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FOEI | vor 6 Jahre 8 months

MONROVIA, LIBERIA, February 1st, 2013 – Palm oil companies are grabbing more than 1.5 million acres of land in Liberia and are violating the human rights of local communities, warn Liberian NGOs including Friends of the Earth Liberia (SDI - Sustainable Development Institute), Save My Future...

RISI News | vor 6 Jahre 8 months

By 2050, rising population and demand, as well as an increase in use of wood for bioenergy, could triple the amount of wood society takes from forests and plantations per year, according to the latest instalment of WWF's Living Forests Report . The report, presented today at the international paper...

Eureka Alert | vor 6 Jahre 8 months

Afforestation, planting trees in an area where there have previously been no trees, can reduce the effect of climate change by cooling temperate regions finds a study in BioMed Central's open access journal Carbon Balance and Management. Afforestation would lead to cooler and wetter summers by the...

The Prvonice | vor 6 Jahre 8 months

Given the short duration of the upcoming legislative session and the provincial election to follow, a government plan to introduce a scant two-paragraph bill granting it powers to fundamentally alter the course of forestry in B.C. is disturbing, to say the least. According to several sources who...

SVN | vor 6 Jahre 8 months

Agriculture and energy use are major drivers of deforestation and forest degradation. In order to tackle these drivers requires the introduction of improved agricultural practices and appropriate renewable energy technologies. SNV will begin the REDD+ Energy and Agriculture Programme (REAP) in...

Ecosystem Market Place | vor 6 Jahre 8 months

More than a dozen indigenous leaders from across the Amazon endorsed efforts to save endangered rainforest using financial mechanisms that reward good land stewardship and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD).

Deutsche Welle | vor 6 Jahre 8 months

Ecuador's plan to refrain from drilling for oil in its rainforests in return for money remains controversial. Critics have questioned the tangible benefits of the project for the forest and its residents.

Phys | vor 6 Jahre 8 months

Forestry and nature conservation can benefit from promoting a diversity of tree species, new study finds. Modern forestry is largely based on monocultures—in Sweden usually pine or spruce—mainly because it is considered more rational. However a forest contributes more ecosystem services than timber...

Forest Talk | vor 6 Jahre 8 months

The British Columbia Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations is inviting public review and comment until March 9, 2013, on a public discussion paper released today as part of a comprehensive timber supply review of the 100 Mile House timber supply area. The 100 Mile House timber...

Celestial Green Ventures | vor 6 Jahre 8 months

The Brazilian Ministry for the Environment announced that a national mechanism to regulate Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) must be implemented in 2013. The conclusion of a national strategy for REDD+ and the use of the Amazon Forest as a mechanism to help...

Nature, The Guardian | vor 6 Jahre 8 months

Fighting climate change by producing more biofuels could actually worsen a little-known type of air pollution and cause almost 1,400 premature deaths a year in Europe by 2020, according to a new study.

CIFOR | vor 6 Jahre 8 months

Forestry experts have called for a new approach to managing land and tackling climate change – challenging the ongoing debate that forests have to be sacrificed for the sake of rural development and food security. Governments, policymakers and scientists worldwide have been experimenting for years...

ALLAfrica | vor 6 Jahre 8 months

ON March 21 this year, the globe will be commemorating World Forest Day. This is one of the world's leading global platforms for people with an interest in forests and climate change, to share their views and work together, to ensure forests are suitably incorporated into any future climate change...

Guyana Times | vor 6 Jahre 8 months

The Amerindian Action Movement of Guyana (TAAMOG) has hailed Guyana’s receipt of the US$45 million for climate services provided by Norway, while noting that Amerindian communities are following guidelines for sustainable forest management.  In a release on Sunday, TAAMOG extended congratulations...

The Guardian | vor 6 Jahre 8 months

American biologist Kelly Swing thwacks a bush with his butterfly net and a dozen or so bugs and insects drop in. One is a harvester, or daddy-long-legs, another a jumping spider which leaps on to a leaf where two beetles are mating.

Ecosystem Marketplace | vor 6 Jahre 8 months

The Brazilian state of Mato Grosso has become the second Brazilian state  after Acre to create a regulatory framework for rewarding those who combat climate change by saving endangered rainforest.  Acre, meanwhile, will receive 50 million Real ($24.2 million) for REDD+ from KfW, the German...

International Forest Industries | vor 6 Jahre 8 months

There are 7 million ha of industrial quality planted forest in Brazil with almost 2 million ha of pine and 5 million ha of hardwood, principally eucalypts. This plantation base has formed the basis for most of the forest industry expansion. All of the pulp & paper plus all of the composite wood...

Shuttleworth Foundation | vor 6 Jahre 8 months

The outcomes of the Rights-based REDD+ dialogue held in Cape Town in November 2012 have been released in a new report.

Survival International | vor 6 Jahre 8 months

Three Bushman children have been arrested by paramilitary police in Botswana. The arrests are the latest signs of a new government policy to intimidate Bushmen who have returned to the Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR).

PaperIndex News | vor 6 Jahre 8 months

Södra has chosen to leave the project with Angara Paper to build a greenfield pulp mill in Russia. Södra was invited to take part in a project to build a greenfield pulp mill in southern Siberia. Södra’s role in the project was to be an industrial partner and to handle the marketing and sales of...

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