In the upcoming week (7th- 11th of May 2018) the 13th session of the United Nations Forum on Forest will take place at the UN headquater in New York City. IFSA is fortunate to send 12 motivated delegated to observe the event, act as representatives of the Major Group Children and Youth (MGCY) and report about … Continue reading Meet IFSA’s delegates attending UNFF 13
On Thursday a workshop organised by the YOUNGO Oceans Working Group took place to provide an exchange about the progress on the Ocean Pathway Program since COP23. In COP23 Oceans and coastal zones received top priority when the Fiji Presidency announces the Ocean Pathway, aimed to unite the climate change actions and oceans. In this … Continue reading Talanoa Session: The Ocean Partnership beyond COP23
Successful implementation of REDD+ depends on sufficient finance. Speakers in this event explored REDD+ finance flows from donor to recipient countries, identifying where they do and do not go, analyzing what this means for the progress of REDD+, and drawing conclusions for further action. This event organized by the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), … Continue reading Does money go to trees? Assessing finance flows to maximize the impact of REDD+
‘Actors who are trying to burn down the table should not sit around it’ - Corporate Accountability International A controversial buzz is ringing throughout the SB48 negotiations. Non-Party stakeholders are getting more and more influence and are able to openly express their views and stories, particularly through the Talanoa Dialogue movement. Talanoa Dialogue was … Continue reading Non-Party Stakeholders: A Conflict of Interest?
By Lisa Prior Between all the acronyms and technical terms used here in Bonn theses days, one word leaps out: Talanoa! Talanoa is a special form of communication from the pacific islands and was introduced to the UNFCCC by the Fijian Presidency at COP 23 in Bonn last year. The key is an open, moderated … Continue reading Talanoa – Let’s talk!
A Part of the IFSA Delegation attended a side event called ‘Agroecology and cities. Energy efficiency and sustainable development systems’, held by COBASE, a research and planning organisation based in Rome, Italy. The Event started with the technical aspect of renewable electrical cities and the principle of bioeconomy, which will provide better adapted cities. The … Continue reading Agroecology and cities: Energy efficiency and sustainable development systems
Text and picture by Anuradha Thakur Forests constitute a very important resource base in the Himalayas, the world’s youngest mountain range, which covers over one fifths (18%) of India’s geographical area. These forests despite being very rich in their floral composition are, by and large dominated by a few widely distributed plant genera, essentially and … Continue reading Oaks Of India: Regeneration & Management