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Forests and Climate Change


CEPI -15 hours ago

Enhancing the EU forest policy...

Cepi position on the new EU Forest Strategy post-2020                                                            European forests and the forest-based sector provide multiple solutions that contribute to Europe’s part in keeping global warmi...

timberbiz -2 days ago

Indonesia may go back to illeg...

A resurgence in illegal logging in Indonesia may be on the cards after the government declared that wood exports would no longer have to comply with a stringent legality check that took a decade to put in place. Sources: Timberbiz, Mongabay, Reuters Under the new regulation issued by the Ministry of...

Hindawi Publishing Corporation -2 days ago

Estimates of Volume and Carbon...

Miombo woodlands are major vegetation type covering about 93% of the forest land of Mainland Tanzania. It forms an integral part of the rural landscape in Tanzania and plays a crucial role in providing a wide range of goods and services including carbon sequestration. However, the sustainability of ...

Springer -3 days ago

Hundred year projected carbon ...

Abstract Background Forests are an important component of the global carbon balance, and climate sensitive growth and yield models are an essential tool when predicting future forest conditions. In this study, we used the dynamic clima...

Climate Change Adaptation


USFS -5 days ago

The 1912 Douglas-Fir heredity ...

The 1912 Douglas-Fir Heredity Study is one of the first studies undertaken by the US Forest Service, and one of the first forest genetics studies in North America. The study considers provenance variation of 120 parent trees from 13 seed sources planted at five test sites in the Pacific Northwest. T...

CBD -6 days ago

Uncertainty looms over climate...

On March 23, the United Nations Climate change secretariat announced that due to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) it is going digital and embracing telecommuting and teleconferencing options in order to carry on with its work. The 17th meeting of the Adaptation Committee (AC 17), for instanc...

EUFORGEN -7 days ago

Evidence of adaptation after a...

A severe insect pest epidemic may have changed the susceptibility of Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris) in Iceland to the pine woolly aphid. This could be the result of extreme selection pressure during the 1950s and 1960s, when the aphid damaged and killed the vast majority of Scots pines planted in Ice...

CBD -7 days ago

Can we plant our way to carbon...

Several local authorities have included major tree planting initiatives as part of their climate declarations - but can we plant our way to carbon neutrality by 2030? 1st Vice President of the Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning & Transport (ADEPT) and Chair of the Local Adaptation Advisory...

Ecological and Habitat Restoration


ETFRN -17 hours ago

Call for contributions ETFRN N...

ETFRN News 60 will focus on dryland landscape restoration, from government and private sector reforestation to farmer managed natural regeneration, improvements to grasslands and rainfed agriculture, changes in tenure and governance, management of exotic species and bush encroachment. It will look a...

EFETAC -17 hours ago

Genetics of Shortleaf and Long...

Shortleaf pine (Pinus echinata) and longleaf pine (Pinus palustris) ecosystems have been dwindling for decades. Restoration is a huge priority for the USDA Forest Service, the Longleaf Pine Alliance, the Shortleaf Pine Initiative, and many others. Restoration requires seed, and on National For...

Elsevier -19 hours ago

The role of smallholder woodlo...

Publication date: June 2020Source: Forest Policy and Economics, Volume 115Author(s): Niwaeli E. Kimambo, Jessica L'Roe, Lisa Naughton-Treves, Volker C. Radeloff...

USFS -5 days ago

Climate associations with head...

Integrating climate-smart principles into riparian and upland forest management can facilitate effective and efficient land use and conservation planning. Emerging values of forested headwater streams can help forge these links, yet climate effects on headwaters are little studied. We assessed assoc...

IPCC


CBD -1 month ago

52nd session of the Intergover...

I am honoured to address you today at the 52nd session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) because the IPCC has been, without a doubt, an incredible, positive scientific force in laying out the scale and consequences of climate change and what we must to do lessen the threat it p...

ScienceDaily -4 months ago

Estimates of ecosystem carbon ...

The recent reports from the IPCC concluded that new land-use options to enhance the terrestrial carbon sink are needed to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement on Climate....

WRI -4 months ago

Climate Change Poses an Existe...

Climate Change Poses an Existential Risk to Ocean Industries. Here’s How They Can Respond. Comments|Add Comment|PrintReef diver off Chagos Islands in Indian Ocean. Photo by Mark Spalding/Flickr Never before has the urgency of climate action for ocean health been more pronounced. In September, the ...

timberbiz -5 months ago

AFPA says Labor decision at od...

