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Forests & Sustainable Development


timberbiz -3 weeks 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...

ScienceDaily -1 month ago

South African forests show pathways to a sustainable future

Native forests make up 1percent of the landscape in South Africa but could play a key role in reducing atmospheric carbon and identifying sustainable development practices that can be used globally to counter climate change....

Mongabay -1 month ago

First Nations have created a robust conservation economy in Great Bear Rainforest: Report

Over the past decade, First Nations have created a robust conservation economy in Canada’s Great Bear Rainforest, one of the largest old-growth temperate rainforests left in the world, through investments in sustainable development and environmental stewardship projects that link the health of nature to the wellbeing of indigenous communities, according to a new report. The […]...

Springer -2 months ago

Biological and chemical attributes of soils under forest species in Northeast Brazil

Abstract Timber forests contribute to the sustainable development of the biomes in tropical regions. The aim of this study was to evaluate the biological and chemical properties of the soil as a consequence of the cover with native and non-native species in the Acaraú basin, a transition area from the coast to the Brazilian semi-arid region. Areas planted with four native specie...

IISD -2 months ago

Event: Finance for Nature Global Summit

The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and Scottish Government-backed Global Ethical Finance Initiative (GEFI), with the New York Declaration on Forests Global Platform, will bring together government officials, financial institutions, consumer goods corporations, supply chain intermediaries and conservation organizations for a two-day ‘Finance for Nature Global Summit’. The Summit aims to d...

ITTO -3 months ago

ITTO launches project on sustainable teak management in Greater Mekong Subregion

The sustainable management of teak forests and the nurturing of legal and sustainable supply chains can make valuable contributions to the Sustainable Development Goals in the Greater Mekong Subregion, according to speakers at the launch of an ITTO teak project in Bangkok, Thailand, on 23 April 2019....

timberbiz -3 months ago

Human health and forestry go together

The Forest Europe Expert Group on Human Health and Well-being has published a book that summarizes current knowledge on the health benefits of forests and integration of social aspects of forests into sustainable forest management (SFM). The publication presents evidence on the health benefits of forests, and shares concepts and approaches for utilizing the beneficial effects of forests. Sour...

IISD -3 months ago

Event: Sixth Mediterranean Forest Week

The Mediterranean Forest Week will bring together policy and decision makers, forest administrators, researchers, practitioners, donors and social and environmental non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to share and promote the use of forest-based solutions to assist Mediterranean countries in the implementation of their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement on clim...

timberbiz -4 months ago

This International Forests Day hug a tree and a forester

With origins dating back to World Forestry Day established by the Food and Agriculture Organization in 1972, 21 March has been marked as a special day to recognise the many environmental and sustainable development benefits we derive from our forests. This celebration has grown with the United Nations General Assembly declaring in 2012 that this day be recognized worldwide as International Forests...

ITTO -4 months ago

Learn to love forests! Helping build a sustainable future through forest education

Understanding forests and keeping them healthy is crucial for our future. It’s so important, in fact, that “Forests and Education” is the theme of this year’s International Day of Forests on 21 March. ITTO is marking the day by showing how diverse forest stakeholders are learning about forests and their roles in meeting human needs and the Sustainable Development Goals. T...

timberbiz -4 months ago

Northern Australia could be the future of forestry

Northern Australia could play a significant role in the future of the nation’s forestry industry, Minister for Resources and Northern Australia. Minister Canavan was speaking in Cairns at the launch of a $200,000 project funded through the Cooperative Research Centre for Developing Northern Australia (CRCNA) to identify the growth potential for northern Australia’s forestry industry. Source:...

IUFRO -4 months ago

Forests in Science, Practice and Education - Conference on the centenary of the Faculty of Forestry, Warsaw University of Life Sciences – SGGW

From 2019-06-16 to 2019-06-22, Warsaw, Poland, IUFRO Unit(s) involved: IUFRO The history of the Faculty of Forestry goes back to the 19th century, but formally the Faculty was established in 1918. Since then, the Faculty has carried out scientific research, contributed to the development of science, and educated staff for the needs of forestry practice. It has been always open to world trends and ...