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Carton Council of Canada celebrate anniversary milestone during Waste Reduction Week

Canadian Forestindustries News II - Mi, 22/10/2014 - 13:59
TORONTO, Oct. 22, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Today, the Carton Council of Canada (CCC) proudly celebrates that over the past five years some 157,000 tons of cartons have been diverted from Canadian landfi...

PKG reports record Q3 2014 results

GFIS - Mi, 22/10/2014 - 13:19
Packaging Corporation of America (PKG) recently reported third quarter net income of $104 million, or $1.06 per share.

Fecon gets visit from Governor

International Forest Industries - Mi, 22/10/2014 - 13:13

Governor John Kasich and Lt. Governor Mary Taylor stopped by
Fecon in Lebanon, Ohio, as part of US
Agriculture Day to discuss
agriculture in Ohio as well as manufacturing jobs in Southwest Ohio.
The Governor and Lt. Governor toured the factory during
their visit. Kasich spoke of his work with Jobs Ohio, a non-profit, business
focused group that is working to open international markets. One of the goals
is to not only have free trade but fair trade.

He also spoke about how products made in the US, as Fecon
products are, have a bright future in international markets.

To the farming community in attendance, he spoke about their
concern about water quality in Ohio and how he is working with farmers to
insure a clean environment.

Likely host tree species for Asian longhorn beetle determined

GFIS - Mi, 22/10/2014 - 13:13
In a paper published this month in the journal Forestry, Dr Nigel Straw and his team use data from the isolated outbreak of the beetle at Paddock Wood, Kent in February 2012 to determine which species of tree are most likely to be attacked by the beetle.

Graphic Packaging Holding Company Reports Third Quarter 2014 Results

PaperIndex TimesNews - Mi, 22/10/2014 - 12:51
ATLANTA, Oct. 21, 2014 --Q3 Net Sales increased $49.3 million or 4.9%, after adjusting for the impact of divested businesses.Q3 Adjusted Earnings per Diluted Share increased to $0.17 versus $0.12 in the prior year period....

Kimberly-Clark Announces Third Quarter 2014 Results

PaperIndex TimesNews - Mi, 22/10/2014 - 12:49
DALLAS, Oct. 21, 2014 -- Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE: KMB) today reported third quarter 2014 results, updated its guidance for full-year 2014 adjusted earnings per share to take into account the pending spin-off of its health care business and initiated an organization restructuring...

Anti-deforestation pledge made by Indonesian Govt

Forestry Investment Blog - Mi, 22/10/2014 - 11:52
A pledge has been made by the Indonesian Government regarding a reduction in the level of deforestation, after it was confirmed that the country now has a higher deforestation rate than Brazil. Forestry Ministry secretary-general, Hadi Daryanto, has confirmed that the Government has taken steps to lower the levels, especially in areas that are particularly prone [...]
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Show off your forest

GFIS - Mi, 22/10/2014 - 11:47
FOREST EUROPE starts the second edition of the Show Off Your Forest Photography Contest. The task is to take a photo which describe how forests protect us and how we can protect them.

DublNature PPI’s 2014 most innovative product

GFIS - Mi, 22/10/2014 - 11:16
Wausau Paper announced that its DublNature family of premium towel and tissue products produced from 100 percent recycled fiber received the 2014 Most Innovative Product Award from PPI at the RISI 29th North American Forest Products Outlook Conference in Boston, Massachusetts on Wednesday, October 8.

[Guyana] Pinnacle Green Resources (Guyana) Inc. clears air on its proposed investments here

REDD monitor news - Mi, 22/10/2014 - 11:09
By Manu Bansal, Guyana Chronicle, 22 October 2014 | Pinnacle Green Resources (Guyana) Inc. notes the letter written by Assistant Professor Janette Bulkan, University of British Columbia, Canada, regarding our proposed investments in Guyana (SN 15/10/14). We wish to state that the company is quite happy to release information regarding itself and its activities in Guyana (and indeed around the world) to anyone that requests that information, particularly concerned Guyanese. The letter writer has provided us the opportunity to highlight the areas of concerns raised, and while we would have been equally pleased to provide this information in response to a polite request, we seek your indulgence in allowing us to publicly provide some information regarding our company, its antecedents, and our proposed investments in Guyana.

Britain targets 2017 for start of European carbon market reforms

REDD monitor news - Mi, 22/10/2014 - 10:54
Reuters, 20 October 2014 | Britain wants reforms to Europe’s Emissions Trading System (ETS) to start from 2017 to tackle the scheme’s massive oversupply and boost investment in clean technologies. Siding with an earlier view from Germany, the British government said in a statement on Monday that it wants the so-called market stability reserve (MSR) to be in place four years earlier than proposed by the European Commission. The Commission, the EU executive, has proposed from 2021 to set aside hundreds of millions of surplus carbon allowances from the ETS to help firms cope with economic shocks. Britain also wants 900 million carbon allowances from a more limited backloading reform programme to be cancelled or inserted directly into the reserve.

