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10 01, 2020

Three pathways to strengthening safeguards for traditional knowledge

By |2020-01-27T10:51:59+01:00January 10th, 2020|Other posts|

Promoting Indigenous Peoples and local communities’ (IPLC) ownership over traditional knowledge is essential to upholding rights and building resilience in the face of increasingly complex and intense environmental problems. But exploitative appropriation of traditional knowledge remains pervasive, in part due to the lack of comprehensive, multi-level, participatory governance frameworks. But pathways [...]

21 12, 2019

[OPEN CALL] Language commissioner

By |2019-12-21T08:00:05+01:00December 21st, 2019|Open Call for Officials, Opportunities, Other posts|

Dear IFSA Family The Language Sub-Commission is excited to announce that we are looking for new commissioners!   What is the Language Sub-Commission? As the largest global students’ association for forestry and environmental studies, diversity is one of our main strengths when it comes to providing a platform to discuss [...]

10 09, 2019

International Forestry Students Association delegation to the APCW 2019

By |2019-09-10T18:44:52+02:00September 10th, 2019|Other posts|

International Forestry Students Association delegation to the APCW 2019 As we continue to grow our network and enhance our impact as youth in the academia holding a vision of “a world that appreciates forests’’, we are pleased to share with you the successful presence of our delegation at the Asia-Pacific [...]

1 09, 2019

IFSA representatives invited to the first UN Youth Climate Summit

By |2019-11-11T17:46:09+01:00September 1st, 2019|Other posts|

[Freiburg, Germany, August 29th, 2019] – Several representatives of the International Forestry Students’ Association (IFSA) were invited by the United Nations to join the first ever UN Youth Climate Action Summit in New York City on Saturday, September 21st. As a matter of fact, 6 outstanding IFSA members were chosen [...]

24 07, 2019

Workshop held by the Global Peatlands Initiative with the UN environment, July 2019.

By |2019-11-11T17:10:33+01:00July 24th, 2019|Other posts|

Peatlands are one of the most valuable wetland ecosystems on Earth, critical from the point of view of climate change. They provide a wide range of ecosystem services ranging from  safe drinking water, protection from flood risks and global biodiversity conservation. Covering nearly 3% of the global land surface and [...]

14 07, 2019

My experience at the 14th session of United Nations forum on Forest (UNFF14)

By |2019-11-11T17:10:34+01:00July 14th, 2019|Other posts|

On the 8th of April 2019, I appeared at US consulate General in Chengdu China for visa interview with much pressure as it was quite challenging to get an US visa. However, I crossed the milestone with good news and was on my way already. I was super excited to [...]

7 07, 2019

My Experiences at IPBES 7

By |2019-11-11T17:10:34+01:00July 7th, 2019|Other posts|

The seventh session of the Intergovernmental Science-policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem services (IPBES 7); was the first Science-policy interface conference I ever attended!  I was one of International Forestry Student Association delegation. It is my most memorable experience! IPBES  aims to assess the state of biodiversity and of the [...]

7 07, 2019

IPBES7 Reflections

By |2019-11-11T17:10:35+01:00July 7th, 2019|Other posts|

Being an observer at the Intergovernmental Plenary session on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES7) was an awesome experience. It was a great privilege to learn and meet a network of equally passionate scholars, researchers and environmental enthusiasts. In addition, this experience was the closest I have been to a science [...]

30 06, 2019

[OPEN CALL] SPECIAL ROLE at IFSS Estonia, 2019

By |2019-11-11T17:46:11+01:00June 30th, 2019|Other posts|

Dear IFSA World! Have you been waiting for your day to contribute in IFSA? If it’s a yes, then we have good news for you! Showcase your passion and dedication at IFSS by being a “Record Keeper” or “Helping with external communication” at IFSS 2019 Key duties and responsibilities: “Keeping [...]

25 06, 2019

URGENT CALL – UNEP Workshop

By |2019-11-11T17:46:12+01:00June 25th, 2019|Other posts|

Are you interested in peatlands? You are based in the Asia-Pacific Region? You would like to work with expert scientists on an interesting and important issue? Then take the chance and apply for one of the 2 spots available! This interdisciplinary workshop is held by the Global Peatland Initiative within [...]