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Forests and Climate Change


Elsevier -13 hours ago

Biomass of timber species in C...

Publication date: 15 September 2021Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 496Author(s): Maïri Souza Oliveira, Bryan Finegan, Fernando Casanoves, Diego Delgado, Norvin Sepulveda, Adriana Aguilar Porras, María Alejandra Chamorro, Jean Pierre Morales Aymerich, Marie Ange Ngo Bieng...

Mongabay -15 hours ago

Cleaning up Cambodia’s kitch...

Cambodians have long used charcoal to cook their food, with its use ingrained in the culture. Innovative entrepreneurs, using education and briquettes made from coconut shell and woody waste, are changing norms....

WRI -17 hours ago

RELEASE: WRI, UNEP, GEF and Pa...

RELEASE: WRI, UNEP, GEF and Partners Launch Zero Carbon Building Accelerator mansie.hough@wri.org Tue, 06/22/2021 - 13:40 WASHINGTON (June 22, 2021) — Buildings are one of the largest contributors to climate change, accounting for nearly 40% of energy-related CO2 emissions. But they ...

Mongabay -2 days ago

When it comes to carbon captur...

Trees are a logical solution to climate change, but allowing or encouraging trees to spread into areas where they don’t typically grow, such as tundra and grasslands, can actually do more harm than good. A newly published review paper in the journal Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment asks th...

Climate Change Adaptation


USFS -2 days ago

Contrasting the role of human-...

Climate change is expected to increase fire activity in many regions of the globe, but the relative role of human vs. lightning-caused ignitions on future fire regimes is unclear. We developed statistical models that account for the spatiotemporal ignition patterns by cause in the eastern slopes of ...

USFS -6 days ago

Benefit or Liability? The Ecto...

Long-term fire exclusion may weaken ecosystem resistance to the return of fire. We investigated how a surface wildfire that occurred after several decades of fire exclusion affected a southern Appalachian forest transitioning from a fire-adapted to a fire-intolerant state. Tree traits associated wit...

The Guardian -7 days ago

UK failing to protect against ...

It is ‘absolutely illogical’ not to tackle the risks of heatwaves and power blackouts, says Climate Change CommitteeThe UK government is failing to protect people from the fast-rising risks of the climate crisis, from deadly heatwaves to power blackouts, its official climate advisers have warned...

INBAR -1 week ago

Partner Post: How farming with...

A new post on the website of INBAR’s partner, the Global Forum on Agricultural Research and Innovation (GFAR), explores how bamboo can support climate change adaptation and mitigation. “For people in many parts of the world, bamboo is already an everyday sight. But this tall, fast-growin...

Ecological and Habitat Restoration


USFS -2 days ago

Importance of the daily light ...

<p>Salmonids adaptively select when in the daily light cycle to feed, and they use different habitat at different times of day; however, the data and methods used to evaluate management actions like instream flows and restoration projects typically consider daytime only. Our new model, inSTREA...

USFS -2 days ago

Importance of the daily light ...

<p>Salmonids adaptively select when in the daily light cycle to feed, and they use different habitat at different times of day; however, the data and methods used to evaluate management actions like instream flows and restoration projects typically consider daytime only. Our new model, inSTREA...

CBD -2 days ago

Don't Forget the People...

With the start of the United Nations' Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, which runs through 2030, a tremendous amount of money and effort will be put into re-growing forests, making over-exploited farmland productive, and reviving damaged marine environments....

IISD -6 days ago

Guest Article: Beyond Planting...

Restoring degraded land and slowing the pace of desertification is vital for the achievement of the SDGs, including those on hunger, poverty, biodiversity, and climate action, as well as for contributing to the UNCCD goals on land degradation neutrality, and the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. A...

IPCC


CBD -2 weeks ago

Tackling the Biodiversity and ...

Global experts identify key options for solutions; First-ever collaboration between IPBES- and IPCC-selected scientists. Unprecedented changes in climate and biodiversity, driven by human activities, have combined and increasingly threaten nature, human lives, livelihoods and well-being around the w...

CBD -2 weeks ago

IPBES/IPCC: Tackling the biodi...

Unprecedented changes in climate and biodiversity, driven by human activities, have combined and increasingly threaten nature, human lives, livelihoods and well-being around the world....

CBD -1 month ago

Few realistic scenarios left t...

