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CBD -5 days ago

Conservation scientists call for reverse to biodiversity loss

A group of international conservationists is urging governments across the globe to adopt a new approach to address the impact of economic development on the natural world. Renowned researchers, including University of Queensland scientists, aim to draw attention to what they call "net positive outcomes for nature"....

timberbiz -1 week ago

Queensland Government admits need for new timber plan

The Queensland Government has announced that it is taking decisive action to support regional Queensland timber industry jobs, locking in hardwood supplies in the Wide-Bay Burnett region up to 2026 with a new timber plan. Source: Timberbiz The new timber industry action plan will guide the preservation of Queensland’s timber industry, which employs 8800 people and injects $3.8 billion into the Q...

CIFOR -4 weeks ago

Sustainability can be an advantage for Indonesia

Economic development of the agricultural commodity must take into account the environment...

CBD -1 month ago

The Path to a Profitable and Protected Amazon

The Amazon is burning. Physically, the world has seen more deforestation and fires in Brazil's portion of the Amazon this year than at any other point in nearly a decade. But figuratively, a conflagration over economic development in the region blazes even more fiercely....

timberbiz -2 months ago

Timberlink welcomes attention from state Labor MPs

In September Timberlink welcomed the Tasmanian Opposition Leader Rebecca White MP to its Bell Bay mill to see how high-tech investment is creating and securing the jobs of the future in the Tasmanian manufacturing sector. Source: Timberbiz Ms White toured the facility with her Labor team including Deputy Leader and Shadow Minister for Economic Development Michelle O’Byrne, Shadow Treasurer Davi...

timberbiz -2 months 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 -2 months 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 -2 months 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 -2 months 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 months 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 -3 months 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 -3 months 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 […]...

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