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timberbiz -7 days ago

Allegations of Indonesian pulp producers mislabelling in China exports

TPL and APRIL, two major pulp and paper producers in Indonesia, may have deprived the country of US$168 million in taxes from 2007 to 2018 by mislabelling a type of pulp that they exported to China, a new investigation alleges. Source: Two major pulp and paper producers associated with widespread deforestation and land conflicts in Indonesia may also have skimped on $168 million in ta...

timberbiz -7 days ago

Passive House Training

The Australian Passive House Association will be providing Certified Passive House Training Courses starting in March. APHA’s program will accommodate designers and trades people Australia-wide, building capacity with a world class curriculum and platform. Source: Timberbiz The courses will be offered in a blended format with a mix of live streamed presentations and self-paced e-learning, which ...

WRI -1 week ago

WRI Welcomes Dr. Cosmas Milton Obote Ochieng as New Global Director of the Governance Center

WRI Welcomes Dr. Cosmas Milton Obote Ochieng as New Global Director of the Governance Center WASHINGTON (January 12, 2021)—World Resources Institute is pleased to announce that Dr. Cosmas Milton Obote Ochieng has been selected as the new Global Director of the WRI Governance Center. In this role, Ochieng will oversee a team focused on advancing good governance to address poverty, inequality and ...

CBD -1 week ago

World Insights: Joint efforts on biodiversity, climate change highlighted at world summit

Concerted action for protecting the world's biodiversity and for a global climate change governance framework has been highlighted at the One Planet Summit, a virtual event organized by France in partnership with the United Nations (UN) and the World Bank....

USFS -2 weeks ago

Governance, nature’s contributions to people, and investing in conservation influence the valuation of urban green areas

There is little information concerning how people in the Global South perceive the benefits and costs associated with urban green areas. There is even less information on how governance influences the way people value these highly complex socio-ecological systems. We used semi-structured surveys, statistical analyses, and econometrics to explore the perceptions of users regarding governance and th...

Elsevier -2 weeks ago

Mandatory legality licensing for exports of Indonesian timber products: Balancing the goals of forest governance and timber industries

Publication date: March 2021Source: Forest Policy and Economics, Volume 124Author(s): Ahmad Maryudi, Dwi Laraswati, Muhammad A.K. Sahide, Lukas Giessen...

USFS -2 weeks ago

Polycentric systems for wildfire governance in the Western United States

In order to increase the pace and scale of managing forests to reduce wildfire risk in the western U.S., federal agencies have adopted policies that promote an all lands management (ALM) approach, which extends management actions across jurisdictional boundaries. To better implement such policies, ALM approaches require new governance systems that overcome barriers found in existing systems, which...

Mongabay -4 weeks ago

Colombia’s forests lurch between deforestation and the hope for a sustainable future

“This is a country that has a forestry vocation,” says José Miguel Orozco, professor of forest governance and policy at Bogotá’s Francisco José de Caldas District University. High-altitude Andean forests, low-altitude basal forests, cloud forests, dry forests, mangroves: 52% of Colombia’s landmass is covered in forest, and it is the second most biodiverse country in […]...

USFS -4 weeks ago

Conceptualizing, analyzing, and supporting stewardship: examining the role of civil society in environmental governance

How can we better understand, recognize, and support the role of local civic groups in environmental governance? Natural resource management often begins with a perspective that focuses on public authorities' formal jurisdictions and properties, e.g., federal, state, and local agencies, as well as private property owners and the parcels they manage. Through research focused on adaptation and ...

Mongabay -1 month ago

Poor governance fuels ‘horrible dynamic’ of deforestation in DRC

There’s a saying in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) that refers to “Article 15,” a nonexistent paragraph of the country’s constitution during the Mobutu Sese Seko dictatorship in the 1970s. It stands for “figure it out yourself” and acknowledges the wide spread of corruption, implying that people cannot rely on the state to survive. […]...

CBD -1 month ago

Why Impact Asset Managment screens its portfolio for deforestation exposure

Julie Gorte is senior vice president for sustainable investing at Impax Asset Management LLC and Pax World Funds. She oversees environmental, social and governance-related research on prospective and current investments as well as the firm's shareholder engagement and public policy advocacy....

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