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timberbiz -6 days ago

European Commission acknowledges impact of wood industry on climate strategy

The European woodworking industries have been advocating for a long time for an increased recognition of the role of wood-based products to decarbonize key sectors of the economy, such as construction and renovation. Source: Timberbiz The carbon absorbed from the atmosphere is stored in the trees and consequently in the products, and that effect, paired with the substitution of fossil-based and en...

timberbiz -6 days ago

New Forests purchases 63,000ha in US

New Forests has acquired the 156,000-acre (63,000 ha) Hilt-Siskiyou Forest, a mixed-conifer forest along the California and Oregon border, from the Fruit Growers Supply Company (“FGS”) alongside an institutional investor client. Source: Timberbiz The Hilt-Siskiyou Forest is the latest sustainable forestry investment by New Forests in the United States. New Forests’ investment strategy in the...

USFS -2 weeks ago

Rediscovering the Contributions of Forests and Trees to Transition Global Food Systems

The importance of forests to safeguard agricultural production through regulating ecosystem services such as clean water, soil protection, and climate regulation is well documented, yet the contributions of forests and trees to provide food for the nutritional needs of the increasing human population has not been fully realized. Plants, fungi, and animals harvested from forests have long provided ...

timberbiz -3 weeks ago

Forest Owners promote trees at NZ Primary Industries Summit

The President of New Zealand’s the Forest Owners Association has told delegates to the Primary Industries Summit in Christchurch that forestry offers many opportunities for farmers. Source: Timberbiz Phil Taylor said trees versus food production arguments are misleading and detract from opportunities to improve the sustainability and profitability of the wider farming sector Mr Taylor has told d...

timberbiz -3 weeks ago

New study shows important role of planting commercial forests

A new study published in Nature Communications demonstrates the important role that planting new commercial forests could play in the fight against climate change by including new accounting of greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation achieved from future use of harvested wood. Sources: Timberbiz, TRADA The study Commercial afforestation can deliver effective climate change mitigation under multiple decarb...

Elsevier -3 weeks ago

Pathways to a forest-based bioeconomy in 2060 within policy targets on climate change mitigation and biodiversity protection

Publication date: October 2021Source: Forest Policy and Economics, Volume 131Author(s): Jukka Luhas, Mirja Mikkilä, Eliisa Kylkilahti, Jenni Miettinen, Arttu Malkamäki, Satu Pätäri, Jaana Korhonen, Tiia-Lotta Pekkanen, Anni Tuppura, Katja Lähtinen, Minna Autio, Lassi Linnanen, Markku Ollikainen, Anne Toppinen...

timberbiz -1 month ago

Commission’s ETS change risks forest planting targets

The New Zealand forest industry says the Climate Change Commission is risking forest planting rates by stating that the current Emissions Trading Scheme ‘will incentivise more production forestry than needed.’ Source: Timberbiz The final recommendations from the Commission were tabled in parliament on Wednesday.  The government will be producing an Emissions’ Reduction Plan later this year....

timberbiz -2 months ago

Bejing statement on forestry bioeconomy cooperation

The Beijing Statement on Forest Bioeconomy Cooperation, released on Wednesday, said China will strengthen its cooperation with central and eastern European nations on the protection and utilization of forest resources to contribute to the climate objectives of the UN’s 2030 Agenda. Source: China Daily The statement was announced at the Third China-CEEC High-level Conference on Forestry Coope...

IUFRO -3 months ago

IUFRO Spotlight #88 – Using a social science lens on the forest bioeconomy

IUFRO Spotlight #88 – Using a social science lens on the forest bioeconomy PDF for download In many countries, forests are important sources of renewable biomass and figure prominently in bioeconomy strategies. Forests can be stretched beyond their traditional applications and used in textiles, chemicals, and cross-laminated timber, among other things, and can provide climate […]...

IUFRO -3 months ago

IUFRO Spotlight #88 – Using a social science lens on the forest bioeconomy

IUFRO Spotlight #88 – Using a social science lens on the forest bioeconomy PDF for download In many countries, forests are important sources of renewable biomass and figure prominently in bioeconomy strategies. Forests can be stretched beyond their traditional applications and used in textiles, chemicals, and cross-laminated timber, among other things, and can provide climate […]...

CIFOR -3 months ago

Five things to know about briquettes and sustainable bioenergy in Africa

Circular bioeconomy solution would benefit people and planet...

timberbiz -3 months ago

Euro study showing 69% increase in logging, it may be just 6%

Is forest harvesting increasing in Europe? Apparently so, but not as much as reported last July in a controversial study published in Nature. The study, titled ‘Abrupt increase in harvested forest area over Europe after 2015’, used satellite data to assess forest cover and claimed an abrupt increase of 69% in the harvested forest in Europe from 2016. Source: Timberbiz The authors, from...

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