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Forests and Climate Change


Springer -just now

Stand growth and structure of ...

Abstract Past failures of monocultures, caused by wind-throw or insect damages, and ongoing climate change currently strongly stimulate research into mixed-species stands. So far, the focus has mainly been on combinations of species with obvious complementary functional traits. H...

Mongabay -yesterday

They survived centuries of ele...

Scraping sounds fill the nights at Mapungubwe, a national park at the confluence of the Limpopo and Shashe rivers, where the borders of Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa meet. Families of elephants relentlessly tear the bark off ancient baobabs, scraping their tusks on the trees and digging deep i...

timberbiz -yesterday

ABARES insights into Australia...

The Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) released its insights article: Stocktake of Fire in Australia’s forests, 2011 to 2016. Principal Forest Scientist Dr Steve Read, Acting Assistant Secretary of Biosecurity, Fisheries, Forestry and Land at ABARES,...

timberbiz -yesterday

Opinion: Anssi Pekkarinen – ...

The latest snapshot of the world’s forests shows that we are still struggling to meet a fundamental challenge – to make use of our forests while keeping them healthy for the benefit of us all.  The 2020 edition of the Global Forest Resources Assessment, compiled with information from countries ...

Climate Change Adaptation


IISD -4 days ago

NDC Update: Rwanda is First LD...

Andorra’s second NDC outlines a commitment to carbon neutrality by 2050. Rwanda is the first LDC to submit its 2020 nationally determined contribution. Rwanda’s NDC presents MRV frameworks for both mitigation and adaptation to help track climate finance flows for NDC implementation. Rwanda’s s...

INBAR -4 days ago

Bamboo Music from the Beijing ...

This video was recorded and broadcast on the CCTV Music Channel in October 2005 in the early days of the Beijing Bamboo Orchestra. It features the late Tian Chang as well as talented musicians Huang Hong, Zhu Fengbo, Gong Linna, Tan Jing and others. The International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation,...

INBAR -1 week ago

Bamboo, Rattan and Biodiversit...

To mark the International Day for Biodiversity 2020, the International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation released this video. Bamboo and rattan, key non-timber forest roducts, can play a key role in biodiversity conservation. INBAR's IBD statement can be read here: https://www.inbar.int/idb-2020/ The ...

WRI -1 week ago

3 Steps to Scaling Up Nature-B...

3 Steps to Scaling Up Nature-Based Solutions for Climate Adaptations Comments|Add Comment|PrintMangroves – which improve climate resilience and protect from coastal flooding – are one example of a nature-based solution with vast economic and climate benefits. Photo by Pat Williams/Flickr In Indo...

Ecological and Habitat Restoration


INBAR -4 days ago

Bamboo Music from the Beijing ...

This video was recorded and broadcast on the CCTV Music Channel in October 2005 in the early days of the Beijing Bamboo Orchestra. It features the late Tian Chang as well as talented musicians Huang Hong, Zhu Fengbo, Gong Linna, Tan Jing and others. The International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation,...

timberbiz -5 days ago

New UN report on state of the ...

Amidst alarming rates of deforestation and land degradation, urgent action is needed to safeguard the biodiversity of the world’s forests, according to a new United Nations report, released on Friday. Source: Timberbiz Published on the International Day for Biological Diversity, The State of t...

timberbiz -5 days ago

Mt Burr Swamp restoration...

The successful partnership between OneFortyOne (OFO) and Nature Glenelg Trust will continue in 2020 at the Mt Burr Swamp with the creation of habitats to attract native wildlife and an expansion of the on-site cultural learning area. Source: Timberbiz The two organisations have been working together...

Hindawi Publishing Corporation -5 days ago

Natural Regeneration of Indige...

Broussonetia papyrifera invasion poses a serious threat to indigenous tree species in Ghana. Many conservation scientists therefore emphasize the need to control, manage, and possibly eradicate the species. However, attempts at control and management require adequate knowledge of its ecology and imp...

IPCC


EFI -1 week ago

ThinkForest: Science insights ...

