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World Business Council for Sustainable Development | 12 years 11 months ago

Geneva, 22 February 2010 - PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) have launched the Sustainable Forest Finance Toolkit, which aims to support the finance sector in progressing towards the sustainable financing of industries impacting...

The Nature Conservancy and The Royal Society | 12 years 11 months ago

By Reimund Schwarze, John O. Niles, and Jacob Olander

China Knowledge | 12 years 11 months ago

Mar. 1, 2010 (China Knowledge) - China Forestry Holdings Co Ltd has announced that it will spend RMB 464 million to purchase rights in a forest in Ninglang County, Yunnan Province. For a period of 30 years starting on Feb. 26, 2010, the Hong Kong-listed firm will have the right to plant trees in...

Center for business and public policy | 12 years 11 months ago

I spent a good chunk of last week working with US and Mexican colleagues, looking at data from a forest conservation program in Mexico. This “Payment for Environmental Services” (PES) program is in the highly threatened area where Monarch butterflies stay over winter. The program pays producers...

Newswire | 12 years 11 months ago

TORONTO, Feb. 23, 2010 /CNW/ - Allen Chan, Chairman & CEO of Sino-Forest Corporation (TSX:TRE), a leading commercial forest plantation operator in China, was presented a "2009 China Forestry Persons of the Year" Award by the China National Forestry Industry Association and the China...

Climate-L | 12 years 11 months ago

The Copenhagen Climate Change Conference underscored the urgent need to make additional financing for adaptation and mitigation available to developing countries. As we all know, the needs are enormous.

CNBC | 12 years 11 months ago

The U.S. forest industry is learning it's no longer easy being green—and that might not be a bad thing when it comes to government support during tough economic times. The industry is in danger of losing a lucrative tax credit as Congress looks for budget savings to pay for an expensive jobs...

EFI | 12 years 11 months ago

AGORA project brings together scientists and policy-makers to build new forest research capacities in Tunisia and Morocco based on effective transfer of scientific knowledge from Portugal, Italy, Spain, France and Turkey. As a result, forestry and forest research in Tunisia and Morocco will be...

Radio Free Asia | 12 years 11 months ago

More Lao forestry officials are taking bribes in exchange for illegal logging concessions. BANGKOK—The number of forestry officials in Laos charged with taking bribes is increasing despite an ongoing crackdown, according to a top government lawyer. Rangsy Sibounheuang, deputy chief public...

Forest.fi | 12 years 11 months ago

"The climate alters the natural environments people are used to. Deciding what to protect is an ethical problem," says research scientist Markku Kanninen. Senior Scientist, Mr. Markku Kanninen is not too keen on the term biodiversity. ”It just doesn’t work here in the tropics; it’s too abstract...

12 years 11 months ago

5 February 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the report of the tenth session of Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP) (FCCC/KP/AWG/2009/17) and the report of the eighth session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term...

The Independent | 12 years 11 months ago

Hundreds of millions of tonnes of palm oil look set to be pumped into Britain's vehicles despite scientific evidence showing that chopping down rainforests to make way for plantations exacerbates climate change, according to a leaked report. The European Commission is planning to increase the...

Nepalese Society in Goettingen | 12 years 11 months ago

Göttingeli Nepalese Society, popularly known as GöNeS, proudly started to introduce the well-known Nepalese academician in Germany who has already set a standard in their respective field. Their story of hard work and struggle, their experience and broader spectrum of thoughts might be very...

UN-ECE Timber | 12 years 11 months ago

  Review, 2008-2009, is now available online. The publication provides general and statistical information on forest products markets and related policies in the UN Economic Commission for Europe region (Europe, North America and the Commonwealth of Independent States). Theme for the 2008-2009...

UN/ECE-Timber | 12 years 11 months ago

More than half of Europe’s forests, not including Russia and other CIS countries, are owned privately. Private forest owners play a key role in sustaining forest ecosystems, enhancing rural development and supplying resources to markets. Nevertheless, a significant lack of knowledge on private...

Scientific American | 12 years 11 months ago

Satellite data reveals that demand from urban areas may be the primary driver of the loss of trees--a shift from the patterns of the past

Newswire | 12 years 11 months ago

NANAIMO, BC, Feb. 8 /CNW/ - TimberWest Forest Corp.'s commitment to safety showed positive results for the fourth consecutive year with its Medical Incident Rating (MIR) dropping from 2.17 in 2006 to 0.53 in 2009, a decline of 88 per cent.   To view "Production Contractor Medical Incident Rating...

Newswire | 12 years 11 months ago

  TORONTO, Feb. 8, 2010 /CNW/ - Sino-Forest Corporation (TSX: TRE) ("Sino-Forest") today announced that it has completed the acquisition of substantially all of the outstanding common shares of Mandra Forestry Holdings Limited.

FAO | 12 years 11 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 | 12 years 11 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...

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