Victorian communities and families will be reeling after the devastating news that the Andrews Government will close down the state’s native forestry industries by 2030. The move will see the loss of thousands of jobs and the withdrawal of key investment in many regional and rural centres acro...

Forests & SDGs


IISD -5 days ago

Guest Article: Sustainable For...

Analyses have shown how sustainable forest practices across the planet can contribute to a wide range of the Sustainable Development Goals. Examples from Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, and Viet Nam give a snapshot of how retaining, restoring, and sustainably managing our forests can bring a range of ...

IISD -5 days ago

Asia-Pacific Off Track: 20% of...

ESCAP's ‘Asia and Pacific SDG Progress Report 2020’ warns that conditions in 2030 are predicted are to be worse on 20% of SDG indicators than they were in 2015 “unless immediate actions are taken to reverse current trends”. Among the areas of positive progress, data availability for the SDG ...

CBD -6 days ago

'Robust economy, financial sys...

To achieve the global nature conservation and biodiversity across African countries, Africa Executive Director for Wide World Fund for Nature (WWF), Alice Ruhweza has said the transformation of the world's economic and financial systems remains critical to reversing nature's depletion and achieving ...

IISD -2 weeks ago

UNECE Releases Statistical Por...

The first annual 'Towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in the UNECE region’ reviews trends in progress on 49 indicators under each of the 17 SDGs. The report shares progress on people, planet, prosperity, and partnership. The report calls for investing in data for the full implement...

reThinkWood


timberbiz -5 days ago

Timber office unglued at the s...

Engineers at the University of Liverpool, alongside industrial partners, have designed and built an adhesive-free timber office building at Ness Gardens in the UK in order to evaluate a more environmentally friendly construction method. Source: Timberbiz The key idea behind the new `green’ office ...

timberbiz -2 weeks ago

Silicon Valley tech comes to V...

US based Katerra is a company taking the building industry to a new level, applying Silicon Valley technology to design and construction. Source: Timberbiz “Katerra is a new kind of company in the building industry, delivering end-to-end integration with significant investment in technological and...

timberbiz -4 weeks ago

Tassie gov’t takes a bold st...

In a week when the industry as a whole seemed to take a deep breath, there were three or four events of note. In Tasmania, the State Government has made a clear and bold decision to legislate for mechanical fuel reduction to tackle bushfires. Source: Bruce Mitchell Premier Peter Gutwein said the leg...

timberbiz -4 weeks ago

IndustryEdge estimates of CLT ...

The announcement from Timberlink Australia that it would invest in a state-of-the-art Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) and Glue Laminated Timber (Glulam) facility in the Green Triangle (South Australia and Victoria) indicates the growing market for engineered wood products. Sources: IndustryEdge, ...

Wildfires


CEPI -15 hours ago

Enhancing the EU forest policy...

Cepi position on the new EU Forest Strategy post-2020                                                            European forests and the forest-based sector provide multiple solutions that contribute to Europe’s part in keeping global warmi...

timberbiz -5 days ago

Opinion: Mark Poynter on why f...

Last week, a disparate group of 19 scientists presented an ‘open letter’ to the Parliament of Australia calling for an immediate nationwide cessation of all native forest timber production as a response “to the climate, fire, drought and biodiversity loss crises” sparked by t...

Forest Sweden -5 days ago

SNS network for Nordic coopera...

The SNS Secretariat runs the Taskforce Forest fire that have been pointed out as highly relevant by the Nordic Council of Ministers. With climate change we expect more forest fires in the future. Taskforce forest fire creates and facilitates contacts between relevant stakeholders in forestry and res...

timberbiz -2 weeks ago

OPINION: Peter Rutherford, Sou...

On the ABC 7.30 Report, Tuesday 10 March 2020, Professor David Lindenmayer from the Australian National University stated: “What the research has shown is that forests are very unlikely to burn for the first seven years, immediately after logging.” “But then after seven years there is a ve...

Wetlands


USFS -1 week ago

Temperature and water-level ef...

Forested black ash (Fraxinus nigra) wetlands are an important economic, cultural, and ecological resource in the northern Great Lake States, USA, and are threatened by the invasive insect, emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis Fairmmaire [EAB]). These wetlands are likely to experience higher water ...

