The UN Convention of Biological Diversity held its 14th meeting of the Parties in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt in November 2018. Four members of IFSA were able to attend this 2-week conference that explored many topics under the realm of biodiversity. Some of the highlights included learning about agroforestry in tropical ecosystems, climate change in arctic … Continue reading COP14 Summary
Opinion Piece: The Conversation Nobody Wants to Have Liz Wass November 27th, 2018 In preparation for COP14, there were many hours spent reading, reviewing, and researching topics and issues that will be discussed at side events between plenary sessions during the conference. I have never been to an event at such a scale, and although … Continue reading Opinion Piece: The Conversation Nobody Wants to Have
What should we do about our Biodiversity? Angga Saputra November 20th, 2018 Now, biodiversity becomes important thing because humans livelihoods depends on biodiversity. Yesterday, Mainstreaming Biodiversity was one of discussion topics in COP 14 and the goals of this discussion were to maintain and make biodiversity sustainable for human life. Peoples are nothing without biodiversity, … Continue reading Opinion Piece: What should we do about our Biodiversity?
Opinion Piece: Neoliberal governance – Environmental Justice Frederik Buchholz November 19th, 2018 Traditional political science theories ask mainly who exercises power, where the sources of this power are and if the exercise is legitimate. It supposes that governing is an act of sovereignty. Foucault opposed this perspective by pointing out that governance is not limited … Continue reading Opinion Piece: Neoliberal governance – Environmental Justice
Frederik Buchholz is a 26 year old student of International Forest Ecosystem Management at the University for Sustainable Development Eberswalde, Germany. He developed a research focus on the concept and mechanisms of Ecosystem Services and works currently in the EU project "InnoForESt" which is developing an innovation platform to facilitate the upscaling of practical Payments … Continue reading Meet the IFSA delegate team for the UN CBD COP14!
Reasons to engage at the COP 14 UN CBDSharm El Scheikh, Egyptby Frederik Buchholz For the past three years I have been studying International Forest Ecosystem Management in Germany. Within the study program we often debated the development of sustainable forestry, the relationship of forests and socio-economic factors and the international conventions and strategies tackling … Continue reading Reasons to engage at the COP 14 UN CBD
Wondering what IFSA delegates will be learning about at the upcoming COP14? Below are just a few of the topics we will be covering during the conference in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt. The following links will take you to PDF publications released by the UN CBD in preparation for COP14: ✅ Biodiversity and the Sustainable Development Goals ✅ Climate … Continue reading Topics in COP14
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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?