A 'sustainability revolution' is now urgently needed. Of the over 400 climate scenarios assessed in the 1.5°C report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), only about 50 scenarios avoid significantly overshooting 1.5°C....

timberbiz -2 months ago

Vic Government misses the mark...

The Victorian Government’s climate change strategy announcement provides a proposed roadmap for Victoria to achieve zero emissions but misses the opportunity to maximise carbon sequestration from wood and paper products, according to the Victorian Forest Products Association. Source: Timberbiz “...

Forests & SDGs


ITTO -2 days ago

International Conference on Fo...

22 June 2021, Rome: Today sees the start of the International Conference on Forest Education, a three-day event to shine a light on the important role forest education plays in maximizing the contributions of forests and trees to the Sustainable Development Goals and in overcoming the growing discon...

IISD -6 days ago

Guest Article: Beyond Planting...

Restoring degraded land and slowing the pace of desertification is vital for the achievement of the SDGs, including those on hunger, poverty, biodiversity, and climate action, as well as for contributing to the UNCCD goals on land degradation neutrality, and the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. A...

UNECE-FAO -1 week ago

People-Smart Sustainable Citie...

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development provides an ambitious and comprehensive plan of action with its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). To advance the 2030 Agenda, the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) has adopted a “nexus” approach in its work, focusing on high-...

CBD -1 week ago

Give farmers, citizens key rol...

Achieving food and nutrition security is an international and national goal. Goal 2 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) seeks to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture by 2030....

reThinkWood


timberbiz -2 weeks ago

On the cusp of an epic launch ...

CLTP Tasmania has officially launched the world’s first hardwood Cross Laminated Timber (CLT), along with its new brand – Cusp Building Solutions. The website www.cusp.com.au is now live ahead of a launch event, which is being held in Hobart on 29 June. Source: Timberbiz Cusp CLT is made from Ta...

What Wood -2 weeks ago

Mayr-Melnhof Holz invests in C...

Mayr-Melnhof Holz is investing €150 million in its plant in Leoben and wants to create an additional 50 jobs there. The plan is for the new cross-laminated timber plant to go into full operation in just under two years. The focus is on cross laminated timber (CLT), which is cross-glued and has the...

timberbiz -2 weeks ago

Welding wood becomes a reality...

In a proof-of-concept collaboration between TWI Ltd and the University of Cambridge and enabled by the Construction Innovation Hub, researchers have developed a sustainable process to rapidly join timber elements using linear friction welding. Source: University of Cambridge Two years into the proje...

timberbiz -3 weeks ago

Dubai Expo Australian pavilion...

Expo 2020 Dubai, to be held from 1 October 2021 until 31 March 2022 will have 190 countries represented in a single location, to generate ideas to address the needs of a fast-changing world and connect Australia to new global opportunities. Source: Timberbiz Managed by the Australian Government a...

Wildfires


Global Forest Coalition -2 days ago

Alarm over costly and pollutin...

21 June 2021 — A coal power plant in Portugal that was supposed to be shut down could instead be converted into a biomass burning facility at great public expense, something activists say would harm communities and the climate. Pego’s main shareholder and its owners, Trustenergy, ENGIE and M...

Mongabay -2 days ago

China’s efforts to accommoda...

Wild elephants are awe-inspiring — even if they’re trying to kill you, as I discovered in 2004. At the time I was studying how poachers and loggers threaten native mammals in Africa’s Congo Basin. I was sneaking up on a herd of forest elephants when they suddenly charged, rushing at me like en...

USFS -2 days ago

Warming enabled upslope advanc...

Increases in burned area and large fire occurrence are widely documented over the western United States over the past half century. Here, we focus on the elevational distribution of forest fires in mountainous ecoregions of the western United States and show the largest increase rates in burned area...

timberbiz -2 weeks ago

Forestry mulcher to clear the ...

In 1980, the first forestry rotor was developed. Medium and high-power forestry mulchers are a fundamental tool in forestry and environmental care. They grind stumps and roots, clear the forest of fallen trees and decaying wood, as well as trees damaged by bad weather such as storms, or forest fires...

Wetlands


USFS -6 days ago

Evaluating the Untapped Potent...

There is increasing enthusiasm around the concept of soil health, and as a result, new public and private initiatives are being developed to increase soil health-related practices on working lands in the United States. In addition, billions of U.S. public dollars are dedicated annually toward soil c...

USFS -1 week ago

Time lags: Insights from the U...

