Reflection on UNFCC Bangkok Session 2018

Text by Arifah Hidayati (Indonesia)                                     Pic: Kiara Worth (Earth Negotiations Bulletin)        In early September, I had the chance to attend the 48th Mid-intersessional Meeting of Subsidiary Bodies of United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC SB 48.2) in Bangkok, Thailand. As a first-timer at a UN meeting, … Continue reading Reflection on UNFCC Bangkok Session 2018

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IFSA Tree News : July/ Last Edition

Dear IFSA Friends! We are happy to catch up with you again since our last article now is ready to be published. Here are some list of story from IFSA LC Gembloux for this month : 1. IFSA Belgium (Gembloux LC) Week-end activities on April 2018 2. Taking back to delegates's experience in Southern European … Continue reading IFSA Tree News : July/ Last Edition

Oaks Of India: Regeneration & Management

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

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

Moving Beyond Numbers : Politics of Terestrial Protected Areas

Text by Ricardo Pelai According to the World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA), there are 232,174 protected areas in the globe as of 2017, covering 14.8% of the Earth’s land surface. Protected areas are widely regarded as important for biodiversity and forest conservation worldwide, and have undergone a pronounced expansion over the last decades. A … Continue reading Moving Beyond Numbers : Politics of Terestrial Protected Areas

Getting Insight from IFSA Annual Interim Meeting in Finland

Text Jia Yi Chew, Picture by Hilla Laakkonen The organizing committees of Finland hosted this year’s IFSA interim meeting. The Finnish local committees joined forces with other local committees to provide the best experience for IFSA officials. Interim took place in Saariselkä, Finland from January 7th to the 14th. Seventeen officials attended Interim; four other … Continue reading Getting Insight from IFSA Annual Interim Meeting in Finland

Feeling the Great Experience during IFSA-IUFRO Internship Program 2017

Text by Charlotte Ross-Harris I was fortunate enough to be selected to undertake the internship offered at the International Union of Forestry Research Organisations (IUFRO) headquarters on the partnership that IFSA shares with them. We share a strong working relationship with IUFRO who support IFSA in many ways including by providing one of us the … Continue reading Feeling the Great Experience during IFSA-IUFRO Internship Program 2017