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IPS News | 6 years 1 month ago

Imagine Guyana and Dominica without forests and rivers, or Antigua, Barbados and St. Lucia without beaches. Atherton Martin, a conservationist and former minister of agriculture in Dominica, says climate change should be forcing Caribbean countries to take a hard look at how they are managing their...

RECOFTC | 6 years 1 month 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 1 month 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...

Government of UK | 6 years 1 month 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.

ICIMod | 6 years 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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...

Demerara Waves | 6 years 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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...

Bolivia Rising | 6 years 2 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...

The Guardian | 6 years 2 months ago

It's a timber company's dream but a horrific industrial vision for others: massive plantations of densely planted GM eucalyptus trees stretching across Brazil, South Africa, Indonesia and China, engineered to grow 40% faster for use as paper, as pellets for power stations and as fuel for cars.

6 years 2 months ago

Through the REDD+ Partnership, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), in collaboration with the UN Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC), have launched an online database of REDD+ investments. The voluntary REDD+ database (VRD) was launched with data...

CIFOR | 6 years 2 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...

TNRF | 6 years 2 months ago

A new report entitled, "Equitable Benefit Sharing: Exploring Experiences and Lessons for REDD+ in Tanzania" has just been published.  The report and an accompanying information summary were developed in collaboration with the nine NGOs that are implementing REDD+ pilot projects in Tanzania. 

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