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Forests and Climate Change


CBD -2 days ago

Warmer winters are changing th...

Warmer winters are starting to alter the structure of the Black Sea, which could foreshadow how ocean compositions might shift from future climate change, according to new research....

CBD -2 days ago

Climate change 'disrupts' loca...

Faster rates of climate change could be increasing the diversity of plant species in many places, according to research from the University of York....

WRI -3 days ago

Good News, Bad News: 4 Trends ...

Good News, Bad News: 4 Trends in US Energy Use Comments|Add Comment|Print In 2018, the United States set a new record for energy consumption: 101 quadrillion British thermal units (Btu) of energy. Of this total, 81 quadrillion Btu (or 80%) were from fossil fuels: petroleum, natural gas and coal. ...

IISD -3 days ago

Event: Sustainable Innovation ...

The tenth annual Sustainable Innovation Forum 2019 will convene on the sidelines of the 25th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 25) to the UNFCCC, bringing together over 600 delegates to explore four key pillars of low-carbon transition: climate finance; energy transition; sustainable mob...

Climate Change Adaptation


IISD -5 days ago

Sustainable Land Management Cr...

The report cites the need to change the ways food is produced and land is managed to cut emissions and keep warming to below 1.5°C above preindustrial levels. WG III Co-Chair Jim Skea explained that land already in use could feed the world in a changing climate, and provide biomass for renewable en...

timberbiz -5 days ago

IPCC report relies on forestry...

An intergovernmental report on climate change released late last week highlights the need for a whole-of-landscape approach to tackling climate change, and the vital role the agriculture and forestry sector can play in reducing emissions and storing carbon, according to Climate Proofing Australia (C...

Elsevier -5 days ago

Sap flow and responses to mete...

Publication date: 1 November 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 451Author(s): Chun Han, Ning Chen, Cankun Zhang, Yongjing Liu, Salman Khan, Kanglong Lu, Yage Li, Xiaoxue Dong, Changming ZhaoAbstractThe transpiration of trees plays a decisive role in the water balance of forest stands ...

CBD -1 week ago

Extreme Floods, the Key to Cli...

A borehole in Kenya's Turkana County. Experts say that groundwater in drylands is recharged through extreme floods....

Ecological and Habitat Restoration


The Guardian -1 week ago

Climate crisis reducing land...

UN report finds ecosystems never before under such threat and restoration is urgentHow climate’s impact on land threatens civilisation – and how to fix itThe climate crisis is damaging the ability of the land to sustain humanity, with cascading risks becoming increasingly severe as global temper...

USFS -1 week ago

Production and establishment t...

Ruil (Nothofagus alessandrii) is an endangered keystone species from the Mediterranean climate zone of Chile. Ruil’s fragile state of conservation urges development of restoration programs, but specific protocols for nursery production and field establishment that ensure plant survival are largely...

timberbiz -1 week ago

Australian Paper committed $51...

Australian Paper is moving ahead with its five-year, $200 million capital investment program at its Maryvale paper mill in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley. The company committed $51 million in the second year of the program to upgrade key strategic infrastructure, according to AP’s 2018 Sustainability...

timberbiz -1 week ago

Australian Paper on track with...

Australian Paper is moving ahead with its five-year, $200 million capital investment program at its Maryvale paper mill in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley. The company committed $51 million in the second year of the program to upgrade key strategic infrastructure, according to AP’s 2018 Sustainability...

IPCC


Climate Home -4 days ago

Meat and potatoes: internation...

Reporting on latest science around climate change and land use focused on rich nation's eating habits, but did it miss the bigger picture? The post Meat and potatoes: international media majors on diet in IPCC coverage appeared first on Climate Home News....

IISD -5 days ago

Sustainable Land Management Cr...

The report cites the need to change the ways food is produced and land is managed to cut emissions and keep warming to below 1.5°C above preindustrial levels. WG III Co-Chair Jim Skea explained that land already in use could feed the world in a changing climate, and provide biomass for renewable en...