Our May ThinkForest webinar focused on: - What are the main objectives of the Green Deal and how do these relate to the forest-based sector? - How is the forest-based sector in general viewed in the Green Deal? - What are the strengths and weaknesses of the Green Deal proposal from ecological, econo...

Springer -1 week ago

Estimating New Zealand’s har...

Abstract Background Reducing net greenhouse gas emissions through conserving existing forest carbon stocks and encouraging additional uptake of carbon in existing and new forests have become important climate change mitigation tools. T...

USFS -2 weeks ago

The effects of global changes ...

A comprehensive numerical modeling framework was developed to estimate the effects of collective global changes upon ozone pollution in the US in 2050. The framework consists of the global climate and chemistry models, PCM (Parallel Climate Model) and MOZART-2 (Model for Ozone and Related Chemical T...

CBD -1 month ago

Can climate change cause confl...

Climate change is a global threat to security in the 21st century. The United Nations climate panel, the IPCC, gave the world just 12 years to make the drastic but necessary changes. Its report said emissions had to be cut by 45% before 2030 if warming was to be restricted to 1.5-degree Celsius....

Forests & SDGs


IISD -4 days ago

NDC Update: Rwanda is First LD...

Andorra’s second NDC outlines a commitment to carbon neutrality by 2050. Rwanda is the first LDC to submit its 2020 nationally determined contribution. Rwanda’s NDC presents MRV frameworks for both mitigation and adaptation to help track climate finance flows for NDC implementation. Rwanda’s s...

ITTO -4 days ago

Report of forum on sustainable...

The report of the International Forum: Together Towards Global Green Supply Chains, held in Shanghai, is online. About 350 actors in the tropical timber sector attended the forum, which ITTO co-organized; among other things it established the Global Green Supply Chain Network to promote the responsi...

timberbiz -1 week ago

UK: Debating due diligence in ...

The Global Resource Initiative (GRI) Taskforce’s recently published Final Recommendations Report strongly advises that the UK adopt legislation making it mandatory for companies and financiers to conduct due diligence in their supply and investment chains. Source: Timberbiz It also underscores the...

IISD -2 weeks ago

Event: Sixth Meeting of the Co...

The Sixth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP6) to the Framework Convention on the Protection and Sustainable Development of the Carpathians (Carpathian Convention) will also serve as a Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol on Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biological and Landscape D...

reThinkWood


timberbiz -yesterday

Katerra CLT factory gains 3 ce...

Katerra’s cross-laminated timber (CLT) factory in Spokane Valley, Washington, US has received Chain of Custody (CoC) certification under three major certification programs: Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI), Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Cert...

timberbiz -2 weeks ago

CLT360+ a new digital assistan...

In the small Norwegian town of Kolvereid, a new daycare centre was started at the beginning of 2020. It was one of wood construction company Woodcon’s many timber projects, but what looked like an ordinary building site was the testing ground for CLT360+, a digital assistant that is set to simplif...

Forest Sweden -1 month ago

Södra selects Ledinek’s pro...

Last year, Södra decided to invest in an additional CLT facility at Värö and aims to become a leader in the Nordic region. Project planning and procurement is ongoing and Södra has now selected Ledinek as the supplier of a new production line – from intake to pressing. / Södra...

timberbiz -1 month ago

Ledinek to supply production l...

Last year, Södra decided to invest in an additional CLT facility at Värö and aims to become a leader in the Nordic region. The company has chosen Ledinek to supply its new production line. Source: Timberbiz Project planning and procurement is ongoing and Södra has selected Ledinek as the suppl...

Wildfires


timberbiz -yesterday

ABARES insights into Australia...

The Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) released its insights article: Stocktake of Fire in Australia’s forests, 2011 to 2016. Principal Forest Scientist Dr Steve Read, Acting Assistant Secretary of Biosecurity, Fisheries, Forestry and Land at ABARES,...

Mongabay -3 days ago

Green alert: How indigenous ha...

Late rainfall, intense drought, dry riverbeds, more forest fires, less food available — indigenous communities across the Amazon suffer social transformations due to climate change....

Mongabay -3 days ago

Green alert: How indigenous pe...

