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EFI -6 hours ago

Biobased solutions in Public Procurement: Are they the way forward to support a circular bioeconomy?

This webinar was organised on 15 April 2021. Public procurement can serve as a powerful tool to address the three pillars of Sustainable Development, and to speed up the market uptake of more sustainable products and services. Local governments and public institutions have major purchasing power and thus have the potential to influence the market. However, much more can be done to mainstream circular, bio-based and nature-based solutions. Together with our panel of experts, working towards t...

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SMY -2 hours ago

Invitation: Uusi puu – New Wood 2021 Award Ceremony and Jury Panel Discussion on April 29th, 2021

The most significant Finnish wood-based innovations of the moment participated in the Uusi puu – New Wood 2021 competition. The […] The post Invitation: Uusi puu – New Wood 2021 Award Ceremony and Jury Panel Discussion on April 29th, 2021 appeared first on Finnish Forest Association....

Mongabay -3 hours ago

Researchers rush to understand kelp forests as harvesting increases

The kelp forests of the oceans are a habitat for a wide range of marine species, rivaling even the great tropical forests for sheer richness of biodiversity, according to scientists from the KELPER project, which studies these marine algae ecosystems. The kelp species, or marine algae, that make up ...

The Guardian -5 hours ago

Joe Biden’s billions won’t stop Brazil destroying the Amazon rainforest | Marina Silva and Rubens Ricupero

Funds offered to persuade Jair Bolsonaro’s ruinous government to stop deforestation are meant well, but badly misjudgedMarina Silva and Rubens Ricupero are former Brazilian environment ministersAs a candidate, Joe Biden built up the world’s hopes when he committed the US to rejoining the Paris a...

Global Forest Coalition -7 hours ago

The summits of the Destroyers-in-Chief: We must resist the corporate takeover of the UN’s food, biodiversity and climate agenda

By Simone Lovera The US is back. Back in the Paris Agreement, and back to faithfully promoting the interests of destructive industries and their allies at the global level under the guise of environmentalism. On Earth Day – a day that is increasingly co-opted by corporations – President Biden is...

Mongabay -9 hours ago

The birds of Zoom (commentary)

The fondness for bird watching is so much a part of the life of “the birders” that it is even unconscious. Without realizing it, I am listening and watching our feathered fellow citizens, wherever I am, even in front of my computer. And now, in these days when I spend more time in Zoom calls [&#...

CIFOR -10 hours ago

Keeping an eye on our forests

National forest monitoring capacity is increasing worldwide...

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Forests and Climate Change

The Guardian -5 hours ago

Joe Biden’s billions won’t stop Brazil destroying the Amazon rainforest | Marina Silva and Rubens Ricupero

Funds offered to persuade Jair Bolsonaro’s ruinous government to stop deforestation are meant well, but badly misjudgedMarina Silva and Rubens Ricupero are former Brazilian environment ministersAs a candidate, Joe Biden built up the world’s hopes when he committed the US to rejoining the Paris agreement, confronting the climate denialism of his opponent and signalling that he was ready to trea...

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Climate Change Adaptation

CBD -1 week ago

USAID Assists the Federated States of Micronesia and Palau to Secure $10.4 Million for Climate Change Adaptation

The U.S. government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), supported capacity building efforts in the Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of Palau, which in turn helped to secure $10.4 million in climate change-related grants from the Green Climate Fund (GCF). This funding will help the people of these two countries to be safer and more resilient to the impacts...

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Ecological and Habitat Restoration

CBD -yesterday

How to approach the great mission of forest landscape restoration - with evidence

Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR), defined as a process that aims to regain ecological functionality and enhance human wellbeing in deforested or degraded landscapes, has been promoted as a way to tackle many of the key challenges we face, including land degradation, climate change, biodiversity conservation, food security and sustainable development. However, FLR implementation still remains far...

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IPCC

EFI -1 week ago

Role of Science in Supporting Policymaking

The ThinkForest Seminar ‘Role of Science in Supporting Policymaking’ will take place online on 20 May 2021. This event aims to discuss: • How can we ensure that the best available science translates into sound EU policies? What are the golden rules for a successful science-policy interface? • Which mechanisms are available for science support? What are some good examples of existing p...

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Forests & SDGs

CBD -yesterday

Durham a world top 100 university for sustainability

We've been ranked 87th in the world for our overall contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), demonstrating our commitment to a sustainable future. The rankings also place Durham in the top 100 in nine of the individual league tables for the 17 UN SDGs, an achievement we are really proud of....

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reThinkWood

timberbiz -2 weeks ago

Victoria’s largest mass timber project for students

Multiplex has completed La Trobe University’s new student accommodation project at its Bundoora campus, delivering Victoria’s largest mass timber project with almost the entire structure utilising cross-laminated timber (CLT) and glulam beams and columns. Source: Timberbiz The new student accommodation, which had been in planning since pre-COVID times, is the first to be built on campus since ...

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Wildfires

The Guardian -14 hours ago

‘Teeming with biodiversity’: green groups buy Belize forest to protect it ‘in perpetuity’

Conservation organisations purchase 950 sq km biodiversity hotspot, helping to secure a vital wildlife corridor“These logs are historic,” says Elma Kay, standing in Belize Maya Forest, where she has been doing an inventory of felled trees. “These are the last logs that were cut here, for mahogany and other hardwoods, left behind by the previous logging company.”Trees will no longer be cut ...

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Wetlands

timberbiz -yesterday

Funding to protect a beech forest under threat

The Waimakariri Water Zone Committee is supporting biodiversity funding of NZ$50,000 for 150 hectares of remnant beech forest, wetlands and manuka scrub on Mount Lawry Station. Source: Timberbiz Waimakariri District Council, Environment Canterbury and the QEII Trust are working together with the landowner to support the retirement, fencing and permanent protection of this significant area. Source:...

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Forest & Food Security

CBD -yesterday

How to approach the great mission of forest landscape restoration - with evidence

Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR), defined as a process that aims to regain ecological functionality and enhance human wellbeing in deforested or degraded landscapes, has been promoted as a way to tackle many of the key challenges we face, including land degradation, climate change, biodiversity conservation, food security and sustainable development. However, FLR implementation still remains far...

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