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CBD -yesterday

Expert hails president Xi's speech on biodiversity protections

Chinese President Xi Jinping has delivered a speech at the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP15) to the Convention on Biological Diversity from Beijing, showing the host country's manner and responsibility to the international community and paving the path for future global biodiversity governance....

timberbiz -3 days ago

Future Foresters scholarship winners benefit at Forestry Australia conference

Active and adaptive forest management and increased integration of Indigenous knowledge with Western scientific evidence and technologies are key to restoring and maintain the health of Australia’s forests, the Forestry Australia national conference has heard on its opening day. Source: Timberbiz Forestry Australia Vice President Dr Michelle Freeman and Fellow Dr Bill Jackson said there was an u...

CBD -3 days ago

Xi's vision on the governance of global biodiversity

The 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (COP15), being hosted in Kunming, the capital of southwest China's Yunnan Province, from Monday, October 11, is expected to draw a blueprint for future biodiversity conservation....

CBD -5 days ago

MIL-OSI China: COP15 to mark 'new chapter' in biodiversity conservation

The 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (COP15) signals the start of a new ambitious and practical post-2020 global biodiversity framework, opening a new chapter in terms of global biodiversity governance, a Chinese official said on Sunday....

timberbiz -1 week ago

Huge pushback mounting against new EU forest policy

The new 2030 Forest Strategy is triggering diplomatic clashes in the EU over who should be responsible for forest policy, as EU auditors voice concern on biodiversity loss. Europe’s biggest timber nations lined up at an Austrian conference this week to reject a climate strategy proposed in Brussels to sustainably regulate how woodlands are managed. Sources: Bloomberg, euobserver Resistance ...

USFS -2 weeks ago

Using research to support transformative impacts on complex, “wicked problems” with pastoral peoples in rangelands

Pastoralists and researchers (and others) are finding new ways of working together worldwide, attempting to sustain pastoral livelihoods and rangelands in the face of rapid and profound changes driven by globalization, growing consumption, land-use change, and climate change. They are doing this partly because of a greater need to address increasing complex or “wicked” problems, but also becau...

USFS -2 weeks ago

Socio-ecological perceptions of wildfire management and effects in Greece

Adapting to the growing frequency of catastrophic wildfires in Greece and mitigating their effects is a complex socio-ecological problem. We used an online survey to query more than 100 engaged stakeholders who can potentially influence possible legislation and fire management organizational reform, emphasizing civil protection agencies and research entities. We focused the questionnaire on the im...

USFS -2 weeks ago

Obstacles to improving wildfire risk governance in Greece

A sequence of catastrophic wildfires that occurred during the past decades in Greece point to the need to re-examine the established wildfire risk governance policies. The most important regulations for fire suppression and fuel/forest management were established four decades ago (Law 998/1979). Wildfire suppression is now led by the Greek Fire Service, while pre-suppression vegetation management ...

CBD -2 weeks ago

Xi stresses improving biosecurity risk control, management system

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, has stressed efforts to improve the country's risk control and management system on biosecurity, and to enhance its governance capacity in this regard....

timberbiz -2 weeks ago

China’s biggest property company facing collapse

As the crisis facing the world’s most indebted real estate company rages on, many experts have remained cautiously optimistic that the nightmare was under control. But there are now growing fears that Evergrande’s potential collapse won’t be able to be contained as easily as many initially believed. Source: And there’s a reasonable chance it could end up shattering China’s wi...

USFS -4 weeks ago

Scientists' warning on extreme wildfire risks to water supply

2020 is the year of wildfire records. California experienced its three largest fires early in its fire season. The Pantanal, the largest wetland on the planet, burned over 20% of its surface. More than 18 million hectares of forest and bushland burned during the 2019��� 2020 fire season in Australia, killing 33 people, destroying nearly 2500 homes, and endangering many endemic species. The d...

ITTO -4 weeks ago

Local livelihoods the key to forest landscape restoration in Central America and Mexico—webinar

Yokohama, 16 September 2021: Forest landscape restoration is a multifaceted endeavour that must improve local livelihoods to succeed, according to participants at a recent webinar for Central America and Mexico co-hosted by ITTO and the Tropical Agricultural Centre for Research and Education (CATIE). The webinar was the first of a planned series of training events worldwide on forest landscape re...

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