Late rainfall, intense drought, dry riverbeds, more forest fires, less food available — indigenous communities across the Amazon suffer social transformations due to climate change....

timberbiz -5 days ago

Study of Indonesian standards ...

A recent study explores the environmental credentials and performance of the Indonesian sustainable forest management standard known as the PHPL (Pengelolaan Hutan Produksi Lestari). Source: Timberbiz Conducted by the Independent Forest Monitoring Network (JPIK) with the support of the EU FLEGT Faci...

Wetlands


USFS -3 days ago

Landscape dependence of hydrol...

In the forested landscapes of the United States Atlantic Coastal Plain, depression wetlands contribute significantly to vegetation diversity and provide critical habitat for sensitive wetland animals such as pond-breeding amphibians. Duration and depth of water ponding are major determinants of depr...

Mongabay -5 days ago

For Sri Lankans reporting envi...

Kelanimulla is one of the last remaining wetlands in Sri Lanka’s western district of Colombo, and is a refuge for urban wildlife, including the elusive fishing cat. The wetland absorbs runoff from the Kelani River, playing a key role in urban flood control. But since October last year, truckloads ...

timberbiz -5 days ago

Replanting starts on 2000 hect...

OneFortyOne (OFO) New Zealand will begin replanting 2000 hectares of hill country in the top of the South Island from 25 May 2020, signalling its ongoing confidence in the forestry industry, and its commitment to environmental stewardship while delivering high quality wood products to the domestic m...

USFS -1 week ago

Water chemistry and aquatic in...

Ephemeral ponds in the Munson Sand Hills region (MSH) of Apalachicola National Forest (ANF) are an essential resource in the life cycles of a variety of amphibian species, a number of which are threatened or endangered. Various types of human activities have disturbed some of these ponds threatening...

Forest & Food Security


IUFRO -2 days ago

Landscape Talk at the GLF Bonn...

By Prof. Bhaskar Vira, Chair of the Global Forest Expert Panel on Forests and Food Security Video and Presentation: Bhaskar Vira, Director, University of Cambridge Conservation Research Institute (UCCRI), Reader in Political Economy of Environment and Development, Fellow of Fitzwilliam College, De...

WRI -4 days ago

COVID-19 Has Sparked a Food Lo...

COVID-19 Has Sparked a Food Loss Crisis. Here Are 3 Ways to Tackle It Comments|Add Comment|PrintSign on closed restaurant. Photo by Kelly Sikkema/unsplash With the novel coronavirus wreaking havoc around the globe, just about every nation faces major issues with its food supply. While a potentially ...

timberbiz -5 days ago

New UN report on state of the ...

Amidst alarming rates of deforestation and land degradation, urgent action is needed to safeguard the biodiversity of the world’s forests, according to a new United Nations report, released on Friday. Source: Timberbiz Published on the International Day for Biological Diversity, The State of t...

timberbiz -4 weeks ago

Report released on Euro forest...

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 impact...

Forests & Invasive Pests, Plants, & Diseases


USFS -3 days ago

A standardized method for the ...

<> Drag sampling and flagging are two of the most effective and widely applied techniques to monitor tick populations. Despite the importance of this sampling strategy, there is a lack of standardized protocols for the construction of an inexpensive tick drag/flag. To this end, we prov...

CIFOR -4 days ago

Transforming Kenya’s invasiv...

Widely considered a nuisance, the shrub is now a sustainable bioenergy option...

ScienceDaily -2 weeks ago

Even biodiverse coral reefs st...

A new study reveals clear evidence highlighting the importance of fish biodiversity to the health of spectacular tropical coral reef ecosystems. However, the study's results show that even though strong relationships between diversity and a healthy ecosystem persist, human-driven pressures of warmin...

USFS -2 weeks ago

Early detection of rapid Barre...

<p>Biological invasions are most practical to manage when invasive species population densities are low. Despite a potentially narrow window of opportunity for efficient management, managers tend to delay intervention because the cost of prompt action is often high and resources are limited. T...

Bio-economy


EFI -2 weeks ago

STM intro Jakub Černý 2020...

