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[OPEN CALL] Cultural Competencies Sub-Commission Head

Dear IFSA Friends,   At IFSS 2016 in Austria and Germany, our membership  established a new sub-commission of Cultural Competencies.  Commissions, including Sub-Commissions, are executive bodies of IFSA established by the General Assembly to achieve tasks under a particular theme. As IFSA continues to grow and include members with diverse backgrounds and experiences, the General

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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

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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,

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“Peatlands must be wet: for the climate, for the people, and for the future.” Peatlands are slowly being recognized for their capacity to store large amounts of carbon. Although they cover less than 3 percent of the global land surface, they contain twice as much carbon as that in the world’s forests. The main problem

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Mangroves in Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation

The COP23 side event “Mangroves in the Tropics: Realizing their Potential for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation” touched upon the importance of mangrove ecosystems in the climate debate. Mangroves are crucial ecosystems. They cover a total of 15 million hectares worldwide, and are evident in 118 tropical and subtropical countries and territories. However, they are

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From Research to Practice: How IFSA Member Julian Geisel wants to Apply his Master’s Research on Small Forests in his New Job

Picture by Julian Geisel Julian recently graduated from Oregon State University with an MS in Forest Ecosystems and Society and an MS in Wood Science and Engineering. He conducted his research investigating strategies for generating income and structural diversity in small forests in 5 counties of Central Western Oregon. During the IUFRO 125 Anniversary Congress,

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