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Forests and Climate Change


INBAR -6 hours ago

Two-day Timelapse video of Sim...

Three-day Eco-Construction Workshop at the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid run by architect Jaime Baladrón and co-organised by Bambusa Estudio (www.bambusa.es) and INBAR (www.inbar.int). Students were given a package Colombian bamboo donated by Bambusa of various lengths along with detailed plan...

INBAR -6 hours ago

The First Ibero-Bamboo Symposi...

To find out more about the Ibero-Bamboo Symposium co-organised by Bambus Estudio (bambusaestudio.es) and INBAR (www.inbar.int): - https://www.inbar.int/pressrelease-iberobamboo/ https://www.inbar.int/ibero-bamboo-dg-statement/ https://www.inbar.int/bio-construction-workshop-madrid/ The Internatio...

INBAR -8 hours ago

Under the Bamboo Tree 2019 at ...

Participants at Under the Bamboo Tree, a yearly event at the site of the world's biggest bamboo maze, were treated to a weekend of talks, workshops, meals and activities showcasing the best that Europe's bamboo sector has to offer. Watch some highlights in this short video and go to www.labirintodif...

CATIE -yesterday

América Latina, el monitoreo ...

Por  Javier Puig, especialista en el BID y Mario Chacón, investigador del CATIE   A lo largo de los años los bosques han sido destacados por el papel fundamental que… Leer másAmérica Latina, el monitoreo forestal y la mitigación del cambio climático The post América Latina, el mon...

Climate Change Adaptation


INBAR -6 hours ago

Two-day Timelapse video of Sim...

Three-day Eco-Construction Workshop at the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid run by architect Jaime Baladrón and co-organised by Bambusa Estudio (www.bambusa.es) and INBAR (www.inbar.int). Students were given a package Colombian bamboo donated by Bambusa of various lengths along with detailed plan...

INBAR -6 hours ago

The First Ibero-Bamboo Symposi...

To find out more about the Ibero-Bamboo Symposium co-organised by Bambus Estudio (bambusaestudio.es) and INBAR (www.inbar.int): - https://www.inbar.int/pressrelease-iberobamboo/ https://www.inbar.int/ibero-bamboo-dg-statement/ https://www.inbar.int/bio-construction-workshop-madrid/ The Internatio...

INBAR -8 hours ago

Under the Bamboo Tree 2019 at ...

Participants at Under the Bamboo Tree, a yearly event at the site of the world's biggest bamboo maze, were treated to a weekend of talks, workshops, meals and activities showcasing the best that Europe's bamboo sector has to offer. Watch some highlights in this short video and go to www.labirintodif...

WRI -2 days ago

So Far, Green Bonds Fail to Ra...

So Far, Green Bonds Fail to Raise Much Money for Resilience. The Climate Resilience Principles Aim to Change That Comments|Add Comment|PrintResilience bonds can fund things like climate-smart agriculture. Flickr/Georgina Smith, CIAT The UN Climate Action Summit last week made one thing clear: accele...

Ecological and Habitat Restoration


INBAR -6 hours ago

Two-day Timelapse video of Sim...

Three-day Eco-Construction Workshop at the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid run by architect Jaime Baladrón and co-organised by Bambusa Estudio (www.bambusa.es) and INBAR (www.inbar.int). Students were given a package Colombian bamboo donated by Bambusa of various lengths along with detailed plan...

INBAR -6 hours ago

The First Ibero-Bamboo Symposi...

To find out more about the Ibero-Bamboo Symposium co-organised by Bambus Estudio (bambusaestudio.es) and INBAR (www.inbar.int): - https://www.inbar.int/pressrelease-iberobamboo/ https://www.inbar.int/ibero-bamboo-dg-statement/ https://www.inbar.int/bio-construction-workshop-madrid/ The Internatio...

INBAR -8 hours ago

Under the Bamboo Tree 2019 at ...

Participants at Under the Bamboo Tree, a yearly event at the site of the world's biggest bamboo maze, were treated to a weekend of talks, workshops, meals and activities showcasing the best that Europe's bamboo sector has to offer. Watch some highlights in this short video and go to www.labirintodif...

Springer -yesterday

Growth responses of seedlings ...