CBD -5 days ago

Teenage activists and an IPCC ...

The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is a well-timed blueprint for action....

timberbiz -5 days ago

IPCC report relies on forestry...

An intergovernmental report on climate change released late last week highlights the need for a whole-of-landscape approach to tackling climate change, and the vital role the agriculture and forestry sector can play in reducing emissions and storing carbon, according to Climate Proofing Australia (C...

Forests & SDGs


IISD -3 days ago

Event: Sustainable Innovation ...

The tenth annual Sustainable Innovation Forum 2019 will convene on the sidelines of the 25th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 25) to the UNFCCC, bringing together over 600 delegates to explore four key pillars of low-carbon transition: climate finance; energy transition; sustainable mob...

CIFOR -3 days ago

CGIAR Research Program on Fore...

FTA contributes directly to nine Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), to all CGIAR Intermediate Development Outcomes (IDOs) and to 31 sub-IDOs... The post CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA): Annual Report 2018 appeared first on Center for International Forestry Research...

WRI -4 days ago

Closing Sub-Saharan Africa’s...

Closing Sub-Saharan Africa’s Electricity Access Gap: Why Cities Must Be Part of the Solution Comments|Add Comment|PrintThis power line runs from Ethiopia to Kenya. Photo by Rod Waddington/Flickr There’s both good and bad news from the latest report tracking progress on Sustainable Development ...

CBD -4 days ago

Gender equality, education and...

Brazilian footballer "Marta" not only plays for the Orlando Pride in the National Women's Soccer League and the Brazil national team as a forward, but with 17 goals - the same number as the SDGs! - she is the top scorer ever at FIFA World Cup tournaments - that's both for the men and women's champio...

reThinkWood


timberbiz -5 days ago

Scion’s new timber innovatio...

Scion’s new innovation hub in New Zealand is taking shape with the three-storey building rising up as the massive timber components, assembled into diagonal grids, are secured in place. Source: Timberbiz Ready-to-assemble diagrid components arrived on site 26 July 2019. A specialist team started p...

timberbiz -2 weeks ago

UK Timber Innovation Awards 20...

Colourful, shimmering sequins made from wood-derived cellulose and a modular self-build system which allows you to build your own home from pre-cut plywood modules are just two of the outstanding entries shortlisted for this year’s TTJ Timber Innovation Award shortlist in the UK. Source: Timberb...

Forest2Market -2 weeks ago

CLT and Wood Construction Prod...

Those of us close to the forest products supply chain have watched with great interest as the cross-laminated timber (CLT) and “mass timber” building products industry has exploded over the last decade. While policy drivers such as the Timber Innovation Act and the International Code...

treehugger -3 weeks ago

Why is Ontario building a CLT ...

First they cancel the tree planting program in the north. Then this....

Wildfires


The Guardian -2 weeks ago

'Part of German soul' under th...

Action plan to be drawn up as dry summers, storms and pests destroy swathes of woodlandA catastrophic combination of heat, drought, storms, forest fires, beetle plagues and a fungi blight have so far this year destroyed swathes of German forest equivalent to more than 200,000 football fields.Forests...

Mongabay -2 weeks ago

Haze from fires, Indonesia’s...

Three years after forest fires in Indonesia sent huge volumes of smoke billowing into Malaysia and Singapore, the Southeast Asian neighbors are dealing with a repeat of the “embarrassing” transboundary haze problem. This year’s dry season is expected to be particularly harsh, after a relativel...

Climate Home -2 weeks ago

Indonesian government under pr...

Rampant forest fires are causing polluting smog to travel to neighbouring Malaysia and Singapore, sending air quality plummeting in Southeast Asia The post Indonesian government under pressure to stamp out toxic haze appeared first on Climate Home News....

Elsevier -2 weeks ago

Effects of experimental fires ...

