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INTEGRATING YOUTH PERSPECTIVES IN THE THIRD ASIA-PACIFIC FOREST SECTOR OUTLOOK STUDY (APFSOS III)

The Second Advisory Committee Meeting of APFSOS III was carried out on 14-15 November 2018 at CIFOR Headquarters, Bogor, Indonesia. There were three main objectives of this meeting which included discussing about the key findings and  recommendations of APFSOS III,  and about the completion of APFSOS III, and to get feedback from Advisory Committee members

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Are European forests the first to be protected by a Legally Binding Agreement? – Daniela Tináková

Signatories of FOREST EUROPE, countries within the European continent and the EU, took one step closer to adopting a Legally Binding Agreement (LBA) on Sustainable Forest Management. The Expert Level Meeting (ELM) which took place in Bratislava (Slovak Republic) on 5-6 of December 2018 resulted in adoption of the Ministerial Decision draft text. As an observer

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The who, what, and why of IPBES

Who The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) is an independent intergovernmental body, established by member States in 2012. What The work of IPBES can be broadly grouped into four complementary areas: – Assessments: On specific themes (e.g. “Pollinators, Pollination and Food Production”); methodological issues (e.g. “Scenarios and Modelling); and at both the

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COP14 Summary

The UN Convention of Biological Diversity held its 14th meeting of the Parties in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt in November 2018. Four members of IFSA were able to attend this 2-week conference that explored many topics under the realm of biodiversity. Some of the highlights included learning about agroforestry in tropical ecosystems, climate change in arctic

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Opinion Piece: What should we do about our Biodiversity?

What should we do about our Biodiversity? Angga Saputra November 20th, 2018 Now, biodiversity becomes important thing because humans livelihoods depends on biodiversity. Yesterday, Mainstreaming Biodiversity was one of discussion topics in COP 14 and the goals of this discussion were to maintain and make biodiversity sustainable for human life. Peoples are nothing without biodiversity,

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Opinion Piece: Neoliberal governance – Environmental Justice

Opinion Piece: Neoliberal governance – Environmental Justice Frederik Buchholz November 19th, 2018 Traditional political science theories ask mainly who exercises power, where the sources of this power are and if the exercise is legitimate. It supposes that governing is an act of sovereignty. Foucault opposed this perspective by pointing out that governance is not limited

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Meet the IFSA delegate team for the UN CBD COP14!

Frederik Buchholz is a 26 year old student of International Forest Ecosystem Management at the University for Sustainable Development Eberswalde, Germany. He developed a research focus on the concept and mechanisms of Ecosystem Services and works currently in the EU project “InnoForESt” which is developing an innovation platform to facilitate the upscaling of practical Payments

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Reasons to engage at the COP 14 UN CBD

Reasons to engage at the COP 14 UN CBDSharm El Scheikh, Egypt by Frederik Buchholz For the past three years I have been studying International Forest Ecosystem Management in Germany. Within the study program we often debated the development of sustainable forestry, the relationship of forests and socio-economic factors and the international conventions and strategies

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Topics in COP14

Wondering what IFSA delegates will be learning about at the upcoming COP14? Below are just a few of the topics we will be covering during the conference in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt. The following links will take you to PDF publications released by the UN CBD in preparation for COP14: ✅ Biodiversity and the Sustainable Development Goals ✅ Climate

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