Jakub Černý, Forestry and Game Management Research Institute, Czech Republic will be visiting the Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (NIBIO), Norway 11 January - 5 February 2021 (time tbc). His topic is remote sensing as a tool for leaf area index estimation. EFI's short term mobility ...

timberbiz -3 weeks ago

Skin care made from tree bark...

A new bark-based skin care cream has been developed as part of Scion’s bark bio-refinery research program. This is the first in a long line of possible products from bark, including water repellent coatings for raincoats and touch screens. Source: Timberbiz Around 2.4 million tonnes of bark is pro...

timberbiz -3 weeks ago

New Forests ANZFF no longer a ...

International forestry investment manager New Forests announced the extension of its flagship forestry fund, the Australia New Zealand Forest Fund (ANZFF). Originally launched in 2010 as a 10-year, closed-end fund, ANZFF was converted into an extended long-term vehicle by agreement of the institutio...

timberbiz -4 weeks ago

World BioEconomy Forum goes on...

This year’s third World BioEconomy Forum (WCBEF) will be broadcast live from Ruka, Finland on 10 September 2020. Due the current global pandemic the Advisory Board has decided to take a cautious approach and will provide delegates with a high-quality, interactive virtual event. Source: Timberbiz...

Forest Biodiversity


timberbiz -yesterday

Katerra CLT factory gains 3 ce...

Katerra’s cross-laminated timber (CLT) factory in Spokane Valley, Washington, US has received Chain of Custody (CoC) certification under three major certification programs: Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI), Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Cert...

timberbiz -yesterday

Federal Court decision on VicF...

Urgent clarification is being sought following this week’s Federal Court decision, which found VicForests had not followed what appear to be conflicting Federal and State Government rules to protect endangered species. Industry bodies want the State and Federal governments to urgently resolve the ...

timberbiz -yesterday

Opinion: Anssi Pekkarinen – ...

The latest snapshot of the world’s forests shows that we are still struggling to meet a fundamental challenge – to make use of our forests while keeping them healthy for the benefit of us all.  The 2020 edition of the Global Forest Resources Assessment, compiled with information from countries ...

Forest Certification


timberbiz -yesterday

Katerra CLT factory gains 3 ce...

Katerra’s cross-laminated timber (CLT) factory in Spokane Valley, Washington, US has received Chain of Custody (CoC) certification under three major certification programs: Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI), Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Cert...

timberbiz -1 week ago

West Papua petition to stop tr...

National network West Papua Action Aotearoa, this week launched a petition calling on “Trade Me” to stop the trade of the rainforest timber kwila/merbau on their site. Source: Timberbiz “In 2010 we negotiated an agreement that Trade Me would only allow kwila products that had two very rigorou...

timberbiz -1 week ago

Renewable.bio seeking hardwood...

Perth-based Renewable.bio is seeking expressions of interest for the supply of 100,000GMT of hardwood biomass on an FOB basis at suitable Australasian ports in 20,000 to 40,000GMT lots. In particular it is looking for fire affected and low-grade timber. Source: Timberbiz The biomass must be PEFC ...

timberbiz -2 weeks ago

Feedback to Responsible Wood o...

Responsible Wood is looking for feedback with the release of a new survey marking an important milestone for Responsible Wood. From 1 January 2020, all certificate holders certified under the Responsible Wood scheme have mitigated to the Responsible Wood branding; with the Responsible Wood logo to b...

Forests & Water


Springer -just now

Stand growth and structure of ...

Abstract Past failures of monocultures, caused by wind-throw or insect damages, and ongoing climate change currently strongly stimulate research into mixed-species stands. So far, the focus has mainly been on combinations of species with obvious complementary functional traits. H...

timberbiz -yesterday

KIPT seaport again under fire ...

Kangaroo Island Plantation Timber’s proposed $40 million seaport at Smith Bay has again raised the ire of a neighbouring abalone farm and the local council. Neighbouring abalone farm Yumbah Aquaculture has written to the local council highlighting a series of concerns over a harbour planned alongs...

