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Forests and Climate Change


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timberbiz -8 hours ago

WA to develop new markets and jobs

A Forest Products Commission initiative focused on increasing utilisation of Western Australia’s timber resources is poised to develop new markets and create regional jobs. Source: Timberlink Logs will be released into the marketplace to stimulate innovation and see some resources that do not currently have any commercial value used for the production of veneers and engineered wood...

news

timberbiz -8 hours ago

Government’s one billion trees plan inadequately supported

The Federal Government’s $20 million forestry plan to plant one billion trees is a big policy step, but is inadequate as it amounts to only two cents per tree. Source: Philip Hopkins for Timberbiz That was a key point made by the chairman of the Australian Forest Products Association, Greg McCormack, to the DANA forestry conference in Launceston last week. “This is a good start, but clearly th...

publications

CFS -9 hours ago

Climate change mitigation in Canada’s forest sector: a spatially-explicit case study for two regions

Background: We determine the potential of forests and the forest sector to mitigate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by changes in management practices and wood use for two regions within Canada’s managed forest from 2018 to 2050. Our modeling frameworks include the Carbon Budget Model of the Canadian Forest Sector, a framework for harvested wood products that estimates emissions based on product ...

Climate Change Adaptation


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CBD -yesterday

South Africa: Access to Seed Is Access to Food

Seed as a primary input to agriculture plays a pivotal role in linking agriculture and biodiversity to food sovereignty. Civil society must contest the credibility of corporate consolidation in the South African seed system on the basis that it is inappropriate, given the country's challenges around biodiversity loss, climate change adaptation and food insecurity....

publications

iForest -2 weeks ago

Research Articles: Delineation of seed collection zones based on environmental and genetic characteristics for Quercus suber L. in Sardinia, Italy

De Dato G, Teani A, Mattioni C, Marchi M, Monteverdi MC, Ducci FDELINEATION OF SEED COLLECTION ZONES BASED ON ENVIRONMENTAL AND GENETIC CHARACTERISTICS FOR QUERCUS SUBER L. IN SARDINIA, ITALYAbstract: The assessment of seed zones or regions of provenance (RoP) to preserve local adaptation of tree species is an effective tool for the correct management of forest reproductive materials. The RoP for ...

publications

Springer -2 weeks ago

Quantifying branch architecture of tropical trees using terrestrial LiDAR and 3D modelling

Key message A method using terrestrial laser scanning and 3D quantitative structure models opens up new possibilities to reconstruct tree architecture from tropical rainforest trees. Abstract Tree architecture is the three-dimensional arrangement of above ground parts...

Ecological and Habitat Restoration


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ICRAF -yesterday

For the Love of Restoration

The challenge of balancing quantity and quality in FLR efforts By Aida Bargués Tobella, World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) and Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) FLR is on everyone’s lips. Governments all over the world have committed to......

news

CIFOR -6 days ago

Securing rights of indigenous peoples, local communities may curb global warming: Reaction to IPCC Report

Restoration of tropical forests cannot occur without restoring the rights of inhabitants...

news

timberbiz -6 days ago

Is restoring forest enough to address climate change

Restoring forests has become a world-wide strategy for simultaneously addressing the challenges of climate change and biodiversity conservation. In a new study, scientists at Point Blue Conservation Science assessed how successful restoration efforts in California’s Central Valley were at these two goals. Sources: Phys Org, Journal of Applied Ecology Key among the findings was the conclu...

Forests & SDGs


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IISD -5 days ago

Institutional Finance Update: Green Financing, Investors Contribute to Low-carbon Transition, Reaching SDGs

The Global Green Bond Partnership launched at the 2018 Global Climate Action Summit, and California deepened its green bond partnership with the World Bank. World Bank launched a sustainable development bond to focus on sustainable cities. Banks shared experiences from low-carbon transition risk assessments in corporate loan portfolios....

