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Issue date: 
December 29, 2010

Atlantic Forest Restoration Pact plan to restore 15 million hectares of forest

Pacto pela Restauração da Mata Atlântica (Atlantic Forest Restoration Pact) is an alliance with the aim of the Atlantic Forest Restoration Pact is to restore 15 million hectares of the forest in Brazil by the year 2050, spread across annual plans approved by its Steering Committee.

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December 30, 2010

US$33 bln to be spent to protect forests

The central government will spend 220 billion yuan ($33 billion) over the next decade to protect China's natural forests.

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Forestry Groups Take Aim at New EPA Regulations

A recent study commissioned by the National Alliance of Forestry Owners states that a new Environmental Protection Agency rule regulating greenhouse gas emissions will severely limit woody biomass renewable energy projects if implemented as scheduled in January.

In May, the EPA issued a final rule establishing the “Tailoring Rule” to regulate greenhouse gas emissions released into the atmosphere by defining when permits are required for new and existing industrial facilities. The rule is scheduled to go into effect Jan. 2, 2011.

REDD+: The war over forests - all against all

One week of Cancun talks have passed by and I just can't stop wondering!

Seems the world gets more wired any time when people meet for negotiations on what should happen to forests.

Issue date: 
15 November 2010

Forestry industry fears for jobs if 100m trees are not planted

SCOTLAND'S forests are in deep decline, threatening jobs and carbon-cutting targets, despite a Scottish Government pledge to plant 100 million new trees by 2015, industry experts have warned.

CBD wants to shut down half of forestry and agriculture areas

"The negotiations went right down to the wire, but after three weeks of haggling they got a deal on Friday night. The most important target set by the Strategic Plan 2011-2020 will increase the area of protected land in the world – no farming or grazing, no forestry – from 12.5% to 17%." read more here

Let's see how this will be handled. Hopefully the idea is not to transform those 60 Million people who live in and from forests to caretakers of parkways (and to paupers)...

Issue date: 
29th October 2010

Mondi and Sanbi team-up to protect biodiversity

The Gilboa nature reserve is the first 
forestry property to be proclaimed a private nature reserve in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) under the biodiversity steward-
ship mechanism.

Issue date: 
October 2010


Within the framework of the International Year of Biodiversity 2010, ITTO has been particularly active in promoting the conservation and sustainable use of forest biodiversity in the tropics, in collaboration with member countries and partner institutions. ITTO is presenting much of this work in the following series of events during the 10th Conference of the Parties (COP 10) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in Nagoya,Japan from 18-29 October 2010.

Issue date: 
October 27, 2010

Deforestation dominates at U.N. biodiversity meeting in Japan

Delegates from 69 countries met Tuesday in Nagoya, central Japan, on the sidelines of the ongoing U.N. biodiversity talks to discuss ways to help developing nations tackle issues of deforestation in a bid to counter greenhouse gas emissions.

Issue date: 
Oct 28, 2010

Sustainable forest management in Europe contributes to global biodiversity goals

The FOREST EUROPE policies play an important role in combating global biodiversity loss. These are the findings of a recently completed assessment, which has been carried out in relation to the 10TH Conference of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), which is taking place until 29 October in Nagoya, Japan.


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by Dr. Radut