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Forests & Sustainable Development


IUFRO -6 days ago

How will the Sustainable Development Goals affect forests and people?

How will the Sustainable Development Goals affect forests and people? Since Agenda 2030 was launched in 2015, plenty of attention has been paid to the contributions which forests can make to its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). However, relatively little attention has been given to the possible impacts which the SDGs will have on forests, […]...

CBD -1 week ago

Sustainable development in Asia: seeing both the forests and the trees

As a young Asian business leader, it is fascinating to be part of an important transformation - the rise of Asia in the global economy. Next year is expected to mark the tipping point when the continent's economies surpass the rest of the world in terms of purchasing power parity....

CBD -2 weeks ago

Tree cover is not enough for sustainable development, a global map of forests naturalness is also required

Global forest status assessments are biased toward tree cover and do not properly consider ecological properties of forest ecosystems....

timberbiz -2 weeks ago

NZIF education and research award winners announced

The NZIF Foundation has handed out education and research awards totalling NZ$22,500. The Foundation said that for this year’s allocation of funds there was a good number of high quality applicants, but the Foundation was disappointed there were no applicants for some awards. Source: Timberbiz “In 2012, the first year of the Foundation’s operation, we had four awards worth a total of NZ$6500...

ITTO -2 weeks ago

Legal, sustainable tropical forest supply chains and landscape restoration can help achieve SDGs

Linking tropical forests to legal and sustainable supply chains and restoring degraded landscapes can increase the contributions of wise forest use to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Africa and elsewhere, according to speakers at an ITTO side-event held during the seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development in Yokohama in August....

ITTO -2 weeks ago

Legal, sustainable tropical forest supply chains and landscape restoration can help achieve SDGs in Africa, says panel

Linking tropical forests to legal and sustainable supply chains and restoring degraded landscapes can increase the contributions of wise forest use to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Africa and elsewhere, according to speakers at an ITTO side-event held during the seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development in Yokohama in August. Africa’s diverse forests play ...

CIFOR -1 month ago

CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA): Annual Report 2018

FTA contributes directly to nine Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), to all CGIAR Intermediate Development Outcomes (IDOs) and to 31 sub-IDOs... The post CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA): Annual Report 2018 appeared first on Center for International Forestry Research....

timberbiz -1 month ago

Shanghai International Forum on tropical timber

Growing worldwide timber demand, combating deforestation and the need to move to a bio-based, de-carbonised global economy will be topics at he International Tropical Timber Technical Association (ATIBT) International Forum to be held in Shanghai in October. Source: Timberbiz The event is titled Together Towards Global Green Supply Chains and takes place from October 22 to 23. It is being held ...

IISD -1 month ago

Guest Article: No Sustainable Development Without Indigenous Peoples

Indigenous peoples are of vital importance to the world’s land management and keeping the world’s food systems diverse and sustainable. They make up less than 5% of the population but manage more than one-quarter of the world’s land surface. Many of the world’s forests remain intact because indigenous peoples have protected and maintained them for centuries....

timberbiz -1 month ago

Metsa Board target is fossil free mills by 2030

Metsä Board has published its sustainability targets for 2030 with one of the company’s targets to achieve fossil free mills by 2030 with zero fossil CO2 emissions. This ambitious target includes both emissions from the company’s own energy production as well as purchased energy. Currently, 82% of the energy used at Metsä Board mills is fossil free. Source: Timberbiz In addition, the compan...

timberbiz -2 months ago

Ross Hampton appointed vice chair UN committee

Australian Forest Products Association CEO Ross Hampton has been appointed as Vice-Chair of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization Advisory Committee on Sustainable Forest-based Industries. Source: Timberbiz “It’s a great honour to be appointed as Vice-Chair of the FAO statutory body, the ACSFI,’’ Mr Hampton said. “I very much look forward to working with the highly respect...

timberbiz -3 months ago

VEAC ignores its legal obligations

The Victorian Environment Assessment Council (VEAC) has been accused of ignoring its legal obligations with its final report into Victoria’s Central West, while the forestry industry has condemned its recommendations. The VEAC report, released last week, dramatically cut the timber industry while massively expanding parks and reserves. Source: Philip Hopkins for Timberbiz Mark Poynter, a forestr...