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CIFOR | 8 years 9 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.

TRUST, Mongabay | 8 years 9 months ago

Brazil's Attorney General Office has taken legal action against a deal signed between an Irish company and an Amazon indigenous group for the sale of carbon credits from avoided deforestation. A federal attorney in the Amazon Brazilian state of Rondonia filed a lawsuit, seen by Reuters Point Carbon...

SCOOP | 8 years 9 months ago

UK alleges it will address drivers of climate change - but aims to subsidise a massive expansion of wood-based biomass industry Doha, Qatar, 6 December 2012 - As negotiations failed to finalise an agreement on a controversial forest policy called REDD+ during the ongoing UN Framework Convention on...

International Forest Industries | 8 years 9 months ago

With their recent burst of enthusiasm Chinese buyers are now feeling more positive about 2013 prospects, with the common perception that the newly announced Government Leaders have little choice but to modestly stimulate the economy while new policy is put in place. It will take 4-6 months for the...

International Forest Industries | 8 years 9 months ago

Housing starts in the US jumped to 894,000 units in October. This was 19 percent higher than in August, and as much as 42 percent more than in October of last year. So far this year, housing starts have been at their highest levels since 2008, and market analysts expect the next 12 months to be...

PaperIndex News | 8 years 9 months ago

Mondi Syktyvkar in Komi, Russia was recently awarded the EU Ecolabel for all papers produced at the mill. The EU Ecolabel is a certificate issued by the European Union, which verifies the environmental profile of a product or service. Products and services bearing the EU Ecolabel are certified as...

RISI | 8 years 9 months ago

A Canadian forester recently transplanted to the States asked what sweeping federal policies exist concerning utilization of wood biomass for energy, to which I could only answer, "None." What we do have is a schizophrenic regulatory landscape, in which about 30 states have actual renewable energy...

Ghana Business | 8 years 9 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...

8 years 10 months ago

Sundsvall, Sweden, Dec 19, 2012 - The Heinzel Group will acquire SCA’s publication paper mill in Laakirchen, Austria. SCA and Heinzel have also decided that the two companies will co-operate in sales and marketing of publication papers, pulp, kraftliner and products for flexible packaging. One...

Demerara Waves | 8 years 10 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...

8 years 10 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 | 8 years 10 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...

Kaieteur News Online | 8 years 10 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...

PaperIndexTimes | 8 years 10 months ago

The European Commission has awarded UPM a grant of EUR 170 million for solid wood-based biorefinery (BTL) project in Strasbourg, France. UPM Rauma’s similar biorefinery project plan in Finland has not received NER300-funding. UPM’s Biofuels business resources are currently directed to the...

TRUST | 8 years 10 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-...

CIFOR | 8 years 10 months ago

f Vietnam wants its timber producers to benefit from the growing eco-conscious and more lucrative international furniture market, national forest institutions should look for ways to get smallholder plantation forests certified, said Louis Putzel, a senior scientist at the Center for International...

RECOFTC | 8 years 10 months ago

We are witnessing a shift. Ever since 2007 when REDD+ first appeared on the table in Bali, forests have benefited from a profound image makeover. For five years now, forests have been the hero of the climate change discussions taking place everywhere from the gleaming convention halls of the UN...

Nature | 8 years 10 months ago

Back in January, a group from the Woods Hole Research Center in Massachusetts deployed a pantropical forest carbon map to estimate emissions from global deforestation and land use at 8.1 gigatonnes of carbon dioxide (2.2 petagrams of carbon) per year from 2000 to 2010 (Nature Climate Change).

ForestCarbonAsia | 8 years 10 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...

People of Forest Rights | 8 years 10 months ago

While the spectacular conference centre where the current climate talks are held looks rather unworldly, it is important to look at the realities behind these negotiations. In Paraguay, for example, the main cause of greenhouse gas emissions is deforestation. The main driver  of forest loss is...

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