Abstract Restoration activities in semi-arid Mediterranean areas like Greece face many obstacles, such as summer droughts that are becoming more intense with climate change, that pose limitations to transplanting success. Seedlings for restoration must be of high quality; a vigorou...

IPCC


CBD -2 weeks ago

The IPCC's Special Report on C...

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published its Climate Change and Land: An IPCC Special Report on climate change, desertification, land degradation, sustainable land management, food security, and greenhouse gas fluxes in terrestrial ecosystems in August 2019....

CBD -2 weeks ago

Urgency of climate change may ...

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a special report last week warning of the mounting effects of global warming on the seas, increasing temperatures and acidification, and on the world's melting ice. It noted the potential dangers from sea level rise, water shortages in gl...

IISD -3 weeks ago

Multi-agency Report Harnesses ...

The report provides a cohesive assessment of the state of the earth system under the increasing influence of anthropogenic climate change. Data sources used in the report include the WMO Global Atmosphere Watch, UNEP Emissions Gap Report, three IPCC Special Reports released in 2018 and 2019 and stud...

CBD -3 weeks ago

IPCC report paints catastrophi...

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) - the UN body responsible for communicating the science of climate breakdown-has released its long-awaited Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate....

Forests & SDGs


IISD -yesterday

Guest Article: Equator Prize C...

The Equator Prize 2019 Award Ceremony brought together an audience of 1,500, including dignitaries, government leaders, UN representatives, indigenous leaders, and civil society and business representatives. The event highlighted the contributions of indigenous peoples and local communities in imple...

IISD -2 days ago

Financing, Climate, Biodiversi...

Numerous governments emphasized that the adverse effects of climate change are “severely hampering” developing countries’ efforts to achieve the SDGs. Many also called for “urgent and significant actions” to reduce the degradation of natural habitats, halt the loss of biodiversity and prev...

FAO -3 days ago

For a Sustainable Diet, Divers...

In the Ecuadorian Amazon, Kichwa farmers grow dozens of products on tiny parcels of land. Their lands hum with biodiversity, yielding nutritious foods that have sustained families for generations....

CBD -7 days ago

The untapped potential of citi...

"We are currently almost five years into the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, yet we do not have sufficient data for tracking the environmental dimension of the Sustainable Development Goals," says Jillian Campbell, the Statistician leading UN Environment Programme's (UNEP) work on monitoring th...

reThinkWood


timberbiz -1 week ago

Stirling new hardwood CLT plan...

A brand new, purpose-built plantation hardwood CLT plant will be constructed in Tasmania’s north-west industrial centre of Wynyard, due to be completed before the end of the year. Stirling Machinery was selected by CLTP Tasmania to supply state-of-the-art machines for stage 1 of the project. Sourc...

timberbiz -2 weeks ago

London Design Fair a showcase ...

The London Design Fair which was on from 18–22 September, saw Swedish designers showcase their designs in a temple-like Swedish pavilion clad in factory-finished white oiled Swedish pine. The pavilion was the work of architectural practice Förstberg Ling, in collaboration with Svensk Form Syd –...

timberbiz -3 weeks ago

Approval for CLT office in Fre...

Approval has been given to Harris Jenkins Architects for an office tower to be built from CLT. It will be located adjacent to the Kings Square development in the heart of the Fremantle CBD, this six storey building plus roof terrace will be Western Australia’s first CLT (Cross Laminated Timber) Of...

timberbiz -3 weeks ago

World Green Building report hi...

A new report by the World Green Building Council (WGBC) has highlighted the huge potential of timber product building solutions to reduce emissions in Australia’s built environment. Source: Timberbiz The report, Bringing Embodied Carbon Upfront, says renewable timber products will play a key role ...

Wildfires


Elsevier -15 hours ago

Comparative analysis of spatia...

Publication date: 15 December 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 454Author(s): Zhangwen Su, Mulualem Tigabu, Qianqian Cao, Guangyu Wang, Haiqing Hu, Futao GuoAbstractDrivers of forest fire are complex and may spatially vary between different ecosystems; thus their identification is cr...

Elsevier -7 days ago

Wildfire impacts on water qual...

