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Forests and Climate Change


timberbiz -17 hours ago

Building from the basement up ...

In Thun, Switzerland, the first apartment building with a basement made of wood is currently under construction. The construction industry has a responsibility and must significantly reduce its CO₂ emissions to comply with the Paris Climate Change Convention. This can only be achieved by dispensin...

timberbiz -17 hours ago

Scion on the lookout for fire ...

Local knowledge around fire awareness and preparedness in the northern Wānaka and Albert Town area is being sought by fire researchers to help residents, Fire and Emergency New Zealand and local government plan for future wildfires. Source: Timberbiz Central Otago is growing rapidly. New subdivisio...

timberbiz -17 hours ago

Opinion: Roger Underwood – B...

When Prime Minister Morrison announced that there would be a Royal Commission into the 2020 bushfires in NSW and Victoria, my first reaction was ‘it’s not needed’. People who know about bushfires already knew precisely what caused the disaster and what needs to be done to ensure it does not ha...

WRI -yesterday

ADVISORY: Press Call on 5-Year...

ADVISORY: Press Call on 5-Year Anniversary of the Paris Agreement and Expectations for the Climate Ambition Summit HTML Editor - Full Version Featuring: Christiana Figueres, one of the architects of the Paris Agreement; Kathleen McLaughlin (Walmart), Wanjira Mathai (WRI Africa) and Andrew ...

Climate Change Adaptation


USFS -18 hours ago

Wetland and hydric soils [Chap...

<p>Soil and the inherent biogeochemical processes in wetlands contrast starkly with those in upland forests and rangelands. The differences stem from extended periods of anoxia, or the lack of oxygen in the soil, that characterize wetland soils; in contrast, upland soils are nearly always oxic...

WRI -5 days ago

Driving System Shifts for Clim...

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USFS -1 week ago

Restoration Is Preparation for...

Returning a site or landscape to some historical condition is a long-standing objective in restoration ecology, but restoration ecology is by no means limited solely to the goal of returning an ecosystem to a prior condition. Restoration, done properly, can increase biodiversity, restore structure a...

Hindawi Publishing Corporation -2 weeks ago

Analyzing the Relationship, Di...

Forests provide numerous ecosystem goods and services. Their roles are considered as important for both climate mitigation and adaptation program. In Nepal, there are significant forest resources which are distributed in different regions; however, the studies on the spatial tree species distributio...

Ecological and Habitat Restoration


USFS -2 days ago

Managed wildfire, drought, and...

Fire managers are increasingly using natural ignitions to restore and maintain fire-adapted ecosystems. Managing natural ignitions after decades of suppression, however, holds inherent ecological, economic, and personal risks. During the severe drought of 2011, fire management staff on the Ouachita ...

USFS -2 days ago

Long-term structural and funct...

Subtropical China has a large area of Acacia mangium plantations; however, some key aspects of the structural and functional changes and the associated mechanisms after planting are still not well understood. We established a permanent plot in an A. mangium plantation and monitored the plant diversi...

CIFOR -4 days ago

Parallel Session 2b: Economic ...

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CIFOR -4 days ago

Plenary - Session 1: Governanc...

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IPCC


timberbiz -3 weeks ago

Tas doctors dabble in bushfire...

The IFA/AFG has responded to a group of Tasmanian doctors’ public letter calling for Premier Peter Gutwein to end the harvesting of native forests. Institute of Foresters of Australia and Australian Forest Growers (IFA/AFG) President Bob Gordon said the importance of trusted specialists in the com...

timberbiz -2 months ago

Opinion: Young forests capture...

There’s increasing recognition of how nature can help tackle the climate crisis. From protecting standing forests to planting new trees, forests offer significant climate mitigation benefits. Now, new research shows that letting forests regrow on their own could be a secret weapon to fight...

USFS -3 months ago

The role of predictive model d...

