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Government of British Columbia | 8 years 2 months ago

To increase harvesting activity on the coast, government is exploring the use of new scanner technology for scaling logs, accelerating the auction of an additional 500,000 cubic metres by BC Timber Sales, improving the log-export system and exploring ways to better harvest the timber profile....

PaperIndex News | 8 years 2 months ago

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...

PaperIndex News | 8 years 2 months ago

he continuing challenges in European economy have significantly impacted the consumption of paper, exacerbating the effect of structural changes in paper end-uses and resulting in further decline in the demand of graphic papers in Europe. High costs and significant overcapacity continue to...

Environment Magazine | 8 years 2 months ago

The tiny global minority residing in rural frontier areas—how long people remain there; the timing, magnitude, and characteristics of their consumption; and their demographic transitions—promises a vast impact on future tropical deforestation. It is here, not in cities and not in long-settled rural...

The Guardian | 8 years 2 months ago

An indigenous community in the Ecuadorian Amazon has won a reprieve after building up an arsenal of spears, blowpipes, machetes and guns to fend off an expected intrusion by the army and a state-run oil company.

PR-Canada | 8 years 2 months ago

The news that the World Bank's Forestry Carbon Fund has been boosted by an impressive $180 million in funding, has been welcomed by FRA. Seattle, United States, January 16, 2013 -- The news that the World Bank's Forestry Carbon Fund has been boosted by an impressive $180 million in funding, has...

ICIMOD | 8 years 2 months ago

ICIMOD and WWF-Pakistan in collaboration with the Balochistan Forest Department organized district-level consultation workshops in Ziarat District and Zhob District to work with local communities and other stakeholders to identify drivers of deforestation and forest degradation in their

Bloomberg | 8 years 2 months ago

The European Union sold 3.5 million prompt carbon emission permits at a lower price than bids on the open market, signaling lower demand for the allowances.

GIZ | 8 years 2 months ago

Title: Development of integrated MRV systems for REDD+ in the SADC regionCommissioned by: German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conversation and Nuclear SafetyCountry: Southern African Development Community (SADC): Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar,...

Voice of America | 8 years 2 months ago

Forestry experts say it is time for a new approach in mitigating the causes of climate change.  And while the 2012 U.N. Climate Change Conference in Doha, Qatar, brought no decisions regarding the important role agriculture and forestry play in reducing carbon emissions, some awareness was brought...

CIGAR | 8 years 2 months ago

The UN climate talks in Doha, Qatar left key advocates red in the face due to the inability to agree on the verification of emission reductions required to advance implementation of REDD+.

The Globe and the Mail | 8 years 2 months ago

As concepts go, carbon offsets are a simple thing: for every ton of carbon dioxide pumped into the atmosphere, a ton can be “offset” by, say, using wood waste instead of coal in a cement manufacturing plant.

Greenwood Management | 8 years 2 months ago

The largest forestry and pulp complex has begun operations in southern Brazil, highlighting the country's booming forestry sector. Brazilian-based JBS-Friboi, a global exporter of meat products, has invested around $3 billion into the industrial El Dorado Celulose e Papel Brasil complex, which is...

International Forest Industries | 8 years 3 months ago

New five-year outlook shows that supply and demand conditions in wood products for the long-awaited ‘super-cycle’ are now taking hold, with the full impact still some 3+ years away! With the return of a demand-driven wood products market in 2012 – due to rapidly increasing housing starts in the U.S...

International Forest Industries | 8 years 3 months ago

New Forests announced yesterday that it has completed an agreement to purchase Gunns’ sawmilling, sales, and distribution business from the Receiver, KordaMentha. New Forests will acquire all the assets of Gunns Timber Products (GTP), including the Bell Bay and Tarpeena sawmills. The transaction is...

International Forest Industries | 8 years 3 months ago

Harvard Management Company, which manages Harvard University’s US$30.7 billion endowment fund, has sold down its stake in the central North Island Kaingaroa forest in New Zealand. Canada’s public sector pension fund is picking up the bulk and the New Zealand Superannuation Fund taking a small bite...

Forest Trends | 8 years 3 months ago

In order to inform Myanmar’s first multi-stakeholder national dialogue workshop on land tenure and user rights (held November 24th & 25th, 2012), Forest Trend’s Senior Law & Policy Advisor Rob Oberndorf was asked to conduct an in-depth analysis of recently enacted land legislation in the...

Forest Carbon Asia | 8 years 3 months ago

Intact ecosystems – particularly forests – contain significant amounts of carbon. Their conservation is therefore a relatively cost-efficient way to protect the climate.

Forest Carbon Asia | 8 years 3 months ago

It is certainly inappropriate to respond to the apparently slow pace of UNFCCC deliberations by proposing old-fashioned solutions that have been shown to be inadequate. For example, project-based approaches to forest problems have been demonstrated to be ineffective many times over. A decade ago,...

PLOS|One | 8 years 3 months ago

We use economy-wide simulation methods to analyze the outcome of a simple REDD+program in a mixed subsistence/ commercial-agriculture economy. Alternative scenarios help trace REDD+’s causal chain, revealing how trade-offs between the program’s public and private costs and benefits determine its...

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