Mongabay -3 days ago

Spiny lobsters raise an unders...

European spiny lobsters create quite the rumble. By rubbing an antenna across its face, a spiny lobster can create a sound that might, under the right underwater conditions, be detectable up to 3 kilometers (1.9 miles) away.The sound, known as an antennal rasp, occurs when an extension of a lobster...

Mongabay -3 days ago

In the Ecuadoran Andes, protec...

It’s freezing cold. The wind whistles. A gentle drizzle falls from the sky, and the ground wheezes like a soaked sponge with every step. It is an inhospitable and at the same time fascinating place from which Ecuador’s capital, Quito, gets its water. At 3,500 meters (11,500 feet) above s...

Forest Loss


Mongabay -yesterday

Indonesia to receive $56m paym...

JAKARTA — Indonesia is set to receive $56.15 million from Norway, the first payment based on the results of the Southeast Asian country’s efforts to preserve its vast tropical rainforests to curb carbon dioxide emissions. The payment is for Indonesia preventing the emission of 11.23 million tons...

timberbiz -yesterday

Opinion: Anssi Pekkarinen – ...

The latest snapshot of the world’s forests shows that we are still struggling to meet a fundamental challenge – to make use of our forests while keeping them healthy for the benefit of us all.  The 2020 edition of the Global Forest Resources Assessment, compiled with information from countries ...

timberbiz -yesterday

Opinion: Anssi Pekkarinen – ...

The latest snapshot of the world’s forests shows that we are still struggling to meet a fundamental challenge – to make use of our forests while keeping them healthy for the benefit of us all.  The 2020 edition of the Global Forest Resources Assessment, compiled with information from countries ...

The Guardian -2 days ago

Climate crisis is making world...

Rising temperatures, natural disasters and deforestation taking heavy toll, say scientistsClimate breakdown and the mass felling of trees has made the world’s forests significantly shorter and younger overall, an analysis shows. The trend is expected to continue, scientists say, with worrying...

REDD+


Elsevier -2 weeks ago

Justice-related impacts and so...

Publication date: August 2020Source: Forest Policy and Economics, Volume 117Author(s): Poshendra Satyal, Esteve Corbera, Neil Dawson, Hari Dhungana, Gyanu Maskey...

USFS -2 weeks ago

Comparison of statistical mode...

Accurately quantifying forest aboveground biomass (AGB) is one of the most significant challenges in remote sensing, and is critical for understanding global carbon sequestration. Here, we evaluate the effectiveness of airborne LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) for monitoring AGB stocks and change...

Mongabay -4 weeks ago

One point for Slytherin: New I...

A new green pit viper species discovered in a Himalayan biodiversity hotspot has been named Trimeresurus Salazar, or the Salazar’s pit viper, after  Salazar Slytherin, a character from J.K. Rowling’s epic Harry Potter series. The snake, which is nocturnal and has a unique reddish-to-orange ...

CIFOR -1 month ago

La REDD+ n’a pas toujours r...

The post La REDD+ n’a pas toujours répondu aux attentes, mais reste utile pour les ambitions climatiques mondiales, montre un nouveau livre du CIFOR appeared first on CIFOR....

Forests & Economic Development


USFS -2 weeks ago

Chapter 8: Public lands, touri...

Public lands and protected areas play an integral role in regional economic development—a connection often overlooked in the United States. This chapter makes the case for devoting greater attention to the role of public lands as a generator of regional tourist activity, and points to the opportun...

Springer -3 weeks ago

Projecting global and regional...

Abstract There is rising global interest in growing more trees in order to meet growing population, climate change, and wood energy needs. Using recently published data on planted forests by country, we estimated relationships between per capita income and planted forest area that ...

CBD -4 weeks ago

Economic development racking u...

Many parts of the world may not have enough suitable land for green efforts to make up for the environmental damage caused by planned development like clearing forests for new roads or more plantations, researchers warned on Wednesday....

What Wood -2 months ago

Ministry of Economic Developme...

