17 Sep


IFSA delegates from Indonesia and India outside the United Nations Conference Centre
Source: private documentation

Greetings, everyone!

We would like to share our experiences during the 48th Mid-intersessional Meeting of Subsidiary Bodies of United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC SB 48.2) which was held on 4th – 9th September 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand. This particular event facilitated the meeting of Subsidiary Bodies for Sciencetific and Technological Advice (SBSTA), Subsidiary Bodies for Implementation (SBI), and the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA). SBSTA and SBI work together to address issues related to the vulnerability of developing countries against climate change and prevention actions done by developed countries. SBSTA and SBI generally hold two meetings in a year.

YOUNGO Preparatory Session
Source: private documentation

On September 3rd 2018, IFSA delegates attended the YOUNGO preparatory session. This session was held by YOUNGO to prepare youth participation during the UNFCCC SB 48.2. YOUNGO is a constituency representing youth and children in the UNFCCC session. delegates who are members of YOUNGO must attend this session to get basic knowledges about the UNFCCC session, which includes the birth history of UNFCCC, working bodies within the UNFCCC as well as the latest developments of several international agreements resulted from the UNFCCC session (Kyoto Protocol and Paris Agreement). In addition, the youth delegates present were also given an explanation regarding YOUNGO’s role as representatives of youth and children within the UNFCCC. In the middle of the session, the delegation from IFSA had the opportunity to get acquainted with several delegates from Gambia, Malaysian Youth Delegation (MYD), and the British Columbian Council for International Cooperation (BCCIC).

Opening plenary of UNFCCC SB 48.2
Source: private documentation
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17 Jun



APRM 2018 was held on May 28th until June 3rd 2018 in Puerto Princesa, Palawan, the Philippines. The delegate from IFSA LC UGM was Galuh Anggara, General Forestry 2017.

I (Galuh Anggara) went to Puerto Princesa from Jakarta on May 28th 2018 at 00.45 and arrived in Puerto Princesa International Airport on May 28th 2018 at 12.05 with transit in Manila, Ninoy Aquino International Airport. When arrived in Puerto Princesa International Airport, I met other delegates. They were Hiroki, Tomo, and Yutaro, from Japan. After that we went to the hotel.

Finally, we arrived at Marianne Hotel. Then we decided to take my lunch with other delegates. They were Hiroki, Tomo, Yutaro, Misaki from Japan, Soo Rin and Seo Hyun from South Korea, Jojo, Niko, and Eumi from the Philippines. We enjoyed our lunch together and back to the hotel for starting registration.

Figure 1. Delegate from Indonesia, Japan, and the Philippines had lunch together
(Credit : Galuh Anggara)
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10 Aug

Press Release: The 45th International Forestry Students’ Symposium

Greetings, everyone!

IFSA just held its 45th International Forestry Students’ Symposium (IFSS) in South Africa on July 2nd-17th, 2017. International Forestry Students’ Association Local Committee Universitas Gadjah Mada (IFSA LC UGM) sent Serena Pynta Phenomenon as the delegate to attend the event, and it was an exciting opportunity to share the experiences during this memorable symposium. IFSS is the biggest annual event held by IFSA which occured in two weeks. Over hundred students from all over the world participated in this event. The symposium provided an opportunity to the students to exchange knowledge and share interests while participating in a range of forestry activities and discussions.

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