IUCN’s major initiatives to restore the world’s degraded forests By Stephanie Lee The IUCN is the world’s first environmental organisation with biodiversity conservation being central to their mission. Forest Landscape Restoration, or FLR, is one of their major areas of work that focuses on the important role of forest and trees. A side event on … Continue reading IUCN’s initiatives to restore the world’s degraded forests
Report about a side-event by Oscar Crespo Santiago Garcia (Ecuadorian Government), Rodrigo Sierra (Remote Sensing Expert) Ecuador plays a very active role in the UNFF negotiations. Ecuador became the first country in receiving a grant amounting US$ 41.2 million to co-finance the implementation of Ecuador’s National REDD+ Action Plan. The Government of Ecuador is working … Continue reading ZERO NET DEFORESTATION IN ECUADOR BY 2030:
Written by Stephanie Lee Day 2 of UNFF 12 focused on discussions around gender equality and empowerment of women and girls (the 5th Sustainable Development Goal). Going with the theme of the day, a side event on women, forests and business opportunities was organised by Government of Finland & African Women’s Network for Community Management … Continue reading Gender Equality + Forests
Written by Ethan Miller Peter Besseau, the chair of this year’s session of the UN Forum on Forests (UNFF), kicked off this year’s gathering at the United Nations in New York with one clear message: this meeting is going to be different. Contextually, this year’s session comes at an opportune time for action and implementation. Just … Continue reading Kicking off the 12th United Nations Forum on Forest
Written by Oscar Crespo This was my first in person contact with a United Nations event. Everything went as expected: most speakers repeated the same few concepts, kind words, reiterative information. The Forum offers countries an opportunity to share their views, experiences, and contributions to the work of the forum ('voluntary national contributions). A few countries … Continue reading Day 1 – Voluntary National Contributions
Written by Salina Abraham It is well known that some of the most exciting parts to UN meetings are the side events. Today, IFSA's partner IUFRO (International Union of Forest Research Organizations), held a side event on "Healthy forests for a prosperous environment: the multi-faceted aspects of forest degradation." This event was held by the … Continue reading A small answer to a big question. How do we measure climate change impact on forest ecosystems?
Get to know IFSA's delegates to the 12th session for the UNFF occurring May 1-5th in NYC.