<p>Estimating baseline carbon stocks is a key step in designing forest carbon programs. While field inventories are resource-demanding, advances in predictive modeling are now providing globally coterminous datasets of carbon stocks at high spatial resolutions that may meet this data need. How...

timberbiz -4 months ago

Opinion: Daryl Cochrane – Th...

Mark Twain said: “A lie can travel halfway around the world before the truth has even gotten out of bed”. Rural Australians, the true conservationists, the providers of the necessities of life that live a life of integrity, are now under attack. Environmentalism, the planned and executed bullyin...

Forests & SDGs


IISD -2 days ago

Event: 16th Session of the UN ...

The 16th session of the UN Forum on Forests (UNFF 16) will include an interactive exchange of experiences and lessons learned on thematic priorities among members of the Forum, the Collaborative Partnership on Forests and its member organizations, regional and subregional organizations and processes...

UNECE-FAO -2 days ago

Mine Tailings Safety (Russian ...

The Mine Tailings Safety video highlights the importance of safely managing waste from mining activities, stored in so-called tailings management facilities, to prevent tailings failures. Past accidents have caused human death and severe damage to people, the environment and infrastructure. Strength...

UNECE-FAO -2 days ago

Mine Tailings Safety...

The Mine Tailings Safety video highlights the importance of safely managing waste from mining activities, stored in so-called tailings management facilities, to prevent tailings failures. Past accidents have caused human death and severe damage to people, the environment and infrastructure. Strength...

WRI -2 days ago

5 Pillars of a New Ocean Agend...

5 Pillars of a New Ocean Agenda Comments|Add Comment|PrintOcean-based renewable energy like offshore wind turbines can provide clean energy while generating jobs, boosting economies and providing a pathway to decarbonization. Photo by iStock.com 2020 was supposed to be a super year for the ocean. ...

reThinkWood


timberbiz -17 hours ago

Building from the basement up ...

In Thun, Switzerland, the first apartment building with a basement made of wood is currently under construction. The construction industry has a responsibility and must significantly reduce its CO₂ emissions to comply with the Paris Climate Change Convention. This can only be achieved by dispensin...

timberbiz -17 hours ago

Marrickville Library wins mult...

The Marrickville Library project has won this year’s overall 2020 Timber Design Award. The project, produced by architects BVN and engineers TTW, also collected the Public Buildings Award. Source: Timberbiz The awards were presented on Wednesday night at a virtual ceremony hosted by Julian Brenchl...

timberbiz -17 hours ago

Friday analysis: Victoria dela...

The Victorian State Government has been rightly condemned for taking so long to release timber burned in January’s bushfires in north-east Victoria and Gippsland. Yes, the burnt timber will be saved from going to waste through a grants program funded by the Federal Government and the Victorian Sta...

What Wood -3 days ago

Segezha Group launched product...

The new production began at Sokol CLT plant, where the first pilot CLT panel 3 by 6 m was produced. The plant equipment is capable of producing CLT panels up to 16 m long, 3.5 m wide and 0.4 m thick. The investment value exceeded 3 billion rubles; the company’s capacity is 50,000 m³ of [̷...

Wildfires


timberbiz -17 hours ago

Citations for Forestry Corp fi...

NSW Bushfire Emergency Citations have been presented to Forestry Corporation staff in Tumut, acknowledging their contribution to the 2019-20 firefighting efforts. Source: Timberbiz NSW Emergency Bushfire Citation recipients receive a citation, certificate of recognition, commemorative cap and a lett...

timberbiz -3 days ago

Environmentally friendly fire-...

Kiilto and PPO-Elektroniikka Oy have combined their expertise and developed an environmentally friendly fire-fighting chemical for extinguishing forest fires and wildfires. Source: Timberbiz Kiilto’s 100-year expertise in the chemical industry and PPO-Elektroniikka’s experience in fire extinguis...

timberbiz -1 week ago

New $1m fire spotting tech for...

New fire detection technology and the upgrade of fire-spotting towers across the Limestone Coast forestry estate will be funded as part of a $1.1m State Government investment. Source: The Border Watch The investment will see the fire-tower network staffed, as well as the continuation maintenance wor...

