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Forests & Sustainable Development


IISD -6 days ago

Guest Article: Sustainable Forests and Reaching the SDGs

Analyses have shown how sustainable forest practices across the planet can contribute to a wide range of the Sustainable Development Goals. Examples from Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, and Viet Nam give a snapshot of how retaining, restoring, and sustainably managing our forests can bring a range of benefits to people and to nature....

timberbiz -2 weeks ago

NZ councils work together on planting and harvesting

The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council and Wairoa District Council have committed to working together on managing the growth in the planting and harvest of forestry in the Wairoa District. Source: Timberbiz The two councils met recently to discuss the sustainable development of forestry in the district, along with concerns raised by the community around increased forestry and the national regulations ...

timberbiz -3 weeks ago

Gender empowerment in forestry on International Women’s Day

On International Women’s Day, a very special day to celebrate women’s achievements, it was time to raise awareness against gender bias and take action for equality. Gender equality is not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world. Source: Timberbiz Providing women and girls with equal access to education, health care, d...

timberbiz -4 weeks ago

Trees are the Ultimate Renewable says Private Forests Tasmania CEO

By 2050 the human population is forecast to expand from 7.5 to 9.6 billion people. We will require 70% more food (United Nations), 50% more fuel (International Energy Agency), and 50% more water (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development). We also need to reduce CO2 emissions by over 80% (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change). Source: Penny Wells CEO Private Forests Tasmania All ...

EFI -1 month ago

The drivers & outcomes of forest management approaches for multiple services

Rxploring distinct research perspectives Eva Primmer (Research Director, Professor, Finnish Environment Institute SYKE): A political science perspective to how forest governance addresses the controversies of preservation, sustainable use and restoration Jette Bredahl Jacobsen (Professor, Copenhagen University): An economic perspective of drivers & outcomes of forest management approa...

EFI -1 month ago

The drivers & outcomes of forest management approaches for multiple services: exploring distinct research perspectives Researchers present what specific disciplines/scientific communities can contribute to the conference questions Eva Primmer (Research Director, Professor, Finnish Environment Institute SYKE): A political science perspective to how forest governance addresses the controversies ...

CIFOR -2 months ago

#WetlandBiodiversityMatters

“It is time to acknowledge wetlands’ critical role for biodiversity – and the solutions they provide on climate change and sustainable development. It is time to fulfil commitments to stop the loss of the world’s wetlands.” Biodiversity in focus on World Wetlands Day | https://forestsnews.cifor.org/63771/biodiversity-in-focus-on-world-wetlands-day?fnl=en #WetlandBiodiversityMatters...

timberbiz -2 months ago

Portal opens to track forestry in 70 countries

The Global Forest Observations Initiative (GFOI) launched a portal – the first such comprehensive platform – to track international capacity development support to developing countries in forest monitoring for climate action. Source: Timberbiz The portal – the GFOI Inventory of Activities – is a one-stop shop with easy-to-access information on more than 400 forest monitor...

CIFOR -3 months ago

Is community tenure facilitating investment in the commons for inclusive and sustainable development?

With communities in many parts of the world achieving stronger, legally recognized, collective rights over their forests and other natural... The post Is community tenure facilitating investment in the commons for inclusive and sustainable development? appeared first on Center for International Forestry Research....

GFW -3 months ago

10 Big Changes for Forests Over the Last Decade

The last decade was pivotal for the world’s forests. The 2010s saw the rise of unprecedented new commitments — from governments and the private sector alike — to bring deforestation to heel. The UN REDD+ framework, the New York Declaration on Forests and the Sustainable Development Goals set out ambitious targets to conserve and restore millions […] The post 10 Big Changes for For...

WRI -3 months ago

10 Big Changes for Forests Over the Last Decade

10 Big Changes for Forests Over the Last Decade Comments|Add Comment|PrintA lot changed for the world's forests over the 2010s, but much remains to be done. Photo by flickrfavorites/Flickr. The last decade was pivotal for the world's forests. The 2010s saw the rise of unprecedented new commitments — from governments and the private sector alike — to bring deforestation to heel. The UN REDD+ f...

IISD -3 months ago

CIFOR Publication Analyzes SDGs for Forests and People

From the perspective of forests and people, the book examines the conditions that influence SDG implementation and prioritization and devotes a chapter to each of the 17 Goals. The authors recognize that the SDGs have “partially conflicting visions for forests and people,” making it necessary to set priorities and consider trade-offs in implementation and outcomes. Sustainable development at t...

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