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Forests and Climate Change


timberbiz -5 hours ago

Opinion: Marc Peruzzi – mass timber could be the silver buckshot

Here’s something you probably didn’t know: the construction business accounts for an estimated 23% of the world’s carbon-dioxide emissions—5.7 billion tons, according to the most recent estimates. Much of this comes from the use of concrete and steel, the two biggest contributors to emissions in the building sector. As the BBC has reported, if the concrete industry were a country, it would...

WRI -yesterday

New Maps Show Forests Absorb Twice as Much Carbon as They Release Each Year

New Maps Show Forests Absorb Twice as Much Carbon as They Release Each Year New methodology, released in Nature Climate Change, provides greater detail into forest carbon fluxes January 21, 2021 - New globally consistent methods for mapping forest carbon sources and sinks around the world show that forests absorb a net 7.6 billion metric tonnes of carbon dioxide each year. The data confirms that...

WRI -yesterday

Forests Absorb Twice As Much Carbon As They Emit Each Year

Forests Absorb Twice As Much Carbon As They Emit Each Year Comments|Add Comment|Print The world is getting a better understanding of just how important forests are in the global fight against climate change. New research, published in Nature Climate Change and available on Global Forest Watch, found that the world’s forests sequestered about twice as much carbon dioxide as they emitted betwee...

CATIE -2 days ago

Noticias del CATIE: Evidencian cómo los océanos y entornos marinos pueden ayudar ante la emergencia

Evidencian cómo los océanos y entornos marinos pueden ayudar ante la emergencia climática Blue Nature-Based Solutions in Nationally Determined Contributions es la reciente publicación que comparte un abanico de soluciones factibles y demostradas en el campo, entre ellas una desarrollada por el CATIE (Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñanza), que los países podrían aplicar...

IUFRO -2 days ago

ITMN Seminar #2 - Tree mortality in the Amazon

A seminar by the International Tree Mortality Network ITMN - an initiative of the IUFRO Task Force on Monitoring Global Tree Mortality Patterns and Trends. Speaker: Flávia Costa, Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia (Brazilian Institute of Amazonian Research) - INPA, Brazil Tree mortality across local hydrological gradients: how water table depth may save or condemn trees as climate ch...

timberbiz -2 days ago

Ikea now owns 613,000 acres of forest in US

Ikea holding company Ingka Group has acquired forestland property in the US from The Conservation Fund, a non-profit conservation organisation that has protected over 8 million acres of land in the US. The acquisition strengthens Ingka Group’s commitment to responsible forest management, as conservation measures are fully included in the forest management plans. Source: Timberbiz The property i...

Springer -3 days ago

Assessing urban climate effects on Pinus sylvestris with point dendrometers: a case study from Stockholm, Sweden

Abstract Key message Extreme drought conditions, in addition to the urban heat island effect, modify the growth response and water storage dynamics of urban Scots pine trees in the Stockholm region. Abstract Changes in surface properties of the urban environments...

Springer -3 days ago

Cumulative effects of natural and anthropogenic disturbances on the forest carbon balance in the oil sands region of Alberta, Canada; a pilot study (1985–2012)

Abstract Background Assessing cumulative effects of anthropogenic and natural disturbances on forest carbon (C) stocks and fluxes, because of their relevance to climate change, is a requirement of environmental impact assessments (EIAs) in Canada. However, tools have not been developed specifically for these purposes, and in particul...

Mongabay -3 days ago

Nature-based solutions needed to enhance climate resilience in Southeast Asia (commentary)

The year 2020 reminded us that a healthy humankind is impossible without a healthy planet. From the familiar impacts of climate change to the systems shock brought by the COVID-19 pandemic, all nations experienced more dire impacts of disrupted ecological balance, triggered by harmful human activities. We must never lose sight that what lies in […]...

WRI -3 days ago

STATEMENT: After a significant stress test, the Paris Agreement stands strong

STATEMENT: After a significant stress test, the Paris Agreement stands strong WASHINGTON (January 19, 2021) — One of the first actions that President Biden is expected to take is to initiate the United States’ re-entry to the Paris Agreement on climate change. The formal process to re-join the agreement takes 30 days. Under the Paris Agreement, countries are expected to submit a new or updated...

WRI -3 days ago

STATEMENT: After a Significant Stress Test, the Paris Agreement Stands Strong

STATEMENT: After a Significant Stress Test, the Paris Agreement Stands Strong WASHINGTON (January 19, 2021) — One of the first actions that President Biden has taken is initiating the United States’ re-entry to the Paris Agreement on climate change. The formal process to re-join the agreement takes 30 days. Under the Paris Agreement, countries are expected to submit a new or updated national c...

CIFOR -3 days ago

Animation: Climate Change

People experience the impact of climate change differently. Poor people particularly poor women are more vulnerable. This is because in many cases women face challenges to access valuable resources, like land, education and finance. These things are needed to help people better adapt to changes in their lives and to respond to crisis , caused by climate change or other changes. Indonesia has ...

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