The Guardian -1 week ago

Revealed: UK supermarket and f...

Tesco, Lidl, Asda, McDonald’s and Nando’s all source chicken fed on soya from Cerrado tropical biome regionHow can we stop using soya linked to deforestation?The Cerrado: how Brazil’s vital ‘water tank’ went from forest to fields for soyaSupermarkets and fast food outlets are selling chick...

Wetlands


USFS -18 hours ago

Wetland and hydric soils [Chap...

<p>Soil and the inherent biogeochemical processes in wetlands contrast starkly with those in upland forests and rangelands. The differences stem from extended periods of anoxia, or the lack of oxygen in the soil, that characterize wetland soils; in contrast, upland soils are nearly always oxic...

timberbiz -3 days ago

Tough terrain shovel logger...

John Deere has released its new 953ML shovel logger that is a purpose-built solution for loggers operating in wetland and swamp conditions. The 953ML is equipped to help loggers out manoeuvre the muck, tackling challenging job sites with a powerful live heel boom, durable track system in a comfortab...

CBD -1 week ago

City of Wild: Common cranes fl...

Common crane is a medium-sized species with gray feathers, a bare red crown and a white streak on its upper back. In Beijing's Yanqing District, you can see flocks of common cranes flying over the sky. Beijing, with varied habitats including grassy plain areas, wetlands and parks, is an attractive p...

CBD -3 weeks ago

Union Minister Prakash Javadek...

Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar has expressed happiness that India has added two more Ramsar sites. They are Lonar lake in Maharashtra which is the only crater lake of the country while the other is Sur Sarovar, also known as Keetham lake in Agra of Uttar Pradesh...

Forest & Food Security


WRI -3 days ago

5 Keys to a Climate Resilient ...

5 Keys to a Climate Resilient Recovery Comments|Add Comment|PrintExtreme weather events — such as this flood in Ninh Binh, Vietnam — pose massive threats to humanity. Climate resiliency can help manage these threats. Photo by Constant Loubier/Unsplash The climate change crisis continues to creat...

WRI -3 days ago

5 Keys to a Climate-resilient ...

5 Keys to a Climate-resilient Recovery After COVID-19 Comments|Add Comment|PrintExtreme weather events — such as this flood in Ninh Binh, Vietnam — pose massive threats to humanity. Climate resiliency can help manage these threats. Photo by Constant Loubier/Unsplash The climate change crisis con...

CBD -1 week ago

Biodiversity is crucial for So...

The Covid-19 pandemic is teaching us all some very important lessons. In particular, it is reminding us that our health, our economy and our way of life are built on a fragile foundation that is far too often taken for granted....

INBAR -1 month ago

Webinar | Bamboo Eco-Tourism M...

The way we learn and share experiences is changing. INBAR’s themed online webinar series brings bamboo and rattan experts from all over the world together to educate, inspire and discuss, without the need for travel. In addition to their contribution to environmental management, food security, e...

Forests & Invasive Pests, Plants, & Diseases


Mongabay -1 week ago

A Chilean archipelago rivaling...

Rich in both marine and terrestrial biodiversity, Juan Fernández Archipelago National Park (PNAJF) in Chile boasts species that live nowhere else in the world. Legends abound in this remote land, such as those that inspired the famous novel Robinson Crusoe — and which gives its name to one of its...

CBD -2 weeks ago

Restoration of degraded grassl...

New research has demonstrated how, in contrast to encroachment by the invasive alien tree species Prosopis julifora (known as Mathenge -in Kenya or Promi in Baringo), restoration of grasslands in tropical semi-arid regions can both mitigate the impacts of climate change and restore key benefits usua...

USFS -2 weeks ago

Testing five treatments to con...

We partnered with the Land Trust of North Alabama to implement an invasive species treatment demonstration project on property with high recreational use. The stand had low-quality upland hardwoods with eight dominant or codominant tree species averaging 5.5 inches in diameter at breast height (d.b....