Publication date: 15 October 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 450Author(s): Caroline C. Nóbrega, Paulo M. Brando, Divino V. Silvério, Leandro Maracahipes, Paulo de MarcoAbstractAlthough tropical forest fires are naturally rare, they have become more frequent and intense in respons...

Wetlands


CBD -1 week ago

Can we really protect natural ...

In the forests of northern Sweden, a major train line cuts through land originally protected for migratory birds - so new seasonal wetlands have been established for the birds nearby....

USFS -1 month ago

Mapping black ash dominated st...

Emerald ash borer (EAB; Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire, 1888) has been a persistent disturbance for ash forests in the United States since 2002. Of particular concern is the impact that EAB will have on the ecosystem functioning of wetlands dominated by black ash (Fraxinus nigra Marsh.). In preparati...

timberbiz -1 month ago

CIFOR’s annual report releas...

For more than 25 years, the Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) has brought critical forest research to global discussions, raising the profile of tropical forests and of people who depend on them. Its latest annual report shines a light on CIFOR’s achievements in 2018. Source: Ti...

CBD -1 month ago

East Africa urged to conserve ...

NAIROBI, July 10 (Xinhua) -- East African governments should reverse human activities in biodiversity to save forest and wetland loss, a Ugandan environmentalist said on Wednesday....

Forest & Food Security


CIFOR -1 week ago

GLF Bonn 2019 Outcome Statemen...

In the face of the climate crisis and threats to food security, a safe water supply and biodiversity, GLF Bonn 2019 sought to hear the voices of Indigenous Peoples, local communities, women and youth – all of those with the greatest stake in confronting such global challenges. The post GLF Bonn 2...

WRI -1 week ago

Forests in the IPCC Special Re...

Forests in the IPCC Special Report on Land Use: 7 Things to Know Comments|Add Comment|PrintForests act as a globally important carbon sink. Photo by Cesar David Martinez/Avaaz The IPCC’s Special Report on Climate Change, Desertification, Land Degradation, Sustainable Land Management, Food Securit...

CBD -1 week ago

World food security increasing...

More than 500 million people today live in areas affected by erosion linked to climate change, the UN warned on Thursday, before urging all countries to commit to sustainable land use to help limit greenhouse gas emissions before it is too late....

CBD -2 weeks ago

Help African farmers cope with...

In a statement released on Tuesday, at the conclusion of the high-level Africa Food Security Leadership Dialogue, in the Rwandan capital, Kigali, the FAO stated that building resilience is one of the agency's priorities in Africa, and is key to meeting the challenge of feeding over two billion by 20...

Forests & Invasive Pests, Plants, & Diseases


EFETAC -3 days ago

Uncovering Urban Forests...

The scope of forest-pest risk analysis research is often limited to natural forests. Neglected are those tree communities called urban forests: trees within the boundaries of a city or populated area. Urban trees see a significant proportion of the impacts from invasive pests. Their unnatural ...

ScienceDaily -4 days ago

Non-native invasive insects, d...

Scientists have found that non-native invasive insects and diseases are reducing the amount of carbon stored in trees across the United States....

ScienceDaily -5 days ago

Asian longhorned beetle larvae...

Despite the buzz in recent years about other invasive insects that pose an even larger threat to agriculture and trees -- such as the spotted lanternfly, the stink bug and the emerald ash borer -- Penn State researchers have continued to study another damaging pest, the Asian longhorned beetle....

CBD -5 days ago

DNA tests of UK waters could h...

A team of scientists from the University of Southampton, Bangor University and the National Oceanography Centre have discovered several artificially introduced species in the coastal waters of southern England, using a technique that could help the early detection of non-native species if adopted mo...

Bio-economy


timberbiz -1 week ago

Australian Paper committed $51...

Australian Paper is moving ahead with its five-year, $200 million capital investment program at its Maryvale paper mill in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley. The company committed $51 million in the second year of the program to upgrade key strategic infrastructure, according to AP’s 2018 Sustainability...

timberbiz -1 week ago

Australian Paper on track with...

