Short Course - Halting Deforestation

15 minutes, 5 days, and become an expert.
15 minutes - 5 days

Make the commitment to self-improvement. Join the course this Tuesday.

Can we restore the world's degraded lands?
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Learn how to act and think landscape.

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Bringing you into the United Nations and de-mystifying the International Conference on Deforestation. Brought to you by IFSA, the Global Landscapes Forum, and the Youth in Landscapes Initiative.

 

Take less than 15 minutes a day for 5 days and become an expert!
What is it?

Well, maybe not an expert, but our short-course will introduce you to the key drivers of deforestation, policy challenges, and solutions for a way forward. We’ll produce brief, essential materials (videos, blogs, articles) to share what’s happening on the ground throughout the International Conference on Deforestation. Supported by the Global Landscapes Forum and IFSA, our youth delegation is working at lightning speed.

After Day 1 of Introduction, the following 4 Lessons mirror the conference themes and contain content from sessions hosted by a variety of international organizations (NASA, World Bank, CIFOR, IUFRO, etc.)

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Tuesday – Feb 20

Why halt deforestation? What is causing deforestation? What global action is being taken?

Wednesday – Feb 21

What is integrated landscape management and how can we utilize this tool to optimize long-term benefits to people?

Thursday – February 22

Let’s take a look at commodities – products and goods produced from the land. What role do corporations and small-scale producers play?

Friday – February 23

What does good governance look like for land-based sectors? What instruments and policies are needed?

Saturday – February 24

What does good governance look like for land-based sectors? What instruments and policies are needed?

Who are we?

We are a group of 50 young, dedicated, and visionary young people from across sectors and professions through IFSA and the Youth in Landscapes Initiative. We are working day + night during the conference to synthesize complex content and identify key items of information to solve the ‘wicked problem’ of deforestation. Together, we can do it!

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