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UNECE-FAO -20 hours ago

What is the value of Official Statistics?

What are statistics worth? Official statistics provide the basis for the informed decision making that underpins sustainable development, but fully understanding their value brings many challenges. UNECE and the UK’s Office for National Statistics (ONS) are working with 26 countries in a UNECE Conference of European Statisticians Task Force to figure out how to measure the value of official statistics. Find out more in this video produced by ONS for the project’s launch. For more informatio...

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CIFOR -4 hours ago

Q+A: Natural climate solutions could reverse emissions in 30 tropical countries, scientists say

Interview with Conservation International scientist Bronson Griscom...

timberbiz -4 hours ago

Portal opens to track forestry in 70 countries

The Global Forest Observations Initiative (GFOI) launched a portal – the first such comprehensive platform – to track international capacity development support to developing countries in forest monitoring for climate action. Source: Timberbiz The portal – the GFOI Inventory of Ac...

timberbiz -5 hours ago

Canadian sawmills gain market share in China

Softwood lumber import in China during January-February 2019 totalled 3.82 million m³ (+16% compared with 2018). This is a new record and the seasonally adjusted trend line for the Chinese import of softwood lumber is increasing at a record high level according to Jenny Wessung, CEO at the analysis...

timberbiz -5 hours ago

India launches anti-dumping probe into newsprint

Newsprint prices for imports from Australia, Canada, European Union, Hong Kong, Russia, Singapore and United Arab Emirates are below “selling price and non-injurious price for the domestic industry” claims the Indian Newsprint Manufacturers Association (INMA). Source: Euwid In...

timberbiz -5 hours ago

Regular log trains start from new Wairoa log yard

Regular log trains began running between Wairoa and Napier Port in New Zealand on Sunday 26 January following completion of the new log yard in Wairoa. The log trains were reopened following funding through the Provincial Growth Fund which enable the rail line to reopen. Source: Timberbiz The NZ G...

timberbiz -5 hours ago

VicForest assessing proposed harvesting in Warburton

VicForests is investigating the suitability of a coupe (Apu) in Warburton for harvest. As part of this process VicForests is consulting with the Warburton community and conducting surveys and studies of the area. Source: Timberbiz Consultation with community is integral for VicForests’ planning...

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Forests and Climate Change

timberbiz -4 hours ago

Portal opens to track forestry in 70 countries

The Global Forest Observations Initiative (GFOI) launched a portal – the first such comprehensive platform – to track international capacity development support to developing countries in forest monitoring for climate action. Source: Timberbiz The portal – the GFOI Inventory of Activities – is a one-stop shop with easy-to-access information on more than 400 forest monitor...

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Climate Change Adaptation

Elsevier -3 days ago

The calm before the storm: How climate change drives forestry evolutions

Publication date: 15 March 2020Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 460Author(s): Timothée Fouqueray, Antoine Charpentier, Michel Trommetter, Nathalie Frascaria-LacosteAbstractAdapting forest management to climate change is a key issue, as forests are crucial for mitigation policies and the provision of many ecosystem services. Understanding the magnitude of the progress made in this res...

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Ecological and Habitat Restoration

Elsevier -2 days ago

Physiological responses of eastern hemlock (Tsuga canadensis) to light, adelgid infestation, and biological control: Implications for hemlock restoration

Publication date: 15 March 2020Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 460Author(s): Chelcy Ford Miniat, David R. Zietlow, Steven T. Brantley, Cindi L. Brown, Albert E. Mayfield III, Robert M. Jetton, James R. Rhea, Paul ArnoldAbstractThe rapid loss of eastern hemlock (Tsuga canadensis) in the southern Appalachian Mountains due to hemlock woolly adelgid (Adelges tsugae, HWA) infestation has ...

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IPCC

ScienceDaily -2 months ago

Estimates of ecosystem carbon mitigation improved towards the goal of the Paris agreement

The recent reports from the IPCC concluded that new land-use options to enhance the terrestrial carbon sink are needed to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement on Climate....

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Forests & SDGs

CBD -yesterday

SDG14: How to develop a cleaner ocean strategy

Billions of people depend on the oceans for their food and livelihoods, but progress towards SDG14 remains stubbornly stuck in the slow lane....

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reThinkWood

timberbiz -7 days ago

Young Queensland engineer wins with timber panels research

A Queensland Government timber engineer has been recognised at the Australian Young Researchers’ Conference for research that will save timber manufacturers time, money and resources. Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries Mark Furner said Adam Faircloth, a timber engineer with the Queensland Government Department of Agriculture & Fisheries (DAF) Forestry Research team ...

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Wildfires

timberbiz -5 hours ago

VicForest assessing proposed harvesting in Warburton

VicForests is investigating the suitability of a coupe (Apu) in Warburton for harvest. As part of this process VicForests is consulting with the Warburton community and conducting surveys and studies of the area. Source: Timberbiz Consultation with community is integral for VicForests’ planning process for any harvesting activity. VicForests continues to consult with the Warburton community ...

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Wetlands

CIFOR -22 hours ago

Scientific Consultant

As Indonesia ranks among the world’s top holders of high-carbon reservoir tropical wetlands, a major area for improvement in its... The post Scientific Consultant appeared first on Center for International Forestry Research....

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Forest & Food Security

CBD -6 days ago

How open data play a role in agriculture

To achieve the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) of zero hunger and increase food security by 2030, governments and multilateral agencies are looking to open data to boost agriculture and farming...

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