USFS -3 weeks ago

Locating delineated wetland bo...

A six-channel Global Positioning System was used to locate eleven points on wetland boundary lines. The latitude and longitude of these points were compared to locations obtained by a second order ground survey. Operating criteria and tree foliage coverage varied over a 19-month period of data colle...

Mongabay -3 weeks ago

US economy will take biggest h...

New research finds that if humans carry on with business as usual and the environmental degradation that results, we will pay a steep price — quite literally. Researchers with WWF, Purdue University’s Global Trade Analysis Project, and the Natural Capital Project looked at how forests, wetlands,...

CBD -1 month ago

Peatlands are under threat. He...

Wetlands are known by many names such as peatlands, marshes, bogs, fens or mires. What they all have in common is that their landscape is temporarily or permanently saturated with water....

Forest & Food Security


CBD -7 days ago

New UN Report Warns Of Adverse...

A new UN study has warned of accelerating climate change on land, sea and in the atmosphere. Compiled by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), parented by the United Nations Economic and Social Council, the report documents impacts of weather and climate events on socio-economic development, ...

timberbiz -3 weeks ago

Gender empowerment in forestry...

On International Women’s Day, a very special day to celebrate women’s achievements, it was time to raise awareness against gender bias and take action for equality. Gender equality is not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable...

CIFOR -4 weeks ago

International Women's Day 2020...

For International Women's Day 2020 FTA interviews Violet Chanza Black, gender research assistant at the Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT, about her personal struggles to obtain equal education. Listen to her explain how educating a girl can be seen a risk rather than a fundamental right...

Tree Aid -1 month ago

Our Impact: 2018-19...

2018-19 was another record-breaking year for TREE AID, with 1,734,344 trees planted and almost half a million regenerated. As well as improving the environment, soil fertility and acting as a carbon sink, these trees will help transform the lives of people living in poverty in Africa's drylands. W...

Forests & Invasive Pests, Plants, & Diseases


USFS -6 days ago

Can prescribed fire do the wor...

After a more than a century of fighting to keep fire out of forests, reintroducing it is now an important management goal. Yet changes over the past century have left prescribed burning with a big job to do. Development, wildfire suppression, rising global temperatures, extended droughts, exotic spe...

USFS -1 week ago

Temperature and water-level ef...

Forested black ash (Fraxinus nigra) wetlands are an important economic, cultural, and ecological resource in the northern Great Lake States, USA, and are threatened by the invasive insect, emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis Fairmmaire [EAB]). These wetlands are likely to experience higher water ...

CBD -2 weeks ago

Flora at fight...

As invasive species continue to thrive, the eco-community stands divided on how best to build healthy ecosystems around it. For many of us, Eucalyptus trees have always been a part of the Indian landscape. They were the primary markers of hill stations, signalling the transition from plains to highe...

USFS -2 weeks ago

The effects of weather on the ...

The walnut twig beetle, Pityophthorus juglandis Blackman (Coleoptera: Scolytidae), vectors the fungus Geosmithia morbida, which has been implicated in thousand cankers disease of walnut. Little is known about the flight behavior of the insect across seasons, or about the v...

Bio-economy


CEPI -15 hours ago

Enhancing the EU forest policy...

Cepi position on the new EU Forest Strategy post-2020                                                            European forests and the forest-based sector provide multiple solutions that contribute to Europe’s part in keeping global warmi...

Springer -1 week ago

Variation in forest landowners...

Abstract Key message Forest owners who maximize profitability with a low discount rate or whose management goals are related to conservation and recreation, rarel...

EUFORGEN -2 weeks ago

Trees come to life...

Some of us are already admiring blossoms and tiny fresh leaves. Others are waiting expectantly. For all, trees returning to life signals the onset of spring. But how do they do it? Kjersti Bakkebø Fjellstad, from The Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (NIBIO), explains....

Forest Biodiversity


CEPI -15 hours ago

Enhancing the EU forest policy...

Cepi position on the new EU Forest Strategy post-2020                                                            European forests and the forest-based sector provide multiple solutions that contribute to Europe’s part in keeping global warmi...

The Guardian -5 days ago

Utrecht rooftops to be 'greene...

‘Vertical forest’ tower will have 10,000 plants on its facade in bid to reinvigorate biodiversityEvery roof in the city district of Utrecht is to be “greened” with plants and mosses or have solar panels installed under plans driven by the success of a similar scheme for the municipality’s ...

