GCF IEU Virtual Talk
On 28 May 2020 at 16:00 (KST), Mr. Doug Watkins, Chief Executive of EAAFP, together with Dr Bernhard Seliger, the Resident Representative of Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF) in Korea (EAAFP Partner) were invited to present on the Virtual Talk organized by Green Climate Foundation (GCF) Independent Evaluation Unit (IEU). The topic was “Climate Change & Biodiversity-related Action in DPR Korea: Challenges & Opportunity”. Due to the COVID-19 situation, the original Lunch Talk was changed to the on-line version, which allowed more audience to join. There were over 100 people attended the talk.
During the 1-hour talk , Mr. Watkins talked about the impacts of climate change on migratory waterbirds, and the needs of climate change adaptation planning, as well as EAAFP’s efforts in monitoring, and mechanisms to mitigate the situation in EAAFP. Dr. Seliger introduced the sustainable forestry projects and the related experiences of HSF in reforestation projects in DPR Korea. If you have missed the GCF IEU Talk, you can watch the video on Youtube as below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9qsfLLwAoA&feature=youtu.be
World Environment Day with Prof. Nick Davidson
On 5 June 2020 at 5pm (KST), EAAFP Secretariat organized the third webinar, in line with the World Environment Day. The Webinar was titled as “The value, importance, and state of the world’s wetlands and wetlands”, given by honorable guest speaker, Prof. Nick Davidson. Prof. Nick Davidson is the Chair of EAAFP Technical Sub-Committee and an adjunct professor in the Institute of Land, Water and Society of Charles Sturt University. As the Deputy Secretary General of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands from 2000 to 2014, he cordially dedicated himself to global development and delivery of scientific, technical advice and policy guidance and played a senior advisor role in the Secretariat of the Ramsar Convention. He has a deep understanding on, and a strong commitment to environmental sustainability, with the support through the transfer of environmental science into policy-relevance and decision-making at national and international level.
In his presentation, Prof. Davidson demonstrated that wetland ecosystems have the highest value of wetlands among different ecosystems based on scientific data. He also compared the current situation of East Asian-Australasian Flyway to other flyways on the status of wetlands and migratory waterbird populations. Furthermore, he shared his views on roles of stakeholders from all levels to contribute to East Asian-Australasian Flyway Partnership in terms of conservation of wetlands and protection of migratory waterbirds in the flyway.
If you have missed the valuable webinar, you can enjoy the webinar uploaded on Youtube through the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2MS4Prcv6U&t=12s