GLOSS are delighted to announce that the Global Leadership Initiative will be attending the Oslo REDD Exchange conference in Norway, 14-15th June 2016.

About the Oslo REDD+ Exchange:

The UN Sustainable Development Goals calls for halting deforestation by 2020. The climate agreement in Paris aims to limit global temperature increase to well below 2 °C.

This year Oslo REDD Exchange will bring together close to 500 REDD+ policy makers and practitioners. The conference is an exchange of perspectives, experiences and forward-looking ideas.

The conference will focus on concrete actions to follow up the outcomes from the Climate Change Conference in Paris.

There can no longer be 'they' and 'us' if we want to halt rainforest destruction. Civil society, indigenous peoples, private sector, and politicians have to work together to stop deforestation by 2030.

The conference will present results from REDD+, with the aim of promoting successful implementation.

Participants will discuss topics of key importance for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries.

The Global Leadership Initiative team representing GLOSS at this conference, will consist of 3 Postgraduate taught students, and one academic from the Department of Geography.

If you are a Postgraduate taught student from a department within the Faculty of Social Sciences, and have an interest in Climate Change and the formulation of global policies to combat climate change, then this is the perfect opportunity for you.

For further information on how to apply to this once in a lifetime opportunity, please view the GLOSS information on student eligibility.

The application deadline is 9am on the 29th April 2016.

Good luck to all applicants!