USFS -2 weeks ago

Fire and biodiversity in the A...

Fire has been a source of global biodiversity for millions of years. However, interactions with anthropogenic drivers such as climate change, land use, and invasive species are changing the nature of fire activity and its impacts. We review how such changes are threatening species with extinction an...

Bio-economy


Elsevier -4 days ago

Company-level cross-sector col...

Publication date: February 2021Source: Forest Policy and Economics, Volume 123Author(s): Jose E. Guerrero, Eric Hansen...

timberbiz -2 weeks ago

ForestBioFacts library for for...

Forest Products Engineers and publishing company Paperi ja Puu have launched a new digital learning environment for developing the skills of professionals working in the forest-based bioeconomy and universities. Source: Timberbiz ForestBioFacts includes information on forest-based products and techn...

Forest Sweden -2 weeks ago

Thanks to an interest in fores...

A new 10-point plan for a circular bioeconomy, published by the European Forest Institute, calls on all bodies to invest in nature. ‘Not only is it the best, but also the unavoidable route to achieve change and a new economy,’ says Marc Palahi, the Institute’s Director and coordinator of the ...

Forest Sweden -2 weeks ago

BioEquality project will chang...

Our new BioEquality project started stage one of the work for a gender balanced, digitalised bioeconomy in the Nordic region, in a meeting October 12. Read more about the project. / SNS...

Forest Biodiversity


IISD -yesterday

Biodiversity Convention Adopts...

Parties to Convention on Biological Diversity engaged in a virtual decision making process to ensure operations can continue in 2021. Governments adopted an interim budget for 2021 via silence procedure, providing financial certainty for the new year....

Mongabay -yesterday

To save life on Earth, consult...

Reversing biodiversity loss, halting climate change and even preventing the emergence of new pandemics may seem like isolated objectives, but they are not. A group of scientists set out to create an interactive digital map to show which land areas are essential to meet these challenges and save life...

Global Forest Coalition -2 days ago

Open letter to the Global Envi...

As the Global Environment Facility embarks on it’s civil society consultations today ahead of its 59th Council Meeting, we’re publishing an open letter to GEF CEO Carlos Manuel Rodriguez and UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner. We’re asking them to acknowledge two investigations that ...

CBD -2 days ago

AXA's Chief Risk and Investmen...

AXA Group's chief risk and investment officer, Alban de Mailly Nesle is required to ponder myriad dangers to the Paris-based insurer and its 830 billion-euro ($995 billion) asset management arm. He says one of the greatest and most under-appreciated threats to human health, economic vitality and the...

Forest Certification


timberbiz -5 days ago

New board members for PEFC Int...

Three new members elected to the PEFC International Board at the 25th PEFC General Assembly. Riikka Joukio elected as the new vice chair, and two members re-elected for another term. After 10 years in the PEFC International Board of Directors and two years as vice chair, Genevieve Chau bid farew...

timberbiz -1 week ago

HQPlantations 85,000-hectare T...

HQPlantations is one of 28 forests certified under AS 4708 – Sustainable Forest Management. This standard is used by Australian forest growers to make Responsible Wood and PEFC claims on forest and tree-based products. Underpinning certification is a commitment by forest growers to the management ...

timberbiz -2 weeks ago

PEFC annual awards for increas...

Each year PEFC awards members that have achieved the biggest increases in PEFC-certified forest area and PEFC chain of custody certificates. In 2020, the awards for highest growth in certified hectares all went to Asia.  Source: Timberbiz The Malaysian Timber Certification Council (MTCC) took gold,...

timberbiz -2 weeks ago

PEFC aligns with ASEAN guideli...

PEFC has achieved a high ranking in its assessment against the ASEAN RAI Guidelines thanks to a regional approach. In a recently published report assessing the alignment with ASEAN RAI, the PEFC Sustainable Forest Management principles scored 9.5 out of 10 points. Source: Timberbiz The Association o...

Forests & Water


Mongabay -9 hours ago

Humanity’s construction foot...

