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Forest Talk | 9 years 6 days ago

Quebec‘s new 2012-2017 Forest Sector Transformation Strategy was unveiled Monday by the Ministère des Ressources naturelles et de la Faune (MRNF). The Strategy aims to adapt and strengthen the province’s forest sector by diversification, innovation, and adaptation.  The Strategy recognizes that...

Forest Talk | 9 years 6 days ago

Montreal riot police have been sent 5 hours north of Montreal to the area where the Algonquin First Nation of Barriere Lake are protesting Resolute Forest Products‘ logging activity. For the past 2 weeks, members of the Algonquin First Nations of Barriere Lake have been camping out along the...

International Forest Industries | 9 years 6 days ago

A new report from the Forestry Commission states that Scotland potentially has significantly more softwood resource than was thought. Drawn from National Forest Inventory (NFI) data, the forecast of potential softwood availability suggests that over the coming 25 years, an average 7million m3 of...

Times of India | 9 years 6 days ago

MUMBAI: The government, within three months, would decide on a proposal of offering "credits" to residents for planting trees, forest minister Bhaskar Jadhav said on Thursday. Modelled on the carbon credit concept, the social forestry department has proposed to offer incentives, called "tree...

9 years 1 week ago

The effects of deforestation on the Earth are massive. Land is routinely cleared and degraded for agriculture and the production of wood and paper products. National Geographic calls this plight a “forest Holocaust,” reporting that more than 80 percent of the planet’s natural forests have been lost...

Forestry-Invest | 9 years 1 week ago

The world’s largest timber investment management organisation (TIMO), Hancock Timber Resources Group, and Molpus Woodland Group, have bought a 1.88 million acre plantation from Oregon’s Forest Capital Partners. Hancock, which is based in Boston, has purchased some 1.35 million acres of timberland,...

OPIC | 9 years 1 week ago

The first political risk insurance contract for a Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD) project, provided by the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) to Terra Global Capital for a project in Cambodia, has been awarded the Sustainable Forestry Transaction of the Year...

9 years 1 week ago

Many policymakers argue that property rights decrease deforestation. Some theoretical papers also make this prediction, arguing that property rights decrease discount rates applied to a long-term investment in forestry. However, the effect is theoretically ambiguous. The paper takes a novel...

Forest Talk | 9 years 1 week ago

British Columbia is now protecting an additional 14,750 hectares of old growth forest on the Sunshine Coast. These old growth management areas were established under the Land Act, following public consultation and discussions with First Nations, forestry companies and local stakeholders. The new...

ForestTalk | 9 years 1 week ago

The Vancouver Sun is reporting that the salvage logging (Kalamitätsnutzung) of the beetle-killed pine forests in British Columbia is being blamed for moose populations in the interior crashing by up to 70%. To salvage log the dead pine, harvesters had no limits imposed on the size of the clearcuts...

PaperIndex Times | 9 years 1 week ago

Muttenz, Switzerland, Jul 20, 2012 - Clariant, the Swiss specialty chemicals company, today inaugurated Germany's biggest pilot plant for the production of climate-friendly cellulose ethanol from agricultural waste. Located in Straubing, Bavaria and supported by the Bavarian government and the...

Forest Carbon Asia | 9 years 3 weeks ago

Benefit sharing is central to achieving the objectives of REDD+. For REDD+, benefit sharing covers how carbon revenues are to be assigned and shared among all stakeholders involved in meeting REDD+ goals. In practice, benefits need to be shared prior to receiving carbon revenues.

Forest Carbon Asia | 9 years 3 weeks ago

The sustainability of REDD+ initiatives will depend heavily on whether there is an adequate determination of local as well as national beneficiaries. REDD+ offers a unique opportunity for new benefit streams for local communities.

Directions Magazine | 9 years 3 weeks ago

UK satellite imaging company DMCii has successfully led a multi-disciplinary consortium to win a place on the Department for International Development (DfID) Forest Governance Markets and Climate (FGMC) Framework Agreement. This means they will be able to bid for projects to monitor forest...

Environmental Leader | 9 years 3 weeks ago

Asia Pulp & Paper has pledged that by 2020 all of its suppliers will be certified under the voluntary Indonesian sustainable forest management scheme.

Live Mint | 9 years 3 weeks ago

Mumbai: Sustainable forestry-focused private equity (PE) firm, Global Environment Fund (GEF), has raised a Rs. 700 crore, small and medium enterprises (SME)-focused South Asia fund dedicated to India—the first niche fund of its kind in the country.

EBRD | 9 years 3 weeks ago

Our forests are a vital source of life to plants, animals and humans alike. Their trees do not merely provide a habitat for many species, but they also make the air clean and mitigate the effects of climate change by absorbing carbon dioxide. Ensuring that the forests stay alive is therefore vital...

ProFor | 9 years 3 weeks ago

When I started working on forest governance issues, back in the late 1990s, you could talk about governance and corruption issues only in hushed tones. Since then, through a series of global efforts, we have progressed to a point where the state of forest governance can be openly debated at public...

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