Ecosystems across the United States are changing in complex ways that are difficult to predict. Coordinated long-term research and analysis are required to assess how these changes will affect a diverse array of ecosystem services. This paper is part of a series that is a product of a synthesis effo...

USFS -1 week ago

First Recorded Asian Longhorne...

The Asian longhorned beetle [Anoplophora glabripennis (Motschulsky), ALB] was found in Hollywood, SC, in May 2020. This infestation is at least 7-yr old and represents the southernmost infestation in North America. A federally regulated invasive forest and tree pest, ALB primarily attacks maples but...

CBD -2 weeks ago

Flocks of migratory bird land ...

In this season, Chaldoran wetlands welcome migratory birds due to having adequate food and security, Reza Kheiri, head of the province's department of environment said, IRIB reported on Saturday....

Forest & Food Security


CIFOR -7 days ago

Launching the Agroecology TPP...

The launch of the Agroecology Transformative Partnership Platform (TPP) on June 3, 2021 brought together more than 460 people from 56 countries. Participants discussed practical solutions for transitioning to healthier, more inclusive food systems that will work with nature, not against it. Initia...

CBD -1 week ago

Farmers urgently need to diver...

Boosting biodiversity on farms is crucial to make them more resilient to climate change and protect future food security, but it will not happen without change across the food supply chain from seed producer to consumer, agronomists say....

CBD -1 week ago

Give farmers, citizens key rol...

Achieving food and nutrition security is an international and national goal. Goal 2 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) seeks to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture by 2030....

CBD -1 week ago

Livestock key to combatting cl...

Food systems that include livestock offer unique opportunities in terms of food security, environmental health and climate action. Hundreds of millions of people around the world depend on livestock for their livelihoods, and livestock-based systems are key to helping many producers adapt to the cha...

Forests & Invasive Pests, Plants, & Diseases


USFS -2 days ago

The scope and severity of whit...

<p>Assessing the scope and severity of threats is necessary for evaluating impacts on populations to inform conservation planning. Quantitative threat assessment often requires monitoring programs that provide reliable data over relevant spatial and temporal scales, yet such programs can be di...

USFS -2 days ago

The scope and severity of whit...

<p>Assessing the scope and severity of threats is necessary for evaluating impacts on populations to inform conservation planning. Quantitative threat assessment often requires monitoring programs that provide reliable data over relevant spatial and temporal scales, yet such programs can be di...

timberbiz -5 days ago

Tigercat carbonator used in ne...

A Tigercat carbonator has been used in an innovative new pilot project in Adelaide’s southern suburbs to remove feral olive trees from national parks and turning them into a product which is helping grow grapes at McLaren Vale vineyards. Source: Timberbiz The carbonator reduces wood debris volume ...

USFS -1 week ago

First Recorded Asian Longhorne...

The Asian longhorned beetle [Anoplophora glabripennis (Motschulsky), ALB] was found in Hollywood, SC, in May 2020. This infestation is at least 7-yr old and represents the southernmost infestation in North America. A federally regulated invasive forest and tree pest, ALB primarily attacks maples but...

Bio-economy


timberbiz -7 days ago

Commission’s ETS change risk...

The New Zealand forest industry says the Climate Change Commission is risking forest planting rates by stating that the current Emissions Trading Scheme ‘will incentivise more production forestry than needed.’ Source: Timberbiz The final recommendations from the Commission were tabled in parliam...

timberbiz -3 weeks ago

Bejing statement on forestry b...

The Beijing Statement on Forest Bioeconomy Cooperation, released on Wednesday, said China will strengthen its cooperation with central and eastern European nations on the protection and utilization of forest resources to contribute to the climate objectives of the UN’s 2030 Agenda. Source: Chi...

IUFRO -1 month ago

IUFRO Spotlight #88 – Using ...

IUFRO Spotlight #88 – Using a social science lens on the forest bioeconomy PDF for download In many countries, forests are important sources of renewable biomass and figure prominently in bioeconomy strategies. Forests can be stretched beyond their traditional applications and used in textiles, ch...

CIFOR -2 months ago

Five things to know about briq...

Circular bioeconomy solution would benefit people and planet...

Forest Biodiversity


timberbiz -2 days ago

£16m to create new woodlands ...