From underwater tunnels to bridges to communication cables snaking across the ocean floor, structures made by humans are encroaching on marine life at an ever-growing pace. Our physical footprint of marine construction covers an area of 32,000 square kilometers (12,000 square miles) on the seafloor ...

Mongabay -2 days ago

Can whales and dolphins catch ...

A few months after the first confirmed cases of COVID-19 began to pop up in the U.S., a piece of news came out of the Bronx Zoo in New York City: one of its Malayan tigers (Panthera tigris jacksoni), Nadia, had developed a cough. When a veterinarian tested Nadia for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes...

EFETAC -2 days ago

New Science Synthesis on Soils...

We don’t often think about what’s underneath our feet, but soils are essential for the food we eat, building materials for our homes, the clean water we drink, storing carbon and mitigating climate change, even the air we breathe. Our health and well-being depend on healthy soils. It may b...

CBD -2 days ago

Mary Kay Inc. Expands Partners...

Last year, Mary Kay Inc., an international leader in corporate and social responsibility, announced the company had partnered with The Nature Conservancy to protect Texas fisheries and the Gulf of Mexico. Mary Kay is proud to announce they've expanded that partnership with The Nature Conservancy to ...

Forest Loss


Mongabay -2 days ago

Planned road to bisect pristin...

Brazil’s Serra do Divisor National Park is at risk from a BR-364 branch road running from Acre state to Peru. Brazil’s Congress is about to strip away the park’s protections, risking wholesale deforestation....

CBD -2 days ago

Randeep Hooda Stresses On The ...

As Wildlife Conservation Day (December 4) is almost here, actor Randeep Hooda has an important message to share with people. He spoke about the importance of preserving wildlife and biodiversity and spreading awareness about the environment. Stressing on how humanity has pushed the planets to its li...

Mongabay -3 days ago

French Guiana soy biofuel powe...

South America’s French Guiana, a French overseas department, is slated for major new liquid biofuel power stations, fueled by soy plantations that will cause largescale Amazon deforestation, say environmentalists....

Mongabay -3 days ago

Pulp producers pull off $168 m...

JAKARTA — Two major pulp and paper producers associated with widespread deforestation and land conflicts in Indonesia may also have skimped on $168 million in taxes through a web of offshore tax havens, a new report suggests. PT Toba Pulp Lestari (TPL), which operates a pulp and paper mill in Nort...

REDD+


CIFOR -3 days ago

Acerca del Estudio Global Comp...

El Estudio Global Comparativo sobre REDD+ de CIFOR es el más grande de su tipo, basado en más de 10 años de investigación en 22 países tropicales ricos en áreas forestales. Los científicos y numerosos socios han producido de forma conjuntas la información, el análisis y las herramientas nec...

timberbiz -1 week ago

Bingo – timber waste no long...

Those in New South Wales and Victoria will be familiar with BINGO Industries’ bright orange recycling and waste trucks and skip bins. But BINGO is much more than a skip bin service; its Recycling Ecology Park in Western Sydney is the only one of its kind in our country and a key part of BINGO’s ...

CIFOR -2 weeks ago

On CIFOR's study of REDD+...

CIFOR's Global Comparative Study of REDD+ is the largest of its kind, based on more than 10 years of research in 22 forest-rich tropical countries. Scientists and researchers have been co-producing the needed information, analysis and tools, with the aim to reduce emissions from deforestation and fo...

UN-REDD Programme -2 weeks ago

How to Produce Forest Friendly...

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Forests & Economic Development


timberbiz -2 weeks ago

PEFC aligns with ASEAN guideli...

PEFC has achieved a high ranking in its assessment against the ASEAN RAI Guidelines thanks to a regional approach. In a recently published report assessing the alignment with ASEAN RAI, the PEFC Sustainable Forest Management principles scored 9.5 out of 10 points. Source: Timberbiz The Association o...

timberbiz -3 weeks ago

New wood council for West Coas...