The Guardian -5 days ago

Utrecht rooftops to be ‘gree...

‘Vertical forest’ tower will have 10,000 plants on its facade in bid to reinvigorate biodiversityEvery roof in the city district of Utrecht is to be “greened” with plants and mosses or have solar panels installed under plans driven by the success of a similar scheme for the municipality’s ...

timberbiz -5 days ago

Opinion: Mark Poynter on why f...

Last week, a disparate group of 19 scientists presented an ‘open letter’ to the Parliament of Australia calling for an immediate nationwide cessation of all native forest timber production as a response “to the climate, fire, drought and biodiversity loss crises” sparked by t...

Forest Certification


CEPI -15 hours ago

Enhancing the EU forest policy...

Cepi position on the new EU Forest Strategy post-2020                                                            European forests and the forest-based sector provide multiple solutions that contribute to Europe’s part in keeping global warmi...

timberbiz -2 days ago

PEFC transition period extende...

To support certified entities and certification bodies during the COVID-19 challenge, Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) has extended the transition period for its three revised international standards by six months. Source: Timberbiz This extension applies to the 2020 vers...

timberbiz -2 days ago

Forest products must continue ...

Australian Forest Products Industries must continue to operate to ensure Australians continue to receive essential products and services including sanitary products, food packaging, and freight packaging used by all supermarkets and hospitals, the Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) has ur...

timberbiz -2 days ago

Wilderness Society paper claim...

Claims have been made by the Wilderness Society that paper Australians are printing on is produced from illegally sourced wood taken from Victoria’s state forests. In particular, the Wilderness Society has claimed that Nippon-owned Australian Paper has illegally processed more than half a million ...

Forests & Water


Mongabay -yesterday

Seychelles extends protection ...

Seychelles, an archipelago in the Indian Ocean famous for its turquoise waters, giant tortoises and wondrous birds, has extended protection to 400,000 square kilometers (154,000 square miles) of its seas, an area twice the size of Great Britain. The move fulfills the country’s long-standing pledge...

USFS -2 days ago

What's new in wetland hydrolog...

WETLAND HYDROLOG¥ is a new and unique field of study in watershed 111anagentent research. Watershed managPmc11t needs are generally assoeiated with dry soil couditions or mountain nn•as where water is either a limited re;;ource or a flood producer, rather than with level areas where soils are sat...

timberbiz -5 days ago

Defence Forces Operation Bushf...

Australia’s Defence Forces formally ceased Operation Bushfire Assist 2019-2020 yesterday having completed the emergency and recovery tasks requested by state and local authorities. Source: Timberbiz Defence has been assisting with the bushfire efforts since early September 2019 by providing wide-r...

ScienceDaily -6 days ago

Under extreme heat and drought...

The increase in the CO2 concentration of the atmosphere does not compensate the negative effect of greenhouse gas-induced climate change on trees: The more extreme drought and heat become, the less do trees profit from the increased supply with carbon dioxide in terms of carbon metabolism and water ...

Forest Loss


CIFOR -19 hours ago

Producing legal, sustainable a...

New regulations must be developed by Cameroonian stakeholders...

The Guardian -2 days ago

Bolsonaro government thanked J...

UK prime minister’s refusal to criticise Amazon fires and sharp rise in deforestation praised by Brazilian ambassador Boris Johnson was personally thanked by the Brazilian government for refusing to support European action over the Amazon fires, according to documents obtained by the Bureau of Inv...

timberbiz -2 days ago

Indonesia may go back to illeg...

A resurgence in illegal logging in Indonesia may be on the cards after the government declared that wood exports would no longer have to comply with a stringent legality check that took a decade to put in place. Sources: Timberbiz, Mongabay, Reuters Under the new regulation issued by the Ministry of...

The Guardian -5 days ago

Brazil scales back environment...

Experts fear efforts to protect field agents from virus could lead to surge in deforestation Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBrazil will reduce efforts to fight environmental crimes during the coronavirus outbreak, despite concerns that reduced protection could lead to ...

REDD+


UN-REDD Programme -6 days ago

UN-REDD new story telling page...

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UN-REDD Programme -7 days ago

Forest and Biodiversity....

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UN-REDD Programme -7 days ago

Forests are home to 80% of the...

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UN-REDD Programme -7 days ago

Forest and Biodiversity...