Publication date: 1 December 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 453Author(s): Ashley J. Rust, Jackie Randell, Andrew S. Todd, Terri S. HogueAbstractForest fires affect water quality in disrupted watersheds, which can impact aquatic ecosystems including sensitive macroinvertebrates and...

The Guardian -1 week ago

Bolivian Amazon fires: relief ...

Heavy rains have helped military contain blazes that have burnt more than 4m hectares of landHeavy rains over recent days in the Bolivian Amazon have helped put out forest fires that have raged for two months across the land-locked South American nation, charring more than 4m hectares of land, local...

timberbiz -1 week ago

Rains halt Amazon fires...

Heavy rains over recent days in the Bolivian Amazon have helped put out forest fires that have raged for two months across the land-locked South American nation, charring more than 4 million hectares of land, local authorities said on Monday. Sources: Timberbiz, Reuters The storms helped Bolivia’s...

Wetlands


ScienceDaily -1 week ago

Ancient Maya canals and fields...

New evidence in Belize shows the ancient Maya responded to population and environmental pressures by creating massive agricultural features in wetlands, potentially increasing atmospheric CO2 and methane through burn events and farming, according to geographical research....

IISD -3 weeks ago

The Nature Conservancy, Amazon...

The Nature Conservancy and Amazon have launched a project, committing USD 100 million to restore and protect the world’s forests, wetlands and peatlands. The ‘Right Now Climate Fund’ will contribute to Amazon’s efforts to achieve net zero carbon emissions across its business ten years ahead ...

CIFOR -4 weeks ago

Forest tenure, wetlands and mo...

The air you breathe, the water you drink, the food you eat, they all depend on the world’s forests. You may not aware of it, but forests and trees provide a wide range of benefits to people, both in rural communities and urban centers worldwide. The benefits span from environmental, social and eve...

USFS -4 weeks ago

Hydrogeomorphic controls on so...

Wetlands play a vital role in terrestrial carbon (C) sequestration, but the sensitivity of their C stocks to disturbance remains uncertain, requiring enhanced understanding of the processes that govern C storage and removal. The unique conditions in wetlands from different hydrogeomorphic (HGM) clas...

Forest & Food Security


ITTO -1 week ago

Legal, sustainable forest valu...

Forest value chains can contribute to many of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including by creating jobs, empowering women and helping mitigate climate change, according to experts speaking at an ITTO technical session on 1 October 2019 during the XXV IUFRO World Congress in Curitiba, Braz...

ITTO -1 week ago

Legal, sustainable value chain...

Forest value chains can contribute to many of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including by creating jobs, empowering women and helping mitigate climate change, according to experts speaking at an ITTO technical session on 1 October 2019 during the XXV IUFRO World Congress in Curitiba, Braz...

CBD -1 week ago

News analysis: Advancing food ...

For any country to advance its economic growth, Science, Technology and Innovation (STI), analysts say, it must be at the forefront of its key sectors such as environment, health, industry and agriculture....

CBD -2 weeks ago

The IPCC's Special Report on C...

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published its Climate Change and Land: An IPCC Special Report on climate change, desertification, land degradation, sustainable land management, food security, and greenhouse gas fluxes in terrestrial ecosystems in August 2019....

Forests & Invasive Pests, Plants, & Diseases


Mongabay -2 weeks ago

In other news: Environmental s...

Tropical forests An insect could help farmers battle invasive cacti in Kenya (Biographic). The world owes the Democratic Republic of Congo more money to protect its forests, the country’s president says (Bloomberg). Deforestation in the Amazon continues, even as fires abate in the world’s larges...

IISD -2 weeks ago

IUCN Assessment Shows Extincti...

The ‘European Red List of Trees’ assesses the conservation status of the 454 tree species native to Europe and finds that 42% of trees regionally are threatened with extinction. The assessment identifies invasive species, unsustainable logging and urban development as key threats to Europe’s t...

USFS -2 weeks ago

Hedonic analysis of forest pes...

<p>The emerald ash borer (EAB) was first detected in North America in 2002, and since its introduction, this invasive pest has killed millions of ash trees. While EAB kills native North American ash trees in all settings, its impacts have been especially large in urban areas where ash has been...

