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Gangster Squad, the FCPF and the Carbon Fund

GFIS - Fri, 19/09/2014 - 15:40
Gangster Squad is a film set in Los Angeles in the late 1940s. The Police Chief decides to set up a special unit to fight gangster Mickey Cohen. The six members of the police vigilante “Gangster Squad” carry guns but no badges. I watched the film a week before I … read more

David Henry to receive conservation award for lifetime achievements in Saskatchewan

GFIS - Fri, 19/09/2014 - 14:39
The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) is pleased to announce that David Henry will receive the J.B. Harkin Medal at Nature Saskatchewan’s Fall Meet Banquet on September 20th at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum in Regina.

Happy Forest Industry Workers’ Day!

GFIS - Fri, 19/09/2014 - 14:24
Dear colleagues, September 21 in Russia is Forest Industry Workers’ Day. We wish everyone a stable investment and political climate and success in every project you do! Happy holiday!

UN Climate Summit: What to Expect on Forests

GFIS - Fri, 19/09/2014 - 13:57
(This blog originally appeared on the UNFCCC blog). At the New York Climate Summit on 23 September, the United Nations is expecting clear commitments in the area of forest climate action. Countries that are home to tropical forests have the opportunity to present priority actions on deforestation and forest restoration in their summit statements, including actions […]

Compte-rendu de la troisième Conférence internationale sur les PEID | 1er au 4 septembre 2014 | Apia, Samoa

GFIS - Fri, 19/09/2014 - 13:42
Le Service des informations de l’IIDD, à travers son Bulletin des négociations de la terre, a couvert la troisième Conférence internationale sur les petits États insulaires en développement, « Le développement durable des PEID grâce à des partenariats authentiques et durables », à Apia, au Samoa, du 1er au 4 septembre 2014. En ligne sur: http://enb.iisd.mobi/sids-sids2014/

New China packaging machinery report released

GFIS - Fri, 19/09/2014 - 13:24
Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "China Packaging Machinery Industry Report, 2014-2017" report to their offering.

Domtar unveils 'Project Learning Curve'

GFIS - Fri, 19/09/2014 - 13:24
With a new school year starting, Domtar Corporation unveiled Project Learning Curve, an effort to increase focus on handwriting and the research that shows how much it benefits students.

A log house of dreams came true

GFIS - Fri, 19/09/2014 - 13:11
Hanna Kaurala and Mika Parkkonen were able to move into their new home at Midsummer. The couple says the building project worked out well and expectedly.

International Panel says Urgent Action Needed Mitigate Climate Change

GFIS - Fri, 19/09/2014 - 12:00
Voice of America: A leading climate scientist warns failure to act on reducing threats from climate change will have disastrous global consequences. He said the science on climate change is solid and inaction is no solution. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is due to release the final installment of its 5th Assessment Report in a few weeks. The previous report lays out the risks of climate change and stresses the need to reduce carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere through adaptation...

Holmen Paper throws down challenge with new product

GFIS - Fri, 19/09/2014 - 11:20
New approaches and products have made Holmen Paper a market leader in uncoated magazine paper. Now the company is once again challenging convention with a brand new product.

Sappi becomes gold sponsor for TAPPI’s 100th anniversary

GFIS - Fri, 19/09/2014 - 09:17
Sappi has been added as a Gold sponsor for TAPPI’s Centennial Celebration. Sponsorship contributions support the 100th anniversary of TAPPI including events and activities throughout the year.

Microscan launches verification monitoring interface

GFIS - Fri, 19/09/2014 - 09:17
Microscan, a global technology leader in barcode, machine vision, and lighting solutions, announces the availability of the Verification Monitoring Interface (VMI), a new software solution specially engineered for monitoring the quality of barcodes as they are produced on parts, labels, and packaging.

12th Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer Ouagadougou

GFIS - Fri, 19/09/2014 - 06:55
The Earth Negotiations Bulletin's multimedia coverage of MEETING

12th Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer Ouagadougou

GFIS - Fri, 19/09/2014 - 06:55
The Earth Negotiations Bulletin's multimedia coverage of MEETING

Trees help farmers adapt to climate change

GFIS - Fri, 19/09/2014 - 06:47

With trees, farmers have a source of food, fuel and timber for consumption or income during climate extremes   By Regine Evangelista   ‘There is nothing we can do’. With resignation and a hint of despair, this is how resource-poor Filipino farmers responded when asked how they dealt with climate change. Smallholding farmers are already […]

Event: Joint Session of the 38th European Forestry Commission and 72nd UNECE Committee on Forest and Forest Industry

GFIS - Fri, 19/09/2014 - 05:30
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) and the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) will convene this meeting in order to bring together forestry experts and decision-makers from the region. The meeting is one of six region-specific meetings held every two years in support of the FAO Regional Forestry Commissions.

Heavy rain floods Philippine capital; markets, schools shut

GFIS - Fri, 19/09/2014 - 03:29
Reuters: A tropical storm dumped heavy rain on the Philippine capital on Friday, flooding many parts of the city, shutting schools, government offices and financial markets. Thousands of residents in low-lying areas were moved to higher ground, officials said, as flood waters rose quickly after the equivalent of half a month's usual rain fell in six hours. The Philippine Stock Exchange suspended trade after the government canceled work and classes in the capital. Trading at the electronic foreign...

Preparación para la sesión de jóvenes del Foro Global Sobre Paisajes: ¿Qué es “impulsar”?

GFIS - Fri, 19/09/2014 - 03:02
Por Abby Waldorf  Traducido por Mariola Acosta  Available in English here Estás sentado en una sesión de conferencia con tu mano bien alta, esperando poder hacer un comentario sobre la nueva política que están proponiendo. El tiempo se está agotando, así que sabes que tendrás que comunicar tu cuestión de manera rápida. ¿De qué manera […]

Forest land rights need global focus

GFIS - Fri, 19/09/2014 - 02:22
BBC: Recognising the land rights of local people could provide cost-effective protection for many of the world's tropical forests, a report says. But existing initiatives to tackle deforestation were poorly suited to deal with the issue, it added. However, there was an "unprecedented opportunity" to act as more nations were willing to acknowledge indigenous peoples' right to own and control land. The report will be presented at the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples. The document, produced...

Thailand’s tortoise seizures significant but insufficient follow-up to quash illegal trade

GFIS - Fri, 19/09/2014 - 02:05
Bangkok, Thailand, 19th September 2014—Tortoises and freshwater turtles may be slow movers, but they are being smuggled at lightning speed through Thailand, with close to 19,000 seized in six years.

A new TRAFFIC report, Seizures of Tortoises and Freshwater Turtles in Thailand 2008-2013, analyses 53 reported seizures of tortoises and freshwater turtles in Thailand, over half of which took place at Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok.

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