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PaperIndex News | 6 years 8 months ago

UPM and Taaleritehdas have agreed today 20.12.2012 around 6000 hectares of forestry trade. The farms are located in Central Finland in the following towns: Pyhäntä, Utajärvi, Kiuruvesi and Converter. At the same time the parties entered into a long-term timber sales and forest management agreement...

PaperIndex News | 6 years 8 months ago

With a single investment in renewable energy, the EBRD is helping Bosnian pulp and paper producer Natron Hayat generate electricity and save money while also cutting its carbon emissions and reducing the environmental impact of the waste it produces.

Ghana Business | 6 years 8 months ago

The Cabinet of the Ghana government has approved a revised forest and wildlife policy to enable the country to consolidate and maximise benefits derived from products and services of the forest and wildlife sector. The revised 2011 Forest and Wildlife Policy highlights a radical paradigm shift in...

PaperIndex News | 6 years 8 months ago

Mondi Syktyvkar in Komi, Russia was recently awarded the EU Ecolabel for all papers produced at the mill. The EU Ecolabel is a certificate issued by the European Union, which verifies the environmental profile of a product or service. Products and services bearing the EU Ecolabel are certified as...

International Forest Industries | 6 years 8 months ago

Housing starts in the US jumped to 894,000 units in October. This was 19 percent higher than in August, and as much as 42 percent more than in October of last year. So far this year, housing starts have been at their highest levels since 2008, and market analysts expect the next 12 months to be...

International Forest Industries | 6 years 8 months ago

With their recent burst of enthusiasm Chinese buyers are now feeling more positive about 2013 prospects, with the common perception that the newly announced Government Leaders have little choice but to modestly stimulate the economy while new policy is put in place. It will take 4-6 months for the...

SCOOP | 6 years 8 months ago

UK alleges it will address drivers of climate change - but aims to subsidise a massive expansion of wood-based biomass industry Doha, Qatar, 6 December 2012 - As negotiations failed to finalise an agreement on a controversial forest policy called REDD+ during the ongoing UN Framework Convention on...

RISI | 6 years 8 months ago

A Canadian forester recently transplanted to the States asked what sweeping federal policies exist concerning utilization of wood biomass for energy, to which I could only answer, "None." What we do have is a schizophrenic regulatory landscape, in which about 30 states have actual renewable energy...

6 years 9 months ago

FAO's new report, Global forest land-use change 1990-2005, presents the key findings on forest land use and land-use change between 1990 and 2005 from FAO's 2010 Global Forest Resources Assessment Remote Sensing Survey. The report focuses on forest land use, and not land cover. Overall, there was a...

6 years 9 months ago

Sundsvall, Sweden, Dec 19, 2012 - The Heinzel Group will acquire SCA’s publication paper mill in Laakirchen, Austria. SCA and Heinzel have also decided that the two companies will co-operate in sales and marketing of publication papers, pulp, kraftliner and products for flexible packaging. One...

PaperIndexTimes | 6 years 9 months ago

The European Commission has awarded UPM a grant of EUR 170 million for solid wood-based biorefinery (BTL) project in Strasbourg, France. UPM Rauma’s similar biorefinery project plan in Finland has not received NER300-funding. UPM’s Biofuels business resources are currently directed to the...

EFI | 6 years 9 months ago

Europe’s forests have changed drastically since the 1950s when forest and land use management caught up with the effects of the World War II. The forest area increased by 30% between 1950 and 2000 as low productive agricultural lands were abandoned and many countries were carrying out active...

Demerara Waves | 6 years 9 months ago

Barama Company Limited (BCL) has secured what it on Thursday announced as the largest single block of tropical forest to be certified under the Verified Legal Origin (VLO) anywhere in the world. The VLO is an international scheme which verifies that timber comes from a source that the harvester has...

Kaieteur News Online | 6 years 9 months ago

Guyana’s battle to eradicate illegal logging has been given a major boost with one major company recently received a key certification. Barama Company Limited, which controls 1.6 million hectares of natural forests, has undergone an international audit of its logging operations and has been...

Bloomberg | 6 years 9 months ago

Norway will contribute $180 million to Brazil’s Amazon Fund after the South American country reduced deforestation for a third year in a row, even as the countries disagree over who should measure carbon savings from forests.

CIFOR | 6 years 9 months ago

Countries need to ensure that their forest monitoring activities under REDD+ move beyond just measuring carbon emissions and changes in forest area – they should be integrated with monitoring of other forest values like biodiversity and rural social conditions, said experts on the sidelines of the...

Ecosystem Marketplace | 6 years 9 months ago

The once-promising REDD text has passed from the scientific negotiating track to the long-term action track with key provisions unresolved after Norway vetoed a last-minute compromise that Papua New Guinea had brokered between Brazil and the United States. At issue is the amount of verification...

ELDIS | 6 years 9 months ago

This report reviews the status of REDD+ implementation in Africa, identifying forest degradation as one of the biggest contributors to greenhouse gas emissions. The research lists current projects in Africa to build a database of REDD initiatives and their status of implementation. The main issues...

Bolivia Rising | 6 years 9 months ago

The day of the COP inauguration, a conference about CARBON TRADE took place facilitated by Nicholas Stern. The event had the presence of ministers and other authorities of different countries. Surprisingly the center of the discussion was how to allow developed countries that are not going to be...

IIED | 6 years 9 months ago

by Maryanne Grieg-Gran While REDD+ is aimed at reducing emissions from forests, its effectiveness will depend on how much the benefits trickle down to those living closest to the forest. These same rural households are also best placed to provide local evidence of what works and what doesn’t, to...

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