Sign up to receive updates:      

SEARCH


How to search

Collaborative community of 350+
partners promoting forest information

Collaborative community of 350+ partners promoting forest information

TOPIC

Forests & Economic Development


timberbiz -2 days ago

NZ battles COVID-19 and has forestry package ready

The Forest Owners Association is backing the government’s strategy to combat COVID-19 as just about all parts of the forest industry are now in shut-down. President Phil Taylor says the FOA appreciates the government’s difficulties in working in great haste to protect people against the virus and deciding which activities are essential. Source: Timberbiz “Right from the outset of this crisis...

CBD -6 days ago

COVID-19 updates from the United Nations Environment Programme

The transmission of diseases, like the Novel Coronavirus COVID-19, between animals and humans (zoonoses) threatens economic development, animal and human well-being, and ecosystem integrity. The United Nations Environment Programme supports global efforts to protect biodiversity, to put an end to the illegal trade in wildlife, to safeguard the handling of chemicals and waste and to promote economi...

CBD -7 days ago

New UN Report Warns Of Adverse Impacts Of Climate Change - Analysis

A new UN study has warned of accelerating climate change on land, sea and in the atmosphere. Compiled by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), parented by the United Nations Economic and Social Council, the report documents impacts of weather and climate events on socio-economic development, human health, migration and displacement, food security and land and marine ecosystems....

What Wood -2 weeks ago

The Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation is agreeing on the ban on government purchases of foreign furniture with other departments

The draft government’s decree extending the ban on purchases of foreign furniture by state and municipal institutions until the end of 2021 prepared by the Ministry of Industry and Trade has already been approved by the Ministry of Economic Development. The moratorium on purchases of foreign furniture (except for the furniture produced in the countries […]...

Forest Sweden -3 weeks ago

EIA process concerning the Kemi bioproduct mill concluded

The Lapland ELY Centre (Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment) issued its reasoned conclusion on the EIA report concerning the Kemi bioproduct mill of Metsä Fibre on 6 March 2020, thereby concluding the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA). The ELY Centre, serving as the responsible authority, deems the report to be adequate in terms of its quality and to meet the conten...

UN-REDD Programme -2 months ago

Celebrating 10 Years of UN-REDD: Vietnam- Linking Conservation and Development (SHORT VERSION)

Forests cover some 41 percent of Viet Nam’s national territory today. 71 percent are natural forests, and 29 percent are plantations. However, the value and contribution of forests to the national economy only stands at a modest one percent. Thus while natural forests provide valuable timber and non-timber forest products, as well as essential ecosystem services, many communities still view th...

Mongabay -2 months ago

In other news: Environmental stories from around the web, Jan. 31, 2020

Tropical forests A recent study suggests that 32 species of orchids that once existed in Bangladesh can no longer be found there (The Revelator). The forests of the Central African Republic are the latest battleground in the struggle over whether to pursue economic development or protection against climate change (The New York Times). A new […]...

CIFOR -2 months ago

Publication: Reconciling oil palm economic development and environmental conservation in Indonesia

The post Publication: Reconciling oil palm economic development and environmental conservation in Indonesia appeared first on Center for International Forestry Research....

ITTO -2 months ago

Fast-tracking sustainability

The international community is increasingly recognizing the important role that tropical forests and forest products play in the fight against climate change, while providing much-needed materials and enabling rural communities to achieve economic development. Fast-tracking this role will require a renewed effort at all scales and from all actors—and the international community can lead the ...

Springer -2 months ago

Operationalizing a Framework for Assessing the Enabling Environment for Community Forest Enterprises: A Case Study from Nepal

Abstract We demonstrate how Baynes et al.’s (Glob Environ Change 35:226–238, 2015. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2015.09.011) framework can be operationalized as a tool for identifying potential intervention points for supporting the tenure and governance-enabling environment for CFEs. We do so by applying the framework to a sample of CFUG-managed CFEs in Nepal to see h...

CBD -3 months ago

2020 The Year of Plant Health

As a joyful celebration of nature, the United Nations (UN) declared 2020 as the year of plant health. "The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today launched the United Nations' International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) for 2020, which aims to raise global awareness on how protecting plant health can help end hunger, reduce poverty, protect the environment, and boost economic development."...

CIFOR -3 months ago

Balancing oil palm economic development and conservation: Publication

The post Balancing oil palm economic development and conservation: Publication appeared first on Center for International Forestry Research....

Site Powered By SA Partners