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  • Job opportunity at PEFC: Training and Monitoring & Evaluation Officer

    We are looking for a Training and Monitoring & Evaluation Officer to join the PEFC International team in Geneva, Switzerland, on a full-time basis. The position will be responsible for our monitoring & evaluation system measuring the impacts of our activities, and ensuring that people involved in the operations of the PEFC system have the appropriate ...


    By PEFC International

  • PEFC Chairman Peter Latham appointed as Commissioner of the Forestry Commission England

    “On behalf of the whole international PEFC community, we are honoured and proud that our Chairman, Peter, has been appointed as a Non-Executive Commissioner to the Forestry Commission in England,” said Ben Gunneberg, CEO of PEFC International. “His wide ranging expertise in all aspects of the international timber trade, combined with his skills in leading and achieving ...


    By PEFC International

  • Learn to love forests, learn about Humans of the Forests!

    Forests provide so much. They are beautiful, they keep our water fresh, they clean our air, and their timber is an important renewable and sustainable resource for so many of our day-to-day products. Yet there is so much more about forests than meets the eye, and forests inspire and evoke deep emotions in many of us. It is these emotions that we want to capture with our new video series, ...


    By PEFC International

  • Resolute Forest Products won the first RISI Safety Award sponsored by Ahlstrom-Munksjö and Metsä Fibre

    Ahlstrom-Munksjö and Metsä Fibre, part of Metsä Group, were sole sponsors of a new RISI PPI Safety Leadership Awards category. We are happy to announce that the winner was Resolute Forest Products. “We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the winner. Resolute has done good work in safety, and inspire us all to develop our processes ...


    By Ahlstrom-Munksjö

  • Dovetail aim high with greenhouse in rooftop playground!

    When a school central London was looking for a way to encourage their pupils to get into gardening, they had a rather fundamental problem. Their playground is three storeys up on the roof! The lack of natural soil to plant into could be overcome by installing raised beds of course, but a greenhouse would provide the perfect dry, warm, safe environment for both plants and pupils to flourish.  ...


    By Dovetail Greenhouses

  • Fin Whale, Mountain Gorilla recovering thanks to conservation action - IUCN Red List

    Conservation action has brought renewed hope for the Fin Whale and the Mountain Gorilla, according to today’s update of The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. The Fin Whale has improved in status from Endangered to Vulnerable following bans on whaling, while the Mountain Gorilla subspecies has moved from Critically Endangered to Endangered thanks to collaborative conservation efforts. ...

  • Kingspan Access Floors Launches New Finishes

    Kingspan has announced a new range of architectural floor finishes as part of its access floors product range at London Build 2018. The new range of integrated, bonded and overlay finishes include a wide variety of Terrazzo, Porcelain and genuine timber that will allow architects, designers, specifiers and building owners to elevate their interior space whilst ensuring practical access to the ...


    By Kingspan Water & Energy

  • Grey on Green: The Quiet Decline of One Tree in Alaska’s Temperate Rainforest

    Culturally vital, ecologically unique, and economically valuable, the yellow cedar’s fate is closely tied to snow I am in the middle of the most pristine forest in North America; in all likelihood no one has stood where I stand for hundreds of years. And I am surrounded by dead trees. Huge, monolithic individuals, three feet across and over a hundred feet tall – and the vast majority ...


    By Earth Island Institute

  • US Forest Service’s Inventory Program Supports Sustainable Forest Management in the US South

    FIA Data Confirm Forest Growth in US South Outpaces Harvesting Rates By Kim Cesafsky, Manager of Sustainability You may have noticed a few changes to Enviva’s Forest Trend Map page and Track & ...


    By Enviva LP

  • Veolia Awarded Operations Contract for North Carolina Biomass Facility

    Through a new $9 million annual operations and maintenance (O&M) contract with North Carolina Renewable Power – Lumberton, LLC, a subsidiary of Georgia Renewable Power (GRP), Veolia Energy Operating Services, LLC (Veolia) will manage a cogeneration plant that converts poultry litter (waste) and wood chips into biomass energy – diverting up to ...