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IISD -6 days ago

Event: Seventh Session of the IPBES Plenary (IPBES-7)

The seventh session of the plenary of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES-7) will consider, inter alia: the report of the Executive Secretary on the implementation of the first work programme for the period 2014-2018; the global assessment of biodiversity and ecosystem services; review of the Platform at the conclusion of its first work programme; the Pla...

news

CBD -7 days ago

'Biodiversity-based ecological civilisation needed'

The International Biodiversity Congress (IBC 2018) IBC which has exhorted the civil society to initiate and encourage a dialogue among relevant stakeholders of biodiversity, including civil society organisations and farmers, to chart out programmes to facilitate a shift towards an ecological civilisation that value, cherish and conserve biodiversity to achieve sustainable development goals, both a...

reThinkWood


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timberbiz -6 days ago

Healthy Homes to showcase CLT build

See a spectacular new Sydney CLT build on Network Ten’s Healthy Homes this Saturday. Source: Timberbiz Take a first look into Sydney architect James Fitzpatrick’s spectacular new home on Network Ten’s long running lifestyle series Healthy Homes Australia. The show will air on Saturday 13 October at 1.55pm on TEN and then Sunday 14 October at 3.30pm on ONE. The bold, striking design s...

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timberbiz -7 days ago

Head Above Water

This year’s London Design Festival was a head-line act featuring Steuart Padwick’s landmark sculpture ‘Head Above Water’. The award winning British furniture designer created the 9-metre high gender, ethnicity and age neutral installation in support of the Time to Change campaign to remove the stigma of mental illness. Source: Timberbiz The massive sculpture was made from CLT provided ...

news

timberbiz -2 weeks ago

Timber Expo UK starts next week

Timber Expo is an annual trade show in the UK, covering a breadth of timber applications from timber frame, sawmills, merchants, glulam, SIPs, CLT, fixings and fastenings, timber cladding, doors/windows, mouldings, skirtings and flooring. Source: Timberbiz Timber Expo is supported by industry associations including TRADA, STTC, BMF, RIBA, CIAT and NaCSBA where trade visitors can gather under o...

Wildfires


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ScienceDaily -1 week ago

Carbon emissions from Amazonian forest fires up to 4 times worse than feared

Carbon losses caused by El Niño forest fires of 2015 and 2016 could be up to four times greater than thought....

news

CBD -2 weeks ago

'This is a call to arms' - the musicians making drama out of a crisis

Brutal heatwaves and forest fires, species extinction and biodiversity loss, melting ice caps and rising sea levels. Every week it seems new and terrible environmental records are being set....

news

timberbiz -2 weeks ago

Fire season nears in Australia – we should take heed

Aborigines’ fire management skills should be integrated into Victoria’s fire-fighting planning to complement fuel reduction burning, according to the state’s forestry experts. Source: Philip Hopkins for Timberbiz “The traditional owners of the land have unique skills and expertise in the management of fire in the landscape,” said the Victorian division of the Institute of Foresters of Au...

Wetlands


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The Guardian -2 days ago

Chopping forest school is a mistake | Letters

The National Trust could do more to find a solution at Toys Hill, writes former Forestry Commission recreation manager Roger BrakeIn the same issue as your article “National Trust criticised for eviction of nursery from its woodland home” (13 October), an ad for the National Trust began: “Dear future leaf rustlers, conker collectors and woodland wanderers …” Um.In the 1990s, working for ...

publications

Springer -4 weeks ago

Spatially-integrated estimates of net ecosystem exchange and methane fluxes from Canadian peatlands

Abstract Background Peatlands are an important component of Canada’s landscape, however there is little information on their national-scale net emissions of carbon dioxide [Net Ecosystem Exchange (NEE)] and methane (CH4). This study compiled results for peatland NEE and CH4 emissions from chamber and eddy covariance studies across ...

publications

USFS -4 weeks ago

Mechanisms of Chinese tallow (Triadica sebifera) invasion and their management implications – A review

Ecosystems are under increasing stress from environmental change, including invasion by non-native species that can disrupt ecological processes and functions. Chinese tallow [Triadica sebifera (L.) Small] is a highly invasive tree species in southeastern US forests, prairies, and wetlands, and effectively managing this invasive species is a significant challenge for scientists and land managers. ...