The final list comprises 646 companies. Among timber companies, there are: Ilim Group Mondi Syktyvkar LPK Gotek Segezha Group Arkhangelsk Pulp and Paper Mill Dallesprom Kondopoga Sveza These companies will be eligible to apply for state aid; enlistment will also presumably mean a moratorium on bankr...

Forests & People


-7 years ago

REDD monitor news: Indigenous ...

By Jeremy Hance, mongabay.com, 12 September 2013 | 150 years after a treaty with England granted the Miskito people rights over their land--a treaty which was never fully respected--the government of Honduras has officially handed over nearly a million hectares (970,000 hectares) of tropical forest ...

-7 years ago

Indigenous people of Honduras ...

Mongabay: One-hundred and fifty years after a treaty with England granted the Miskito people rights over their land--a treaty which was never fully respected--the government of Honduras has officially handed over nearly a million hectares (970,000 hectares) of tropical forest along the Caribbean Coa...

-10 years ago

Leading Sustainable Forest Man...

"Expectations and understanding of best practice in sustainable forest management have evolved over the past years. It is therefore the responsibility of PEFC as the world's largest forest certification organization to integrate these changes into its international Sustainability Benchmarks," said B...

-10 years ago

Standards Revision Workshop Fo...

"How we deal with our growth, in terms of new cultures, the issues of climate change, indigenous peoples, and tropical forests will determine in large part how we will be judged 10 years from today", remarked William Street, PEFC Chairman, at a recent meeting, highlighting the importance of social i...

Landscape Restoration


INBAR -4 days ago

Bamboo Music from the Beijing ...

This video was recorded and broadcast on the CCTV Music Channel in October 2005 in the early days of the Beijing Bamboo Orchestra. It features the late Tian Chang as well as talented musicians Huang Hong, Zhu Fengbo, Gong Linna, Tan Jing and others. The International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation,...

timberbiz -5 days ago

New UN report on state of the ...

Amidst alarming rates of deforestation and land degradation, urgent action is needed to safeguard the biodiversity of the world’s forests, according to a new United Nations report, released on Friday. Source: Timberbiz Published on the International Day for Biological Diversity, The State of t...

timberbiz -5 days ago

Mt Burr Swamp restoration...

The successful partnership between OneFortyOne (OFO) and Nature Glenelg Trust will continue in 2020 at the Mt Burr Swamp with the creation of habitats to attract native wildlife and an expansion of the on-site cultural learning area. Source: Timberbiz The two organisations have been working together...

Hindawi Publishing Corporation -5 days ago

Natural Regeneration of Indige...

Broussonetia papyrifera invasion poses a serious threat to indigenous tree species in Ghana. Many conservation scientists therefore emphasize the need to control, manage, and possibly eradicate the species. However, attempts at control and management require adequate knowledge of its ecology and imp...

Sustainable Forest Management


timberbiz -yesterday

Federal Court decision on VicF...

Urgent clarification is being sought following this week’s Federal Court decision, which found VicForests had not followed what appear to be conflicting Federal and State Government rules to protect endangered species. Industry bodies want the State and Federal governments to urgently resolve the ...

Elsevier -4 days ago

Optimized forest planning: all...

Publication date: 15 September 2020Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 472Author(s): Evandro Ferreira da Silva, Gilson Fernandes da Silva, Evandro Orfanó Figueiredo, Adriano Ribeiro de Mendonça, Cesar Junio de Oliveira Santana, Nilton César Fiedler, Jeferson Pereira Martins Silva, Marce...

Springer -5 days ago

Using forest gap models and ex...

Abstract Key message In this exploratory study, we show how combining the strength of tree diversity experiment with the long-term perspective offered by forest g...

timberbiz -5 days ago

Study of Indonesian standards ...

A recent study explores the environmental credentials and performance of the Indonesian sustainable forest management standard known as the PHPL (Pengelolaan Hutan Produksi Lestari). Source: Timberbiz Conducted by the Independent Forest Monitoring Network (JPIK) with the support of the EU FLEGT Faci...

Payments for Environmental Services


Forest Sweden -22 hours ago

The Coronavirus Has Not Stoppe...

