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timberbiz -5 hours 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 -1 month 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...

IISD -1 month ago

IUFRO WFSE 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...

CIFOR -2 months ago

Sustainable Development Goals: Their Impacts on Forests and People

Forests provide vital ecosystem services crucial to human well-being and sustainable development, and have an important role to play in... The post Sustainable Development Goals: Their Impacts on Forests and People appeared first on Center for International Forestry Research....

CIFOR -2 months ago

Harnessing forests for the Sustainable Development Goals: Building synergies and mitigating trade-offs

This brief builds on information produced by the In-ternational Union of Forest Research Organizations’ Special Project World Forests, Society and... The post Harnessing forests for the Sustainable Development Goals: Building synergies and mitigating trade-offs appeared first on Center for International Forestry Research....

timberbiz -2 months ago

Responsible Wood director presents at annual US SFI conference

Responsible Wood director Australian Mark Thomson was invited to present to the 2019 Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) annual conference in Virginia, USA. Source: Timberbiz Mr Thomson said that the first sign of a unique conference experience appeared, when he checked into the conference hotel and was issued hotel key card with a colourful image of a log cross section and the caption ‘better...

timberbiz -2 months ago

Chile receives $63m for reducing greenhouse emissions

Chile will receive US$63 million from the Green Climate Fund for having successfully reduced greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from forests. Emissions were reduced by 18.4 million tCO2eq between 2014 and 2016 by the implementation of REDD+ activities. Source: Timberbiz REDD+ is a mechanism of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) which assigns a financial value to results...

IISD -2 months ago

Forestry Events Focus on Green Supply Chain's Potential to Support SDGs

At the XXV IUFRO World Congress, participants stressed the potential of forest value chains to contribute to a number of the Sustainable Development Goals, including SDG 5, SDG 8 and SDG 13. Participants at an ITTO Dialogue agreed to create a voluntary network to promote global green supply chains to ensure legal, sustainable timber from sustainably managed forests....

timberbiz -2 months ago

FAO steps up to improve international forest data

The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) launched a new US$7.1 million project supported by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) to make forest data more accessible, transparent and available, and, in particular, help developing countries to meet the Paris Climate Agreement’s enhanced transparency requirements. Source: Timberbiz Efficient monitoring of and repor...

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