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The Guardian -1 week ago

Forest twice size of UK destroyed in decade for big consumer brands – report

Greenpeace estimates 50m hectares cleared by 2020, warning companies must evolve to prevent ‘climate breakdown’An area twice the size of the UK has been destroyed for products such as palm oil and soy over the last decade, according to analysis by Greenpeace International.In 2010, members of the Consumer Goods Forum, including some of the world’s biggest consumer brands, pledged to eliminate deforestation by 2020, through the sustainable sourcing of four commodities most linked to forest destruction: soya, palm oil, paper and pulp, and cattle. Continue reading...

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ScienceDaily -14 hours ago

Cell structure linked to longevity of slow-growing Ponderosa Pines

Slow-growing ponderosa pines may have a better chance of surviving longer than fast-growing ones, especially as climate change increases the frequency and intensity of drought, according to new research from the University of Montana....

What Wood -14 hours ago

$10 million will be invested in the construction of a pellet plant in Buryatia

The government of Buryatia on June 14, 2019 the Head of the Republic of Buryatia Alexey Tsydenov and the General Director of Monpellet U. Ankhbileg signed an agreement on cooperation in the sphere of development of fuel and alternative energy.  As part of the implementation of the agreement in Bury...

Mongabay -17 hours ago

’Livestock revolution’ triggered decline in global pasture: Report

Globally, the land we use for pasture is contracting, according to a new report from the Breakthrough Institute, an environmental think tank based in Oakland, California. The technical know-how also exists for this trend to continue, the authors of the report write, even as demand for meat rises, es...

SMY -17 hours ago

Forest Academy for Decision Makers 2020

Forest Academy for Decision Makers builds dialogue on forest-based solutions to address global challenges 21.11.2018 – 23.11.2018 Southern Finland The post Forest Academy for Decision Makers 2020 appeared first on Finnish Forest Association....

World Bank -17 hours ago

Securing forest tenure rights for rural development

Forest-dwelling communities and people who live in forests and depend on them for their livelihoods are often among the poorest and politically most marginalized population in their countries. About 22% of the income for the rural poor living near forests comes from timber and non-timber forest reso...

The Guardian -19 hours ago

Can planting billions of trees save the planet?

Organisations from around the world are reforesting at an unprecedented rateWhen Clare Dubois’s car skidded on an icy road in Stroud, Gloucestershire, a tree prevented her vehicle tumbling into a ravine. It was, she says, a sign. Humanity is nearing a precipice. Trees can stop us going over the ed...

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Forests and Climate Change

ScienceDaily -14 hours ago

Cell structure linked to longevity of slow-growing Ponderosa Pines

Slow-growing ponderosa pines may have a better chance of surviving longer than fast-growing ones, especially as climate change increases the frequency and intensity of drought, according to new research from the University of Montana....

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Climate Change Adaptation

Elsevier -22 hours ago

Seed origin drives differences in survival and growth traits of cork oak (Quercus suber L.) populations

Publication date: 15 September 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 448Author(s): Teresa Sampaio, Elsa Gonçalves, Maria S. Patrício, Tânia M. Cota, M. Helena AlmeidaAbstractCork oak (Quercus suber L.) has a high ecological and social value and supplies raw materials for the cork industry, a relevant contributor to the economies of Mediterranean countries. Understanding the adaptati...

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Ecological and Habitat Restoration

WRI -21 hours ago

RELEASE: Latin America and the Caribbean Working Toward Carbon Neutrality Through Landscape Restoration

RELEASE: Latin America and the Caribbean Working Toward Carbon Neutrality Through Landscape Restoration17 countries commit to restoring degraded lands to help the region achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA (June 18, 2019)— Countries in Latin America and the Caribbean reinforced today their commitment to restore degraded landscapes that are key for sustained economic growt...

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Forests & SDGs

CIFOR -2 days ago

CIFOR, Korea University team up to strengthen sustainable development through Resilient Landscapes

Korea University’s OJeong Eco-Resilience Institute (OJERI) and the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) agreed to jointly develop forestry and landscape research projects and collaborate on other initiatives in an effort to promote sustainable and resilient landscape for meeting climate and sustainable development goals.. The two organizations signed a Memorandum of Understanding o...

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timberbiz -2 days ago

Forum Wood Building – Nordic 2019

Forum Wood Building Nordic 2019, which will be held in Helsinki in September, will be the eighth Nordic conference and will focus on the role of design in the future especially with veneer and massive wood construction but keeping in mind resource efficiency and sustainability. Source: Timberbiz It is the main conference for wood construction in the Nordic countries and part of the international F...

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Wildfires

World Bank -3 days ago

Knowledge Beyond Forests

In 2018, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) identified pathways to curtailing global emissions to 1.5Oc—all included planting forests and protecting existing forests to reduce and avoid further emissions. Catastrophic forest fires, made worse by climate change, sharply increased the urgency to adapt forest management practices. New research showed that biodiversity loss is even...

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Wetlands

timberbiz -1 month ago

Victorian RFAs not up to scratch says consultation paper

Victoria’s Regional Forest Agreements (RFA) have not met the timber industry’s expectations but must include the likely impact of climate change and threats to endangered species, according to a report on the RFA process. Source: Philip Hopkins for Timberbiz “The Victorian RFAs have not achieved long-term stability of supply for the timber industry,” said Dr Bill Jackson in his consultatio...

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Forest & Food Security

World Bank -3 days ago

Knowledge Beyond Forests

In 2018, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) identified pathways to curtailing global emissions to 1.5Oc—all included planting forests and protecting existing forests to reduce and avoid further emissions. Catastrophic forest fires, made worse by climate change, sharply increased the urgency to adapt forest management practices. New research showed that biodiversity loss is even...

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Forests & Invasive Pests, Plants, & Diseases

USFS -2 days ago

Effects of Prescribed Fire, Site Factors, and Seed Sources on the Spread of Invasive Triadica sebifera in a Fire-Managed Coastal Landscape in Southeastern Mississippi, USA

In the Gulf of Mexico coastal region, prescribed fire has been increasingly used as a management tool to restore declining native ecosystems, but it also increases the threat posed by biological invasion, since the treated sites are more susceptible to invasive species such as Chinese tallow (Triadica sebifera). We chose Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge (MSCNWR), a fire-managed ...

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