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  • Forest industries a priority in Europe

    The European Commission has adopted a 19-point plan to address the challenges facing forest-based industries, which are adapting to deal with increased global competition, climate change and energy and wood supply availability. Important competitiveness challenges cover innovation, access to non-EU markets and high energy and transport costs. Moreover, the access to and availability of new and ...

  • All for forests, forests for all!

    An unprecedented large group of governments, companies, NGOs and indigenous peoples groups called for action to protect and restore the world’s forests. In a declaration launched at this week’s UN climate talks in New York, targets ...


    By Wetlands International

  • A new climate for the forest products industry

    The forest products sector holds an enormous stake in the coming economy defined by resource constraints, climate change policies, and shifting consumer values. What was once a simple business of turning trees into lumber and paper is now uniquely positioned—or exposed to—political and economic forces that are reshaping regulatory and market landscapes. Less than five percent of the world’s ...

  • Indonesia’s Moratorium: an opportunity for forests and industry

    A highly anticipated two-year moratorium on new forest conversion permits could bring fundamental improvements to forest and land management in Indonesia. In mid-2011, Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is expected to sign a Presidential Decree for the implementation of a two-year moratorium on issuing new permits for conversion of natural forest and ...

  • Promising bio-future for Canada’s forest products industry

    A new study released today points to promising future for Canada's Forest Products Industry.   'The study, The Future Bio-pathways Project, focuses on the triple bottom line: clean energy, high employment and economic recovery. The results are clear - integrating the production of bio-products and bio-energy into the existing industry is a winner on all fronts,' says Avrim Lazar, ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Forest resources in the EU

    A new Forest Strategy responding to the new challenges facing forests and the forest sector has been published by the European Commission today, which underlines the importance of forest resources in the EU. The EU currently contains 5 % of the world's forests and EU forests have continuously expanded for over 60 years, although recently ...

  • Quebec government unveils strategy to transform forest products industry

    The Government of Quebec has unveiled a new five-year strategy to transform the province's forest products industry. Quebec's Minister of Natural Resources and Wildlife and Minister responsible for the Northern Plan, Clément Gignac announced the policy shift at a press conference in Three Rivers today. "This strategy suggests avenues for structuring the forest industry sector a modern, ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • BC missing out on greener, more sustainable jobs for forest industry

    Despite having the richest forest resources in Canada, BC lags behind other provinces in generating jobs making higher-value wood products, and is at increased risk of losing further ground as it exports more raw logs and low-value wood products to China. These are the conclusions of a new report issued by a new report from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. However, the report ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • ReportsnReports - China forest chemical product manufacturing industry, 2010

    China forest chemical product manufacturing industry, 2010  China forest chemical product manufacturing Industry, 2010 is valuable for anyone who wants to invest in the forest chemical product manufacturing industry, to get Chinese investments; to import into ...


  • SCS Awards Forest Stewardship Council Certification to Malaysian Forests

    Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) has certified two Malaysian forest reserves to the Forest Stewardship Council’s (FSC) standard for responsible forestry, solidifying its place as the top FSC certification body in Malaysia. SCS certified the Ulu Segama-Malua Forest Reserve and Tangkulap-Pinangah ...


    By PRWeb

  • Flushing our forests down the toilet

    Washington, D.C.-Worldwide, the equivalent of almost 270,000 trees is either flushed or dumped in landfills every day and roughly 10 percent of that total is attributable to toilet paper. Meanwhile, growing populations, adoption of Western lifestyles, and sanitation improvements in developing countries are driving the increased use of toilet paper. According to the ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Frontier forest science for carbon solutions

    Under the agreement, a software model referred to as CABALA, which can be used to model forest growth over time, has been licensed to CO2 Australia to assist it in the design and management of tree plantings for use in large greenhouse gas abatement projects. Based on inputs like rainfall, temperature, and data on the particular tree species of interest, CABALA can estimate the amount of carbon ...

  • Sweden discovers diesel in its forests

    After six years of research and 300 million krona ($47 million CAD), Sweden's largest oil company Preem has announced it's latest alternative fuel will enter the domestic market in April 2011.  Preem Evolution Diesel is being touted as the world's first truly green diesel. While bio-fuel is not a new invention, it has been accompanied with controversy as the biomass is often derived from an ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Nature vs. nurture in forest recovery

    Amidst criticism and applause from environmentalists and experts, a programme is emerging in Germany to expand the total area covered by forests -- to as much as five percent of national territory. The debate centres on just how much human intervention there should be. The programme of the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (known as BfN for the agency"s original name) has a goal for ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • India´s First Forest Stewardship Council Certification for Natural Forests Awarded to Maharashtra Forest Department´s Bhamragarh Forest Division by SCS Global Services

     The Bhamragarh Forest Division of India's Maharashtra Forest Department has become the country's first natural forest management program to earn Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification for responsible forestry. Third-party ...


    By SCS Global Services

  • Flushing our forests down the toilet

    Worldwide, the equivalent of almost 270,000 trees is either flushed or dumped in landfills every day and roughly 10 percent of that total is attributable to toilet paper. Meanwhile, growing populations, adoption of Western lifestyles, and sanitation improvements in developing countries are driving the increased use of toilet paper. According to the latest issue ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Forests are key to the greening of European economies

    European countries are encouraged to apply the principles of a green economy in the forest sector by 2020, FAO and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) said today at the opening of the European Forest Week (9-13 December) in Rovaniemi, Finland. Europe's forest ministers and other high-level delegates from 40 countries ...

  • Focusing on Canadian - Swedish forest sector cooperation

    A nation with enormous amounts of forest resources is Canada. Like the Nordic countries Canada the forest industry sector is of national socio-economic significance supplying income and employment in rural areas. The forest industry sector in both regions have identified that bioenergy and bio-chemicals could well be the third and perhaps even fourth legs for the sector along with traditional ...


    By Elmia AB

  • Membership opens for GreenBlue’s forest products working group

    Sustainability nonprofit GreenBlue has opened membership for its newly formed Forest Products Working Group, which brings together leading companies that rely on paper, wood, and other forest products to share their knowledge and develop new solutions for making their businesses more sustainable. The group was first publicly announced in October 2011 with eight founding members: Avery Dennison ...

  • Indonesia steps up audits of operations in peatlands and forests

    Wetlands International welcomes new commitments by the Indonesia government to strengthen law enforcement of the moratorium on new permits to develop peatlands and primary forests. Indonesia's REDD+ agency is auditing 18 companies to check for proper licensing of companies operating in peatlands and rainforests. Illegal licenses will be revoked. The environment ...


    By Wetlands International

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