Recordando a Peter deMarsh
Queridos amigos de la Coalicion Mundial por los bosques: Ayer recibimos la triste noticia de que nuestro colega Peter DeMarsh, director de lnternational Forestry Family Association (IFFA), fue una de las muchas personas a bordo del vuelo de Ethiopia Airlines que sufrio un accidente fatal poco después de despegar hacia Nairobi. Muchos de los pasajeros a bordo se dirifian a la Asamblea de las Naciones Unidas para el Medio Ambiente.
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Peter was a wonderfully intelligent and inspiring person, who always spoke from his heart. He guided the work of IFFA for many years, representing small forest owners in the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF), among many other achievements. He was also an enthusiastic organic farmer. He was someone who was deeply admired for his passion for forests and a true advocate for the thousands of families that try to manage their forests in a more sustainable way.
We also mourn the tragic deaths of Victor Tsang, who was an important ally to the Women’s Major Group, members of the Children & Youth Major Group, and many other CSO colleagues, youth representatives, activists, scientists and UN staff on the flight to Nairobi. They will be sadly missed. Our thoughts are with their families, friends and colleagues, and we wish them much strength to cope with this great loss.
The GFC team