Mongabay -2 weeks ago

How bioacoustics can transform...

Satellites have revolutionized forest monitoring, but there remains a major gap in biodiversity monitoring in forests since scientists can’t directly measure factors like hunting, sub-canopy fires, the impact of invasive animals, and light degradation very well from space. Bioacoustics —...

Bio-economy


ITTO -1 week ago

Legal, sustainable forest valu...

Forest value chains can contribute to many of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including by creating jobs, empowering women and helping mitigate climate change, according to experts speaking at an ITTO technical session on 1 October 2019 during the XXV IUFRO World Congress in Curitiba, Braz...

ITTO -1 week ago

Legal, sustainable value chain...

Forest value chains can contribute to many of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including by creating jobs, empowering women and helping mitigate climate change, according to experts speaking at an ITTO technical session on 1 October 2019 during the XXV IUFRO World Congress in Curitiba, Braz...

CBD -1 week ago

The Amazon Bioeconomy: Exploit...

The best way to preserve the planet's largest tropical rainforest is to intervene in a responsible and proportionate way, which also means giving it economic significance and value alongside its ecological relevance. Beyond avoiding deforestation, this would create social value for the Amazon by inc...

USFS -3 weeks ago

Mechanism for diffusion throug...

The future bioeconomy depends on the increased utilization of renewable lignocellulosic resources from trees and other bioenergy crops. However, considering that the diffusion of ions, chemicals, and enzymes into secondary cell walls is critical to effectively utilize lignocellulosic biomass, the un...

Forest Biodiversity


IISD -2 days ago

Financing, Climate, Biodiversi...

Numerous governments emphasized that the adverse effects of climate change are “severely hampering” developing countries’ efforts to achieve the SDGs. Many also called for “urgent and significant actions” to reduce the degradation of natural habitats, halt the loss of biodiversity and prev...

Mongabay -2 days ago

Biodiversity boosts crop polli...

Farms with just one or a handful of different crops encourage fewer species of pollinating and pest-controlling insects to linger, ultimately winnowing away crop yields, according to a new study. Up to half of the detrimental impacts of the “landscape simplification” that monocropping entails co...

Mongabay -2 days ago

Audio: Exploring the deep sea ...

On today’s episode of the Mongabay Newscast, we speak with deep sea biologist Diva Amon about what we know (and don’t know) about biodiversity at the bottom of the ocean. Listen here:   Plans to mine the ocean floor are moving forward around the world, especially around hydrothermal vents a...

timberbiz -3 days ago

Africa and Asia sound alarm ov...

During September, environmental and human rights defenders from Africa and Asia came to the EU to sound the alarm over accelerating forest loss in the Congo Basin, West Africa and the Lower Mekong regions. Their message was clear, the EU must play a key role in finding global solutions if it is...

Forest Certification


timberbiz -15 hours ago

Responsible Wood AGM and the R...

Responsible Wood, Australia’s largest forest certification scheme, has announced that the University of South Australia’s Mount Gambier Campus will be hosting its Annual General Meeting next Tuesday, 22 October 2019. Source:  Timberbiz Responsible Wood will be awarding the coveted Richard Sta...

timberbiz -1 week ago

Simplified Forest Management S...

FSC is testing a standalone regional forest stewardship standard and associated tools in four Asian countries to improve smallholder access to the FSC certification scheme in the region, by introducing a simplified standard more suitable to their needs. Source: Timberbiz Smallholders in the Asia-Pac...

ForestForum.ru -2 weeks ago

Over two decades of campaigni...

Russia has just established one of the largest regional protected area, which Greenpeace and WWF Russia have campaigned on for over two decades! On October 1, 2019, the Arkhangelsk regional government finally signed an official decree establishing “Dvinsko-Pinezhsky” regional nature reserve, pr...

timberbiz -2 weeks ago

FSC turns 25...

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is celebrating 25 years of taking care of the world’s forests, having opened its first office in Oaxaca, Mexico in August 1994. In 1994, the FSC Secretariat opened its doors with only three staff members. In 2003, it relocated its headquarters to Bonn, Germany....

Forests & Water


Mongabay -yesterday

For the Philippines, a warming...