Landowners will be paid thousands of pounds in bonuses for creating new woodlands that boost wildlife, increase public access and reduce flooding, under anew £16m scheme for England. Source: The Guardian UK The UK’s Forestry Commission plan will for the first time allow payments for natural regen...

timberbiz -2 days ago

World Rainforest Day tomorrow...

World Rainforest Day on 22 June is a collaborative effort to raise awareness and encourage action to protect the world’s rainforests. Rainforests cover less than 3% of the Earth’s area but are essential to life on Earth and more than 25% of the medicines we use originate from rainforest p...

timberbiz -2 days ago

Sweden has money to develop av...

The Swedish Energy Agency announced it will grant funds to KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Södra, Växjö Energi, SkyNRG, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden and 2030-sekretariatet to continue research on the development of production of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) in the Växjö region in Småland, S...

timberbiz -2 days ago

Tasmania plans R&D powerhouse ...

Plans will be unveiled today for a new world-scale forest industries research and development powerhouse in Tasmania. The industry co-funded National Institute for Forest Products Innovation NIFPI would be headquartered at the University of Tasmania’s Newnham campus in Launceston and work with res...

Forest Certification


Elsevier -5 days ago

The portrayal of forest certif...

Publication date: September 2021Source: Forest Policy and Economics, Volume 130Author(s): Caroline Karnatz, Parag Kadam, Alexander Pfeuffer, Puneet Dwivedi...

timberbiz -2 weeks ago

Webinar to take advantages of ...

As Australia’s green building market continues to grow there is an increasing appetite for sustainable building and construction products. In its upcoming webinar, Responsible Wood, the Australian National Governing Body for PEFC, will show how the wood industry can make the most out of the opport...

timberbiz -2 weeks ago

FSC rescheduled AGM...

FSC Australia has now rescheduled its Annual General Meeting (AGM), for Responsible Forest Management Australia Ltd (Trading as FSC Australia) for Wednesday 28 July 2021. Source: Timberbiz At this stage (subject to any further Covid restrictions) the Board wants to hold a physical meeting of members...

timberbiz -3 weeks ago

Blockchain comes to forestry i...

Information Technology is playing an important role in evolving FSC’s toolset to protect its reputation and credibility, strengthen assurance, and to combat fraudulent trade claims. Source: Timberbiz FSC has now expanded its capabilities to detect and respond to risks to include more integrated d...

Forests & Water


USFS -19 hours ago

Soil metabolome response to wh...

In this study, a suite of complementary environmental geochemical analyses, including NMR and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) analyses of central metabolites, Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry (FTICR-MS) of secondary metabolites, and lipidomics, was used to inv...

nature.com -23 hours ago

Effects of thinning and unders...

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Mongabay -2 days ago

Brazil’s Belo Monte Dam: Str...

On June 17th a judicial decision marks a new phase for the struggle over water flow to the “Volta Grande” (“Big Bend”) of Brazil’s Xingu River between the two dams that make up the Belo Monte complex. The outcome will be consequential for the Indigenous people and ribeirinhos (traditional ...

CBD -2 days ago

Natural Infrastructure Can Boo...

Mitigating flooding and erosion, sequestering carbon, purifying water and providing a habitat for aquatic species - natural infrastructure projects can add resilience to an economic recovery from COVID-19. They can also create needed jobs....

Forest Loss


Mongabay -15 hours ago

Cleaning up Cambodia’s kitch...

Cambodians have long used charcoal to cook their food, with its use ingrained in the culture. Innovative entrepreneurs, using education and briquettes made from coconut shell and woody waste, are changing norms....

Mongabay -21 hours ago

Farmers in the Amazon could ea...

The smart money is on the Amazon forest. Agroforestry can replace cattle, generate new wealth, create jobs and develop new economic zones that insulate pristine forest from deforestation risk.  Investors are needed for scaling, philanthropic foundations are needed for catalytic first-loss capital, ...

timberbiz -2 days ago

World Rainforest Day tomorrow...

World Rainforest Day on 22 June is a collaborative effort to raise awareness and encourage action to protect the world’s rainforests. Rainforests cover less than 3% of the Earth’s area but are essential to life on Earth and more than 25% of the medicines we use originate from rainforest p...

Mongabay -4 days ago

It’s Juneteenth, but these A...

Juneteenth marks the date in 1865 where an estimated 250,000 enslaved people in Texas were freed, marking the official end of slavery in the Confederacy – two years after the Emancipation Proclamation, and six months before the 13th Amendment to the Constitution finally banned slavery nationwide. ...