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Forests & Economic Development


timberbiz -2 days ago

NZ battles COVID-19 and has fo...

The Forest Owners Association is backing the government’s strategy to combat COVID-19 as just about all parts of the forest industry are now in shut-down. President Phil Taylor says the FOA appreciates the government’s difficulties in working in great haste to protect people against the virus an...

CBD -6 days ago

COVID-19 updates from the Unit...

The transmission of diseases, like the Novel Coronavirus COVID-19, between animals and humans (zoonoses) threatens economic development, animal and human well-being, and ecosystem integrity. The United Nations Environment Programme supports global efforts to protect biodiversity, to put an end to th...

CBD -7 days ago

New UN Report Warns Of Adverse...

A new UN study has warned of accelerating climate change on land, sea and in the atmosphere. Compiled by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), parented by the United Nations Economic and Social Council, the report documents impacts of weather and climate events on socio-economic development, ...

What Wood -2 weeks ago

The Ministry of Industry and T...

The draft government’s decree extending the ban on purchases of foreign furniture by state and municipal institutions until the end of 2021 prepared by the Ministry of Industry and Trade has already been approved by the Ministry of Economic Development. The moratorium on purchases of foreign f...

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...

-9 years ago

Leading Sustainable Forest Man...

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

-10 years ago

Standards Revision Workshop Fo...

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

Landscape Restoration


ETFRN -17 hours ago

Call for contributions ETFRN N...

ETFRN News 60 will focus on dryland landscape restoration, from government and private sector reforestation to farmer managed natural regeneration, improvements to grasslands and rainfed agriculture, changes in tenure and governance, management of exotic species and bush encroachment. It will look a...

EFETAC -17 hours ago

Genetics of Shortleaf and Long...

Shortleaf pine (Pinus echinata) and longleaf pine (Pinus palustris) ecosystems have been dwindling for decades. Restoration is a huge priority for the USDA Forest Service, the Longleaf Pine Alliance, the Shortleaf Pine Initiative, and many others. Restoration requires seed, and on National For...

Elsevier -19 hours ago

The role of smallholder woodlo...

Publication date: June 2020Source: Forest Policy and Economics, Volume 115Author(s): Niwaeli E. Kimambo, Jessica L'Roe, Lisa Naughton-Treves, Volker C. Radeloff...

USFS -5 days ago

Climate associations with head...

Integrating climate-smart principles into riparian and upland forest management can facilitate effective and efficient land use and conservation planning. Emerging values of forested headwater streams can help forge these links, yet climate effects on headwaters are little studied. We assessed assoc...

Sustainable Forest Management


CEPI -15 hours ago

Enhancing the EU forest policy...

Cepi position on the new EU Forest Strategy post-2020                                                            European forests and the forest-based sector provide multiple solutions that contribute to Europe’s part in keeping global warmi...

Elsevier -19 hours ago

How feminization of forest man...

Publication date: June 2020Source: Forest Policy and Economics, Volume 115Author(s): Zhen Zhu, Jun Zhou, Bowei Li, Yueqin Shen, Yaoqi Zhang...

USFS -2 days ago

Site Index: Accuracy of Predic...

With the current forecasts of increasing demands for forest products from a decreasing land base, many foresters are preoccupied with ways to increase productivity. Therefore, it is appropriate that foresters take a look at just how well they are evaluating productivity, or site quality, at the pres...

USFS -2 days ago

An expanded concept of the rol...

Forest industries in the southeastern United States offer assistance to private nonindustrial forest landowners in planning and accomplishing regeneration of cutover land and management of subsequent stands. In general, if the landowner sells a tract of timber to the company, t :,e company will deve...

Payments for Environmental Services


CEPI -15 hours ago

Enhancing the EU forest policy...

Cepi position on the new EU Forest Strategy post-2020                                                            European forests and the forest-based sector provide multiple solutions that contribute to Europe’s part in keeping global warmi...

USFS -2 days ago

Dynamics of improved loblolly ...

A study was initiated to examine the dynamics of genetically improved loblolly pine plantations and to develop guidelines for Incorporating the effects of genetic Improvement Into various types of growth and yield models for loblolly pine plantations. The limited data base from stands of Improved st...

USFS -2 days ago

The behavior and control of un...

Ecologicall y the forests of pure or nearly pure southern pine that r ange so extensively along the central and southern Atlantic coastal r egion are sub-climax types . Thus the natural tendency is for our pine fo r ests to be r eplaced eventually by the climax hardwood species : maple, beech, oaks ...

