Few forest discussions at UNFCCC COP 23 in Bonn

At the COP 23 very little of substance on forests was discussed at the main negotiations. The task of implementing the Paris Accord become an administrative debate on the REDD instrument. The issue was whether a special institutional arrangement was needed within the convention or not. No consensus was established.

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Committee on Food Security CFS with IFFA

IFFA was present at the Committee  onFood and Secuirity. IFFA participated in a panel discussion on Feminism, Forests and Food Security and Women’s Important Role in the Development of Sustainable Management of the Forest Landscape, as well as the Importance of Forests for Food Supply Globally on October 9th at FAO in Rome.

 

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IFFA at RRI events

IFFA Participated in two RRI events in October. IFFA participated at the Rights and Resources conference “Reducing Unequally in a Turbulent World and RRI Global Scan.

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Fourth IFFA Forest Producer conference Successful

The Fourth Forest and farm producer organisation conference was organised by IFFA in Tanzania 28-29 September 2017. In the series of forest producer organisation conferences this was a follow up of the IFFA Americas’ in Mexico 2014, Africas’ in Kenya 2015, Asians’ in Thailand 2016 and now this 2nd Africas’ in Tanzania 2017.

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IFFA at PEFC 2017 Stakeholder Dialogue

IFFA at PEFC 2017 Stakeholder Dialogue

IFFA was present at the PEFC 2017 stakeholder dialogue in Helsinki 16 December 2017. IFFA representatives participated in different events during the certification week. IFFA represented family forestry, community forestry and indigenous peoples. IFFA Board member Pentti Linnamaa reported IFFA from the stakeholder dialogue.

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