Australian Paper is moving ahead with its five-year, $200 million capital investment program at its Maryvale paper mill in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley. The company committed $51 million in the second year of the program to upgrade key strategic infrastructure, according to AP’s 2018 Sustainability...

IUFRO -2 weeks ago

International Scientific Confe...

From 2020-05-06 to 2020-05-09, Sofia, Bulgaria, IUFRO Unit(s) involved: 3.00.00, 9.04.04 The Conference is dedicated to the 95th anniversary of higher forestry education in Bulgaria and is organized by the University of Forestry, Sofia (UFS) and Faculty of Forestry (FFS). The conference attendees wi...

CEPI -1 month ago

PRESS RELEASE: European pulp a...

In 2018, CEPI members produced 92.2 million tonnes of paper and board, keeping the same level of production than in 2017, and benefiting from a healthy economic environment.   Our 2018 data confirms the longstanding trend of increased production in packaging, hygiene and speciality paper sectors wh...

Forest Biodiversity


Elsevier -yesterday

Deadwood retention in forests ...

Publication date: 1 November 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 451Author(s): Jonas Hagge, Jörg Müller, Claus Bässler, Samantha Susanne Biebl, Roland Brandl, Matthias Drexler, Axel Gruppe, Stefan Hotes, Torsten Hothorn, Peter Langhammer, Hans Stark, Roland Wirtz, Veronika Zimmerer,...

CBD -2 days ago

Five things you need to know a...

Wildlife trafficking is a growing threat to our planet's biodiversity....

CBD -3 days ago

Museum shrouds endangered wild...

Bristol Museum to highlight biodiversity crisis after children demand true stories of exhibits...

timberbiz -3 days ago

Coast to Crest with a green co...

An ambitious “Coast to Crest” series of green corridors to run the length of the Kāpiti Expressway, as well as linking beach ecosystems to the Tararua ranges using the Waikanae and Ōtaki Rivers and smaller waterways in New Zealand, is at the heart of the environment and open spaces vision unv...

Forest Certification


timberbiz -3 days ago

Tarpeena mill progress report...

District Council of Grant Mayor, Richard Sage and acting council CEO Jane Fetherstonhaugh toured the Tarpeena, South Australia mill to view progress together with Timberlink CEO Ian Tyson on 7 August. They witnessed the significant technological upgrades that are turning the Tarpeena site into a wo...

timberbiz -3 days ago

WA joins Tasmania and adopts W...

Western Australia has joined Tasmania to become the second state government to adopt a state-wide Wood Encouragement Policy (WEP). A WEP requires responsibly sourced wood be considered, where feasible, as the primary construction material in all new-build and refurbishment projects. Source: Timberbi...

timberbiz -5 days ago

PNG launches new National Fore...

Papua New Guinea has launched version 2.0 of the National Forest Stewardship Standard. This version of the standard has been developed by a chamber-balanced technical committee, consisting of 12 national experts, and by using a multi-stakeholder process, including two rounds of public consultation a...

timberbiz -1 week ago

Proof of certification simplif...

Acknowledging and rewarding environmentally sustainable choices made in the construction industry is becoming increasingly important as the demand for greater sustainability grows among end consumers, government, developers and specifiers. Source: Timberbiz The most effective way for timber grower...

Forests & Water


The Guardian -2 days ago

Country diary: a windy walk in...

Barnwell Country Park, Oundle, Northamptonshire: The sound is orchestral, each tree tuned to its own pitchA warm and fast wind is blowing – time for a walk in the woods. Woods in wind are joyous: so sensory. Here, wind takes form: sound, feel, vision. You hear it moving around you, feel energy bre...

Mongabay -2 days ago

CITES 2019: What’s Conservat...

From August 17-28, the global community convenes in Geneva for the meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). The meeting was originally planned to take place last May in Sri Lanka, but due to the hor...

