We are facing the ongoing catastrophic loss of biodiversity, as the global commitments have not turned into action or have not been enough. All UN member states except the US have ratified the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) that was conceived in the Earth Summit in 1992. Will the 2022 UN Biodiversity Conference in April 2022 in Kunming, China, be able to change the situation and make a global commitment and ambitious targets for 2030 as well as a sufficient action plan?
Siemenpuu Foundation and EKOenergy Climate Fund call for project proposals to enhance capacities of the civil society actors to plan, implement, manage and maintain community level renewable energy projects, and to establish renewable electricity installations, aiming at alleviating energy poverty and social inequality in Mali, Myanmar and Nepal.
[Uddhab Pyakurel and Marko Ulvila] Nepal Social Forum Secretariat organized a Social Forum Consultation on December 8, 2018 in Kathmandu. The meeting was organized to review developments in like-minded social movements in Nepal to strengthen democratic space as well as to discuss the reactivation of the WSF process at the South Asian and Asian regional level.
[Risto Isomäki] The International Solar Innovations Council (InSIC), a new international solar energy organization, organized its second major event in Finland, in Helsinki and Espoo, during 15-18 October, 2018. The event was participated by approximately 150 people from 14 different countries, and consisted of three separate seminars and two InSIC working meetings. One of the seminars
Karel Keiramo, Pia Korhonen, Uddhab Pyakurel and Marko Ulvila formed the Siemenpuu Foundation's delegation at the 6th International Degrowth Conference for Ecological Sustainability and Social Equity in Malmö, Sweden on 21-25 August 2018. Siemenpuu organised one session on systemic alternatives during the conference.