The New Canterbury West Coast Wood Council is the eighth wood council to be established in New Zealand. It is a combination of forestry, transport, processing, regional councils, contractors, nurseries and Canterbury University School of Forestry. Source: Timberbiz Its 54 members currently make up a...

CBD -1 month ago

Africa: Climate Change Threate...

Increasing temperatures and sea levels, changing precipitation patterns and more extreme weather are threatening human health and safety, food and water security and socio-economic development in Africa, says a new report devoted exclusively to the continent....

CBD -1 month ago

Water scarcity and reduction i...

The Middle East is one of the most water scarce regions in the world. Many countries in the region have exploited their available water resources and left watersheds below the sustainable level of water withdrawal. Water is extensively used in agricultural activities and the region has seen declines...

Forests & People


-7 years ago

REDD monitor news: Indigenous ...

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

-7 years ago

Indigenous people of Honduras ...

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

-10 years ago

Leading Sustainable Forest Man...

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

-11 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


USFS -2 days ago

Managed wildfire, drought, and...

Fire managers are increasingly using natural ignitions to restore and maintain fire-adapted ecosystems. Managing natural ignitions after decades of suppression, however, holds inherent ecological, economic, and personal risks. During the severe drought of 2011, fire management staff on the Ouachita ...

USFS -2 days ago

Long-term structural and funct...

Subtropical China has a large area of Acacia mangium plantations; however, some key aspects of the structural and functional changes and the associated mechanisms after planting are still not well understood. We established a permanent plot in an A. mangium plantation and monitored the plant diversi...

CIFOR -4 days ago

Parallel Session 2b: Economic ...

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CIFOR -4 days ago

Plenary - Session 1: Governanc...

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Sustainable Forest Management


timberbiz -17 hours ago

Policy brief on impacts of COV...

Wood value chains have been hard-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, but the side effects of the crisis have not all been negative for the sector, according to a new FAO policy brief. Source: Timberbiz Impacts of COVID-19 on wood value chains and forest sector response summarizes the findings from a globa...

timberbiz -17 hours ago

Forest Growers levy raised for...

Directors of New Zealand’s Forest Growers Levy Trust have raised the rate on harvested wood materials for the first time since the levy was introduced by a forest grower referendum in 2013. Source: Timberbiz The Chair of the Levy Trust, Geoff Thompson, said clear support for the value of the inves...

timberbiz -2 days ago

Major Event Review into Victor...

A review to determine what actions are required now and into the future to protect, enjoy and use the state’s forests is underway following an agreement between the Victorian and Commonwealth Governments. The Major Event Review will assess the significant impacts of the 2019-20 bushfires and what ...

USFS -4 days ago

The Starkey Project: a synthes...

The Starkey Project is a unique program that has combined long-term research with multi-disciplinary, multi-partner involvement. The research was, and still is, designed to answer management questions. Even studies designed as basic research have been conducted in a manner that could identify mechan...

Payments for Environmental Services


ScienceDaily -6 hours ago

Leaf microbiomes are a neighbo...

Leaf microbiomes of sugar maple trees vary across the species' range, changing in accordance with the types of trees in the surrounding 'neighborhood.'...

timberbiz -17 hours ago

Building from the basement up ...

In Thun, Switzerland, the first apartment building with a basement made of wood is currently under construction. The construction industry has a responsibility and must significantly reduce its CO₂ emissions to comply with the Paris Climate Change Convention. This can only be achieved by dispensin...

timberbiz -17 hours ago

Forest Growers levy raised for...

Directors of New Zealand’s Forest Growers Levy Trust have raised the rate on harvested wood materials for the first time since the levy was introduced by a forest grower referendum in 2013. Source: Timberbiz The Chair of the Levy Trust, Geoff Thompson, said clear support for the value of the inves...

timberbiz -17 hours ago

Is Jaclyn Symes withholding re...

The Victorian Government has been accused of deliberately delaying the release of timber burned in the catastrophic January bushfires in north-east Victoria and Gippsland. The burnt timber will be saved from going to waste through a grants program funded by the Federal Government and the Victorian S...

