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Our Week 2 delegates for Bonn CCC

Naomi van den Berg Hello IFSA members, My name is Naomi van den Berg. I was born and raised in the Netherlands, and I recently turned 22. I am an MSc Forest & Nature Conservation student at Wageningen University. I am loving this program so far, as it includes diverse integrative courses on modern forest

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Loss and Damage – Creating a Fund

by Maximilian Schubert   What is the difference between financing loss and damage and adaptation? This is the question, the Heinrich-Böll-Foundation chose to start off their event on the new paper about loss and damage. To give us a solid basis to join the discussion and to grasp the event easily, their was a clear

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Fighting the red flag

by Maximilian Schubert Note by the author: Whenever we are speaking about Climate Change, the earth and future generations, the song “Red Flag” starts playing in my mind with the following line: “The kids of tomorrow don’t need today when they live in the sins of yesterday” – Billy Talent On Monday, 8th May, we

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Little Talks and Hope+

by Maximilian Schubert I have been to different official political meetings with IFSA and I always had a lot of fun. I could gain knowledge in the sessions and conferences and I experienced different cultures and people, a real melting pot. The sessions of the experts and specialists are great, you get to know interesting

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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

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Gender Equality + Forests

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

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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

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