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Forest Sweden -5 days ago

Nordic forests – small area but great supplier

The Nordic countries share of the global forest area is only 1,6%, but in terms of supplier for the global market, it has a far more important role. / SNS - Nordic Forest Research...

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Forest Sweden -23 hours ago

The Coronavirus Has Not Stopped the Global Trade of Forest Products

Demand for toilet paper, face masks, disinfecting wipes, corrugated paper for cardboard boxes, and wood products for home renovations are just a few forest products that have been in unusually high demand in many countries during this spring. / Wood Resources International LLC...

Mongabay -yesterday

Indonesia to receive $56m payment from Norway for reducing deforestation

JAKARTA — Indonesia is set to receive $56.15 million from Norway, the first payment based on the results of the Southeast Asian country’s efforts to preserve its vast tropical rainforests to curb carbon dioxide emissions. The payment is for Indonesia preventing the emission of 11.23 million tons...

WRI -yesterday

South Asia Confronts a Double Disaster: Cyclone and COVID-19

South Asia Confronts a Double Disaster: Cyclone and COVID-19 Comments|Add Comment|PrintDhaka Division, Bangladesh, February 2020. Photo by Dennis Sylvester Hurd/flickr The axiom for this anxious moment is: coronavirus makes everything more complicated. That has been the case in Bangladesh and easter...

WRI -yesterday

Comparing the Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Dairy and Pork Systems Across Countries Using Land-Use Carbon Opportunity Costs

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Mongabay -yesterday

Marijuana cultivation whittling away Madagascar’s largest connected forest

Between the cacao fields of northwest Madagascar and the vanilla of the northeast, a chain of rainforests bob along the highland interior. Tsaratanana Reserve, home to the country’s highest peak, has long been a key link in the chain, with abundant primary forest mostly undisturbed by human activi...

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Forests and Climate Change

Springer -just now

Stand growth and structure of mixed-species and monospecific stands of Scots pine ( Pinus sylvestris L.) and oak ( Q. robur L., Quercus petraea (M att .) L iebl .) analysed along a productivity gradient through Europe

Abstract Past failures of monocultures, caused by wind-throw or insect damages, and ongoing climate change currently strongly stimulate research into mixed-species stands. So far, the focus has mainly been on combinations of species with obvious complementary functional traits. However, for any generalization, a broad overview of the mixing reactions of functionally different t...

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Climate Change Adaptation

IISD -4 days ago

NDC Update: Rwanda is First LDC in 2020, Andorra Commits to Carbon Neutrality by 2050

Andorra’s second NDC outlines a commitment to carbon neutrality by 2050. Rwanda is the first LDC to submit its 2020 nationally determined contribution. Rwanda’s NDC presents MRV frameworks for both mitigation and adaptation to help track climate finance flows for NDC implementation. Rwanda’s submission includes sector-specific implementation plans for both adaptation interventions and mitiga...

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Ecological and Habitat Restoration

INBAR -4 days ago

Bamboo Music from the Beijing Bamboo Orchestra

This video was recorded and broadcast on the CCTV Music Channel in October 2005 in the early days of the Beijing Bamboo Orchestra. It features the late Tian Chang as well as talented musicians Huang Hong, Zhu Fengbo, Gong Linna, Tan Jing and others. The International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation, or INBAR, is an intergovernmental organisation dedicated to promoting the use of bamboo and rattan ...

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IPCC

EFI -1 week ago

ThinkForest: Science insights to the European Green Deal and forests

Our May ThinkForest webinar focused on: - What are the main objectives of the Green Deal and how do these relate to the forest-based sector? - How is the forest-based sector in general viewed in the Green Deal? - What are the strengths and weaknesses of the Green Deal proposal from ecological, economic and social sustainability perspectives? Speakers included: Marc Palahí, European Forest Instit...

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Forests & SDGs

IISD -4 days ago

NDC Update: Rwanda is First LDC in 2020, Andorra Commits to Carbon Neutrality by 2050

Andorra’s second NDC outlines a commitment to carbon neutrality by 2050. Rwanda is the first LDC to submit its 2020 nationally determined contribution. Rwanda’s NDC presents MRV frameworks for both mitigation and adaptation to help track climate finance flows for NDC implementation. Rwanda’s submission includes sector-specific implementation plans for both adaptation interventions and mitiga...

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reThinkWood

timberbiz -yesterday

Katerra CLT factory gains 3 certifications

Katerra’s cross-laminated timber (CLT) factory in Spokane Valley, Washington, US has received Chain of Custody (CoC) certification under three major certification programs: Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI), Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC). Source: Timberbiz Katerra, is a technology company in the construction industry, a...

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Wildfires

timberbiz -yesterday

ABARES insights into Australia’s forest fires

The Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) released its insights article: Stocktake of Fire in Australia’s forests, 2011 to 2016. Principal Forest Scientist Dr Steve Read, Acting Assistant Secretary of Biosecurity, Fisheries, Forestry and Land at ABARES, said the stocktake covers where and how often fire occurred in forests, the land tenures and forest...

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Wetlands

USFS -3 days ago

Landscape dependence of hydrologic patterns in Lower Coastal Plain depression wetlands

In the forested landscapes of the United States Atlantic Coastal Plain, depression wetlands contribute significantly to vegetation diversity and provide critical habitat for sensitive wetland animals such as pond-breeding amphibians. Duration and depth of water ponding are major determinants of depression vegetation and habitat suitability for wetland fauna. Therefore, understanding what propertie...

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Forest & Food Security

IUFRO -2 days ago

Landscape Talk at the GLF Bonn Digital Conference 2020: Food in the Time of Crises

By Prof. Bhaskar Vira, Chair of the Global Forest Expert Panel on Forests and Food Security Video and Presentation: Bhaskar Vira, Director, University of Cambridge Conservation Research Institute (UCCRI), Reader in Political Economy of Environment and Development, Fellow of Fitzwilliam College, Department of Geography, University of Cambridge....

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