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Forest Carbon Asia | 6 years 10 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,...

CIFOR | 6 years 10 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...

RECOFTC | 6 years 10 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.

ICIMod | 6 years 10 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...

PaperIndex News | 6 years 10 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...

CIFOR | 6 years 10 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.

PaperIndex News | 6 years 10 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.

Government of UK | 6 years 10 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.

Ghana Business | 6 years 10 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...

Kaieteur News Online | 6 years 11 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...

6 years 11 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...

EFI | 6 years 11 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 11 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...

ForestCarbonAsia | 6 years 11 months ago

The Lao-European Union Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade (FLEGT) process will help Laos to reduce illegal deforestation and promote good forest governance, which will bolster poverty reduction and sustainable management of natural resources. Officials from relevant government...

ForestTalk | 6 years 11 months ago

Greenpeace is leaving the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement (CBFA). The organization released photos today with GPS tagged coordinates showing that logging roads have been built in Quebec’s Montagnes Blanches region that is managed by Resolute Forest Products and claims the roads are a violation of...

Ecosystem Marketplace | 6 years 11 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...

TRUST | 6 years 11 months ago

Forests must be fully valued for their contribution to economic growth and social progress, and included in the next set of global development goals, experts and officials told a forest conference on Sunday. Wu Hongbo, U.N. Under Secretary General for Economic and Social Affairs, said the inter-...

DECC | 6 years 11 months ago

Energy and Climate Secretary Edward Davey today outlined new innovative plans to tackle deforestation as part of the UK’s international climate change commitments. The Government has set out plans for working with the private sector and rainforest countries so that the timber and foodstuffs we buy...

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