Forest & Food Security


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Tree Aid -2 months ago

Growing Baobab and Moringa trees in Burkina Faso

Samine lives in Nanmentenga village and is one of a group of 30 women learning how to grow nutrition gardens in Burkina Faso. Here, she tells us about her life and how the project has changed her life for the better. All the women in my group are concerned about food security and about how The post Growing Baobab and Moringa trees in Burkina Faso appeared first on TREE AID....

news

INBAR -2 months ago

Sustainable bamboo management in Uganda

Bamboo shoots are a local delicacy for communities surrounding Mount Elgon – both in Uganda and Kenya. Dried and smoked bamboo shoots, locally called melawa, are widely consumed as regular diet; often, shoots are cooked along with groundnut sauce as a daily meal. For these communities, bamboo is an important source of food security. However, […] The post Sustainable bamboo management in Ug...

news

IISD -3 months ago

COFO 24 Focuses on SDGs, Launches Forest and Farm Facility Initiative Phase Two

COFO 24 underscored the importance of forests in supporting human livelihoods and achieving SDGs related to climate, food security, drinking water, renewable energy and rural development. FAO and its partners launched the second stage of the FFF initiative, which will focus on strengthening the capacity of forest and farm producer organizations to develop climate resilient landscapes, generate wor...

Forests & Invasive Pests, Plants, & Diseases


publications

iForest -2 weeks ago

Research Articles: The spread of the non-native pine tortoise scale Toumeyella parvicornis (Hemiptera: Coccidae) in Europe: a major threat to Pinus pinea in Southern Italy

Garonna AP, Foscari A, Russo E, Jesu G, Somma S, Cascone P, Guerrieri ETHE SPREAD OF THE NON-NATIVE PINE TORTOISE SCALE TOUMEYELLA PARVICORNIS (HEMIPTERA: COCCIDAE) IN EUROPE: A MAJOR THREAT TO PINUS PINEA IN SOUTHERN ITALYAbstract: Invasive pests are considered a major threat to biodiversity, conservation and agriculture. The Italian peninsula is a major site of intensive commercial exchange and ...

publications

USFS -2 weeks ago

Modeling urban distributions of host trees for invasive forest insects in the eastern and central USA: A three-step approach using field inventory data

Despite serving as invasion gateways for non-native forest pests, urban forests are less well understood than natural forests. For example, only a fraction of communities in the USA and Canada have completed urban forest inventories, and most have been limited to street trees; sample-based inventories that provide valid communitywide estimates of urban forest composition are much rarer. As a proof...

news

ScienceDaily -2 weeks ago

Invasive plants can boost blue carbon storage

When invasive species enter the picture, things are rarely black and white. A new article has revealed that some plant invaders could help fight climate change by making it easier for ecosystems to store 'blue carbon' -- the carbon stored in coastal environments like salt marshes, mangroves and seagrasses. But other invaders, most notably animals, can do the exact opposite....

Bio-economy


JOB VACANSIES

IUFRO -3 weeks ago

Postdoc position on sustainable forest-based bioeconomy // 14 October 2018

This postdoc position is one of twelve Tandem Forest Values post-doctoral project, where universities or research institutes in Finland and in Sweden have formulated research applications together, and in close cooperation will carry out a research project. In the case of this project – ValueConnect – the partnership involves the Department of Forest Resource Management at SLU in Umeå, and th...

JOB VACANSIES

IUFRO -1 month ago

Assistant or Associate Professor (Tenure-Track or Tenured) Industrial Ecology/Sustainability Engineering // 31 October 2018

The Department of Wood Science (Faculty of Forestry) at the University of British Columbia invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of Industrial Ecology/Sustainability Engineering. Applicants must have demonstrated the clear potential to achieve excellence in research and teaching in the area of renewable resources and their sustainability. Possible focus areas include...

news

timberbiz -1 month ago

Meeting of the Canadian Council of Forest Ministers

Canadian federal, provincial, and territorial forest ministers concluded the 2018 meeting of the Canadian Council of Forest Ministers (CCFM) in Halifax, and announced their commitment to renewing the CCFM’s Vision for Canada’s Forests. Source: Timberbiz Renewing this vision will ensure that Canada’s forests and forest sector continue to provide diverse environmental and social va...