Demand for toilet paper, face masks, disinfecting wipes, corrugated paper for cardboard boxes, and wood products for home renovations are just a few forest products that have been in unusually high demand in many countries during this spring. / Wood Resources International LLC...

timberbiz -yesterday

Katerra CLT factory gains 3 ce...

Katerra’s cross-laminated timber (CLT) factory in Spokane Valley, Washington, US has received Chain of Custody (CoC) certification under three major certification programs: Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI), Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Cert...

timberbiz -yesterday

ABARES insights into Australia...

The Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) released its insights article: Stocktake of Fire in Australia’s forests, 2011 to 2016. Principal Forest Scientist Dr Steve Read, Acting Assistant Secretary of Biosecurity, Fisheries, Forestry and Land at ABARES,...

timberbiz -yesterday

Federal Court decision on VicF...

Urgent clarification is being sought following this week’s Federal Court decision, which found VicForests had not followed what appear to be conflicting Federal and State Government rules to protect endangered species. Industry bodies want the State and Federal governments to urgently resolve the ...

Palm Oil & Plantations


timberbiz -5 days ago

Study of Indonesian standards ...

A recent study explores the environmental credentials and performance of the Indonesian sustainable forest management standard known as the PHPL (Pengelolaan Hutan Produksi Lestari). Source: Timberbiz Conducted by the Independent Forest Monitoring Network (JPIK) with the support of the EU FLEGT Faci...

Mongabay -3 weeks ago

Indonesia moves to end smallho...

JAKARTA — Palm oil companies will no longer be required to allocate a fifth of their land for smallholder farmers under a new bill, a move activists and officials call harmful to the livelihoods of these farmers. These so-called plasma farms were made mandatory in 2007 to ensure rural communities ...

CBD -1 month ago

Palm Oil Deforestation: A Thre...

The California fires in November 2018 were more severe than ever and yet - the amount of forest that was lost in the combined fires makes up only a fraction of Indonesian forest that is burned every year in slash-and-burn practices to clear palm oil plantations....

timberbiz -1 month ago

Top 10 forestry tech start-ups...

This is a list of the 10 most promising European forestry tech startups set to digitize the industry, boost trust in forest management and combat rising levels of CO2 by embracing digital advancements. Source: EU Start Ups Xylene revolutionises the way wood is offered on the market. Founded by Giuse...

Forests & Sustainable Development


timberbiz -3 weeks ago

Indonesia decides on SVLK cond...

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 for...

timberbiz -4 weeks ago

Report released on Euro forest...

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 impact...

IISD -1 month ago

In Updated NDC, Chile Aligns C...

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 Agreemen...

EFI -1 month ago

Interview with Prof Pierre Ibi...

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 urbanis...

Forest Reporting


Springer -just now

Stand growth and structure of ...

Abstract Past failures of monocultures, caused by wind-throw or insect damages, and ongoing climate change currently strongly stimulate research into mixed-species stands. So far, the focus has mainly been on combinations of species with obvious complementary functional traits. H...

EFETAC -2 days ago

Inventorying an ‘Industrial ...

Shipping containers are stacked like Legos. From all over the world, they have arrived at the Garden City Terminal, at the Port of Savannah in Georgia. About a third of the plant species growing there are also from around the world – they are non-native. Some are new to Georgia and the U.S. ...

USFS -3 days ago

Timber products monitoring: un...

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) program surveys primary roundwood receiving facilities in the United States to determine industrial uses of roundwood. The questionnaires provide general mill information such as location, type, and size, as well ...

timberbiz -3 days ago

NZ log exports fell sharply in...

Log exports from New Zealand fell sharply in April 2020 after logging operations were suspended during alert level 4, but average prices per cubic metre picked up according to Stats NZ. Source: Timberbiz In contrast, dairy and fruit exports were strong despite fears of port congestion amid the COVID...

Forest Governance


Elsevier -5 days ago

Biotechnologies in agriculture...

Publication date: August 2020Source: Forest Policy and Economics, Volume 117Author(s): Ricardo Pelai, Shannon M. Hagerman, Robert Kozak...

timberbiz -5 days ago

Liberal candidate announced fo...