USFS -2 days ago

Growth and yield models- using...

Growth and yield models generally belong to one of four classes: whole stand models, diameter distribution models, individual tree models, and height-diameter models. These model classes are similar in the types of input information and computer hardware required for execution. They differ primarily...

Palm Oil & Plantations


Mongabay -7 days ago

Palm oil giant Olam under scru...

The World Rainforest Movement (WRM) has accused Singapore-based agribusiness company Olam of making meaningless “zero deforestation” pledges about a major oil palm development in Gabon and neglecting the rights of local communities. In a report published last month, WRM also says Olam is failing...

Mongabay -4 weeks ago

Indonesia’s point man for pa...

JAKARTA — A top Indonesian official has declared a halt to new oil palm plantations in the country’s heavily forested Papua region in favor of other, “greener,” crops, apparently contradicting his vigorous earlier defenses of the industry. The remarks by Luhut Pandjaitan, the chief minister ...

Mongabay -1 month ago

Activists skeptical of win as ...

JAKARTA — A court in Indonesia has ordered the government to publish detailed maps of oil palm plantations in the country’s easternmost Papua region, an area increasingly targeted by the plantation and logging companies that have depleted much of the tropical rainforests of Sumatra and Borneo. B...

ScienceDaily -1 month ago

Eco-friendly biodiesel from pa...

Vegetable oil biofuels are increasingly used as an alternative to fossil fuels despite the growing controversy regarding their sustainability. In a study, researchers investigated the effect of palm-oil biodiesel on greenhouse gases for the entire life cycle. They found that using palm oil from firs...

Forests & Sustainable Development


IISD -5 days ago

Guest Article: Sustainable For...

Analyses have shown how sustainable forest practices across the planet can contribute to a wide range of the Sustainable Development Goals. Examples from Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, and Viet Nam give a snapshot of how retaining, restoring, and sustainably managing our forests can bring a range of ...

timberbiz -2 weeks ago

NZ councils work together on p...

The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council and Wairoa District Council have committed to working together on managing the growth in the planting and harvest of forestry in the Wairoa District. Source: Timberbiz The two councils met recently to discuss the sustainable development of forestry in the district,...

timberbiz -3 weeks ago

Gender empowerment in forestry...

On International Women’s Day, a very special day to celebrate women’s achievements, it was time to raise awareness against gender bias and take action for equality. Gender equality is not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable...

timberbiz -4 weeks ago

Trees are the Ultimate Renewab...

By 2050 the human population is forecast to expand from 7.5 to 9.6 billion people. We will require 70% more food (United Nations), 50% more fuel (International Energy Agency), and 50% more water (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development). We also need to reduce CO2 emissions by over 80...

Forest Reporting


IUFRO -17 hours ago

2020 Western Mensurationists C...

From 2020-06-15 to 2020-06-16, Online, United States, IUFRO Unit(s) involved: 4.03.02 The advancements in computer sciences and material sciences that occurred in the last two decades changed the way how forest measurements and forest modeling is perceived and approached. To this end, not only metho...

USFS -2 days ago

New Hampshire Forests 2017...

The second full remeasurement of the annual inventory of the forests of New Hampshire was completed in 2017 and covers more than 4.7 million acres of forest land, with an average volume of over 2,300 cubic feet per acre. The data in this report are based on 1,162 plots located across New Hampshire. ...

Springer -3 days ago

Hundred year projected carbon ...

Abstract Background Forests are an important component of the global carbon balance, and climate sensitive growth and yield models are an essential tool when predicting future forest conditions. In this study, we used the dynamic clima...

timberbiz -7 days ago

Australian mills continue to o...

Australia’s timber mills are continuing to operate during the COVID-19 lockdown as normal and will do so until ordered otherwise. Building sites have been already been deemed essential activities by the Federal Government, spared from the tight restrictions placed on restaurants, pubs, clubs, cine...

Forest Governance


ETFRN -17 hours ago

Call for contributions ETFRN N...

ETFRN News 60 will focus on dryland landscape restoration, from government and private sector reforestation to farmer managed natural regeneration, improvements to grasslands and rainfed agriculture, changes in tenure and governance, management of exotic species and bush encroachment. It will look a...

timberbiz -1 week ago

FSC AGM may be postponed due t...

