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CIFOR -5 days ago

Five things to know about briquettes and sustainable bioenergy in Africa

Circular bioeconomy solution would benefit people and planet...

timberbiz -1 week 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...

CIFOR -2 weeks ago

How would a forest-based circular bioeconomy in sub-Saharan Africa ensure local wellbeing?

New study illustrates what needs to happen next ...

EFI -2 weeks ago

Biobased solutions in Public Procurement: Are they the way forward to support a circular bioeconomy?

This webinar was organised on 15 April 2021. Public procurement can serve as a powerful tool to address the three pillars of Sustainable Development, and to speed up the market uptake of more sustainable products and services. Local governments and public institutions have major purchasing power and thus have the potential to influence the market. However, much more can be done to mainstream cir...

CIFOR -4 weeks ago

Circular bioeconomy, what next?

A dash of science mixed with Indigenous and local practices could be the answer to a more sustainable economy...

timberbiz -1 month ago

Opinion: Dr Julian Elder – NZ climate commission report is visionary

The recently released draft advice from He Pou a Rangi – the Climate Change Commission is a very thoughtful piece of work. The draft advice raises some important issues for New Zealand and reinforces that forestry has a critical role in both reducing gross greenhouse gas emissions and in using indigenous trees to offset hard-to-reduce emissions. Trees and forests cast in their supporting role pr...

USFS -1 month ago

Management of multiple ecosystem services under climate change, bioeconomy and participation

The Special Issue “Decision Support to Address Multiple Ecosystem Services in Forest Management Planning” includes nine research papers, two review papers, and a white paper presenting highlights of focused research initiatives. The papers provide a comprehensive framework for the analysis and review of advanced Decision Support Systems (DSS), which are multi-criteria decision approaches. Thei...

Elsevier -2 months ago

Corrigendum to ‘Towards sustainability? Forest-based circular bioeconomy business models in Finnish SMEs’. Forest Policy and Economics 110 (2020) 101848

Publication date: June 2021Source: Forest Policy and Economics, Volume 127Author(s): D. D'Amato, S. Veijonaho, A. Toppinen...

CIFOR -2 months ago

Africa’s vast forest potential untapped, circular bioeconomy could help

“We can do it, we know how to do it, so now – let’s do it,” says Robert Nasi...

EFI -2 months ago

Address by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales on the Circular Bioeconomy

Opening address by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales on the Circular Bioeconomy. Given on 19 March 2021 at the digital forum Nature at the heart of a global circular bioeconomy. More information: https://efi.int/news/investing-nature-crucial-sustainable-development-2021-03-22...

CBD -2 months ago

Africa's vast forest potential untapped, circular bioeconomy could help

Africa has enormous potential to derive more value from its forests without producing more wood, and could thus provide a good example of the possibilities of the circular bioeconomy, says Lauri Hetemäki, assistant director, European Forest Institute (EFI)....

CIFOR -2 months ago

How a circular bioeconomy could affect women’s livelihoods in sub-Saharan Africa

Gender balance must be included in restructuring ...

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