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 THIRD ASIA-PACIFIC FOREST SECTOR OUTLOOK STUDY (APFSOS III)
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
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
by: Oscar Crespo Pinillos Duncan works as a freelance environmental policy analyst and advisor, previously he worked for fifteen years for Chatham House, one of the World’s most influential think tanks as well as special advisor to the Secretary of Energy and Climate Change during the coalition government in the UK. His areas of expertise include … Continue reading A conversation with Duncan Brack
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
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:
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!