Like many businesses, the FSC network has been affected by the requirements of social isolation and distancing, travel bans, and quarantines. Regional meetings and the annual global staff meeting have been postponed and many are working from home. Source: Timberbiz The FSC has made enquiries with AS...

Elsevier -2 weeks ago

Non-state forest governance an...

Publication date: June 2020Source: Forest Policy and Economics, Volume 115Author(s): Denis Dobrynin, Elena Smirennikova, Irmeli Mustalahti...

CEPI -3 weeks ago

PRESS RELEASE: Circularity is ...

The Green Deal has to be translated into a business case, strengthening sustainable and circular industrial value chains in Europe, and ensuring that they are considered of strategic importance. For that reason, Cepi, on behalf of the European Paper Industry, applauds the increased support to low c...

Forest Bioenergy


Forest Sweden -6 days ago

Ground broken for Sweden’s h...

On the 23rd of March the first ground was broken for Pyrocell’s plant at Setra’s Kastet sawmill in Gävle. Pyrocell will be manufacturing non-fossil pyrolysis oil as a raw material for producing renewable fuel. “This will make the company an important link in the value chain from the Swedish f...

EEPN -1 week ago

Pulp and Bioenergy Company Cla...

Berlin, 24 March 2020 – A discussion document released by the Environmental Paper Network (EPN) unveils the social and environmental risks associated with the Finnish company UPM-Kymmene and its operations in Uruguay, and highlights the importance of strong social and environmental risk manage...

EEPN -1 week ago

Pulp and Bioenergy Company’s...

Berlin, 24 March 2020 – A discussion document released by the Environmental Paper Network (EPN) unveils the social and environmental risks associated with the Finnish company UPM-Kymmene and its operations in Uruguay, and highlights the importance of strong social and environmental risk manage...

Global Forest Coalition -1 week ago

32 organisations worldwide cal...

Originally published by Biofuelwatch A coalition of 32 environmental organisations worldwide has sent a letter to the world’s largest asset manager, BlackRock, asking it to divest from Drax Plc, owner of the world’s largest wood-burning power station in the UK, and to clarify its position on bio...

Forest Tenure


ETFRN -17 hours ago

Call for contributions ETFRN N...

ETFRN News 60 will focus on dryland landscape restoration, from government and private sector reforestation to farmer managed natural regeneration, improvements to grasslands and rainfed agriculture, changes in tenure and governance, management of exotic species and bush encroachment. It will look a...

UBC Forestry -2 weeks ago

Assistant Professor in Urban F...

The Department of Forest and Conservation Sciences at the Vancouver campus of the University of British Columbia (UBC) invites applications for a tenure-stream position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of urban forestry with an emphasis on human health and urban green spaces. The succ...

UBC Forestry -2 weeks ago

Full-time Tenure-track Positio...

The Faculty of Forestry at the University of British Columbia (UBC), invites applications for a tenure-track academic position in Indigenous Natural Sciences at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, to commence on July 1, 2021 or when a suitable candidate is found. The post Full-time Tenure-tr...

UBC Forestry -2 weeks ago

Assistant or Associate Profess...

The Faculty of Forestry at the University of British Columbia (UBC), invites applications for a tenure-track academic position in Indigenous Natural Sciences at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, to commence on July 1, 2021 or when a suitable candidate is found. The post Assistant or Associ...

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Forest Sweden -9 hours ago

Five facts about toilet paper ...

The first thing shops ran out of because of the coronavirus outbreak was toilet paper. But what do we actually know about toilet paper – how it is made or used and, for example, what happens to it afterwards? / Finnish Forest Association...

Mongabay -10 hours ago

Indonesian anti-graft enforcer...

This article was co-published with The Gecko Project. KOKOE, Indonesia — For years, this eastern Indonesian village of fishermen and seaweed farmers simmered with anger over the pollution of its coastline by a nickel mining company. Heavy rains sweeping over a razed patch of forestland carried met...

NYT -12 hours ago

Creatures in This Underwater F...

Before this 60,000-year-old submerged forest disappears, scientists recently raced to search for shipworms and other sea life that might conceal medicine of the future....

CEPI -15 hours ago

Enhancing the EU forest policy...

Cepi position on the new EU Forest Strategy post-2020                                                            European forests and the forest-based sector provide multiple solutions that contribute to Europe’s part in keeping global warmi...

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