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timberbiz -1 month ago

Tassie Greens out on a limb locking native forestry

The Tasmanian Greens have again got it wrong, calling for the locking up of native forest that is sustainably managed for multiple benefits, according to the Australian Forest Products Association. Source: Timberbiz The Mercury in Hobart reported that the Federal Government’s State and Territory Greenhouse Gas Inventories 2018 says Tasmania remained Australia’s only carbon-neutral state or ter...

EFI -3 months ago

ThinkForest: Science insights to the European Green Deal and forests

Our May ThinkForest webinar focused on: - What are the main objectives of the Green Deal and how do these relate to the forest-based sector? - How is the forest-based sector in general viewed in the Green Deal? - What are the strengths and weaknesses of the Green Deal proposal from ecological, economic and social sustainability perspectives? Speakers included: Marc Palahí, European Forest Instit...

Springer -3 months ago

Estimating New Zealand’s harvested wood products carbon stocks and stock changes

Abstract Background Reducing net greenhouse gas emissions through conserving existing forest carbon stocks and encouraging additional uptake of carbon in existing and new forests have become important climate change mitigation tools. The contribution of harvested wood products (HWPs) to increasing carbon uptake has been recognised an...

USFS -3 months ago

The effects of global changes upon regional ozone pollution in the United States

A comprehensive numerical modeling framework was developed to estimate the effects of collective global changes upon ozone pollution in the US in 2050. The framework consists of the global climate and chemistry models, PCM (Parallel Climate Model) and MOZART-2 (Model for Ozone and Related Chemical Tracers v.2), coupled with regional meteorology and chemistry models, MM5 (Mesoscale Meteorological m...

CBD -3 months ago

Can climate change cause conflicts?

Climate change is a global threat to security in the 21st century. The United Nations climate panel, the IPCC, gave the world just 12 years to make the drastic but necessary changes. Its report said emissions had to be cut by 45% before 2030 if warming was to be restricted to 1.5-degree Celsius....

Springer -4 months ago

Assessing the vulnerability of ecosystems to climate change based on climate exposure, vegetation stability and productivity

Abstract Background Global warming has brought many negative impacts on terrestrial ecosystems, which makes the vulnerability of ecosystems one of the hot issues in current ecological research. Here, we proposed an assessment method based on the IPCC definition of vulnerability. The exposure to future climate was characterized using ...

CBD -4 months ago

Can the world's most influential climate report carry on?

With science around the world grinding to a halt as a result of efforts to contain the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is struggling to keep the world's next big global-warming report on track....

timberbiz -4 months ago

Opinion James Neville-Smith: less emotion and more pragmatism will solve climate change

Climate Change is real. However, if we are to have any chance of fixing it, we need to be pragmatic and less emotional. There are many layers to the carbon story, but I am only familiar with the most ignored renewable we have available to us – forests. We can make a material difference to Australia’s climate change mitigation efforts by better managing our 132 million hectares of native forest...

CBD -6 months ago

52nd session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

I am honoured to address you today at the 52nd session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) because the IPCC has been, without a doubt, an incredible, positive scientific force in laying out the scale and consequences of climate change and what we must to do lessen the threat it poses to humanity and the planet....

ScienceDaily -8 months ago

Estimates of ecosystem carbon mitigation improved towards the goal of the Paris agreement

The recent reports from the IPCC concluded that new land-use options to enhance the terrestrial carbon sink are needed to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement on Climate....

WRI -8 months ago

Climate Change Poses an Existential Risk to Ocean Industries. Here’s How They Can Respond.

Climate Change Poses an Existential Risk to Ocean Industries. Here’s How They Can Respond. Comments|Add Comment|PrintReef diver off Chagos Islands in Indian Ocean. Photo by Mark Spalding/Flickr Never before has the urgency of climate action for ocean health been more pronounced. In September, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published its first Special Report on the Ocean and...

timberbiz -9 months ago

AFPA says Labor decision at odds with Labor policy

Victorian communities and families will be reeling after the devastating news that the Andrews Government will close down the state’s native forestry industries by 2030. The move will see the loss of thousands of jobs and the withdrawal of key investment in many regional and rural centres across the state. Source: Timberbiz Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Forest Products Associati...

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