Forest Biodiversity


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Mongabay -yesterday

Watching the wildlife return: Q&A with a rural Senegalese river monitor

This is the second story in Mongabay’s three-part profile of the Kawawana ICCA. Other stories will appear here once they are published. Senegal: After reviving fish and forests, Jola villages tackle new threats   MANGAGOULACK, Senegal — Bassirou Sambou heads the biodiversity monitoring section of the Kawawana ICCA, a group of 12,000 residents of eight […]...

news

CBD -yesterday

Africa: Diverse Wild Species Vital for Healthy Agricultural Production

World Food Day on 16 October reminds us that 821 million people in the world are undernourished and that sustainable agriculture requires mainstreaming of biodiversity....

news

CBD -yesterday

South Africa: Access to Seed Is Access to Food

Seed as a primary input to agriculture plays a pivotal role in linking agriculture and biodiversity to food sovereignty. Civil society must contest the credibility of corporate consolidation in the South African seed system on the basis that it is inappropriate, given the country's challenges around biodiversity loss, climate change adaptation and food insecurity....

Forest Certification


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PEFC -24 hours ago

Discover the finalists for the Best Use of Certified Timber Prize IV

We proudly present the last two shortlisted projects for the World Architecture Festival’s Best Use of Certified Timber Prize supported by PEFC: a hotel that revived a historic mountain village in Italy, and a visitor centre in China, that takes its guests back in time. Zallinger Chalets – noa*...-- Delivered by Feed43 service...

news

PEFC -4 days ago

In the forest, I become part of nature

This October, we hear from Špela Kurnik, a runner up in our 2017 ‘Experience Forests, Experience PEFC’ photo contest. Špela explains the mysterious power of nature in autumn and shares what she felt when taking his breath-taking photo ‘Panorama’. How do you feel about forests? I am a great fan...-- Delivered by Feed43 service...

news

timberbiz -6 days ago

Australian Federal Government procurement rules for timber

Suppliers must meet Australian Standards in order to supply timber and timber-based products to the Federal Government. Source: Timberbiz Referenced as part of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 government departments are obligated to meet specific Commonwealth Procurement Rules (CPRs) when selecting suppliers for timber and timber based products. Among CPRs, governm...

Forests & Water


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IUCN -4 days ago

Communities hold the key to expanding conservation impact in Africa

Wildlife conservation that uses community partnerships is working for people and threatened species across Africa, write Fred Nelson and Rosie Cooney of IUCN's Sustainable Use and Livelihoods Specialist Group Wildlife conservancies managed by local communities provide an opportunity for income generation and conservation to take pl...

news

CBD -4 days ago

More Eco-Tourism Delight In Ghana

It must excite you to know that Ghana is a nature lover's delight. Its sunny equatorial climate and fertile well-watered soils sustain an enchanting selection of wildlife, ranging from elephants to monkeys and marine turtles to crocodiles, as well as hundreds of colourful birds and butterfly species....

news

CBD -4 days ago

Watershed groups have a positive impact on local water quality, study finds

Economists have found that in the United States, watershed groups have had a positive impact on their local water quality.The study is published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences....

Forest Loss


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CBD -yesterday

Deforestation down 57% in the winter habitat of Mexican monarch butterflies

Deforestation in the core zone of the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve in Mexico decreased by 57.6 per cent, from 15.8 hectares lost during the 2016-2017 period to to 6.7....

news

CBD -yesterday

Indigenous Indians fight deforestation threat with gourmet coffee

Once forbidden by colonialists from cultivating coffee, indigenous people in southern India have won a prestigious award for their bean, which they farm while fighting deforestation....

news

Mongabay -4 days ago

In other news: Environmental stories from around the web, October 12, 2018

Tropical forests Between 2012 and 2017, scientists discovered 21 new species of plants and animals in Mexico (Mexico News Daily). Research finds that schemes to avoid soy-related deforestation don’t always work (CIFOR Forests News). Different datasets paint diverging pictures of deforestation around the world (Yale e360). Mining and illegal logging in the Brazilian Amazon are […]...

REDD+


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CBD -6 days ago

Why Investors Are Backing Zero Deforestation

Last week marked the 10th anniversary of the UN-REDD Programme, a bold attempt by the international community to reduce deforestation and its destructive impacts on climate change, biodiversity and the livelihoods of forest-dependent people....

news

IUFRO -7 days ago

Carbon Forestry Course // 19 December 2018

As in past years, the course will be conducted in close cooperation with renowned partner organisations and land-use experts. The course is designed for people that want to increase their competencies in the field of land use-based climate change mitigation activities and to gain expert knowledge about climate policy instruments at national and international levels. It is regularly offered to stud...

videos

UN-REDD Programme -2 weeks ago

2018 Asia-Pacific Regional Knowledge Exchange (Dehradun, India)

This three-day regional event, held from 12-14 September, assembled 50 delegates from 13 countries around Asia & the Pacific to exchange practical experiences on forestry and climate change. It focused on the topic of Forest Reference (Emission) Levels (FREL/FRLs), a mandatory requirement for countries to be eligible to receive results-based payments under the international REDD+ framework. Subm...

