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International Forest Industries | 6 years 4 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 Carbon Asia | 6 years 4 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 | 6 years 4 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,...

Vietnam Net | 6 years 4 months ago

Local residents who have been living together with the forests, considering the forests as their homes, still devastate the forests. It’s because they need land for agricultural production. In late October 2012, a meeting was held in Dong Giang district, in the central province of Quang Nam to...

China.org | 6 years 4 months ago

A project that has reforested 3,000 hectares of previously barren land in China’s southwest Guangxi is issuing its first carbon credits under the Clean Development Mechanism. The Facilitating Reforestation for Guangxi Watershed Management in Pearl River Basin Project was the first reforestation...

ICIMOD | 6 years 4 months ago

In collaboration with the Sindh Forest Department, ICIMOD and WWF Pakistan jointly organized consultation workshops with local communities and other stakeholders to identify local drivers of deforestation and forest degradation.

INBAR | 6 years 4 months ago

It is estimated that bamboo forests and plantations cover 35 to 50 million hectares today, which translates into a significant amount of stored carbon. Studies show that bamboo could be grown on many millions more hectares of degraded land in the tropics and subtropics, where it could provide...

Forest Trends | 6 years 4 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...

NY Carib News | 6 years 4 months ago

Guyana will receive US$45 million from Norway for its climate services in maintaining extremely low levels of deforestation while advancing the nation’s landmark Low Carbon Development Strategy (LCDS). A Government Information Agency (GINA) statement said this now brings all three contributions...

RECOFTC | 6 years 4 months ago

Natural disaster management and agriculture tend to dominate discussions on climate change adaptation. But forests matter too. In fact, they matter a lot.

CIFOR | 6 years 4 months ago

Sustainable forest management gives the opportunity to better integrate the way local populations use their customary “village terroirs” in the logging activities. This requirement is explicitly stated in all forest laws of the Congo Basin countries but its implementation on the field remains under...

ICIMod | 6 years 4 months ago

Continuing the series of consultative workshops on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) in Pakistan, the ICIMOD office in Pakistan and the World Wide Fund for Nature-Pakistan organized two district-level workshops to consult with forest communities and other related...

CIFOR | 6 years 4 months ago

Could the “Swedish model” of sustainable forest management be part of the solution for forestry in other parts of the world? This is the final question posed in the video above, which was first presented by Sweden at the Rio+20 conference last June.

CSR-Wire | 6 years 4 months ago

ERA Carbon Offsets Ltd. and Wildlife Works Carbon LLC are pleased to announce the validation and verification of the first REDD+ project in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The project has earned 2.5 million tonnes of Verified Emission Reductions to date and will generate an average of 5...

Government of UK | 6 years 4 months ago

The world’s total forest area is just over 4 billion hectares, or 31% of total land area. Deforestation results in around 17% of global greenhouse gas emissions. This makes it the third largest source of greenhouse gas emissions and a larger source than global transport.

TRUST, Mongabay | 6 years 4 months ago

Brazil's Attorney General Office has taken legal action against a deal signed between an Irish company and an Amazon indigenous group for the sale of carbon credits from avoided deforestation. A federal attorney in the Amazon Brazilian state of Rondonia filed a lawsuit, seen by Reuters Point Carbon...

PaperIndex News | 6 years 4 months ago

A WWF-Germany survey of children's books found about 30 per cent of books contained significant amounts of mixed tropical hardwood fibres characteristic of natural forest destruction. A 2009 children's book survey found mixed tropical hardwood fibres in 40% of German children's books from one third...

PaperIndex News | 6 years 4 months ago

Södra and Mayr Melnhof Karton have signed a Letter of Intent where Mayr Melnhof Karton intends to purchase 100% of the shares in Södra Cell Folla AS and thereby take over Södra’s pulp mill in Follafoss. Mayr Melnhof Karton intends to resume operations at Folla as soon as possible, hopefully early...

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