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CIFOR -6 days ago

Why the world needs to put forests on the global agenda

Robert Nasi, Director General of CIFOR, and Marc Palahí, Director of EFI, discuss the crucial role forests play in a sustainable future and why they need to be part of the global agenda. The post Why the world needs to put forests on the global agenda appeared first on Center for International Forestry Research....

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IISD -6 hours ago

Event: First Informal Meeting to Discuss the Possible Negotiation of a Legally Binding Agreement on Forests in Europe

At its 106th meeting on 8 July 2019, the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Executive Committee (EXCOM) considered a letter from the Deputy Prime Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development of the Slovak Republic, Gabriela Matečná, transmitting the Ministerial Decision on Resuming the Neg...

NYT -7 hours ago

A Photographer’s Arduous Climb to the Roof of the Jungle

A technologist works in rainforest canopies to track illegal logging. To document that work, you can’t take pictures from the ground....

Mongabay -8 hours ago

On the front line of climate change in India’s Sundarbans

SAGAR ISLAND, India — Saktipada Bhuinya looks out over the ocean that surrounds Sagar Island. The Indian part of the Sundarbans, the vast mangrove forest in the Bay of Bengal, consists of 102 islands, about half of them inhabited. That may not be the case for much longer. The villagers have raised...

What Wood -8 hours ago

Kai Merivuori, Managing Director of the Finnish Sawmills Association: «Currently all are making red figures. Thus, production curtailments can be expected»

WhatWood talked to Kai Merivuori, Managing Director of the Finnish Sawmills Association, about the current state of the Finnish sawmilling industry, global sawn timber markets, and expected changes. Read the full interview in the latest issue: Russian Timber Journal  ...

Mongabay -8 hours ago

Biodiversity ‘not just an environmental issue’: Q&A with IPBES ex-chair Robert Watson

The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund are holding their annual meetings this week, Oct. 14-20, in Washington, D.C. Amid the discussions around jobs, poverty reduction and value chains, one of the talks will center on a seemingly unusual topic for the bankers, economists and finance mini...

Mongabay -13 hours ago

Violence against indigenous peoples explodes in Brazil

On the same day that President Jair Bolsonaro made his anti-indigenous speech at the U.N. General Assembly in New York, Brazil’s Indigenous Missionary Council (CIMI) released its annual report, “Violence Against Indigenous Peoples in Brazil.” The data collected are from 2018, but the report al...

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Forests and Climate Change

INBAR -6 hours ago

Two-day Timelapse video of Simple Bamboo Greenhouse Construction

Three-day Eco-Construction Workshop at the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid run by architect Jaime Baladrón and co-organised by Bambusa Estudio (www.bambusa.es) and INBAR (www.inbar.int). Students were given a package Colombian bamboo donated by Bambusa of various lengths along with detailed plans to build a simple greenhouse designed by architect Jaime Espinosa (bambusaespinosa.com). They atta...

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Climate Change Adaptation

INBAR -6 hours ago

Two-day Timelapse video of Simple Bamboo Greenhouse Construction

Three-day Eco-Construction Workshop at the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid run by architect Jaime Baladrón and co-organised by Bambusa Estudio (www.bambusa.es) and INBAR (www.inbar.int). Students were given a package Colombian bamboo donated by Bambusa of various lengths along with detailed plans to build a simple greenhouse designed by architect Jaime Espinosa (bambusaespinosa.com). They atta...

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Ecological and Habitat Restoration

INBAR -6 hours ago

Two-day Timelapse video of Simple Bamboo Greenhouse Construction

Three-day Eco-Construction Workshop at the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid run by architect Jaime Baladrón and co-organised by Bambusa Estudio (www.bambusa.es) and INBAR (www.inbar.int). Students were given a package Colombian bamboo donated by Bambusa of various lengths along with detailed plans to build a simple greenhouse designed by architect Jaime Espinosa (bambusaespinosa.com). They atta...

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IPCC

CBD -2 weeks ago

The IPCC's Special Report on Climate Change and Land: What's in it for Africa?

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published its Climate Change and Land: An IPCC Special Report on climate change, desertification, land degradation, sustainable land management, food security, and greenhouse gas fluxes in terrestrial ecosystems in August 2019....

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Forests & SDGs

IISD -2 days ago

Guest Article: Equator Prize Ceremony Opens Doors to Scaling Up Local, Nature-based Solutions to Climate Change

The Equator Prize 2019 Award Ceremony brought together an audience of 1,500, including dignitaries, government leaders, UN representatives, indigenous leaders, and civil society and business representatives. The event highlighted the contributions of indigenous peoples and local communities in implementing nature-based solutions in three different areas: mitigating climate change; adapting to clim...

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reThinkWood

timberbiz -1 week ago

Stirling new hardwood CLT plant for Tasmania

A brand new, purpose-built plantation hardwood CLT plant will be constructed in Tasmania’s north-west industrial centre of Wynyard, due to be completed before the end of the year. Stirling Machinery was selected by CLTP Tasmania to supply state-of-the-art machines for stage 1 of the project. Source: Timberbiz This new partnership will deliver commercially available hardwood cross laminated timbe...

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Wildfires

Elsevier -15 hours ago

Comparative analysis of spatial variation in forest fire drivers between boreal and subtropical ecosystems in China

Publication date: 15 December 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 454Author(s): Zhangwen Su, Mulualem Tigabu, Qianqian Cao, Guangyu Wang, Haiqing Hu, Futao GuoAbstractDrivers of forest fire are complex and may spatially vary between different ecosystems; thus their identification is critical for the development of effective fire management strategies. Here we identified the spatial d...

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Wetlands

ScienceDaily -1 week ago

Ancient Maya canals and fields show early and extensive impacts on tropical forests

New evidence in Belize shows the ancient Maya responded to population and environmental pressures by creating massive agricultural features in wetlands, potentially increasing atmospheric CO2 and methane through burn events and farming, according to geographical research....

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Forest & Food Security

ITTO -1 week ago

Legal, sustainable forest value chains are important response to global challenges, say experts at IUFRO World Congress

Forest value chains can contribute to many of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including by creating jobs, empowering women and helping mitigate climate change, according to experts speaking at an ITTO technical session on 1 October 2019 during the XXV IUFRO World Congress in Curitiba, Brazil. Speakers at the technical session, Global green supply chains as a driver for sustainable fore...

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