    By Veolia

  • John Deere Introduces Narrower Stick Booms for M-Series Tracked Harvesters

    To help loggers maximize timber quality, John Deere has upgraded its harvester stick boom attachment across all 800MH- and 900MH-Series tracked harvesters. The new stick boom geometry delivers the same high level of boom envelope performance, but with a narrower design to help operators minimize damage to harvested trees.   "Avoiding unnecessary damage to harvested trees while operating ...


    By John Deere

  • Four N113 HiTech 5 Tractors in Council Work

    Like most British cities and towns, Derby includes a lot of open spaces – everything from acres of parkland, playing fields and golf courses to grass verges and central reservations. All of this land requires maintenance, such as grass cutting and replanting, tree cutting and the removal of cut timber, and repairs to the infrastructure, including roadways, walls and ornamental bridges. To ...

  • John Deere 800M-Series Tracked Feller Bunchers and Harvesters Now Equipped with Final Tier 4 Engines

    As a part of its commitment to offer loggers equipment designed to meet their needs, John Deere has upgraded the 800M-Series Tracked Feller Bunchers and 800MH-Series Tracked Harvesters with engines that meet FT4 emission standards. Building upon the revolutionary design launched in 2015, the machines are equipped to deliver premium performance, fluid efficiency, reliability and economical ...


    By John Deere

  • PEFC Week 2015 – Read all about it!

    The 2015 PEFC Forest Certification Week report is now available. Written and published by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), The Standards Reporter takes you through the four day gathering of the PEFC alliance, highlighting some of the key discussions, stories and outcomes.   Our 2015 PEFC Week took place from the 7 to 10 December in ...


    By PEFC International

  • Report: Forest restoration work not keeping pace with demand

    The U.S. Forest Service says it has increased the pace and scale of its forest restoration work since 2011, but progress waned this year and the agency risks following further behind without more resources. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is using a new report to press Congress to change the way in which the federal government funds wildfire fighting. The report states that the Forest Services ...


    By Associated Press

  • Global Consumption Trends Break New Records

    From coal to cars to coffee, consumption levels are breaking records. According to the Worldwatch Institute’s latest report, Vital Signs, Volume 22: The Trends That Are Shaping Our Future, the acceleration of resource depletion, pollution, and climate change may come with underappreciated social and environmental costs (www.worldwatch.org). ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • House passes bill to hasten timber projects in forests

    The House passed a bill Thursday designed to improve the health of national forests by scaling back the environmental reviews that go into some timbering projects and discouraging lawsuits that delay projects. The goal is to speed up timber harvests and underbrush removal that the U.S. Forest Service deems necessary to improve the health of national forests, which are taking a hit from drought, ...


    By Associated Press

  • EU joining CITES Convention will help in the preparation of the Commission`s wildlife trafficking action plan

    Today the EU becomes the 181st party to join the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). The Convention covers more than 35 000 animal species and plants, ensuring that trade remains legal and sustainable. Further to a public consultation launched in 2014, the European Commission services have started the preparatory work for an EU Action Plan against ...

  • New EU Forest Strategy: Better Management can Boost Rural Jobs, say MEPs

    The new EU forest strategy must focus on managing forests sustainably, promoting efficient use of the raw materials that they produce, and boosting the competitiveness of forest-related industry so as to create jobs, says a non-legislative resolution voted by Parliament on Tuesday. "The new EU forest strategy is a much-needed response to growing demands on forests and significant societal ...


    By European Parliament

  • Apple digs in on green with China solar, US forest projects

    In a quest to be more green, Apple says it is investing in Chinese solar power and preserving forests that make environmentally friendly paper. The initiatives come as the tech giant this year met a self-imposed goal of powering all its U.S. operations with renewable energy to reduce carbon emissions - initiatives that have won high marks from environmental groups. On Thursday, Apple announced a ...


    By Associated Press

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