Does money go to trees? Assessing finance flows to maximize the impact of REDD+

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+

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Non-Party Stakeholders: A Conflict of Interest?

‘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?

Agroecology and cities: Energy efficiency and sustainable development systems

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

UNCBD: 10th Meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group for Article 8(j): Traditional Knowledge of Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities

The Conference of the Parties has established a working group specifically to address the implementation of Article 8 (j) and related provisions of the Convention. This working group is open to all Parties, Indigenous and local communities representatives. The 10th Meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group for Article 8(j): Traditional Knowledge of Indigenous Peoples … Continue reading UNCBD: 10th Meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group for Article 8(j): Traditional Knowledge of Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities

UPCOMING EVENTS

21st meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical & Technological Advice December 11th to 14th 2017 Montreal, Canada Article 25 of the Convention on Biological Diversity establishes an open-ended intergovernmental scientific advisory body known as the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA) to provide the Conference of the Parties (COP) and, … Continue reading UPCOMING EVENTS

The great potential for climate change mitigation through shifting diets

I attended two side events throughout week 2 at COP, regarding the climate benefits of a shift to a plant based diet. I guess as a climate-driven-vegetarian and aspiring vegan I was interested in confirming my own actions by hearing about the most current science. I certainly left feeling self-assured, and comforted by the knowledge … Continue reading The great potential for climate change mitigation through shifting diets

High Level event: Uniting for Climate Education

Yesterday was Education Day at COP23. During the first of various events that focused on Education, Patricia Espinosa (the Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC) and her Royal Highness Princess Lalla Hasna of Morocco (representing the Mohammed VI Foundation for Environmental Protection) signed a partnership to work together to promote climate education and increase public access … Continue reading High Level event: Uniting for Climate Education

Toward safe, effective, and sustainable use of negative emissions approaches

At COP 23 most ideas focus on reducing GHG emissions in order to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement. A much less widely discussed approach is to make use of negative emissions that can occur mostly in the field of Forestry/ Forest Conservation and Agriculture. Negative emissions do as well occur in other fields … Continue reading Toward safe, effective, and sustainable use of negative emissions approaches