Part 2: Are European forests the first to be protected by a Legally Binding Agreement?

The last FOREST EUROPE* Expert Level Meeting (ELM) took place in Bratislava, the Slovak Republic on 19 - 20 March 2019. Expert Level Meetings represent the decision-making body during periods between Ministerial Conferences (MCs). At these meetings, the delegates of FOREST EUROPE signatories mandated by their ministries take decisions regarding the implementation of ministerial commitments, … Continue reading Part 2: Are European forests the first to be protected by a Legally Binding Agreement?

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Part 1: Are European forests the first to be protected by a Legally Binding Agreement?

By Daniela Tináková Signatories of FOREST EUROPE, countries within the European continent and the EU, took one step closer to adopting a Legally Binding Agreement (LBA) on Sustainable Forest Management. The Expert Level Meeting (ELM) which took place in Bratislava (Slovak Republic) on 5-6 of December 2018 resulted in adoption of the Ministerial Decision draft text. … Continue reading Part 1: Are European forests the first to be protected by a Legally Binding Agreement?

A Silent Forest: Working in Jungles of Guam and the Mariana Islands

Thinking about the forests and landscapes that most of us are familiar with, this question presents an interesting thought exercise. It is a hypothetical question that allows us to consider how birds contribute to our experience of the surrounding environment and the role they play in ecosystems. On the island of Guam, this question is no … Continue reading A Silent Forest: Working in Jungles of Guam and the Mariana Islands

Integrating Youth Perspectives in the Thrid Asia-Pacific Forest sector outlook study (APFSOS III)

The Second Advisory Committee Meeting of APFSOS III was carried out on 14-15 November 2018 at CIFOR Headquarters, Bogor, Indonesia. There were three main objectives of this meeting which included discussing about the key findings and  recommendations of APFSOS III,  and about the completion of APFSOS III, and to get feedback from Advisory Committee members … Continue reading Integrating Youth Perspectives in the Thrid Asia-Pacific Forest sector outlook study (APFSOS III)

Are European forests the first to be protected by a Legally Binding Agreement? – Daniela Tináková

Signatories of FOREST EUROPE, countries within the European continent and the EU, took one step closer to adopting a Legally Binding Agreement (LBA) on Sustainable Forest Management. The Expert Level Meeting (ELM) which took place in Bratislava (Slovak Republic) on 5-6 of December 2018 resulted in adoption of the Ministerial Decision draft text. As an observer … Continue reading Are European forests the first to be protected by a Legally Binding Agreement? – Daniela Tináková

IPC NEWS JUNE 2018

Dear IFSA World, As the IFSA year almost draws to a close I wanted to share some of the happenings from IFSA’s busy International Processes Commission and our broader UN Partnerships, through which our engagement is ever growing thanks to our busy Head’s of Sub-Commissions, Liaison Officers and active delegations. United Nations Framework Convention on … Continue reading IPC NEWS JUNE 2018

Forest Landscape Restoration in UNFF

by: Renata Lozano Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) has been an active topic throughout the UNFF 13. The Major Group Children and Youth participated in two side events on this topic. The first side event on “Progress under the Forest Ecosystem Restoration Initiative”, was organized by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the … Continue reading Forest Landscape Restoration in UNFF

Achieving SDG 15:

Timber Legal Assurance System and FLEGT Implementation for Sustainable Forest Management by: Caroline Tasirin The Indonesian government hosted a side event addressing the progress and challenges on enforcing legal timber trade through state-enforced certification. The session was led by Dian Triansyah Djani and highlighted Indonesia’s Timber Legal Assurance System through a presentation by Indonesia’s Director General … Continue reading Achieving SDG 15:

Talanoa Session: The Ocean Partnership beyond COP23

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