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Mongabay -yesterday

Brazil’s new deforestation numbers confirm the “Bolsonaro Effect” despite denials (commentary)

On November 18th the Brazilian government released a preliminary figure for “2019” Amazon deforestation — the August 2018-July 2019 period — showing a 29.5 percent increase over the previous year. A total of 9,762 square kilometers (3,769 square miles) was cleared in this period, more than double the rate when Brazil’s famous deforestation decline ended […]...

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CIFOR -6 hours ago

Transforming agriculture: The role of agroforestry

From: The Economist Intelligence Unit...

CIFOR -6 hours ago

The Economist Intelligence Unit: ICRAF’s Tony Simons on agricultural transformation

From: The Economist Intelligence Unit...

timberbiz -11 hours ago

Chile receives $63m for reducing greenhouse emissions

Chile will receive US$63 million from the Green Climate Fund for having successfully reduced greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from forests. Emissions were reduced by 18.4 million tCO2eq between 2014 and 2016 by the implementation of REDD+ activities. Source: Timberbiz REDD+ is a mechanism of the Unite...

timberbiz -11 hours ago

Danish Uniwood buyout by Sodra

Södra is acquiring the remaining shares in Södra Timber A/S and Södra Wood Project from the Danish company Uniwood. After the acquisition, the former joint-owned companies will be wholly owned by Södra. Source: Timberbiz The acquisition is effective immediately. “The aim of the acquisition is ...

timberbiz -12 hours ago

Forest industries Euro climate strategy to 2050

On 18 November 2019, the European Forest-Based Industries presented their vision “Forest-based Industries 2050: a vision for sustainable choices in a climate-friendly future”. The vision is a response to the European Commission’s 2050 climate strategy as well as to the President-elect Ursula v...

timberbiz -12 hours ago

No illegal logging near water catchments says VicForests

VicForests has strongly rejected allegations Melbourne’s drinking water is being put at risk by “widespread” illegal logging near water catchment areas. In Victoria, regulations prohibit logging on steep slopes — usually more than 30 degrees — to protect the integrity of critic...

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Forests and Climate Change

timberbiz -11 hours ago

Chile receives $63m for reducing greenhouse emissions

Chile will receive US$63 million from the Green Climate Fund for having successfully reduced greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from forests. Emissions were reduced by 18.4 million tCO2eq between 2014 and 2016 by the implementation of REDD+ activities. Source: Timberbiz REDD+ is a mechanism of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) which assigns a financial value to results...

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Climate Change Adaptation

Springer -yesterday

Dieback and expansions: species-specific responses during 20 years of amplified warming in the high Alps

Abstract The largest alpine–nival vegetation permanent plot site in the Alps, the GLORIA mastersite Schrankogel (Tirol, Austria), provided evidence of warming-driven vegetation changes already 10 years after its establishment in 1994. Another decade later, in 2014, substantial compositional changes with increasing ratios of warmth-demanding to cold-adapted species have been fo...

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Ecological and Habitat Restoration

timberbiz -11 hours ago

Chile receives $63m for reducing greenhouse emissions

Chile will receive US$63 million from the Green Climate Fund for having successfully reduced greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from forests. Emissions were reduced by 18.4 million tCO2eq between 2014 and 2016 by the implementation of REDD+ activities. Source: Timberbiz REDD+ is a mechanism of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) which assigns a financial value to results...

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IPCC

timberbiz -1 week ago

AFPA says Labor decision at odds with Labor policy

Victorian communities and families will be reeling after the devastating news that the Andrews Government will close down the state’s native forestry industries by 2030. The move will see the loss of thousands of jobs and the withdrawal of key investment in many regional and rural centres across the state. Source: Timberbiz Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Forest Products Associati...

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Forests & SDGs

IISD -yesterday

Event: Roundtable UNFCCC-CBD-UNCCD

During the Madrid Climate Change Conference, the Chilean Presidency of the 25th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 25) to the UNFCCC will convene a roundtable to discuss how more coherent implementation of the Rio Conventions, in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, can enhance policy making and results at the national level. The event will bring together Partie...

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reThinkWood

timberbiz -3 days ago

CLT bucks trend in construction slowdown

Södra is adding another shift at its facility for cross-laminated timber in Värö and doubling capacity. Production commenced at the facility two months ago and the number of inquiries is continuously increasing according to the company. Source: Timberbiz “The industry has understood that wooden structural systems entail sustainable and efficient construction,” said Urban Blomster, Business ...

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Wildfires

timberbiz -11 hours ago

Chile receives $63m for reducing greenhouse emissions

Chile will receive US$63 million from the Green Climate Fund for having successfully reduced greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from forests. Emissions were reduced by 18.4 million tCO2eq between 2014 and 2016 by the implementation of REDD+ activities. Source: Timberbiz REDD+ is a mechanism of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) which assigns a financial value to results...

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Wetlands

CBD -3 days ago

Save the wetlands

Nepal's natural diversity is perhaps exemplary for the whole world. The country has Himalayas, mountains, hills, valleys and the plains all within its small area. And it is also the country of the wetlands-which include rivers, lakes, swampy rice fields, ponds and waterlogged areas-covering around six percent of Nepal's surface area....

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Forest & Food Security

CBD -2 days ago

Europe-banned insecticide 'threatens Africa's food security'

[CAPE TOWN] Scientists are calling on African policymakers to act urgently to control the use of pesticides called neonicotinoids, which threaten the wider ecosystem and food security, and have been banned by the European Union....

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