Palm Oil & Plantations


Mongabay -4 days ago

‘Certified’ palm oil linke...

While many look to sustainability certifications as a panacea for the issues surrounding oil palm plantations, a new study cautions that these programs may not be enough to prevent negative impacts on local communities. Following on previous research into the effects of oil palm development on the l...

The Guardian -3 months ago

Malaysian prisoners may face '...

Shortage of foreign workers behind plan by producers to employ inmates as a stopgap measurePrisoners are expected to be put to work on Malaysia’s giant palm oil plantations to make up for an acute labour shortage heightened by the coronavirus pandemic.But workers’ rights experts have warned that...

timberbiz -3 months ago

Vic timber transition plan lab...

The Victorian Government’s native timber transition plan has been labelled a sham after Labor walked away from establishing hardwood plantations. During State Parliament this week the Nationals Member for Eastern Victoria Region, Melina Bath pushed Minister for Agriculture, Jaclyn Symes for answer...

Mongabay -3 months ago

Oil palm plantations in Sumatr...

JAKARTA — Newly published research has linked the spread of oil palm and rubber plantations across a wetland area of Indonesia’s Sumatra Island to worsening floods in the region. The analysis, published in August in the journal Ecology and Society, shows that “the observed and measured increas...

Forests & Sustainable Development


USFS -2 weeks ago

Analyzing socio-ecological int...

<p>Framing environmental issues in a sustainability context requires that we highlight the interdependencies between ecological, social and economic factors. Accordingly, the socio-ecological system (SES), which emphasizes the interplay between environmental and social dynamics, seems to be th...

FAO -1 month ago

FAO calls for stepping up fore...

Efforts to restore the world's degraded forests and landscapes must be scaled up to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, said FAO in a new publication released today....

IUFRO -2 months ago

Online Launch: GFEP Report: Fo...

According to the World Bank, 736 million people lived below the international poverty line of US $ 1.90 a day in 2015. Around 75% of the poor inhabit rural areas, in many cases regions of high forest cover. A number of studies conclude that poor and vulnerable populations tend to concentrate in envi...

FAO -2 months ago

Forests, forest stakeholders k...

Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals requires halting deforestation, protecting intact forests and restoring degraded forest landscapes – and an upsurge of action by communities, forest industries and responsible businesses provides the best hope of doing so....

Forest Reporting


Springer -yesterday

A city-level comparison of fos...

Abstract Background Quantifying CO2 emissions from cities is of great importance because cities contribute more than 70% of the global total CO2 emissions. As the largest urbanized megalopolis region in northern China, the Beijing-Tian...

timberbiz -1 week ago

Which forests are better at st...

An international team led by the University of Geneva (UNIGE) has studied which types of forest, in terms of biodiversity, are the most effective in storing carbon. Inventory data from natural forests on five continents show that species diversity is optimal for equatorial and tropical rainforests, ...

timberbiz -1 week ago

The roll of toilet paper in ou...

Last week’s ‘rush to retail’ by consumers in South Australia was a reminder of the time earlier this year when much of the nation was engaged in the panic buying game. Nowhere was this more obvious or remarked upon than in supplies of toilet paper. Source: Industry Edge Despite the supply chai...

USFS -2 weeks ago

Timber Product Output and Use ...

<p>This resource update contains the findings of a canvass of all primary wood-using plants. It complements the Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) annual inventory of volume and removals. The canvass was conducted to determine the amount and source of wood receipts and annual timber product i...

Forest Governance


timberbiz -17 hours ago

Policy brief on impacts of COV...

Wood value chains have been hard-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, but the side effects of the crisis have not all been negative for the sector, according to a new FAO policy brief. Source: Timberbiz Impacts of COVID-19 on wood value chains and forest sector response summarizes the findings from a globa...

CIFOR -4 days ago

Plenary - Session 1: Governanc...

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timberbiz -1 week ago

Two new Honorary Life Membersh...

