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9 years 7 months ago

It is possible that the environmental challenge in Africa that will have the biggest impact on the rest of the world is the degradation of the Congo Basin rainforest.  According to Nobel Laureate Wangari Maathai, in her 2009 book The Challenge for Africa, the cutting down of trees in the Congo...

CNN | 9 years 7 months ago

ECO2 Forests Inc. (PINKSHEETS: ECOF), announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire controlling interest in certain projects of Forest Guard Inc., a privately held company specializing in for profit Avoided Deforestation projects. Following the acquisition, ECO2 intends to...

FAO | 9 years 7 months ago

The need for an effective and low cost forest and biodiversity restoration and rehabilitation methods is now highlighted in the face of climate change and the global phenomenon of rapid loss of forests and biodiversity. An estimated 850 million hectares of degraded forests exist globally. This...

International Monetary Fund | 9 years 7 months ago

The world must adopt a low-carbon model for growth as it rebuilds from the global economic crisis, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, said at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Strauss-Kahn proposes “Green Fund” to help finance shift to low-carbon...

CNW Group | 9 years 7 months ago

SAINT-SÉVERIN-DE-PROULXVILLE, QC, Feb. 5 /CNW Telbec/ - Following an audit process conducted by an independent organization, fifteen forest companies obtained Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification for their management practices on two Forest Management Units, FMUs 041-51 and 043-51,...

AM1150 | 9 years 7 months ago

MONTREAL - The federal government can help rescue Canada's battered forestry industry and thousands of jobs by providing $1.5 billion in funds to encourage diversification to new eco-friendly uses such as biochemicals and bio energy, says a new study released Monday. The forest industry needs to...

IPS News | 9 years 7 months ago

KATHMANDU, Feb 2, 2010 (IPS) - Tired of walking, Shankar Prasad Ghimire, 87, a retired government worker, puts his walking stick aside and takes rest on a vast expanse of lush green land. Such dramatic backdrop of dense forest cover gives this former bureaucrat reason to be proud. As chairman of...

Vietnam News | 9 years 7 months ago

HA NOI — The forestry sector's biggest difficulty is to balance the relationship between hunger elimination and poverty reduction and its development, a conference heard yesterday in Ha Noi. In an annual review meeting of the Forest Sector Support Partnership yesterday, Deputy Minister of...

Hedgeweek | 9 years 7 months ago

Earth Capital Partners, a private equity firm focused on renewable energy, has hired a sustainable agriculture and forestry investment team from IBIS Capital Management and EMP Global. Bosworth Monck joins as head of sustainable agriculture and forestry investment, and Gabriel Montana and...

Wealth Bulletin | 9 years 7 months ago

Earth Capital Partners, the green alternatives fund manager founded by Stanley Fink, has hired three executives to focus on sustainable agriculture investment, after the Copenhagen climate summit reached agreement regarding deforestation and reforestation.  

Environment News Service | 9 years 7 months ago

MUZAFFARABAD, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, January 25, 2010 (ENS) - Yousaf Butt, a timber worker in the Neelum Valley at the Line of Control in Kashmir, is worried about his job because of government plans to enforce a ban on the cutting of trees. Butt and his colleagues fear the decision will shut...

Forest Ethics | 9 years 7 months ago

Nature, Carbon and Climate Change in British Columbiaby Dr. Jim Pojar; Commissioned by the Working Group on Biodiversity, Forests and Climate, an alliance of ENGOs including ForestEthicsJanuary 28th, 2010 New report and accompanying letter signed by top international scientists and...

Mongabay | 9 years 7 months ago

A new project aims to increase transparency in the forestry sector, an area long plagued by corruption and mismanagement. The Forest Sector Transparency Report Card, launched by Global Witness, an environmental NGO, assesses 70 transparency indicators, evaluating the public availability of land...

9 years 7 months ago

The mid-term evaluation of the EU Forest Action Plan was presented at the 112th meeting of the Standing Forestry Commission (11-12 December 2009). The evaluation report has recently been made available on the DG Agriculture web-site. The study contains both an inventory of the implementation of...

The Japan Times Online | 9 years 7 months ago

Negotiators at the COP15 conference in Copenhagen didn't see eye to eye on much last month, but almost everyone agreed on one thing: To protect the planet we need to save its forests. From Denmark to Japan, where The Japan Times' Nature page columnist C.W. Nicol and others have submitted a new...

The Timberland Blog | 9 years 7 months ago

Over the past 20 years there have been many changes impacting the output of our nation's timberland but none have impacted it as much as the management of our National Forests. First, let’s talk big numbers and try to put the whole thing into perspective. There are about 750 million acres of...

UNI Freiburg | 9 years 7 months ago

Forest management planning in Congo Basin rainforests : a critical analysis of the state of art and design of a new planning system as a contribution to sustainable forest management Forstplanung des Regenwaldes im Kongobecken : eine kritische Analyse des Wissensstands und Entwicklung eines neuen...

Prince George Citizen | 9 years 7 months ago

Maximizing the carbon stored in B.C.'s forests could provide benefits both economically and environmentally over the long-term, says a new report, Managing B.C.'s Forests for a Cooler Planet.

Stabroek News | 9 years 7 months ago

The Alliance For Change (AFC) says that the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) government is being “inept and opportunistic” in requesting that the World Bank remove forestry activist, Dr Janette Bulkan from a Technical Advisory Panel.

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