Forests & Economic Development


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timberbiz -8 hours ago

NZ’s future should rely on more than logs

A symposium to start a discussion on the future of work in forestry and wood processing has shown New Zealand is sitting on a mountain of untapped opportunity. The problem is, New Zealand is missing out on an incalculable amount of wealth due to exporting commodities as raw materials, instead of producing a wider range of products before exporting, and this is especially true for the forestry a...

news

timberbiz -8 hours ago

NZ’s future should be more than logs

A symposium to start a discussion on the future of work in forestry and wood processing has shown New Zealand is sitting on a mountain of untapped opportunity. The problem is, New Zealand is missing out on an incalculable amount of wealth due to exporting commodities as raw materials, instead of producing a wider range of products before exporting, and this is especially true for the forestry a...

JOB VACANSIES

CI -6 days ago

Project Director, Sustainable Development Concessions

PROJECT DIRECTOR, SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT CONCESSIONS Conservation International (CI) has been protecting nature for the benefit of all for over 30 years. Through science, policy, and partnerships, CI is helping build a healthier, more prosperous and more productive planet.  POSITION SUMMARY: Building upon a strong foundation of science, partnership and field demons...

Forests & People


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forest.fi -4 days ago

Environmental anxiety could become an epidemic – but treatments exist, for both the concern and the environment

Anxiety caused by environmental problems is increasingly widespread. There are, however, remedies available for the anxiety, and the best of […]...

news

forest.fi -4 months ago

Marc Palahí of the European Forest Institute: The EU needs ambitious, strategic approach to forest policy

Marc Palahí, Director of the European Forest Institute EFI, considers lack of understanding a great challenge for a strategic discussion […]...

news

forest.fi -4 months ago

New Wood competition searches for wood-based solutions to mankind’s questions again

The third New Wood competition was launched on the 6th June in a seminar in Helsinki, Finland. Entries for the […]...

Landscape Restoration


news

ICRAF -yesterday

For the Love of Restoration

The challenge of balancing quantity and quality in FLR efforts By Aida Bargués Tobella, World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) and Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) FLR is on everyone’s lips. Governments all over the world have committed to......

news

CIFOR -6 days ago

Securing rights of indigenous peoples, local communities may curb global warming: Reaction to IPCC Report

Restoration of tropical forests cannot occur without restoring the rights of inhabitants...

news

timberbiz -6 days ago

Is restoring forest enough to address climate change

Restoring forests has become a world-wide strategy for simultaneously addressing the challenges of climate change and biodiversity conservation. In a new study, scientists at Point Blue Conservation Science assessed how successful restoration efforts in California’s Central Valley were at these two goals. Sources: Phys Org, Journal of Applied Ecology Key among the findings was the conclu...

Sustainable Forest Management


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timberbiz -8 hours ago

WA to develop new markets and jobs

A Forest Products Commission initiative focused on increasing utilisation of Western Australia’s timber resources is poised to develop new markets and create regional jobs. Source: Timberlink Logs will be released into the marketplace to stimulate innovation and see some resources that do not currently have any commercial value used for the production of veneers and engineered wood...

publications

CFS -9 hours ago

Climate change mitigation in Canada’s forest sector: a spatially-explicit case study for two regions

Background: We determine the potential of forests and the forest sector to mitigate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by changes in management practices and wood use for two regions within Canada’s managed forest from 2018 to 2050. Our modeling frameworks include the Carbon Budget Model of the Canadian Forest Sector, a framework for harvested wood products that estimates emissions based on product ...

news

CBD -5 days ago

European forests cannot further curb global warming, French study warns

The Paris Agreement of 2015 mentions the importance of forests as carbon sinks because they are capable of removing CO2 from the atmosphere. Researchers have studied various forest management strategies in Europe, such as maximising CO2 storage or reflecting more light which is then directed back into space....

