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Forests & Sustainable Development


CBD -4 days ago

5 reasons why tropical forest protection should be central to corporate climate strategies

There is no solution to the climate crisis without ending tropical deforestation. Over the next decade, protecting forests around the world is critical to reaching a 1.5C pathway, while also supporting sustainable development and enhancing biodiversity. Unfortunately, despite recent efforts to reduce demand for deforestation-linked commodities, deforestation increased by 12% between 2019 and 2020....

timberbiz -6 days ago

New Forests purchases 63,000ha in US

New Forests has acquired the 156,000-acre (63,000 ha) Hilt-Siskiyou Forest, a mixed-conifer forest along the California and Oregon border, from the Fruit Growers Supply Company (“FGS”) alongside an institutional investor client. Source: Timberbiz The Hilt-Siskiyou Forest is the latest sustainable forestry investment by New Forests in the United States. New Forests’ investment strategy in the...

ITTO -1 week ago

Sustainable wood offers pathway out of crisis towards green economy – Collaborative Partnership on Forests

Yokohama, 19 July 2021: The COVID-19 pandemic offers an opportunity to turn the tide on deforestation and increase the sustainable production and consumption of timber and wood products, according to panelists at a virtual event convened by the Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF) as part of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development. The CPF event, “The role of forests...

ITTO -1 week ago

Sustainable wood offers pathway out of crisis towards green economy – CPF

Yokohama, 19 July 2021: The COVID-19 pandemic offers an opportunity to turn the tide on deforestation and increase the sustainable production and consumption of timber and wood products, according to panelists at a virtual event convened by the Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF) as part of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development....

timberbiz -2 weeks ago

Switzerland contributes to Malaysian forest

The Swiss Canton of Basel-Stadt (City of Basel) announced a contribution of US$200,000 to the International Tropical Timber Organization’s (ITTO) proposed Upper Baram Forest Area, a conservation and development project in the interior of Sarawak also known as “Baram Peace Park”. Source: Timberbiz According to a press release by the mayor, Beat Jans, the government of Base...

timberbiz -2 weeks ago

FSC supports licence holders by building on partnerships

Visiting FSC Promotional License Holders and building partnerships was at the heart of a recent trip to Sydney by the Trademarks and Partnerships Manager at FSC Australia and New Zealand, Patricia Fitzsimons. Source: Timberbiz Ms Fitzsimons attended the Fiona Wain Oration and 30-year anniversary celebrations of the Business Council for Sustainable Development. An Acknowledgement of Country was giv...

timberbiz -3 weeks ago

The impacts of COVID-19 on the forest sector

A Food and Agriculture Organisation of the UN (FOA) paper highlights some of the identified and perceived impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on development aspects interconnected with the forest sector, with a particular emphasis on the impacts on the production and trade of forest products. Source: Timberbiz It proposes a series of recommendations as a basis for policy development in the aftermath...

timberbiz -3 weeks ago

New Forests strategic partnership to mitigate climate change

New Forests has joined the Principles for Responsible Investment’s Inevitable Policy Response program as a strategic partner. New Forests is the first Australian asset manager to be associated with the IPR and it will bring significant global investment experience to support the IPR in addressing the role of land use in mitigating climate change. Source: Timberbiz New Forests joins six other maj...

IISD -3 weeks ago

Event: Forests, Trees and Poverty Alleviation in Africa

The side event "Forests, Trees and Poverty Alleviation in Africa" will take place during the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development 2021 and will feature the launch of the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO)’s Global Forest Expert Panels (GFEP) Programme policy brief entitled "Expanded Policy Brief for African Stakeholders on Forests, Trees and Poverty All...

IUFRO -4 weeks ago

HLPF Side Event: Forests, Trees and Poverty Alleviation in Africa

From 2021-07-09 to 2021-07-09, , online, IUFRO Unit(s) involved: GFEP Side event at the UN High-Level Forum on Sustainable Development side event; launch of the Expanded Policy Brief "Forests, Trees and Poverty Alleviation in Africa"....

ITTO -1 month ago

Forest education needs strengthening to meet global challenges—survey

Rome, 24 June 2021: Forest education at all levels—from primary schools to universities—is insufficient in many countries, according to the results of a global survey led by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), ITTO and the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO), with the support of other international and regional partners. The surv...

FAO -1 month ago

International Cofnerence on Forest Education kicks off

Today sees the start of the International Conference on Forest Education – a three-day event to shine a light on the important role forest education plays in maximizing the contributions of forests and trees to the Sustainable Development Goals and in overcoming the growing disconnect between people, nature and forests....

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