7 April 2018 - Secretariat Press Release “Universal health coverage: everyone, everywhere” Human … Continue reading CBD April Update
"Biological diversity - or biodiversity - is the term given to the variety of life on Earth and the natural patterns it forms. The biodiversity we see today is the fruit of billions of years of evolution, shaped by natural processes and, increasingly, by the influence of humans. It forms the web of life of … Continue reading What is Biodiversity?
The annual Bonn Climate Change Conference is the interim meeting to the UNFCCC’s larger Conference of Parties (COP) that occurs each year. IFSA will be sending a student delegation to observe and report back upon: The forty-eighth sessions of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI 48), the forty-eighth sessions of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice(SBSTA … Continue reading Bonn CCC 2018
5 March 2018 – The Nagoya-Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety Adopted on 15 October 2010 in Nagoya, Japan, as a supplementary agreement to the Cartagena Protocol, the Supplementary Protocol aims to contribute to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity by providing international rules and procedures … Continue reading CBD March Update