REDD+


USFS -7 days ago

Initial plant community respon...

Changes in land use over the past century have contributed to substantial losses of longleaf pine (Pinus palustris) woodlands in the southeastern USA and replacement with higher density, mixed pine and hardwood stands that suppress understory development and limit application of prescribed fire. To ...

REDD-Monitor -1 week ago

Letter in defence of the Amazo...

A letter in defence of the Amazon that came out of a virtual meeting in May 2021. The post Letter in defence of the Amazon and Mother Earth, against the invasion of capital, extreme violence and green scams first appeared on REDD-Monitor....

UN-REDD Programme -2 weeks ago

Latin America South-South Exch...

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UN-REDD Programme -2 weeks ago

Five ways to restore forests...

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Forests & Economic Development


USFS -20 hours ago

The Appalachian coalfield in h...

The Appalachian coalfield occurs within the eastern United States (US). This mountainous landscape is formed from natural dissection of sedimentary geologic strata with interbedded seams of coal and serves as headwaters for multiple rivers. The region's natural ecosystems, with a primary vegeta...

timberbiz -5 days ago

NZ has a plan for timber first...

Government agencies are getting new support to reduce carbon emissions generated by construction of new buildings, with the release of practical guidance to shape decisions on public projects in New Zealand. Source: Timberbiz New Zealand’s Ministers for Building and Construction and for Economic D...

CBD -1 week ago

Expert: Climate protection pol...

The benefits of strict climate policies are often underestimated in public debate, while the costs are generally overestimated, says Lucas Bretschger. Climate protection does not have a negative impact on economic development....

Springer -2 months ago

Institutional quality, economi...

Abstract Illegal logging is a global concern, associated with severe negative environmental, social and economic impacts, such as deforestation, degradation of biodiversity and loss of government revenues. Despite recent international efforts to combat illegal logging activities, t...

Forests & People


-8 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 ...

-8 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...

-11 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

Importance of the daily light ...

<p>Salmonids adaptively select when in the daily light cycle to feed, and they use different habitat at different times of day; however, the data and methods used to evaluate management actions like instream flows and restoration projects typically consider daytime only. Our new model, inSTREA...

USFS -2 days ago

Importance of the daily light ...

<p>Salmonids adaptively select when in the daily light cycle to feed, and they use different habitat at different times of day; however, the data and methods used to evaluate management actions like instream flows and restoration projects typically consider daytime only. Our new model, inSTREA...

CBD -2 days ago

Don't Forget the People...

With the start of the United Nations' Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, which runs through 2030, a tremendous amount of money and effort will be put into re-growing forests, making over-exploited farmland productive, and reviving damaged marine environments....

IISD -6 days ago

Guest Article: Beyond Planting...

Restoring degraded land and slowing the pace of desertification is vital for the achievement of the SDGs, including those on hunger, poverty, biodiversity, and climate action, as well as for contributing to the UNCCD goals on land degradation neutrality, and the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. A...

Sustainable Forest Management


ITTO -3 days ago

Non-timber forest products can...

Yokohama, Zurich, 21 June 2021: Integrating non-timber forest products such as nuts, fruits, latex and rattan into the management of natural tropical timber production forests could be an important step towards economically viable sustainable forest management, according to a report released today b...

Elsevier -5 days ago

Forest management alters alpha...

Publication date: 15 September 2021Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 496Author(s): Farzaneh Kazerani, Mohammad Ebrahim Farashiani, Khosro Sagheb-Talebi, Simon Thorn...

Springer -6 days ago

Effects of root dominate over ...

Abstract Background Inputs of above- and belowground litter into forest soils are changing at an unprecedented rate due to continuing human disturbances and climate change. Microorganisms drive the soil carbon (C) cycle, but the roles ...

timberbiz -7 days ago

Leadbeaters want special leave...

Friends of Leadbeater’s Possum has lodged an application for special leave to appeal its recent loss to VicForests in the Federal Court to the High Court. The group is seeking special leave to appeal from the whole of the judgment of the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia given on 10 May...

Payments for Environmental Services


Springer -just now

From facilitation to competiti...

Abstract Short rotation coppices play an important role in providing biomass for energetic use. Mixing fast-growing tree species in short rotation coppices may show complementarity effects and increased yield. The aim of this study was to analyze the effect of species interaction...

Springer -14 hours ago

Host preference of Thrips hawa...