CBD -2 days ago

Tiny magnets could help rid th...

An army of tiny magnetic coils could dissolve microplastics from water, and possibly help us clean up waterways and oceans....

CBD -2 days ago

Warmer winters are changing th...

Warmer winters are starting to alter the structure of the Black Sea, which could foreshadow how ocean compositions might shift from future climate change, according to new research....

Forest Loss


Mongabay -2 days ago

Norway freezes support for Ama...

Unilateral changes made to the Amazon Fund by Jair Bolsonaro have caused Norway to freeze US$33.2 million slated to reduce Amazon deforestation....

The Guardian -2 days ago

Norway halts Amazon fund donat...

International concerns grow over deforestation surge since Jair Bolsonaro took powerNorway has followed Germany in suspending donations to the Brazilian government’s Amazon Fund after a surge in deforestation in the South American rainforest. The move has triggered a caustic attack from the countr...

WWF -3 days ago

REDD Learning Session 64: The ...

This is an archive of a session that took place on Wednesday, August 14, 2019. In recent years, growing public concern over environmental degradation and human rights violations has elevated corporate responsibility to an urgent imperative. Hundreds of forward-thinking companies have pledged to tra...

timberbiz -3 days ago

Shanghai International Forum o...

Growing worldwide timber demand, combating deforestation and the need to move to a bio-based, de-carbonised global economy will be topics at he International Tropical Timber Technical Association (ATIBT) International Forum to be held in Shanghai in October. Source: Timberbiz The event is titled To...

REDD+


WWF -3 days ago

REDD Learning Session 64: The ...

This is an archive of a session that took place on Wednesday, August 14, 2019. In recent years, growing public concern over environmental degradation and human rights violations has elevated corporate responsibility to an urgent imperative. Hundreds of forward-thinking companies have pledged to tra...

CIFOR -4 days ago

Webinar: If forests and peatla...

The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and UN REDD Programme are pleased to be hosting the “If forests and peatlands disappeared, would humanity survive?” The post Webinar: If forests and peatlands disappeared, would humanity survive? appeared first on Center for International Fo...

Elsevier -4 weeks ago

Reducing emissions from land u...

Publication date: Available online 22 July 2019Source: Forest Policy and EconomicsAuthor(s): Luca Tacconi, Muhammad Zahrul MuttaqinAbstractThe goals of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change cannot be achieved without a significant reduction in emissions from forests. Reductions of emissions from lan...

CIFOR -1 month ago

Consultant for Forest Monitori...

The consultant will be responsible for developing a database and writing a paper on forest monitoring capacity (change) in Reducing... The post Consultant for Forest Monitoring Capacities for REDD+ appeared first on Center for International Forestry Research....

Forests & Economic Development


WRI -3 days ago

Regional Integration Could Be...

Regional Integration Could Be Key to China’s Climate Action Comments|Add Comment|PrintChongqing, a city in China’s Yangtze River Delta. Photo by Prof. Chen Hualin/Wikimedia Commons As China looks to develop its 14th Five-Year Development Plan, the country has a great opportunity to shift toward ...

What Wood -2 weeks ago

The plant for the production o...

On July 24, 2019, the Ministry of economic development of the Russian Federation entered Laplandiya Trans LLC in the register of residents of the territory of advanced socio-economic development Kostomuksha. The company became the first resident of “Kostomuksha”.  The result of the inve...

What Wood -2 weeks ago

The Ministry of economic devel...

According to the Deputy Minister of economic development of the Irkutsk region Marina Petrova, the company became a resident of the territories of advanced socio-economic development of Sayansk and plans to implement a project to create a complex of production of deep processing of wood. It will cre...

WRI -1 month ago

10 Breakthrough Technologies C...

10 Breakthrough Technologies Can Help Feed the World Without Destroying It Comments|Add Comment|PrintResearchers are developing lower-emissions rice varieties, feed additives and other technological innovations to create a more sustainable food system. Photo by Kate Holt/AusAID */ How can the worl...