New Zealand Plant Producers has announced two new Honorary Life Membership of the Society. Honorary Life Membership is the highest award granted by New Zealand Plant Producers Incorporated. Only eight people have been awarded Honorary Life Membership before. Now Carol Fraser and Peter Fraser have jo...

timberbiz -2 weeks ago

PEFC aligns with ASEAN guideli...

PEFC has achieved a high ranking in its assessment against the ASEAN RAI Guidelines thanks to a regional approach. In a recently published report assessing the alignment with ASEAN RAI, the PEFC Sustainable Forest Management principles scored 9.5 out of 10 points. Source: Timberbiz The Association o...

Forest Bioenergy


EEPN -16 hours ago

Statement of German NGOs on fo...

Unlike its European neighbours such as the UK, the Netherlands, Belgium and Denmark, Germany had so far comparatively low capacities for industrial energy production from forest biomass. Up to now, wood has played a relevant role as an energy supplier mainly for stove firing in private households in...

Global Forest Coalition -2 days ago

Open letter to the Global Envi...

As the Global Environment Facility embarks on it’s civil society consultations today ahead of its 59th Council Meeting, we’re publishing an open letter to GEF CEO Carlos Manuel Rodriguez and UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner. We’re asking them to acknowledge two investigations that ...

Mongabay -3 days ago

French Guiana soy biofuel powe...

South America’s French Guiana, a French overseas department, is slated for major new liquid biofuel power stations, fueled by soy plantations that will cause largescale Amazon deforestation, say environmentalists....

What Wood -1 week ago

Pellet production in Europe in...

In 2019, the production of wood pellets in the EU-28 countries increased by about 5% compared to the previous year and amounted to 17.84 million tons. In other European countries, the growth rate was 17% to 4.16 million tons. According to data published in the 2019 Pellet Market Report by Bioenerg...

Forest Tenure


timberbiz -17 hours ago

Policy brief on impacts of COV...

Wood value chains have been hard-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, but the side effects of the crisis have not all been negative for the sector, according to a new FAO policy brief. Source: Timberbiz Impacts of COVID-19 on wood value chains and forest sector response summarizes the findings from a globa...

Mongabay -1 week ago

Podcast: Indigenous land right...

Today we’re taking a look at the importance of securing Indigenous communities’ land rights and the global push for privatization that can deprive those communities of access to their land. Listen here: A study published in Nature Sustainability in 2018 found that Indigenous Peoples manage or ha...

Mongabay -1 week ago

Podcast: Indigenous land right...

Today we’re taking a look at the importance of securing Indigenous communities’ land rights and the global push for privatization that can deprive those communities of access to their land. Listen here: A study published in Nature Sustainability in 2018 found that Indigenous Peoples manage or ha...

USFS -2 weeks ago

AFS roots: Emmeline Moore, all...

As we reflect on the rich history of the American Fisheries Society (AFS), no greater inspiration emerges than the pioneering figure of our 47th president, Dr. Emmeline Moore. In addition to serving as the Society’s first woman president, her groundbreaking research in the fields of aquatic ecolog...

Entomology


ScienceDaily -6 hours ago

Leaf microbiomes are a neighbo...

Leaf microbiomes of sugar maple trees vary across the species' range, changing in accordance with the types of trees in the surrounding 'neighborhood.'...

USFS -6 hours ago

Pansy Mallett, Frontier Teache...

History and experiences of Pansy Mallett, who taught on an early 20th-century homestead on what is now the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, using historic photos....

USFS -6 hours ago

Pansy Mallett, Frontier Teache...

History and experiences of Pansy Mallett, who taught on an early 20th-century homestead on what is now the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, using historic photos....

Springer -7 hours ago

Forest gardens increase the fi...

Abstract Forest gardens (FGs) are tree-dominant land uses in Sri Lankan farming enterprises. Although FG financial performance has been described, their overall contributions to farming enterprises remain unclear. This information is critical given the global quest for financially ...

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