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Trees in Andes to counter Peru’s climate and water crisis, says FTA scientist

GFIS - 4 hours 42 min ago

By Cathy Watson, originally published at ICRAF’s Agroforestry World Blog In Peru, the Andes used to be home to biting poverty but are far more prosperous today. Their indigenous inhabitants benefited from land reform, and successive governments have invested in roads, municipalities and even sports grounds. Nevertheless, there is much to worry about. The environment is profoundly fragile,  its degradation […]

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FERM Department Head Search

GFIS - Mon, 20/02/2017 - 23:03

The College of Forestry at Oregon State University seeks a Department Head for the Forest Engineering, Resources and Management Department. The College of Forestry is one of the world's premier education, research, and outreach institutions. We invite you to submit nominations or an application...(more)

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After the wildfire: Texas A&M University students help recover the Lost Pines

GFIS - Mon, 20/02/2017 - 19:09

Approximately 4,000 more trees are taking root in wildfire-scarred Texas soil this weekend thanks to the planting efforts of student volunteers from Texas A&M University.

Message from the presidents: Emissaries for the environment

GFIS - Mon, 20/02/2017 - 15:00
President’s Day can be a good time to reflect on the issues that are important to us and re-commit to taking action.

REDD in the news: 13-19 February 2017

GFIS - Mon, 20/02/2017 - 12:57
REDD-Monitor’s round-up of the week’s news on forests, climate change, and REDD. For regular updates, follow @reddmonitor on Twitter. 13 February 2017 Landsat Eyes Help Guard the World’s Forests U.S. Geological Survey press release, 13 February 2017 “We’re seeing the loss of forests in many places,” said Matthew Hansen, a professor at the University of […]

Papyrus Completes Acquisition Of Procurator

PaperIndex TimesNews - Mon, 20/02/2017 - 12:23
Feb 20, 2017 --Papyrus AB has completed its previously announced acquisition of 100% of the shares in Procurator AB. The transaction was completed after approval of the Swedish Competition Authority. At the same time, RoosGruppen AB has become a shareholder in Papyrus together with private equity groups Altor Fund II and Triton Fund II. The purchase price has not been disclosed.

The Malmö based full-service distributor of personal protection equipment and cleaning & hygiene supplies has operations in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Estonia, and had revenues of approximately EUR 120 million in 2015.

“We are very pleased to welcome Procurator to our Group, and Håkan Roos to the Board of Directors. Procurator will help strengthen our customer offer by adding safety and protective products to our range,” says Christoph Sander, Chairman and CEO of Papyrus.

“Procurator and Papyrus together are a very good strategic fit. By combining the strengths of the two companies we have new opportunities for profitable growth. I truly look forward to contributing to this exciting journey as a shareholder and board member,” says Håkan Roos, owner of RoosGruppen AB

“With the addition of Procurator, we bring a stronger offering to our customers in the Nordics and Baltics. I look forward to working closely with Procurator’s CEO Zdenko Topolovec to integrate and further develop our businesses,” says Sören Gaardboe, Chief Operating Officer Northern Region at Papyrus.



F or further information, please contact:

Sören Gaardboe, COO Northern Region, Papyrus, Tel. +45 242 86700
Tomas Bergström, SVP M&A and Corporate Development, Papyrus, Tel. +46 70 317 8092
Stefan Sikander, Corporate Communications Director, Papyrus. Tel. +46 706 404684



Papyrus
With net sales of EUR 1.5 billion in 2015, Papyrus is a leading business-to-business distributor of business essentials and provides more than 65,000 customers across 19 countries in Europe with Printing & Creative solutions, Facility solutions, and Industrial packaging solutions. www.papyrus.com.

Catalyst Launches New Lightweight Flexible Packaging Product Line

PaperIndex TimesNews - Mon, 20/02/2017 - 12:22
Feb 20, 2017--Richmond, (BC) – Catalyst Paper has successfully launched a complete line of new lightweight flexible food packaging papers, branded LEAP, from their FDA-compliant Biron mill in Wisconsin.

The LEAP family brands are uncoated and coated one side flexible packaging papers designed for food applications such as flat or pinch bottom bags, sugar packets, poly and adhesive laminated products and ice cream treats.

“We’re tremendously excited to introduce the LEAP family to the market,” says Brian Boland, Vice President, Specialty Papers & New Product Development, “and are confident that LEAP, backed by our industry-leading sales and customer solutions support team, will provide outstanding solutions for our customers’ food application needs, and reinforce Catalyst’s commitment to specialty markets.”