MANILA — The Philippines gets hit by an average of 20 typhoons a year, according to the national weather agency. During extreme El Niño events, when the surface waters of the Pacific warm up, the number of typhoons that make landfall drops to 11 — but these storms are more intense, bringing str...

CBD -3 days ago

The nitrogen dilemma: can we r...

When nitrogen-based fertiliser runs into water systems it can result in toxic algae blooms, leading to oxygen depletion and vast oceanic 'dead zones'. Evidence suggests their use also contributes to air pollution, increased rates of cancer and reduced biodiversity, as well as emitting nitrous oxide ...

CBD -3 days ago

Pumping Oxygen In A Lake To Tr...

You'd never suspect it on a whisper-still morning, with the mountains and marsh reflecting off the water, but Upper Klamath Lake in southern Oregon is a tough place to be a fish....

CBD -3 days ago

Deposit return schemes and bio...

The UK Government has launched its new governance system on issues covering clean air, waste management and plastics pollution, natural capital approaches and water stewardship, after the long-awaited Environment Bill was launched....

Forest Loss


GFW -yesterday

Triumphs and Challenges of Usi...

By Ruth Nogueron, Mikaela Weisse, Daniel Castillo and Rolando Vivanco In 2016, Global Forest Watch (GFW) and the University of Maryland released the world’s most detailed satellite-based deforestation alerts. Since the launch, the GLAD alert system has expanded from just three count...

Mongabay -2 days ago

Venezuelan crisis: government ...

The Chávez and Maduro administrations have concealed vast amounts of vital scientific data on climate change, deforestation, pollution, mining, water quality and much more, as far back as 2011....

Mongabay -2 days ago

Venezuelan crisis: Government ...

The Chávez and Maduro administrations have concealed vast amounts of vital scientific data on climate change, deforestation, pollution, mining, water quality and much more, as far back as 2011....

Mongabay -2 days ago

‘Bring it on,’ EU MP says ...

BRUSSELS — The European Parliament will proceed with phasing out palm oil-based biofuel by 2030 despite threats of retaliatory action by Indonesia and Malaysia, the world’s biggest producers of the ubiquitous vegetable oil. The policy was adopted earlier this year to curb the use of crops that c...

REDD+


REDD-Monitor -7 days ago

REDD in Guyana: Elite agendas,...

In 2009, Norway launched Guyana’s Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation programme. Back then, it was an amibitious US$250 million scheme. Ten years later Guyana’s REDD has been almost completely abandoned. That’s the finding of a recent paper by Andrew Hook o...

CIFOR -1 week ago

Webinar If forests and peatlan...

The webinar will highlight the importance of forests and peatlands conservation and restoration for climate change mitigation and sustainable development. We will share how healthy forest and peatland ecosystem can play a role to combat climate change, including preventing forests fire and haze, and...

CIFOR -2 weeks ago

Time to get serious about eval...

Impact assessments of efforts to reduce deforestation and forest degradation needed...

Mongabay -2 weeks ago

EU market a factor as Sri Lank...

COLOMBO — With its spectacular green coloration and reddish eyes set behind a knob-like snout, the hump-nosed lizard (Lyriocephalus scutatus) is probably Sri Lanka’s most charismatic reptile. But that beauty comes at a cost: the hump-nosed is regularly targeted by smugglers for the illegal trade...

Forests & Economic Development


CIFOR -14 hours ago

Sustainability can be an advan...

Economic development of the agricultural commodity must take into account the environment...

CBD -2 weeks ago

The Path to a Profitable and P...

The Amazon is burning. Physically, the world has seen more deforestation and fires in Brazil's portion of the Amazon this year than at any other point in nearly a decade. But figuratively, a conflagration over economic development in the region blazes even more fiercely....

timberbiz -3 weeks ago

Timberlink welcomes attention ...

In September Timberlink welcomed the Tasmanian Opposition Leader Rebecca White MP to its Bell Bay mill to see how high-tech investment is creating and securing the jobs of the future in the Tasmanian manufacturing sector. Source: Timberbiz Ms White toured the facility with her Labor team including ...

timberbiz -1 month ago

CIFOR wades in on forest fires...

