The Eurasian Climate Brief

We need to talk about forests: an interview with Paola Deda from COP26

November 04, 2021 Eurasian Climate Brief Team Season 1 Episode 3
The Eurasian Climate Brief
We need to talk about forests: an interview with Paola Deda from COP26
Show Notes

This time we’re discussing deforestation. We’re in Glasgow again continuing our special COP26 series, recording this episode a day after more than one hundred countries committed to end and reverse deforestation. Among the signatories were many of the states of our region: some of the big guns - Russia, Poland, Ukraine. Joining them are also Albania, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Estonia, Latvia, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, North Macedonia, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia.

Our guest on this episode is Paola Deda - Director of Forest, Land and Housing Division at the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). 

Paola has been speaking today at the conference in Glasgow. Angelina and Boris caught up with her to discuss how the latest deforestation pledge might translate in the region.

This episode is hosted by:

  • Natalie Sauer, an environmental journalist and MA student in post-soviet politics at University College London.
  • Boris Schneider, a political economy and energy expert at n-ost, a Berlin-based network for cross-border reporting. Boris heads initiatives to boost climate journalism in Central Asia, the Caucasus and Eastern Europe. 
  • Angelina Davydova, an environmental journalist from Russia. Angelina has been writing about climate change in the region for Russian and international media and attending UN climate summits since 2008. She also teaches environmental journalism and environmental and climate policy and communication in a number of universities and regularly organises training for journalists from Eastern Europe, Central Asia and Caucasus on environmental and climate reporting.

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