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...

-9 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


The Guardian -1 week ago

Climate crisis reducing land...

UN report finds ecosystems never before under such threat and restoration is urgentHow climate’s impact on land threatens civilisation – and how to fix itThe climate crisis is damaging the ability of the land to sustain humanity, with cascading risks becoming increasingly severe as global temper...

USFS -1 week ago

Production and establishment t...

Ruil (Nothofagus alessandrii) is an endangered keystone species from the Mediterranean climate zone of Chile. Ruil’s fragile state of conservation urges development of restoration programs, but specific protocols for nursery production and field establishment that ensure plant survival are largely...

timberbiz -1 week ago

Australian Paper committed $51...

Australian Paper is moving ahead with its five-year, $200 million capital investment program at its Maryvale paper mill in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley. The company committed $51 million in the second year of the program to upgrade key strategic infrastructure, according to AP’s 2018 Sustainability...

timberbiz -1 week ago

Australian Paper on track with...

Australian Paper is moving ahead with its five-year, $200 million capital investment program at its Maryvale paper mill in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley. The company committed $51 million in the second year of the program to upgrade key strategic infrastructure, according to AP’s 2018 Sustainability...

Sustainable Forest Management


Forest2Market -3 days ago

Forest Thinning Projects Impro...

When it comes to mitigating extreme fire risk, optimizing forest management regimes and improving the overall health and value of a forest, the practice of thinning is an irreplaceable tool. Industry data has repeatedly demonstrated that private forestlands suffer fire damage at a much l...

timberbiz -3 days ago

Shanghai International Forum o...

Growing worldwide timber demand, combating deforestation and the need to move to a bio-based, de-carbonised global economy will be topics at he International Tropical Timber Technical Association (ATIBT) International Forum to be held in Shanghai in October. Source: Timberbiz The event is titled To...

timberbiz -3 days ago

WA joins Tasmania and adopts W...

Western Australia has joined Tasmania to become the second state government to adopt a state-wide Wood Encouragement Policy (WEP). A WEP requires responsibly sourced wood be considered, where feasible, as the primary construction material in all new-build and refurbishment projects. Source: Timberbi...

timberbiz -5 days ago

PNG launches new National Fore...

Papua New Guinea has launched version 2.0 of the National Forest Stewardship Standard. This version of the standard has been developed by a chamber-balanced technical committee, consisting of 12 national experts, and by using a multi-stakeholder process, including two rounds of public consultation a...

Payments for Environmental Services


CBD -2 days ago

Bees threatened by indiscrimin...

Even pesticides considered harmless to some bee species might be toxic for others...

CBD -2 days ago

Wildlife summit to consider gl...

The US and Mongolia are backing a ban on the trade of a critically endangered antelope that has seen its numbers on the central Asian steppes devastated by hunting and disease....

EFETAC -3 days ago

Uncovering Urban Forests...

The scope of forest-pest risk analysis research is often limited to natural forests. Neglected are those tree communities called urban forests: trees within the boundaries of a city or populated area. Urban trees see a significant proportion of the impacts from invasive pests. Their unnatural ...

Elsevier -3 days ago

Drivers of lodgepole pine recr...

Publication date: 1 November 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 451Author(s): Anna C. Talucci, Ken P. Lertzman, Meg A. KrawchukAbstractSeedbanks are essential for forest resilience, and disturbance interactions could potentially modify seedbank availability, subsequent forest regenera...

Palm Oil & Plantations


CIFOR -3 weeks ago

The typologies and the sustain...

In 2016, Indonesia’s oil palm plantations reached an area of 12.3 million ha, of which 38.6% or 4.8 million ha... The post The typologies and the sustainability in oil palm plantation controlled by independent smallholders in Central Kalimantan appeared first on Center for International Forestry Re...

NYT -2 months ago

One Casualty of the Palm Oil I...