Available in 15 to 50 pound basis weights, LEAP brands are FDA compliant, have excellent print fidelity and abundant strength for converting processes, and are sustainably produced with available chain-of-custody certification under Forest Stewardship Council, Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification and Sustainable Forestry Initiative standards. Catalyst is a member of the Sustainable Packaging Coalition.

Trees in Andes to counter Peru’s climate and water crisis, says Swiss scientist

GFIS - Mon, 20/02/2017 - 10:06

In Peru, the Andes used to be home to biting poverty but are far more prosperous today. Their indigenous inhabitants benefited from land reform, and successive governments have invested in roads, municipalities and even sports grounds. Nevertheless, there...

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Indonesian president hands over management of forests to indigenous people

GFIS - Mon, 20/02/2017 - 08:52

In a fresh start in customary forest recognition by the State, President Joko Widodo bestows the right to manage customary forests on nine indigenous communities

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Staying ahead of the Curve

GFIS - Mon, 20/02/2017 - 06:00

The PaperWeek Canada and BIOFOR International conferences welcomed more than 1,000 participants and 40 exhibitors in 2017, who are demonstrated a commitment to this year's theme of, 'Staying Ahead of the Curve'!

For Greg Hay, CEO of PAPTAC, PaperWeek and BIOFOR were complementary events and served to reach and connect people interested in, and committed to, the future of the pulp and paper industry.

New major nanocellulose project starting in northern Sweden

GFIS - Mon, 20/02/2017 - 06:00

With the aim to establish production of crystalline nanocellulose (CNC), a project will be started for development of the test bed TinyBTalented and new applications on a large scale. With a budget of 8 million SEK, the project also aims to establish working methods for future application development. Processum will be acting as project leader for this project with many participants, i.e. Holmen, Melodea, Mid Sweden University, MoRe Research, Organofuel, RISE Chemistry, Materials and Surfaces as well as S2Medical, SEKAB E-Technology and Tetra Pak.

Indonesian district government takes over FTA approach Smart Tree-Invest

GFIS - Mon, 20/02/2017 - 05:50

By Sacha Amaruzaman, originally published at ICRAF’s Agroforestry World Blog The Government of Buol District, Indonesia, has committed to replicate three activities of the Smart Tree-Invest project run by the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) under the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry, with funding from the International Fund for Agricultural Development. The activities include farmers’ learning groups that […]

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Forestry and landscapes: Solutions for sustainable development

GFIS - Mon, 20/02/2017 - 05:35

Presentation by Peter Holmgren, Director General, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) at the Bogor Agricultural Institute (Institut Pertanian Bogor or IPB), Indonesia, on 17 February 2017. Forestry and landscapes: Solutions for sustainable development from Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)

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Environmentalists propose strict new measures to curb Maryland forest loss

GFIS - Mon, 20/02/2017 - 03:47

As development nibbles into state forests, environmentalists in Annapolis push for stronger tree replacement.

Sinneswandeln – changing perceptions

GFIS - Mon, 20/02/2017 - 00:00
Near Würzburg in northern Bavaria, a barrier-free forest experience trail has been created. The trail can be negotiated independently by visitors both with and without disabilities, and that gives everyone something new to try out.

Is it time to rethink the Forest Service?

GFIS - Sun, 19/02/2017 - 00:07

Since the Clinton years, the Forest Service has undergone a great deal of change. 

New study of Singapore’s bird markets highlights dangers of overharvesting as critical bird trade Summit gets underway

GFIS - Sun, 19/02/2017 - 00:00
Singapore, 19th February 2016—A new TRAFFIC report has documented over 14,000 birds for sale in shops in Singapore over four days, 70% of them species non-native or formerly native to the country—a stark departure from patterns observed in other bird markets in the region.

Alternative Investing with Heron Global Partners and Renwick Haddow: Inbound marketing is the new cold calling

GFIS - Sat, 18/02/2017 - 19:41
A couple of weeks ago, a REDD-Monitor reader sent me an email. I’ll call him Jack. “Have you seen the website alternative-investing.uk?” Jack asked. “I think it could be a scam site given the track record of these types of things.” I asked Jack if he’d been cold called. “I had been surfing around, I […]

OSU scientist-writers win national prize for ‘Ricky’s Atlas: Mapping a Land on Fire’

GFIS - Fri, 17/02/2017 - 20:40

Author Judith Li and illustrator M.L. Herring, both associate professors at Oregon State University, won one of five awards for outstanding science writing from AAAS and Subaru of America, Inc. Ricky’s Atlas was named the best “hands-on science book.”(more)

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