Robert Nasi director general of the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) recently wrote an opinion piece on the damage from forest fires. He said a complex combination of a changing climate, policies and conversion of scrub and trees to agricultural land in the Amazone turned the world...

Forests & People


-6 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 ...

-6 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...

-9 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 -6 hours ago

Two-day Timelapse video of Sim...

Three-day Eco-Construction Workshop at the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid run by architect Jaime Baladrón and co-organised by Bambusa Estudio (www.bambusa.es) and INBAR (www.inbar.int). Students were given a package Colombian bamboo donated by Bambusa of various lengths along with detailed plan...

INBAR -6 hours ago

The First Ibero-Bamboo Symposi...

To find out more about the Ibero-Bamboo Symposium co-organised by Bambus Estudio (bambusaestudio.es) and INBAR (www.inbar.int): - https://www.inbar.int/pressrelease-iberobamboo/ https://www.inbar.int/ibero-bamboo-dg-statement/ https://www.inbar.int/bio-construction-workshop-madrid/ The Internatio...

INBAR -8 hours ago

Under the Bamboo Tree 2019 at ...

Participants at Under the Bamboo Tree, a yearly event at the site of the world's biggest bamboo maze, were treated to a weekend of talks, workshops, meals and activities showcasing the best that Europe's bamboo sector has to offer. Watch some highlights in this short video and go to www.labirintodif...

Springer -yesterday

Growth responses of seedlings ...

Abstract Restoration activities in semi-arid Mediterranean areas like Greece face many obstacles, such as summer droughts that are becoming more intense with climate change, that pose limitations to transplanting success. Seedlings for restoration must be of high quality; a vigorou...

Sustainable Forest Management


timberbiz -15 hours ago

Independent review of strategi...

Indufor Group was engaged by Asia Pacific Resources International Limited (APRIL) to undertake an independent review of the strategic wood fibre supply forecast of the company’s commercial plantations supplying PT Riau Andalan Pulp and Paper mill (RAPP) at Riau province, Indonesia. Source: Timbe...

iForest -3 days ago

Research Articles: Classificat...

Sánchez de Dios R, Velázquez JC, Sainz Ollero HCLASSIFICATION AND MAPPING OF SPANISH MEDITERRANEAN MIXED FORESTSAbstract: Mixed forests play an important role in promoting forest functions and services, and showed better resilience to perturbations than monospecific forests. In the Mediterranean B...

Springer -5 days ago

Estimating the productive pote...

Abstract Background There is a serious lack of experience regarding the productive potential of the natural forests in northeastern China, which severely limits the development of sustainable forest management strategies for this most ...

timberbiz -1 week ago

Simplified Forest Management S...

FSC is testing a standalone regional forest stewardship standard and associated tools in four Asian countries to improve smallholder access to the FSC certification scheme in the region, by introducing a simplified standard more suitable to their needs. Source: Timberbiz Smallholders in the Asia-Pac...

Payments for Environmental Services


timberbiz -15 hours ago

Independent review of strategi...

Indufor Group was engaged by Asia Pacific Resources International Limited (APRIL) to undertake an independent review of the strategic wood fibre supply forecast of the company’s commercial plantations supplying PT Riau Andalan Pulp and Paper mill (RAPP) at Riau province, Indonesia. Source: Timbe...

timberbiz -15 hours ago

Forest Growers Research Awards...

Forest Research Awards emphasise a range of challenges in tree science and researchers in fields as diverse as nitrogen movement in forest soils, to the designer of a grapple on a helicopter to collect forest slash from vulnerable slopes, were recognised at the Forest Growers Research Awards at Te...

timberbiz -15 hours ago

Responsible Wood AGM and the R...

Responsible Wood, Australia’s largest forest certification scheme, has announced that the University of South Australia’s Mount Gambier Campus will be hosting its Annual General Meeting next Tuesday, 22 October 2019. Source:  Timberbiz Responsible Wood will be awarding the coveted Richard Sta...

The Guardian -yesterday

Australia spends billions plan...

Little more than two years of land clearing will cancel out the $1.5bn in taxpayer funds that goes towards protecting native habitatSince 2015 the Australian government has committed more than $1.5bn of taxpayer funds to climate change projects that plant or protect native habitat. Over a slightly l...