Indonesia has promised to stop clearing jungle for plantations. So why are endangered apes still on the front lines of the conservation battle?...

Mongabay -2 months ago

Indonesian ban on clearing new...

JAKARTA — A provisional moratorium on issuing forest-clearing permits for plantations and logging is expected to be made permanent, Indonesian officials have announced. The moratorium prohibits the conversion of primary natural forests and peatlands for oil palm, pulpwood and logging concessions, ...

Mongabay -3 months ago

A forest beset by oil palms, l...

JAMBI, Indonesia — A biodiverse patch of forest in Sumatra threatened by encroaching oil palm plantations and illegal logging could soon be carved up by a road for coal trucks. The Harapan forest spans 769 square kilometers (300 square miles) in the provinces of Jambi and South Sumatra, and repres...

Forests & Sustainable Development


CIFOR -3 days ago

CGIAR Research Program on Fore...

FTA contributes directly to nine Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), to all CGIAR Intermediate Development Outcomes (IDOs) and to 31 sub-IDOs... The post CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA): Annual Report 2018 appeared first on Center for International Forestry Research...

timberbiz -3 days ago

Shanghai International Forum o...

Growing worldwide timber demand, combating deforestation and the need to move to a bio-based, de-carbonised global economy will be topics at he International Tropical Timber Technical Association (ATIBT) International Forum to be held in Shanghai in October. Source: Timberbiz The event is titled To...

IISD -1 week ago

Guest Article: No Sustainable ...

Indigenous peoples are of vital importance to the world’s land management and keeping the world’s food systems diverse and sustainable. They make up less than 5% of the population but manage more than one-quarter of the world’s land surface. Many of the world’s forests remain intact because ...

timberbiz -1 week ago

Metsa Board target is fossil f...

Metsä Board has published its sustainability targets for 2030 with one of the company’s targets to achieve fossil free mills by 2030 with zero fossil CO2 emissions. This ambitious target includes both emissions from the company’s own energy production as well as purchased energy. Currently, 82%...

Forest Reporting


Elsevier -3 days ago

Drivers of lodgepole pine recr...

Publication date: 1 November 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 451Author(s): Anna C. Talucci, Ken P. Lertzman, Meg A. KrawchukAbstractSeedbanks are essential for forest resilience, and disturbance interactions could potentially modify seedbank availability, subsequent forest regenera...

Elsevier -5 days ago

Loblolly pine outperforms slas...

Publication date: 15 October 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 450Author(s): Dehai Zhao, Bronson P. Bullock, Cristian R. Montes, Mingliang Wang, Dale Greene, Lori SutterAbstractLoblolly pine (Pinus taeda L.) and slash pine (Pinus elliottii Engelm.) are the two most important commerci...

What Wood -1 week ago

In the Far East, an inventory ...

Far East Investment and Export Agency is conducting an analysis of the state of forests and identifying areas for “forest investments” to launch projects for deep processing of wood. As noted by Deputy Director General Maxim Duz, such an inventory is held in the Khabarovsk territory, is ...

Springer -1 week ago

The utility of terrestrial pho...

Abstract Key Message This study showed that digital terrestrial photogrammetry is able to produce accurate estimates of stem volume and diameter across a range of...

Forest Governance


timberbiz -1 week ago

Tropical forestry poses a risk...

Only 6% of the world’s most significant timber and pulp producers and traders with operations in the tropics are taking steps to assess the impacts of climate change – posing a risk to the forestry industry and all its investors according to SPOTT. SPOTT assesses commodity producers and trade...

Elsevier -2 weeks ago

Complementarity, rivalry and s...

Publication date: December 2019Source: Forest Policy and Economics, Volume 109Author(s): Aurelian Mbzibain, Symphorien OngoloAbstractThe consequence of state controlled forestry in Cameroon has been the overexploitation of forest resources often in conflict with local forest dependent communities an...