Abstract Thrips hawaiiensis is a common thrips pest that damages the flowers of various plants. The differing population sizes of T. hawaiiensis among host plants suggest its preference and performance vary among host plants. In this study, the host fitness of T. hawaiiensis for di...

Springer -14 hours ago

Open-source Tools in R for Lan...

Abstract Purpose of Review Landscape ecology, the study of the complex interactions between landscapes and ecological processes, has hugely benefited from the increase in widely available open-source software in recent years. In particular, ...

USFS -20 hours ago

The Appalachian coalfield in h...

The Appalachian coalfield occurs within the eastern United States (US). This mountainous landscape is formed from natural dissection of sedimentary geologic strata with interbedded seams of coal and serves as headwaters for multiple rivers. The region's natural ecosystems, with a primary vegeta...

Palm Oil & Plantations


CBD -3 weeks ago

Oil palm plantations a 'threat...

From Ebola in Africa to malaria in Brazil to tick-borne illnesses in the US, there is a common thread linking outbreaks of vector-borne and zoonotic diseases: fluctuating forest cover, according to a recent study....

Mongabay -4 weeks ago

Oil palm plantations a ‘thre...

The COVID-19 pandemic has raised plenty of questions about whether the planet’s declining health is what ails humans. The answer is yes, and it’s not a metaphorical response. Distorting the blue planet’s green cover, hollowing out dense forests and tacking tree plantations at will fuel...

Elsevier -1 month ago

Powerful actors and their netw...

Publication date: August 2021Source: Forest Policy and Economics, Volume 129Author(s): Lila Juniyanti, Herry Purnomo, Hariadi Kartodihardjo, Lilik Budi Prasetyo, Suryadi, Eko Pambudi...

Mongabay -1 month ago

Indonesian omnibus law’s ‘...

JAKARTA — Lawmakers in Indonesia have expressed shock — shock! — that a controversial bill they passed into law last year amid near-universal criticism legitimizes illegal deforestation for oil palm plantations. The so-called omnibus law on job creation ushered in a wave of deregulation across...

Forests & Sustainable Development


ITTO -2 days ago

International Conference on Fo...

22 June 2021, Rome: Today sees the start of the International Conference on Forest Education, a three-day event to shine a light on the important role forest education plays in maximizing the contributions of forests and trees to the Sustainable Development Goals and in overcoming the growing discon...

timberbiz -3 weeks ago

Bejing statement on forestry b...

The Beijing Statement on Forest Bioeconomy Cooperation, released on Wednesday, said China will strengthen its cooperation with central and eastern European nations on the protection and utilization of forest resources to contribute to the climate objectives of the UN’s 2030 Agenda. Source: Chi...

timberbiz -4 weeks ago

Paper highlights key role of f...

A new paper has highlighted the key role that forests, forest managers and forest science can play in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs were agreed by nations globally in 2015 to tackle the world’s most pressing problems, such as hunger, poverty, inequality, climate chan...

IISD -4 weeks ago

Event: High-Level Session on F...

The High-Level Session on Financing Ecosystem Restoration to launch the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration will be held on the theme: Fiscal Instruments for a Green Recovery and Restoration Finance. It aims to highlight the importance of investing in nature and restoration for long-term sustainable ...

Forest Reporting


FAO -5 days ago

New guide to tree inventories ...

A new FAO-supported guide launched today aims to boost the income of family farmers while increasing tree cover on the world’s smallholder farms....

USFS -6 days ago

Impacts of different land mana...

<p>Many western North American forest types have experienced considerable changes in ecosystem structure, composition, and function as a result of both fire exclusion and timber harvesting. These two influences co-occurred over a large portion of dry forests, making it difficult to know the st...

timberbiz -7 days ago

Outsight bring real-time LiDAR...

Outsight is bringing the power of real-time LiDAR technology to the forestry industry, democratizing instantaneous forest mapping. Source: Timberbiz The company is offering: An automated 3D solution that produces a 360° forest mapping in real time, and collects data on individual trees which operat...

timberbiz -7 days ago

Outsight brings real-time LiDA...

Outsight is bringing the power of real-time LiDAR technology to the forestry industry with instantaneous forest mapping. Source: Timberbiz The company is offering: An automated 3D solution that produces a 360° forest mapping in real time, and collects data on individual trees which operators can di...

Forest Governance


CBD -2 weeks ago

Knowledge-based proactive gove...

