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Energy Bangladesh | 7 years 3 weeks ago

The World Bank (WB) has expressed deep concern as deforestation is alarmingly increasing in the country. The country has only 17.8 per cent or 2.56 million hectares of forest at present and such rapid reduction of forests lead to soil erosion, serious landslides and loss of biodiversity. The...

Desgin Build Source | 7 years 3 weeks ago

A proposal from the timber industry in the United Kingdom to increase forest cover as a means of capturing and storing carbon is not exactly ground-breaking, but it could make a massive environmental difference.

Science Daily | 7 years 3 weeks ago

A new synthesis on drivers of deforestation and forest degradation was published during the Bangkok climate change negotiations in September by researchers from Canada and from Wageningen University, Netherlands. The report stresses the importance of knowing what drives deforestation and forest...

AllAfrica | 7 years 3 weeks ago

A comprehensive investigation by this paper has unearthed that a notorious Malaysian logging company (Samling) has surfaced in Liberia as a business partner to a Liberian logging company Atlantic Resources.Atlantic Resources is owned by Mr. John Gbessay, a long time business partner of former...

Business Ghana | 7 years 3 weeks ago

A detailed discussion between investors and forest rights-holders, have resulted in new guidance for investments that can create a 'triple win' of returns for investors, livelihood security for local communities and protection for forests. The advice on investment in locally-controlled forestry...

Business Mirror | 7 years 3 weeks ago

The country’s top professional foresters converged at the Subic Bay Exhibition and Convention Center here on Wednesday for a three-day summit with the end in view of drafting a national action plan on the management and promotion of the country’s forest resources.

PaperIndex Times | 7 years 1 month ago

JACKSONVILLE, Fla, USA, Sep 5, 2012 - Georgia Land Trust (GLT) was awarded a grant from the Department of Defense (DOD), as part of the Readiness and Environmental Protection Initiative (REPI), to purchase 5,500 acres from Rayonier Forest Resources. The purchase enlarges a permanent natural buffer...

UCS-USA | 7 years 1 month ago

Harvesting forestry sustainably and profitably is entirely possible, but requires consumers and businesses to pressurise governments into action. This is view of The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), who have released a report entitled Wood for Good: Solutions for Deforestation-Free Wood...

Rainforest Foundation Norway | 7 years 1 month ago

Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) was agreed at the UNFCCC as part of the 2010 Cancun Agreements, with an objective to ‘slow, halt and reverse forest cover and carbon loss’. Many aspects, in particular what determines results for REDD+ and how they will be...

NATURE | 7 years 1 month ago

To judge from India’s official surveys, the protection of its forests is a success. Somehow, this resource-hungry country of 1.2 billion people is managing to preserve its rich forests almost intact in the face of growing demands for timber and agricultural land.

Global Witness | 7 years 1 month ago

A quarter of Liberia’s total landmass has been granted to logging companies in just two years, following an explosion in the use of secretive and often illegal logging permits, an investigation by Global Witness, Save My Future Foundation (SAMFU) and Sustainable Development Institute (SDI) shows.

MONGABAY | 7 years 1 month ago

Bolivia should prioritize environmental law enforcement and slowing expansion of large-scale cattle ranching to reduce Amazon deforestation, argues a study published last month by researchers from Germany and the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR).

Reuters | 7 years 1 month ago

(Reuters Point Carbon) - More than 130 of the world's poorest nations have sought to pressure richer countries to agree new legally-binding goals to cut greenhouse gas emissions by threatening to deny them access to cheap U.N. carbon credits, potentially making it more expensive for them to meet...

AIP | 7 years 1 month ago

Finance for safeguards implementation is essential to attract and sustain funding To attract and sustain funding, REDD+ finance must operate within a governance framework capable of demonstrating compliance with social, environmental and governance safeguards. REDD+ must also be competitive in...

RISI | 7 years 1 month ago

World demand for viscose pulp is growing at a rapid pace, led by the expansion of viscose staple fiber production in China. Our latest forecast shows global viscose staple fiber production jumping 12% in 2012, following average annual increases of the same magnitude over the previous three years,...

Greenwood Management | 7 years 1 month ago

Both demand and prices in the lumber market in the US increased during the second quarter of the year. The latest data from Wood Resource Quarterly revealed that timber prices were about 35 per cent higher in August of this year when compared to the same month in 2011. Meanwhile, sawlog prices...

Business Spectator | 7 years 1 month ago

Origin Energy has quit $133 million worth of options for forestry projects in Australia amid fears that the price of carbon will plunge, according to The Australian Financial Review. The federal government's move to abandon plans for a carbon price floor threatens to make it cheaper for carbon...

MarketWatch | 7 years 1 month ago

SCS Global Services has verified the Brazilian Boa Vista Afforestation/Reforestation carbon offset project under the American Carbon Registry (ACR) Standard. The project sequesters greenhouse gases (GHG) by planting and managing fast-growing Acacia mangium Willd. trees in plantations over more than...

Rights and Resources | 7 years 1 month ago

Land and forestry is the primary resource of the nation, and needs to be managed properly in order to improve local people's living conditions and further socio-economic development in Laos.  To manage these natural resources sustainably and for the benefit of all Lao people, the country should...

Vancouver Sun | 7 years 1 month ago

The B.C. Liberal government stirred up controversy recently by proposing to remove scenic forest protections in the Harrison, Chehalis and Stave Lakes regions near Vancouver. Their "quick-fix" attempt to provide more timber for logging fails to recognize that the coastal forest industry's 20-year...

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