Payments for Environmental Services


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CIFOR -5 hours ago

Landscape Heroes: Tell their story to the world!

The post Landscape Heroes: Tell their story to the world! appeared first on Center for International Forestry Research....

news

timberbiz -8 hours ago

Government’s one billion trees plan inadequately supported

The Federal Government’s $20 million forestry plan to plant one billion trees is a big policy step, but is inadequate as it amounts to only two cents per tree. Source: Philip Hopkins for Timberbiz That was a key point made by the chairman of the Australian Forest Products Association, Greg McCormack, to the DANA forestry conference in Launceston last week. “This is a good start, but clearly th...

publications

Springer -23 hours ago

Forest as a place for recreation but also the source of allergenic plant pollen: to come or avoid?

Abstract For many years, we have observed a significant rise in urban population, the spatial development of cities, and an increase in urbanized areas. More and more people feel the need to have contact with nature. The interest in forest recreation is growing, though the forest is a serious source of allergenic plant pollen. The aim of the present study was to compare two fores...

Palm Oil & Plantations


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CIFOR -7 hours ago

Expansion of oil palm plantations into forests may be having negative effects on nutritious food supply in Indonesia

New video highlights comparative study of local nutrition and diet...

news

CIFOR -7 hours ago

Expansion of oil palm plantations into forests appears to be changing local diets in Indonesia

New video highlights comparative study of local nutrition and diet...

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NYT -2 days ago

Their Land Defiled, Forest People Swap Flower Worship for Quran and Concrete

Indigenous forest people of the Indonesian island of Sumatra have been pushed from their land and away from their gods by timber, rubber, paper and palm oil plantations. Many have converted to Islam....

Forests & Sustainable Development


JOB VACANSIES

CI -6 days ago

Project Director, Sustainable Development Concessions

PROJECT DIRECTOR, SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT CONCESSIONS Conservation International (CI) has been protecting nature for the benefit of all for over 30 years. Through science, policy, and partnerships, CI is helping build a healthier, more prosperous and more productive planet.  POSITION SUMMARY: Building upon a strong foundation of science, partnership and field demons...

news

NGP -2 weeks ago

NGP 2018 Review

Plantations that follow NGP principles are part of the solution ? to restoring nature, to enabling sustainable development, and to combating climate change. This is a message we want to spread further, and we are excited this year to hold our annual Encounter alongside the 4th International Congress on Planted Forests in Beijing. This review takes a closer look at these topics, as we seek to ...

news

GFW -3 weeks ago

PARTNER POST: Sur Verde Adaptive Monitoring: Mitigation and Adaptation in Calakmul, Campeche

By Eduardo Martínez Disponsible en español aquí. The Reforestamos Mexico GFW Contest recently recognized Sur Verde’s innovative use of the Global Forest Watch platform in finding solutions to socioenvironmental issues. Learn more about the contests here.   The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 15 provides a framework towards efforts to sustainably manage forests, combat desertif...

Forest Reporting


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CFS -9 hours ago

Reconciling global-model estimates and country reporting of anthropogenic forest CO2 sinks

Achieving the long-term temperature goal of the Paris Agreement requires forest-based mitigation. Collective progress towards this goal will be assessed by the Paris Agreement’s Global stocktake. At present, there is a discrepancy of about 4 GtCO2 yr−1 in global anthropogenic net land-use emissions between global models (reflected in IPCC assessment reports) and aggregated national GHG inven...

publications

CFS -9 hours ago

Climate change mitigation in Canada’s forest sector: a spatially-explicit case study for two regions

Background: We determine the potential of forests and the forest sector to mitigate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by changes in management practices and wood use for two regions within Canada’s managed forest from 2018 to 2050. Our modeling frameworks include the Carbon Budget Model of the Canadian Forest Sector, a framework for harvested wood products that estimates emissions based on product ...

publications

CFS -10 hours ago

Quantifying the impacts of human activities on reported greenhouse gas emissions and removals in Canada’s managed forest: conceptual framework and implementation

The land sector is expected to contribute to strategies aimed at mitigating global temperature increases and this necessitates an improved understanding of human actions on land sector emissions and removals. Current Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change guidelines for the land sector of national greenhouse gas inventories are based on the assumption that all emissions and removals in managed ...

