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Global Forest Coalition -yesterday

Latin America report: gender assessments reveal gap between real life and the UN’s good intentions

World leaders have gathered virtually for this year’s edition of the UN’s High-Level Political Forum. Top on the agenda is assessing how progress is being made globally to achieve gender equality, tackle climate change and protect forests, in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ve just published our own assessment of this progress, “Toward Buen Vivir with Gender Equali...

IISD -2 weeks ago

Forests, Progress on SDGs Contribute to Recovery from Pandemic

Policy briefs from the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs explain how pre-pandemic progress on the SDGs may be reducing the impacts of COVID-19, and how forests can make a unique contribution to recovery. DESA plans to release the 2020 edition of the annual Sustainable Development Goals Progress Report on 7 July 2020....

timberbiz -2 weeks ago

COVID-19 international forestry webinar meeting

Heads of forestry and government representatives from around the world are among participants examining how forests can play a vital role in economic and social recovery following the COVID-19 pandemic as a four-day webinar series was held from 22-25 June. Source: Timberbiz Organized by FAO in close collaboration with the Collaborative Partnership on Forests, the webinar series, ‘Building back b...

timberbiz -2 months ago

Indonesia decides on SVLK conditions for timber exports

A briefing from the Indonesian Environment and Forestry Minister, Siti Nurbaya, confirmed that following a series of meetings with relevant ministries, lobbying from international trade bodies and other relevant stakeholders, SVLK conditions will continue as a mandatory requirement for exporting forestry industry products. Source: Timberbiz The regulation issued in February by Indonesia’s trade ...

timberbiz -2 months ago

Report released on Euro forestry policies post 2020

Forests and forest relevant policies in Europe face a wide array of challenges in a rapidly changing world. Issues such as Brexit, the new European Parliament and European Commission, and the recent European Green Deal proposal are certain to affect policymaking, as are the as-yet unknown impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Source: Timberbiz A new science-policy study from the European Fo...

IISD -3 months ago

In Updated NDC, Chile Aligns Climate and Sustainable Development Agendas

Chile's update NDC includes a social pillar that focuses on a just transition and the SDGs. An ‘integration component’ emphasizes the role of oceans and coastal wetlands, circular economy, forests, peatlands, and ecosystems. The update presents an increase in ambition to reach the Paris Agreement objective, in line with a path towards carbon neutrality by 2050 and peaking emissions by 2025....

EFI -3 months ago

Interview with Prof Pierre Ibisch, Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development

How do major global challenges such as climate change and biodiversity loss affect forests globally, and what can forest governance and management do? How can we deal with rising and changing demands for forest products and ecosystem services due to global population and economic growth, and urbanisation? EFI in collaboration with documentary filmmaker Patrick Augenstein, interviewed Pierre Ibisch...

IISD -3 months 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 -4 months 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 -4 months 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 months 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 -4 months 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...

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