IFSA has an official observer NGO status with UNFCCC, which means that IFSA sends delegations to the various UNFCCC conferences and events each year. Usually, about 30 members get the chance of participating in UNFCCC and YOUNGO events throughout the year. Moreover, IFSA has been invited to high-level side-events to speak about youth and forestry and has hosted its own workshops in the past. In 2019, 6 IFSA representants were invited to the first-ever youth climate action summit in New York.
From the conferences, IFSA brings updates and news on its engagement to all its members via social media. For COP25, IFSA launched a series of video-logs called “Vlogging for Forests” in co-operation with the REDD+ programme of the United Nations. The series aimed to bring the conference closer to every IFSA member and raise awareness of forests’ role in the fight against climate change.