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Government of British Columbia | 6 years 3 months ago

To increase harvesting activity on the coast, government is exploring the use of new scanner technology for scaling logs, accelerating the auction of an additional 500,000 cubic metres by BC Timber Sales, improving the log-export system and exploring ways to better harvest the timber profile....

WALTA-Info | 6 years 3 months ago

Agriculture State Minister Sileshi Getahun said that the implementation of Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) has evolved wider benefits in managing forests more sustainably, ensuring greater conservation efforts and carbon through forest expansion, beyond reducing...

PaperIndex News | 6 years 3 months ago

he continuing challenges in European economy have significantly impacted the consumption of paper, exacerbating the effect of structural changes in paper end-uses and resulting in further decline in the demand of graphic papers in Europe. High costs and significant overcapacity continue to...

ICIMOD | 6 years 3 months ago

ICIMOD and WWF-Pakistan in collaboration with the Balochistan Forest Department organized district-level consultation workshops in Ziarat District and Zhob District to work with local communities and other stakeholders to identify drivers of deforestation and forest degradation in their

The Guardian | 6 years 3 months ago

An indigenous community in the Ecuadorian Amazon has won a reprieve after building up an arsenal of spears, blowpipes, machetes and guns to fend off an expected intrusion by the army and a state-run oil company.

Environment Magazine | 6 years 3 months ago

The tiny global minority residing in rural frontier areas—how long people remain there; the timing, magnitude, and characteristics of their consumption; and their demographic transitions—promises a vast impact on future tropical deforestation. It is here, not in cities and not in long-settled rural...

PR-Canada | 6 years 3 months ago

The news that the World Bank's Forestry Carbon Fund has been boosted by an impressive $180 million in funding, has been welcomed by FRA. Seattle, United States, January 16, 2013 -- The news that the World Bank's Forestry Carbon Fund has been boosted by an impressive $180 million in funding, has...

CIGAR | 6 years 3 months ago

The UN climate talks in Doha, Qatar left key advocates red in the face due to the inability to agree on the verification of emission reductions required to advance implementation of REDD+.

Greenwood Management | 6 years 3 months ago

The largest forestry and pulp complex has begun operations in southern Brazil, highlighting the country's booming forestry sector. Brazilian-based JBS-Friboi, a global exporter of meat products, has invested around $3 billion into the industrial El Dorado Celulose e Papel Brasil complex, which is...

Voice of America | 6 years 3 months ago

Forestry experts say it is time for a new approach in mitigating the causes of climate change.  And while the 2012 U.N. Climate Change Conference in Doha, Qatar, brought no decisions regarding the important role agriculture and forestry play in reducing carbon emissions, some awareness was brought...

Bloomberg | 6 years 3 months ago

The European Union sold 3.5 million prompt carbon emission permits at a lower price than bids on the open market, signaling lower demand for the allowances.

The Globe and the Mail | 6 years 3 months ago

As concepts go, carbon offsets are a simple thing: for every ton of carbon dioxide pumped into the atmosphere, a ton can be “offset” by, say, using wood waste instead of coal in a cement manufacturing plant.

GIZ | 6 years 3 months ago

Title: Development of integrated MRV systems for REDD+ in the SADC regionCommissioned by: German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conversation and Nuclear SafetyCountry: Southern African Development Community (SADC): Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar,...

PLOS|One | 6 years 3 months ago

We use economy-wide simulation methods to analyze the outcome of a simple REDD+program in a mixed subsistence/ commercial-agriculture economy. Alternative scenarios help trace REDD+’s causal chain, revealing how trade-offs between the program’s public and private costs and benefits determine its...

IPS News | 6 years 3 months ago

Imagine Guyana and Dominica without forests and rivers, or Antigua, Barbados and St. Lucia without beaches. Atherton Martin, a conservationist and former minister of agriculture in Dominica, says climate change should be forcing Caribbean countries to take a hard look at how they are managing their...

IIED | 6 years 3 months ago

Understanding how land use and its changes affect forest cover and carbon stocks is fundamental to developing sound REDD+ delivery options. A study in Manica Province, a REDD+ pilot area for Mozambique, suggests biomass and forest carbon fell substantially between 2007 and 2010.

IIED | 6 years 3 months ago

Deforestation is a complex problem. Almost 50 countries are now working towards REDD+ programmes — new plans to reduce climate change from loss of forests — and they are running into difficult dilemmas. Should REDD+ be led by a forestry agency, or by a cross-sectoral institution that can deal with...

International Forest Industries | 6 years 3 months ago

The declining prices for softwood pulp during much of 2012 have forced many pulp mills to try to cut wood fibre costs to remain profitable. As a consequence, the wood fibre price index (SFPI) has continuously declined the past year and, during the 3Q/12 was at its lowest level since 2010, according...

International Forest Industries | 6 years 3 months ago

New five-year outlook shows that supply and demand conditions in wood products for the long-awaited ‘super-cycle’ are now taking hold, with the full impact still some 3+ years away! With the return of a demand-driven wood products market in 2012 – due to rapidly increasing housing starts in the U.S...

International Forest Industries | 6 years 3 months ago

New Forests announced yesterday that it has completed an agreement to purchase Gunns’ sawmilling, sales, and distribution business from the Receiver, KordaMentha. New Forests will acquire all the assets of Gunns Timber Products (GTP), including the Bell Bay and Tarpeena sawmills. The transaction is...

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