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timberbiz -4 days ago

Vic Government misses the mark with carbon storage

The Victorian Government’s climate change strategy announcement provides a proposed roadmap for Victoria to achieve zero emissions but misses the opportunity to maximise carbon sequestration from wood and paper products, according to the Victorian Forest Products Association. Source: Timberbiz “The Government’s announcement implies that the best carbon sequestration is to leave trees in the ...

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...

EFI -4 weeks ago

Role of Science in Supporting Policymaking

The ThinkForest Seminar ‘Role of Science in Supporting Policymaking’ will take place online on 20 May 2021. This event aims to discuss: • How can we ensure that the best available science translates into sound EU policies? What are the golden rules for a successful science-policy interface? • Which mechanisms are available for science support? What are some good examples of existing p...

USFS -2 months ago

Integrated biochar research: A roadmap

A scientific consensus is building that the drawdown of very large amounts (at least 1,000 Gt [1.1 x 1012 tn]) of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere will be needed to stabilize the earth’s climate system at a safe temperature (Hansen et al. 2008; Cao and Caldeira 2010; IPCC 2018, 2019). The minimum estimated cost of this drawdown is tens of trillions of dollars over the course of a century...

CBD -2 months ago

The UN Environment Programme needs new powers

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) will be 50 next year. But the globe's green watchdog, which helped to create the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), very nearly didn't exist....

timberbiz -3 months ago

Ross Hampton takes his chair on the FOA Advisory Council

Incoming Chair of the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation’s forestry advisory council, Ross Hampton, says the world’s renewable timber and forestry sectors must be turbo-charged if we are to have any chance of achieving the global goal of ‘Carbon Neutral by 2050’. Source: Timberbiz Mr Hampton, who is also Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Forest Products Association, has just been...

USFS -3 months ago

Effects of Climate Change on Invasive Species

Mean surface temperatures have increased globally by ~0.7 °C per century since 1900 and 0.16 °C per decade since 1970 (Levinson and Fettig 2014). Most of this warming is believed to result from increases in atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases produced by human activity. Temperature increases have been greater in winter than in summer, and there is a tendency for these increases to be ...

timberbiz -4 months ago

WWF confused over deforestation in Australia claims IFA

The World Wildlife Fund’s claims linking deforestation and forestry in Australia have been challenged by the Institute of Foresters. Source: Timberbiz “Land clearing or land-use change is when forests are converted for example to urban development and agriculture,” IFA President Bob Gordon said. “It is important that land clearing or deforestation that converts forests to other land uses s...

The Guardian -4 months ago

Top scientists warn of 'ghastly future of mass extinction' and climate disruption

Sobering new report says world is failing to grasp the extent of threats posed by biodiversity loss and the climate crisisThe planet is facing a “ghastly future of mass extinction, declining health and climate-disruption upheavals” that threaten human survival because of ignorance and inaction, according to an international group of scientists, who warn people still haven’t grasped the urgen...

CBD -5 months ago

Relying on forests to achieve net zero targets not a good idea, and scientists agree

The demands for 'net zero' emissions have gained momentum in the past couple of years following The Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C released by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in 2018. The report had concluded that global emissions needed to reach net zero around mid-century to give a reasonable chance of limiting warming to 1.5ºC....

USFS -5 months ago

Integration of remote-sensing and ground-based observations for estimation of emissions and removals of greenhouse gases in forests: Methods and guidance from the Global Forest Observations Initiative, Edition 3.0

The GFOI MGD provides practical advice related to the development of a National Forest Monitoring System to help meet national and international reporting requirements by: providing user-friendly guidance for linking UNFCCC decisions with IPCC guidance; focusing on how remotely sensed and ground-based data can be effectively combined to improve estimation of predominately forest related GHG emissi...

Springer -5 months ago

What might it cost to increase soil organic carbon using no-till on U.S. cropland?

Abstract Background Existing research provides estimates of the biophysical potential for increasing soil organic carbon (SOC) stock, however additional research is needed to enhance our understanding of the economic potential for agricultural soils to offset or help reduce CO2 emissions. This study derives the marginal cost to incre...

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