Invitation to Focali-LUCSUS Workshop on Forest conservation, agroforestry and livelihoods

GFIS - Mi, 22/10/2014 - 10:50
The workshop will be held in Lund the 10th of June 2014. The workshop will be an opportunity for researchers and practitioners to share information about current research and projects with each other and with a wider range of research and policy stakeholders interested in agroforestry. During the workshop we will discuss the potentials and limitations of agroforestry as a means to support forest conservation, increase productivity and address livelihoods challenges.

Towards a Global Research Program on Food Systems

GFIS - Mi, 22/10/2014 - 10:35
Focali project coordinator Maria Göthberg will attend a 1-day workshop in Copenhagen with the aim to establish a research area on food systems.

‘Let them eat cake’: A dangerous approach to bushmeat and Ebola

REDD monitor news - Mi, 22/10/2014 - 09:46
By Robert Nasi and John E. Fa, CIFOR Forests News Blog, 21 October 2014 | “Qu’ils mangent de la brioche”—Let them eat cake—is the phrase supposedly uttered by a great princess (though often attributed to Marie Antoinette) upon learning that France’s peasants had no bread. This is a similar response, in our estimation, to what seems to be permeating from certain quarters with respect to the consumption of bushmeat and its links to the outbreak of Ebola virus disease (formerly known as Ebola haemorrhagic fever). A number of opinion pieces have appeared in reputable magazines such as New Scientist and The Ecologist containing the suggestion that disease outbreaks from the Ebola virus could have been avoided if only people stopped eating wild meat. This argument is unsound. One of the reasons for this misjudgment has to do with what seems to be a general misunderstanding of human diseases, their origins, and what we have to do to live with them.

Research in Central Africa finds troubling gaps in knowledge of climate change

REDD monitor news - Mi, 22/10/2014 - 09:36
By Joan Baxter, CIFOR Forests News Blog, 20 October 2014 | Policymakers working on forests and climate change in Central Africa often lack knowledge of fundamental concepts of those issues, according to a sobering new study. The research points to a greater need for capacity-building in the countries that are home to the world’s second-largest area of tropical forest. It is all but undisputed fact—few exceptions aside—that tropical forests can be a powerful force in the fight against climate change, absorbing carbon from the atmosphere even as they age, while emitting carbon when they are cleared. But not enough of this information has reached people where findings meet forests, according to the study, “What are we talking about? The state of perceptions and knowledge on REDD+ and adaptation to climate change in Central Africa.” This knowledge gap could hamper efforts to help local people manage their natural resources and slow the uptake of programs such as REDD+...

Cascades inaugurates solar park in Kingsey Falls

GFIS - Mi, 22/10/2014 - 09:15
Recently, Pierre Arcand, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources and Minister responsible for the Northern Plan, Mario Plourde , President and Chief Executive Officer of Cascades, and Mathieu Chagnon , President of Rackam, inaugurated the Alain-Lemaire Solar Park, which will supply energy to Cascades' units in Kingsey Falls .

Meet youth session pitcher: Beatriz Zavariz from Mexico

GFIS - Mi, 22/10/2014 - 09:02

  Beatriz Zavariz will be pitching an idea or recommendation at the youth session on the GLF theme of ‘implementation of integrated landscape approaches’. Learn more about the GLF youth session here! If you will be attending COP20 in Lima, build you professional skills and knowledge by attending the youth masterclasses. Beginning when I was three years old and my […]

Update: CSE applications extended to 31 Dec 2014

GFIS - Mi, 22/10/2014 - 08:53

Due to the Ebola crisis in West Africa, the 7th CSE training session is now scheduled to start in early March 2015.

“From Peru, from COP20 in Lima, a strong draft has to emerge”

GFIS - Mi, 22/10/2014 - 07:22

  All eyes are on Peru now as the country prepares to host the UN climate change negotiations from Dec.1-12, 2014. The 20th Conference of Parties (COP20) is seen as a watershed event as it will lay down the groundwork for a legally-binding climate change agreement in 2015. Peru’s Minister of Environment, Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, talks ...

The post “From Peru, from COP20 in Lima, a strong draft has to emerge” appeared first on Forests Climate Change.

Unlikely partner could boost ‘best deal’ for protecting forests, slowing climate change

GFIS - Mi, 22/10/2014 - 06:35

  NEW YORK — A declaration by the governors of 21 tropical states and provinces announced recently at the United Nations Climate Summit is one of the “best deals going” for mitigating climate change and protecting tropical forests, a top scientist says. And one non-tropical place—California—could be “key” to the success of the declaration. The Governors’ Climate... Read more

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