Depending on where you are in the world, heading to a café can be a solitary experience. One where you curl up with a book or a cup of coffee while you people-watch or stare at your phone. Yet on Thursday at Africa Climate Week in Accra, this café was buzzing with people making new … Continue reading African Forests Cafe – A new outlook for education
They are fun, they are crazy, they are resourceful. They make us cry, laugh and think. They are kids – the future of the Earth and the future of our species. And they will take over the world that we will leave them. Today, on World Children’s Day, here are the stories of five astonishing young … Continue reading 5 kids and youth groups working to save the planet
I am a privileged individual – there is nothing special about me, who I am, what I do, what I have experienced. I have grown up with comfort, clean water, a sense of peace and security, and both the access and the resources to obtain a quality education. I am privileged. And yet, still, for … Continue reading Let’s make privilege a forgotten word.
Hey Everyone! I am Salina Abraha and I have the honor of serving as IFSA president for the 2017-2018 year. I’m including two photos cause depending on whether my hair is straight or curly, I might look like a different person! To share a little bit about myself – I just graduated from the University … Continue reading Message as incoming IFSA President
It is well known that some of the most exciting parts to UN meetings are the side events. Today, IFSA’s partner IUFRO (International Union of Forest Research Organizations), held a side event on “Healthy forests for a prosperous environment: the multi-faceted aspects of forest degradation.” This event was held by the IUFRO Task Force on … Continue reading A small answer to a big question. How do we measure climate change impact on forest ecosystems?
If I could wake up every day and select a guilt free breakfast, I would pick two things: honey glazed grilled pineapple and a fresh buttery croissant with Nutella. I would like to take this time to examine my second selection – the French and Italian “collaboration” of greatness, and, particularly, the delicious hazelnut spread. … Continue reading Blended Finance in Your Breakfast
I'd like to claim that if we pay attention to anything this year, it is the issue of climate finance - the financial flow of capital directed to environmental projects.