Beef farmer Fiona Kotvojs is competing against Bega Mayor Kristy McBain for the federal seat of Eden-Monaro after winning preselection on Saturday night. Dr Kotvojs previously ran for Eden-Monaro in 2019 but was beaten by former Labor member Mike Kelly. This was despite a 2% swing to the Liberal par...

World Bank -1 week ago

Managing Wildfires in a Changi...

In recent years, wildfire seasons have become longer and harsher, causing significant ecological, economic and social damage. For the most part, such extreme wildfires are the result of policy, planning and governance decisions related to land use, coupled with increasingly adverse weather condition...

Elsevier -1 week ago

Perceptions and practices of r...

Publication date: August 2020Source: Forest Policy and Economics, Volume 117Author(s): Ahmad Abedi Sarvestani, Verina Ingram...

Forest Bioenergy


CIFOR -4 days ago

Transforming Kenya’s invasiv...

Widely considered a nuisance, the shrub is now a sustainable bioenergy option...

Global Forest Coalition -6 days ago

Climate finance for bioenergy ...

Ahead of our webinar on Climate finance for tree plantations and bioenergy, and why these false solutions must not be subsidised with public money, we’ve published an investigation into a Global Environment Facility-funded project in Brazil that aims to produce “sustainable” charco...

timberbiz -1 week ago

Renewable.bio seeking hardwood...

Perth-based Renewable.bio is seeking expressions of interest for the supply of 100,000GMT of hardwood biomass on an FOB basis at suitable Australasian ports in 20,000 to 40,000GMT lots. In particular it is looking for fire affected and low-grade timber. Source: Timberbiz The biomass must be PEFC ...

timberbiz -1 month ago

Opinion: Martin Moroni PFT –...

There is enormous potential to expand bioenergy in Tasmania which would support Tasmania in many ways. Bioenergy is already the largest source of renewable energy in Australia and the world. In Australia more than half the renewable energy comes from bioenergy, more than hydro, solar and wind combin...

Forest Tenure


timberbiz -yesterday

ABARES insights into Australia...

The Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) released its insights article: Stocktake of Fire in Australia’s forests, 2011 to 2016. Principal Forest Scientist Dr Steve Read, Acting Assistant Secretary of Biosecurity, Fisheries, Forestry and Land at ABARES,...

timberbiz -4 weeks ago

AFPA calls for wide approach t...

The Australian Forest Products Association has called for an ambitious whole-of-landscape approach to bushfire mitigation and active land management, including mechanical fuel reduction alongside controlled burns to ensure we don’t see a repeat of the Black Summer fires. Source: Timberbiz In the o...

Mongabay -4 weeks ago

Murder, logging and land theft...

One of the Amazon’s most deforested regions, Lábrea, in Brazil, is remote, poorly policed and suffering from a land tenure crisis. As a result, land grabbing, illegal logging and murder are routine....

timberbiz -1 month ago

Bushfire Royal Commission make...

Bushfire Royal Commission chairman, Retired Air Chief Marshall Mark Binskin, has extended his sympathy to the families of 33 people who died during Australia’s disastrous “Black Summer” and says the harrowing season will linger in the national psyche. Source: Timberbiz The Royal Co...

Entomology


Springer -just now

Stand growth and structure of ...

Abstract Past failures of monocultures, caused by wind-throw or insect damages, and ongoing climate change currently strongly stimulate research into mixed-species stands. So far, the focus has mainly been on combinations of species with obvious complementary functional traits. H...

Elsevier -10 hours ago

Topographic variation in tree ...

Publication date: 15 September 2020Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 472Author(s): Jan Ng, Malcolm P. North, Alec J. Arditti, Monica R. Cooper, James A. Lutz...

Forest Sweden -22 hours ago

The Coronavirus Has Not Stoppe...

Demand for toilet paper, face masks, disinfecting wipes, corrugated paper for cardboard boxes, and wood products for home renovations are just a few forest products that have been in unusually high demand in many countries during this spring. / Wood Resources International LLC...

USFS -23 hours ago

The economic significance of t...

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