Sign up to receive updates:      


How to search

Collaborative community of 350+
partners promoting forest information

Collaborative community of 350+ partners promoting forest information


Forests & Economic Development

timberbiz -6 days ago

CIFOR wades in on forest fires and climate change

Robert Nasi director general of the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) recently wrote an opinion piece on the damage from forest fires. He said a complex combination of a changing climate, policies and conversion of scrub and trees to agricultural land in the Amazone turned the world’s largest tract of tropical forest into a tinderbox. Source: Timberbiz Mr Nasi said that the worl...

timberbiz -6 days ago

Local business benefits $5m from Hyne’s new plant

It was tools down at Hyne Timber’s Glue Laminated Timber plant for a progress update with local member, Bruce Saunders MP and Mayor, George Seymour. Following the sod turn in January this year, construction of the 4000m2 plant is almost complete, and showcasing 1374 of Hyne’s own timber beams in the structure. Source: Timberbiz World class equipment has been arriving concurrently and the new ...

IISD -7 days ago

Event: Seventeenth Regular Session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment

The Seventeenth regular session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN) aims to provide advocacy for environmental protection in Africa and ensure that basic human needs are met adequately and in a sustainable manner. AMCEN also supports the realization of social and economic development, including agricultural activities and practices that meet the food security need...

CBD -1 week ago

Africa's blue economy: five nations poised for growth

With a 5,500-kilometre coastline, Madagascar's potential to benefit from a blue economy is huge. This was identified by the Malagasy government in 2015 when it determined that a clearly defined set of blue-economy principles could be the way to jumpstart economic development in the country....

ITTO -2 weeks ago

Legal, sustainable tropical forest supply chains and landscape restoration can help achieve SDGs in Africa, says panel

Linking tropical forests to legal and sustainable supply chains and restoring degraded landscapes can increase the contributions of wise forest use to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Africa and elsewhere, according to speakers at an ITTO side-event held during the seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development in Yokohama in August. Africa’s diverse forests play ...

WRI -1 month ago

Regional Integration Could Be Key to China’s Climate Action

Regional Integration Could Be Key to China’s Climate Action Comments|Add Comment|PrintChongqing, a city in China’s Yangtze River Delta. Photo by Prof. Chen Hualin/Wikimedia Commons As China looks to develop its 14th Five-Year Development Plan, the country has a great opportunity to shift toward a higher-quality and lower-carbon economic development strategy. While China has a relatively high a...

What Wood -1 month ago

The plant for the production of wood waste products will appear in Karelia

On July 24, 2019, the Ministry of economic development of the Russian Federation entered Laplandiya Trans LLC in the register of residents of the territory of advanced socio-economic development Kostomuksha. The company became the first resident of “Kostomuksha”.  The result of the investment project of Laplandiya Trans will be the appearance in the Kostomuksha city […]...

What Wood -1 month ago

The Ministry of economic development approved the application of PC “MDF” LLC for the implementation of the investment project in Sayansk, Irkutsk region

According to the Deputy Minister of economic development of the Irkutsk region Marina Petrova, the company became a resident of the territories of advanced socio-economic development of Sayansk and plans to implement a project to create a complex of production of deep processing of wood. It will create 242 new jobs in Sayansk and attract […]...

WRI -2 months ago

10 Breakthrough Technologies Can Help Feed the World Without Destroying It

10 Breakthrough Technologies Can Help Feed the World Without Destroying It Comments|Add Comment|PrintResearchers are developing lower-emissions rice varieties, feed additives and other technological innovations to create a more sustainable food system. Photo by Kate Holt/AusAID */ How can the world feed nearly 10 billion people by 2050 while also advancing economic development, protecting and re...

Elsevier -2 months ago

Tamm Review: Re-imagining forestry and wood business: pathways to rural development, poverty alleviation and climate change mitigation in the tropics

Publication date: 15 September 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 448Author(s): E.K. Sadanandan NambiarAbstractMillions of people are dependent on tropical forests for livelihood. However, their dependence on meagre incomes from nontimber forest products (NTFPs) and payment for ecosystem services (PES) are leading to continuing poverty. It is doubtful if the program, Reduced Emissio...

timberbiz -2 months ago

Generous rural leadership program scholarships open

Applications have opened for $55,000 scholarships with the Australian Rural Leadership Program (ARLP) to join Course 27. Matt Linnegar, chief executive of the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation said the ARLP is a 15-month leadership development program that takes place over five sessions, across Australia and Vietnam. Source: Timberbiz More than 30 scholarships are available for individuals...

timberbiz -2 months ago

Forestry innovation centre for UK with funding of £400 million

Plans for a Forestry Innovation Centre covering the north of England and south of Scotland have been unveiled as part of a major funding package worth almost £400 million. The Borderlands Inclusive Growth Deal is a collaboration between the UK Government, Scottish Government and five local authorities. Source: Timberbiz It includes an initial £10 million (£5 million each from the UK and Sco...