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Elsevier -1 week ago

The role of science in forest policy–Experiences by EFI

Publication date: August 2019Source: Forest Policy and Economics, Volume 105Author(s): Lauri HetemäkiAbstractThere has been increasing requests for evidence-based policy, especially in complex issues such as climate change, biodiversity and bioenergy questions. Scientists have also been active in this front, e.g., such as European Academies Science Advisory Council (2017, 2019) and by writing Ope...

Elsevier -3 weeks ago

Innovation in the use of wood energy in the Ukrainian Carpathians: Opportunities and threats for rural communities

Publication date: July 2019Source: Forest Policy and Economics, Volume 104Author(s): Ihor Soloviy, Mariana Melnykovych, Astrid Björnsen Gurung, Richard J. Hewitt, Radmila Ustych, Lyudmyla Maksymiv, Peter Brang, Heino Meessen, Mariia KaflykAbstractUkraine is traditionally deeply dependent on fossil and nuclear energy. However, in response to global climate and energy policies, a major shift toward...

What Wood -3 weeks ago

WhatWood: “In Russia, the period of construction of autonomous production of wood pellets ends”

At the end of April, the head of the Republic of Komi Sergey Gaplikov and the commercial Director of  ”Luzales” Ruslan Semenyuk discussed the implementation of a large-scale investment project for deep processing of wood with the creation of bioenergy plants. The largest timber processing enterprise in the region will allocate more than 5.5 billion rubles […]...

Mongabay -3 weeks ago

Malaysia calls on Southeast Asia to back palm oil against ‘unfair’ claims

SINGAPORE — The Malaysian government has called on its neighbors to help defend the palm oil industry against what it deems a discriminative campaign by the European Union to stop recognizing the commodity as a biofuel ingredient. Teresa Kok, Malaysia’s minister of primary industries, said this past week that member states of the Association of […]...

timberbiz -3 weeks ago

AFPA supports key Labor forestry initiatives

The Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) has welcomed Federal Labor’s policy package, which agrees to several AFPA policy priorities to grow Australia’s renewable forest industries. Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) CEO Ross Hampton said there were three key commitments which should be noted. Source: Timberbiz “A Labor Government would provide $13 million to fund 13 Regi...

Global Forest Coalition -3 weeks ago

Warning issued to investors: Forest biomass is risky business

Briefing by environmental groups highlights serious financial, legal and reputational risks The Environmental Paper Network [1], Global Forest Coalition [2] and Biofuelwatch [3] have today issued a briefing to investors [4] that highlights the serious reputational, regulatory, legal, and financial risks associated with bioenergy projects that rely on wood from forests and tree plantations. The bri...

Mongabay -4 weeks ago

In other news: Environmental stories from around the web, April 26, 2019

Tropical forests The governor of Nigeria’s Cross River state plans to move forward with the construction of a highway despite the economic, environmental and social costs (Sahara Reporters). A peatland technique for making biofuel could help people co-exist with Sumatran elephants in Indonesia (CIFOR Forests News). A multinational crew helped extinguish a fire in one […]...

timberbiz -1 month ago

Private Forests Tasmania promotes itself to Japan

CEO of Private Forests Tasmania (PFT), Penny Wells, recently participated in the Premier’s Trade Mission to Japan. One of the main items of focus for the Trade Mission was the resources sector – including forestry, mining and bioenergy. Source: Timberbiz In line with Private Forests Tasmania’s statutory function “to foster competitive markets”, the Trade Mission provided on opportunity f...

timberbiz -1 month ago

AFPA on the election trail

The Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) has launched ‘Growing Your Future’, a Federal Election Campaign targeted at planting more timber production trees in the right places and securing the future of native forest industries. Source: Timberbiz “AFPA has developed ‘10 Actions for Growth’; policy requests totalling more than $80 million, designed at securing the long-term needs...

Forest2Market -1 month ago

For Asian Bioenergy Producers, Success is Driven by Mastering Feedstock Management

The largest risks with early-stage project development of modern bioenergy plants—including the ability to raise the necessary capital and to demonstrate profitability over the long-term—are associated with identifying reliable, sustainable, affordable and bankable supplies of wood feedstock. Reducing the risks associated with feedstock procurement can help wood bioenergy companies...

CBD -1 month ago

New FAO project supports sustainable management of forests and bioenergy capacity building in Seychelles

Sustainable management of forests and bioenergy assessment with capacity building in Seychelles are two new projects being supported by the Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations (FAO)....

Mongabay -2 months ago

Indonesia’s threat to exit Paris accord over palm oil seen as cynical ploy

JAKARTA — Environmental activists have blasted threats by a senior Indonesian minister that the country will withdraw from the Paris climate accord over a European plan to phase out palm oil from renewable biofuels. The statements by Luhut Pandjaitan, the coordinating minister for maritime affairs, who oversees the palm oil industry in the world’s biggest […]...