Palm Oil & Plantations


Mongabay -1 week ago

Suspicions of murder in death ...

MEDAN, Indonesia — Environmental activists in Indonesia have raised suspicions over the death this week of a human rights defender who was a staunch advocate of communities threatened by oil palm plantations. Golfrid Siregar, 34, a member of the legal advocacy team for the North Sumatra chapter of...

Mongabay -2 weeks ago

Restoring Sumatra’s Leuser E...

TENGGULUN, Indonesia — Around 20 Acehnese men sit cross-legged while smoking clove cigarettes on the terrace of a simple wooden building in this village on the island of Sumatra. The lodge in Tenggulun was established as a planning and meeting point in 2015, shortly after authorities began reposse...

CBD -3 weeks ago

Indonesia: Indigenous Peoples ...

The Indonesian government is failing to protect the rights of Indigenous peoples who have lost their traditional forests and livelihoods to oil palm plantations in West Kalimantan and Jambi provinces, Human Rights Watch said in a report. Loss of forest occurs on a massive scale and not only harms lo...

timberbiz -3 weeks ago

World Bank forest rescue progr...

A World Bank forest rescue program has been given a multi-million “kickstart” by Germany. Norway has done a deal with Gabon that it sustains its tropical forests to absorb carbon dioxide and help avert climate warming. German Development Minister Gerd Müller signed a €200 million (...

Forests & Sustainable Development


CIFOR -1 week ago

Webinar If forests and peatlan...

The webinar will highlight the importance of forests and peatlands conservation and restoration for climate change mitigation and sustainable development. We will share how healthy forest and peatland ecosystem can play a role to combat climate change, including preventing forests fire and haze, and...

ITTO -1 week ago

Legal, sustainable forest valu...

Forest value chains can contribute to many of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including by creating jobs, empowering women and helping mitigate climate change, according to experts speaking at an ITTO technical session on 1 October 2019 during the XXV IUFRO World Congress in Curitiba, Braz...

ITTO -1 week ago

Legal, sustainable value chain...

Forest value chains can contribute to many of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including by creating jobs, empowering women and helping mitigate climate change, according to experts speaking at an ITTO technical session on 1 October 2019 during the XXV IUFRO World Congress in Curitiba, Braz...

ForestForum.ru -2 weeks ago

Over two decades of campaigni...

Russia has just established one of the largest regional protected area, which Greenpeace and WWF Russia have campaigned on for over two decades! On October 1, 2019, the Arkhangelsk regional government finally signed an official decree establishing “Dvinsko-Pinezhsky” regional nature reserve, pr...

Forest Reporting


timberbiz -15 hours ago

Independent review of strategi...

Indufor Group was engaged by Asia Pacific Resources International Limited (APRIL) to undertake an independent review of the strategic wood fibre supply forecast of the company’s commercial plantations supplying PT Riau Andalan Pulp and Paper mill (RAPP) at Riau province, Indonesia. Source: Timbe...

timberbiz -15 hours ago

Future Timber Hub pavilion des...

A commendation was awarded to Australia’s Future Timber Hub Pavilion design project which was finalist in an international competition and exhibition held in October at Form and Force 2019, Barcelona. From over 30 entrants the Future Timber Hub Pavilion was one of only four to receive this award...

timberbiz -1 week ago

US lumber prices bounce back d...

North American lumber prices have bounced back but how long will this last? Madison’s Lumber Reporter has been following the ups-and-downs of North America construction framing softwood dimension lumber prices in 2019, which remain baffling. Sources: Timberbiz, Forest2Market A look at the latest U...

USFS -2 weeks ago

The carbon consequences of thi...

About 50 years ago, scientists and managers collaborated in an effort that would evolve into the Silviculture of Allegheny Hardwoods (SILVAH) system. Stout and Brose (2014) summarize this unusual story. SILVAH includes components that range from inventory methods to training sessions to management p...

Forest Governance


timberbiz -3 days ago

Africa and Asia sound alarm ov...

During September, environmental and human rights defenders from Africa and Asia came to the EU to sound the alarm over accelerating forest loss in the Congo Basin, West Africa and the Lower Mekong regions. Their message was clear, the EU must play a key role in finding global solutions if it is...

