Putting Forest Communities First: Day One at SB48

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

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Mori no Tami: Building a Better Relationship with the Forests

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

Biochar : A New Hope for Environment and Agriculture

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 Update

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

Bonn CCC 2018

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

CBD March Update

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