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March 29, 2021

“Building Climate Resilience during the Decade of Restoration”- Youth Summit Talk #2

Matching the International Day of Forests on March 21st our 2nd Youth Summit Talk was all about Forest Restoration: „Building Climate Resilience during the Decade of Restoration”

For this session we have invited great speakers, who shared their knowledge about forest restoration, global well being, financing international forest conservation and youth foresters- challenges and opportunities.

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Andreas Dahl-Jørgensen, Managing Director of Norway’s International Climate and Forest Initiative(NICFI)

Norway’s flagship climate initiative working to stop and reverse tropical deforestation. Dahl-Jørgensen was previously head of finance for an Indian rural solar energy start-up, worked on climate policy as a consultant and started his career with the World Bank.

Video 3:22 minute

Dr. Susan Gardner, Director of Ecosystems Division of UNEP

Dr. Gardner has over two decades of experience in science and environmental policy working for both the Mexican and United States governments. Her multilateral work included the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management, the Global Mercury Partnership and the Stockholm Convention. She was awarded the Gold Medal for Exceptional Services from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for her contributions to the Minamata Convention on Mercury. 

Video 21:36 minute

Dr. Alexander Shestakov, Director of the Science, Society and Sustainable Futures (SSSF) Division (Executive Secretary UNCBD)

Dr. Shestakov has done research on global environmental problems & management . He worked in the field of environment with governments, the private sector & environmental NGOs. He has represented Russia in the Convention on Biological Diversity, including as a Bureau Member for the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA).

Video 34:49 minute

Njeri Kariuki, Sustainable Development in the UN Forum on Forests Secretariat (UNFFS)

Kariuki’s main areas of responsibility include supporting the intergovernmental forest policy dialogue through the Forum. She also serves as the Major Group focal point in the Forum secretariat.  processes focused on sustainable forest management (SFM) implementation.

Video 50:52 minute

Dr. Anna Carbonell, Director of the Yucatàn Research Site, Plant-for-the-Planet Mexico

Anna is from Chetumal, Quintana Roo, in Mexico. She has a PhD in ecology from the University of Stirling. Her research project explored the reproductive ecology of flowers and she spent a lot of time observing and monitoring flowers and bees.

Video 01:02:06 minute

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