CBD -3 days ago

Deposit return schemes and bio...

The UK Government has launched its new governance system on issues covering clean air, waste management and plastics pollution, natural capital approaches and water stewardship, after the long-awaited Environment Bill was launched....

ITTO -1 week ago

Legal, sustainable forest valu...

Forest value chains can contribute to many of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including by creating jobs, empowering women and helping mitigate climate change, according to experts speaking at an ITTO technical session on 1 October 2019 during the XXV IUFRO World Congress in Curitiba, Braz...

ITTO -1 week ago

Legal, sustainable value chain...

Forest value chains can contribute to many of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including by creating jobs, empowering women and helping mitigate climate change, according to experts speaking at an ITTO technical session on 1 October 2019 during the XXV IUFRO World Congress in Curitiba, Braz...

Forest Bioenergy


Mongabay -2 days ago

‘Bring it on,’ EU MP says ...

BRUSSELS — The European Parliament will proceed with phasing out palm oil-based biofuel by 2030 despite threats of retaliatory action by Indonesia and Malaysia, the world’s biggest producers of the ubiquitous vegetable oil. The policy was adopted earlier this year to curb the use of crops that c...

timberbiz -1 week ago

Stirling new hardwood CLT plan...

A brand new, purpose-built plantation hardwood CLT plant will be constructed in Tasmania’s north-west industrial centre of Wynyard, due to be completed before the end of the year. Stirling Machinery was selected by CLTP Tasmania to supply state-of-the-art machines for stage 1 of the project. Sourc...

IISD -1 week ago

Rainforest Norway Report Finds...

The aviation industry aims to reduce its carbon dioxide emissions by 50% in 2050, compared to the 2005 level, without limiting growth. To avoid undermining the SDGs and limit global temperature rise, a report by Rainforest Foundation Norway argues that the aviation industry should avoid using biofue...

USFS -3 weeks ago

Mechanism for diffusion throug...

The future bioeconomy depends on the increased utilization of renewable lignocellulosic resources from trees and other bioenergy crops. However, considering that the diffusion of ions, chemicals, and enzymes into secondary cell walls is critical to effectively utilize lignocellulosic biomass, the un...

Forest Tenure


timberbiz -1 week ago

NSW preps 50 more firefighters...

More than 50 Forestry Corporation of NSW firefighters honed their skills in a five-day training camp at Johns River in preparation for a busy fire season ahead. Staff from the Mid North Coast, Hunter, Northern Tablelands, North Coast and Pilliga areas were trained in essential firefighting skills...

CIFOR -2 weeks ago

Fostering tenure security for ...

Key messages Forest landscape restoration (FLR) initiatives underway in Ethiopia focus on rehabilitating degraded communal lands, planting tree seedlings and... The post Fostering tenure security for forest landscape restoration in Ethiopia: Creating enabling conditions for the 2018 Forest Proclamat...

CIFOR -2 weeks ago

Achieving tenure security in U...

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CIFOR -2 weeks ago

Customary rights and forest te...

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Entomology


IISD -6 hours ago

Event: First Informal Meeting ...

At its 106th meeting on 8 July 2019, the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Executive Committee (EXCOM) considered a letter from the Deputy Prime Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development of the Slovak Republic, Gabriela Matečná, transmitting the Ministerial Decision on Resuming the Neg...

NYT -7 hours ago

A Photographer’s Arduous Cli...

A technologist works in rainforest canopies to track illegal logging. To document that work, you can’t take pictures from the ground....

INBAR -8 hours ago

Under the Bamboo Tree 2019 at ...

Participants at Under the Bamboo Tree, a yearly event at the site of the world's biggest bamboo maze, were treated to a weekend of talks, workshops, meals and activities showcasing the best that Europe's bamboo sector has to offer. Watch some highlights in this short video and go to www.labirintodif...

TEAKNET -11 hours ago

Abstract of the XXV IUFRO Worl...

​The XXV IUFRO World Congress held at Curitiba, Brazil during 29 September – 5 October 2019. The IUFRO World Congress is held at 5 year intervals, well attended by more than 2,000 participants. It brings together scientists and stakeholders from all parts of the world to discuss scientific and t...

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