International Processes

More than 40% of the worlds population is younger than 20 years old! So why shouldn’t this important part of the society have the right to speak up where crucial decisions for the future are made? Within IFSA, forestry students have the platform to represent the interests of youth and to create their own projects to implement sustainable forest management.

What can you do as student?

In the end, institutions such as the United Nations, the World Bank or your national government, are simply made up of people. And many of these people will be happy to listen to you, if you are well informed and in turn respect their views.

Pekka Patosaari
Head of the UNFF Secretariat

Through the International Processes Commission, IFSA tries to communicate the concerns of youth to the United Nations and International Policy institutions as to give especially forestry students the opportunity to learn more about the International Forestry Dialogue and to get active in the for forests and education relevant processes, as there are:

About this commission

Sub-Commission for UNFCC

Sub-Commission for UNFCC

The sub-commission UNFCCC is responsible for making young foresters aware about the potential and rules of the UN-Climate Process, especially the ones related to the forest field. Every year IFSA delegates attend the COP meeting, which is the biggest UN conference on climate change. Youth involvement is extremely important on climate change issues. Join us! If you have questions, suggestions or you would like to be part of this sub-commission, contact us!

Email: unfccc.ip@ifsa.net

Sub-Commission for UN CBD

Sub-Commission for UN CBD

As our main task, we have to keep contact with UN-CBD to get all of information related the program  such as COP UN-CBD, help IFSA delegation to attend COP UN-CBD, organize and co-ordinate biodiversity events (local region).

Email: uncbd.ip@ifsa.net

Sub-Commission for UNFF

Sub-Commission for UNFF

Serve as the bridge of communication between IFSA world and UNFF. In charge of everything concerning UNFF.

Email: unff.ip@ifsa.net

Sub-Commission for Forest Europe (MCPFE)

Sub-Commission for Forest Europe (MCPFE)

Our working group follows the process of Forest Europe – intergovernmental conferences on forests in pan-European region. The process is currently focusing on negotiating a Legally Binding Agreement for Forests in Europe, which will be first binding document covering all aspects of forestry at once. As IFSA students, we can participate there as observers and representatives of forestry students worldwide. If interested in the topic, feel free to contact us!

Email: mcpfe.ip@ifsa.net

You can contact the commission by e-mail : international.processes@ifsa.net

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