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CBD -4 days ago

Environmental degradation threat to health, says UN

[NAIROBI] Environmental degradation due to factors such as urbanisation, rapid population growth, economic development and transportation, especially in the global south, could have serious consequences on people's health, warns a UN report....

timberbiz -2 weeks ago

Guy Watt wins award for Dedicated Service to Forestry

One of the most respected figures in the modern forestry industry has won Confor’s prestigious annual award for Dedicated Service to Forestry for 2019. Guy Watt, Managing Director of John Clegg Consulting Ltd, has vast experience across the sector and his contribution was described as “unparalleled”. Source: Timberbiz He was presented with the award at Confor’s annual ...

timberbiz -2 weeks ago

Forestry trainees start on new NZ training program

Twenty young men from Kaikohe and Moerewa in New Zealand are set to start their journey in the forestry industry as trainees on the new Ngā Māhuri o Ngāti Hine Mānuka Plantation Training Program. This is the first part of a two year program funded by the Billion Tree fund through Te Uru Rākau and supported by the Ministry for Primary Industries Economic Development Unit. Source: Timberbiz ...

AFTA -3 weeks ago

Foodplaces: A New Platform for Creating Productive Landscapes in Public and Civic Spaces

Inhabit Earth’s (http://inhabit.earth) mission is global climate stabilization. There is emerging research that indicates that most agroforestry systems perform better than natural forests in sequestering carbon. This is well documented in seminal works such as The Carbon Farming Solution and Project Drawdown. We have been applying innovative approaches that leverage urban forests to address com...

Elsevier -3 weeks ago

Mapping forest-based bioeconomy research in Europe

Publication date: Available online 28 February 2019Source: Forest Policy and EconomicsAuthor(s): Marko Lovrić, Nataša Lovrić, Robert MavsarAbstractThe forest-based sector is one of the pillars of the European bioeconomy, which is an economic development perspective based on biotechnology and life sciences. In order to address relevant issues of this new policy setting, the forest-based segment ...

Elsevier -1 month ago

Trust and deforestation: A cross-country comparison

Publication date: April 2019Source: Forest Policy and Economics, Volume 101Author(s): Ilia Murtazashvili, Jennifer Murtazashvili, Raufhon SalahodjaevAbstractSuccessful governance of forest resources has a political, economic, and social dimension. We operationalize the social dimension of forest governance as trust. After theoretically linking trust and the use forest resources, we present a cross...

timberbiz -1 month ago

OFO gets okay to buy Manuka Island estate

OneFortyOne (OFO) has received confirmation that the Overseas Investment Office has approved Nelson Forests’ acquisition of Manuka Island estate in New Zealand. The completion date for the purchase will be mid-late February. Source: Timberbiz The Manuka Island estate, currently owned by Merrill and Ring, is approximately 2000 hectares of forest in the Wairau Valley near Blenheim. “The Manuka ...

WRI -1 month ago

In Afghanistan, Bhutan and Nepal, Off-Grid Renewables Bring Power to Remote Villages

In Afghanistan, Bhutan and Nepal, Off-Grid Renewables Bring Power to Remote Villages Comments|Add Comment|PrintSolar panels in Ghandruk, Nepal. Rob Goodier/Engineering for Change Around 1 billion people worldwide do not have access to electricity, with a majority living in rural areas. Given that electricity is essential for economic development, education, health and poverty alleviation, efforts...

What Wood -2 months ago

By 2030, Udmurtia will become a center of deep processing of wood, by this time the volume of sales of unprocessed timber is planned to reduce by more than 90%

In the North of Udmurtia will Glazovsky forest cluster. Its creation will help the social and economic development of the Northern regions of the Republic. An additional argument in favor of the formation of the Glazov forest cluster will be the creation of the territory of advanced socio-economic development in the Northern capital of Udmurtia, […]...

FAO -2 months ago

Solving land degradation hinges on economic development

Rural communities in Africa’s drylands can earn a decent income from forest products such as gum arabic or tree oils. According to a new report from Action Against Desertification, rural populations have the opportunity to increase their incomes while reversing land degradation through sufficient support and investment, and developing value chains....

timberbiz -2 months ago

Pay a good rate for tree planters and they will come

Pay decent rates and the forestry workers will come, a silviculture contractor says, as the industry struggles to attract staff to meet the New Zealand Government’s one billion trees program. Bay of Plenty silviculture contractor Simon Geddes said rates for those planting trees were not NZ$400 per day and workers were barely paid minimum wage. Source: Stuff NZ The average worker plante...

What Wood -2 months ago

The Ministry of economic development and trade of the Mari El Republic are interested in investors from the Leningrad region

n the center of the collective work “the boiling Point – Yoshkar-Ola” 23 January 2019 under the chairmanship of the Minister of industry, economic development and trade of the Republic of Mari El Dmitry Pugachev held a working meeting with representatives of the company “Torgovy dom” (Leningrad region) on the organization on the territory of […]...