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Forest Carbon Asia | 7 years 1 month ago

This report has been prepared for the DG “Climate Action” of the European Commission. The report questions the narrow definition of performance commonly applied to REDD, and suggests that most “performances” will need previous “investments” in various sectoral activities to strengthen governance...

Heinrich Böll Stiftung | 7 years 1 month ago

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) is to become the primary multilateral channel for large-scale financing for adaptation and mitigation action in developing countries. When the newly selected 24 members – 12 from developing, 12 from developed countries – of the GCF Board will finally come together for...

BBC | 7 years 1 month ago

Protecting mangroves to lock carbon away in trees may be an economic way to curb climate change, research suggests. Carbon credit schemes already exist for rainforests; the new work suggests mangroves could be included too. But other researchers say the economics depend on the global carbon price.

International Forest Industries | 7 years 1 month ago

Main reason for the declining prices is the fall of natural gas prices to levels not seen in ten yearsPrices for mill and forest biomass fell in most major consuming regions of the US in the 2Q/12, according to the North American Wood Fiber Review. The main reason for the declining prices is the...

International Forest Industries | 7 years 1 month ago

he Australian lumber market remains subdued due to limited building activity. This market is not expected to rebound in the short-term, therefore should not be relied upon by NZ lumber exporters. Lumber imports into Australia picked up a little in May 2012 but still remain well below year ago...

Mongabay | 7 years 1 month ago

The Global Environment Facility or "GEF" unites 182 government members, in partnership with multiple international institutions, nongovernmental organizations, and the private sector, with the goal of addressing global environmental issues.

EFI | 7 years 1 month ago

The objective of the work is to identify and analyse positive and sustainable practices regarding the extraction and use of wood and the organisation (formal, e.g.,organisation of wood owner, union, association, etc.; or informal) of wood supply chains in mountain areas (from production to end...

International Forest Industries | 7 years 1 month ago

New Forests announced that it has introduced new investors to make an investment in the Green Triangle Forest Trust. GTFT was established in March 2012 via the acquisition of the plantation assets of Auspine Ltd by New Forests Australia, New Zealand Forest Fund and a co-investor. The AU$80 million...

Mongabay | 7 years 1 month ago

Deforestation in Belize has accelerated since late 2010, reports a new satellite-based assessment of the tiny Central American country's forest cover by CATHALAC (the Water Center for the Humid Tropics of Latin America and the Caribbean).

Forest Talk | 7 years 1 month ago

The province of Nova Scotia has a goal of reducing clearcutting to no more than 50% of the total tree harvest in the province by 2016. However, that goal proved to be difficult to implement without a technical definition of clearcutting. After much consultation, in Nova Scotia, a clearcut is now...

CIFOR | 7 years 1 month ago

The emergence of subnational REDD+ projects in southwestern Amazonia is showing potential for multiple-use management of non-timber forest products, particularly Brazil nuts, and forest carbon. Multiple-use forestry, which includes NTFPs, timber and environmental services, has gained momentum among...

Forest Talk | 7 years 1 month ago

The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) is urging the Canadian Government to follow through on the conclusion of the Canada-China Economic Complementarities Study which states that Canada and China should continue to strengthen their bilateral trade and investment ties. Canadian forest...

AllAfrica | 7 years 1 month ago

There are indications that the country could be benefitting from an eight million Cedi (GHC8 million) monetary support from the Embassy of Switzerland for the implementation of anti-deforestation initiatives in Ghana. The support would partly fund seven pilot schemes designed to identify, and...

CIFOR | 7 years 1 month ago

Mozambique has taken a “remarkable” approach to reducing deforestation, engaging local communities and other stakeholders that will be most directly affected and drafting its own forest conservation strategy rather than relying on external consultants. This has given the southern African nation...

Ethical Corp. | 7 years 1 month ago

Corporate responsibility managers should take a look at forest carbon offset projects to maximize return on investment in climate, biodiversity, and community benefits Companies that choose to voluntarily reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, contribute to biodiversity conservation, and...

Responding to climate change | 7 years 1 month ago

The idea of placing a value on the environment to encourage its protection has become increasingly popular, but critics say it amounts to little more than the privatisation. We asked three experts in the field to answer this charge – here’s their response. By Robert Costanza, Simone Quatrini and...

AllAfrica | 7 years 1 month ago

Several civil society groups and local community from across nine counties have called on the Government of Liberia (GOL) to institute a REDD program that would ensure the provision of community benefits such as funding for development initiatives. REDD stands for Reduce Emission from Deforestation...

Times of India | 7 years 1 month ago

MUMBAI: The government, within three months, would decide on a proposal of offering "credits" to residents for planting trees, forest minister Bhaskar Jadhav said on Thursday. Modelled on the carbon credit concept, the social forestry department has proposed to offer incentives, called "tree...

Wallstreet Journal | 7 years 1 month ago

BLUE LAKE, Calif.—Malodorous brown smoke from a power plant enveloped this logging town on April 29, 2010, and several hundred residents fled until it passed. Six months later, the plant got $5.4 million from a federal program to promote environmentally preferable alternatives to fossil fuel.

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