Forest Governance


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timberbiz -8 hours ago

European Commission reports on EUTR progress

The European Commission has released the second report on the implementation of the European Union Timber Regulation (EUTR), covering the period March 2015 to February 2017. Source: Timberbiz The report reveals steady progress after four years of EUTR application. It is based on the reports from the 28 EU Member States and Norway. The report details how the EUTR is being implemented acros...

news

timberbiz -6 days ago

Australian Federal Government procurement rules for timber

Suppliers must meet Australian Standards in order to supply timber and timber-based products to the Federal Government. Source: Timberbiz Referenced as part of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 government departments are obligated to meet specific Commonwealth Procurement Rules (CPRs) when selecting suppliers for timber and timber based products. Among CPRs, governm...

news

timberbiz -7 days ago

Indonesia’s first year of FLEGT licensing looks good

In October, Indonesia’s first year of Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) licensing came under scrutiny from an EU/ Indonesian Joint Expert Meeting (JEM). Source: Timberbiz The overall figures looked good. Since the launch of licensing last November, 35,897 licences were issued to timber and wood product shipments to the EU, valued at €1.1 billion. Under its FLEGT VPA, ...

Forest Bioenergy


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timberbiz -8 hours ago

NZ’s future should rely on more than logs

A symposium to start a discussion on the future of work in forestry and wood processing has shown New Zealand is sitting on a mountain of untapped opportunity. The problem is, New Zealand is missing out on an incalculable amount of wealth due to exporting commodities as raw materials, instead of producing a wider range of products before exporting, and this is especially true for the forestry a...

news

timberbiz -8 hours ago

NZ’s future should be more than logs

A symposium to start a discussion on the future of work in forestry and wood processing has shown New Zealand is sitting on a mountain of untapped opportunity. The problem is, New Zealand is missing out on an incalculable amount of wealth due to exporting commodities as raw materials, instead of producing a wider range of products before exporting, and this is especially true for the forestry a...

publications

CFS -9 hours ago

Climate change mitigation in Canada’s forest sector: a spatially-explicit case study for two regions

Background: We determine the potential of forests and the forest sector to mitigate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by changes in management practices and wood use for two regions within Canada’s managed forest from 2018 to 2050. Our modeling frameworks include the Carbon Budget Model of the Canadian Forest Sector, a framework for harvested wood products that estimates emissions based on product ...

Forest Tenure


news

CIFOR -7 days ago

Forest landscape restoration: What do they say about tenure?

The post Forest landscape restoration: What do they say about tenure? appeared first on Center for International Forestry Research....

publications

USFS -3 weeks ago

Farmer perceptions of climate change risk and associated on-farm management strategies in Vermont, northeastern United States

Little research has been conducted on how agricultural producers in the northeastern United States conceptualize climate-related risk and how these farmers address risk through on-farm management strategies. Two years following Tropical Storm Irene, our team interviewed 15 farmers in order to investigate their perceptions of climate-related risk and how their decision-making was influenced by thes...

news

SFI -4 weeks ago

K’ó moks and Qualicum First Nations will pilot SFI Module for Indigenous Peoples, Families, and Communities

Comox, BC: K’ómoks First Nation, in partnership with Qualicum First Nation, welcomed TimberWest, the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB), and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. (SFI) to the K’ómoks First Nation Band Office to announce that they will pilot the SFI Small-Scale Forest Management Module for Indigenous Peoples, Families, and Communities. This...

Entomology


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IUFRO -1 hour ago

Spotlight #61 – Digging into soil and what it means to earth’s survival

PDF for download   Most people think of soil simply as something that grass, trees and other plants grow in and on. But nothing could be further from the truth, says Dr. Augusto Zanella. Below in quotes, some key concepts gathered during an IUFRO Spotlight interview. “Soils – in the forest and elsewhere – involve […]...

publications

IUFRO -2 hours ago

IUFRO Spotlight #61 - Digging into soil and what it means to earth’s survival

Most people think of soil simply as something that grass, trees and other plants grow in and on. But nothing could be further from the truth, according to the Humusica concept!...

news

CIFOR -5 hours ago

Landscape Heroes: Tell their story to the world!

The post Landscape Heroes: Tell their story to the world! appeared first on Center for International Forestry Research....