IUCN’s initiatives to restore the world’s degraded forests

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

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ZERO NET DEFORESTATION IN ECUADOR BY 2030:

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:

Kicking off the 12th United Nations Forum on Forest

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

Day 1 – Voluntary National Contributions

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

A small answer to a big question. How do we measure climate change impact on forest ecosystems?

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?