Participants of a regional webinar on Sunday urged reforms in governance and integrated regional approaches towards identifying the challenges and threats confronting the ecosystems of the region from mountains to the coastal areas and deserts....

Elsevier -2 weeks ago

Innovation governance in the f...

Publication date: September 2021Source: Forest Policy and Economics, Volume 130Author(s): Gerhard Weiss, Eric Hansen, Alice Ludvig, Erlend Nybakk, Anne Toppinen...

Springer -3 weeks ago

Mismatches in the Ecosystem Se...

Abstract Purpose of Review The objective of this review is to identify commonly researched ecosystem service mismatches, including mismatches concerning management and policies implemented to manage ecosystem service delivery. It addit...

CBD -4 weeks ago

NIYAT: a new project for the S...

Indigenous* leadership in the construction of new forms of local governance for the recognition and access to rights. The word "Niyat" refers to the Wichí name of the traditional leader, who represents a guide and bases his leadership on the knowledge and ability to guide the group in the face of t...

Forest Bioenergy


Mongabay -2 weeks ago

Indonesia’s biodiesel progra...

JAKARTA — A new report has added to growing concerns that Indonesia’s ambitious program to increase its use of palm oil-based biodiesel will drive greater deforestation across the country. The report, by London-based nonprofit CDP, an international platform for the disclosure of environmental ri...

timberbiz -3 weeks ago

International demand for logs ...

An Invercargill businessman is worried that international demand for logs is driving up the price of woodchips used to fuel eco-friendly boilers. Source: Stuff The McCallums Group managing director Wayne McCallum said the price of the woodchips was linked to the export price and higher international...

USFS -4 weeks ago

Opportunities for forest secto...

The forest sector can play a significant role in climate change mitigation. We evaluated forest sector carbon trends and potential mitigation scenarios in Vermont using a systems-based modeling framework that accounts for net emissions from all forest sector components. These components comprise (1)...

timberbiz -1 month ago

Opinion: John Stulen – Mill ...

As workers and their families wake to the news that Norske Skog is now considering closure of their longstanding Kawerau pulp and paper mill, the debate between free markets and Government intervention comes into stark contrast. Or does it? The possible closure of the Kawerau mill comes inconveni...

Forest Tenure


USFS -2 days ago

Transferring Vacant Lots to Pr...

Problem, research strategy, and findings: Several U.S. cities have implemented vacant lot greening programs as planning strategies to address decreased tax base, crime, and other issues associated with high land vacancy in marginalized neighborhoods, yet little is known about the benefits of program...

UN-REDD Programme -3 weeks ago

Open Tenure: A mapping tool to...

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UN-REDD Programme -3 weeks ago

Open Tenure: Una herramienta c...

La seguridad de la tenencia está ampliamente reconocida como una condición esencial para reducir la deforestación y la degradación de los bosques. La herramienta Open Tenure de la FAO es un software de código abierto diseñado específicamente para satisfacer las necesidades de los profesionale...

UN-REDD Programme -3 weeks ago

Open Tenure: A mapping tool to...

Secure tenure rights are widely recognized as a key enabling condition for reducing deforestation and forest degradation. FAO’s Open Tenure tool is an open-source software application specifically designed to address the needs of field practitioners to record tenure rights. With this UN-REDD webin...

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Springer -just now

From facilitation to competiti...

Abstract Short rotation coppices play an important role in providing biomass for energetic use. Mixing fast-growing tree species in short rotation coppices may show complementarity effects and increased yield. The aim of this study was to analyze the effect of species interaction...

Elsevier -13 hours ago

Habitat disturbance alters spe...

Publication date: 15 September 2021Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 496Author(s): Valentina Riffo-Donoso, Felipe Osorio, Francisco E. Fontúrbel...

Elsevier -13 hours ago

Local and landscape determinan...

Publication date: 15 September 2021Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 496Author(s): Pilar D. Fernández, Nélida R. Villaseñor, Sandra V. Uribe, Cristián F. Estades...

Elsevier -13 hours ago

Biomass of timber species in C...

Publication date: 15 September 2021Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 496Author(s): Maïri Souza Oliveira, Bryan Finegan, Fernando Casanoves, Diego Delgado, Norvin Sepulveda, Adriana Aguilar Porras, María Alejandra Chamorro, Jean Pierre Morales Aymerich, Marie Ange Ngo Bieng...

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