Tree Aid -2 weeks ago

Scaling up forest governance i...

TREE AID is embarking on an exciting new phase of its forest governance project in Burkina Faso. After the success of our Local Forest Governance project that launched in 2007, TREE AID is now rolling this work out to 17 new communes to improve the lives of rural communities across 5 regions of Burk...

CBD -3 weeks ago

OPINION: Sound environmental g...

The international community must shift far more towards the long-term view, rather than the band aid of emergency support in the face of conflict and natural disasters...

Forest Bioenergy


timberbiz -5 days ago

UK powers up with renewables...

According to a new report released by the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), renewable sources of energy fuelled a record 33% of the UK’s electricity generation in 2018, which was up 3.8% from the previous year. Sources: Timberbiz, Forest2Market Total renewable gene...

timberbiz -5 days ago

IPCC report relies on forestry...

An intergovernmental report on climate change released late last week highlights the need for a whole-of-landscape approach to tackling climate change, and the vital role the agriculture and forestry sector can play in reducing emissions and storing carbon, according to Climate Proofing Australia (C...

Global Forest Coalition -1 week ago

On International Day of the Wo...

The need to protect forests and biodiversity in order to mitigate the impacts of the climate emergency is a key conclusion in the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) special report on land and climate change. It spells out just how vital healthy and functioning ecosystems are to ...

timberbiz -1 week ago

Australian Paper committed $51...

Australian Paper is moving ahead with its five-year, $200 million capital investment program at its Maryvale paper mill in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley. The company committed $51 million in the second year of the program to upgrade key strategic infrastructure, according to AP’s 2018 Sustainability...

Forest Tenure


CIFOR -1 week ago

¿Why does Peru need to assure...

For many indigenous communities of Peru’s Amazon forests, obtaining the title to the land they inhabit can be a long and complicated process that sometimes takes decades. Challenges could even persist after the title is granted with many people struggling to improve their livelihoods and fores...

Elsevier -3 weeks ago

Certification of tropical fore...

Publication date: September 2019Source: Forest Policy and Economics, Volume 106Author(s): Alain KarsentyAbstractForest management certification seems to be stagnating or even receding in the Congo basin. This is attributable to the financial difficulties of some European companies, but might also be...

IISD -3 weeks ago

FAO Develops Assessment Tools ...

‘A Framework to Assess the Extent and Effectiveness of Community-based Forestry’ includes guidance on how to: categorize diverse CBF initiatives; determine and track the extent and effectiveness of the broad spectrum of CBF initiatives; assess the institutionalization of CBF regimes; and assess ...

IISD -3 weeks ago

FAO Scenario Study Identifies ...

While there has been an overall increase in the area of forests set aside for biodiversity conservation since 2000, “development first” still dominates policy narratives in the Asia-Pacific region, limiting the scope to prevent further biodiversity losses. To avoid “environmental catastrophe,...

Entomology


Elsevier -yesterday

Deadwood retention in forests ...

Publication date: 1 November 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 451Author(s): Jonas Hagge, Jörg Müller, Claus Bässler, Samantha Susanne Biebl, Roland Brandl, Matthias Drexler, Axel Gruppe, Stefan Hotes, Torsten Hothorn, Peter Langhammer, Hans Stark, Roland Wirtz, Veronika Zimmerer,...

NYT -yesterday

The Long Road to Injury Recove...

As I ate my breakfast on a tree stump by the trailhead after my run, I finally saw that I was on my way, and that there’s no shame in taking the time I need to get there....

Mongabay -2 days ago

Norway freezes support for Ama...

Unilateral changes made to the Amazon Fund by Jair Bolsonaro have caused Norway to freeze US$33.2 million slated to reduce Amazon deforestation....

Springer -2 days ago

Building houses and managing l...

Abstract Background Comparisons of soil carbon (C) pools across land uses can be confounded by site-specific history. To better quantify the response of soil C pools to residential development and use, we compared yard soils (n = 2...