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  • Brazil says no to forest-saving plan by no signing the global anti - deforestation initiative

    Brazil's environment minister says her country will not sign on to a global anti - deforestation initiative being unveiled at the U.N. climate summit. Despite its critical role in protecting the Amazon rainforest, Environment Minister Izabella Teixeira, speaking on the eve ofTuesday's climate summit, said Brazil was "not invited to be engaged in ...


    By Associated Press

  • Sino-Forest Announces Revised CCAA Plan Implementation Date

    Sino-Forest Corporation ("Sino-Forest" or the "Company") today announced that the Plan Implementation Date, the date on which the Company's CCAA Plan of Compromise and Reorganization dated December 3, 2012 (the "Plan") is to become effective, has been extended with the consent of the Initial Consenting Noteholders and the Monitor.  While Sino-Forest has been working diligently ...


    By Ballard Power Systems Inc.

  • Bush Administration `plans to remove protection` from Colorado`s national forests

    The Bush administration has revealed its intentions, according to the NRDC, to remove existing legal protections from over 4.4 million acres of roadless areas in the national forests of Colorado. The Forest Service formally announced that it is beginning a process to establish a new rule for managing Colorado's roadless areas, the organization says. The public has been given 60 ...

  • U.S. Forest Service Plans to Lift Roadless Area Protections

    DENVER, Colorado, December 31, 2007 (ENS) - The Bush administration intends to remove existing legal protections from over 4.4 million acres of roadless areas in the national forests of Colorado. The U.S. Forest Service formally announced Wednesday that it is beginning a process to establish a new rule for managing Colorado's roadless areas. This rulemaking is the result of a petition submitted ...

  • Forests and REDD+ in COP17 Durban

    With all its complex processes and acronyms, it’s easy to forget that the international climate change negotiations are supposed to lead to changes on the ground. There have been several developments this year, however, which should remind us of the urgency of the task and the importance of getting each piece of the puzzle right, including incentives for developing countries to reduce their ...

  • Role of forests in climate change

    A three-day meeting of Directors-General for Forestry began on Tuesday in Slovenia. The main topics of the meeting concern forests and climate change, and the question of what role forests should play in adapting to and mitigating climate change. The Directors-General will also discuss the initiative for concluding a legally binding agreement on forests in Europe which was previously ...

  • 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 ...

  • Using the trees to save the forest

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC), Canada's leading private land conservation organization, announces the largest forest carbon project to date in North America. Developed through a rigorous procedure involving numerous advisors, and meeting international standards, this sale of carbon credits is raising the bar for conservation in Canada and contributes in excess of $4 million for NCC's ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Fewer forests in our cars

    Ladies and gentlemen, It is my pleasure to welcome you to this Conference on the challenges of deforestation and forest degradation. Thank you for joining us and accepting to share your experience and perspective with us today. The topics we will address in these two days are challenging for all of us. Just a couple of months ago, I gave a keynote speech at the 2014 edition of the World Forests ...

  • Brazil approves latest Forest Code

    After two years of negotiations, the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies has approved the country's controversial 'Forest Code'. The legislationregulates land use and allows for the creation of boundaries within which native vegetation should be preserved. Changes to the legislation were first proposed ten years ago, ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Ontario to protect northern boreal forests

    The Government of Ontario has announced plans to protect at least 225,000 square kilometres of the Far North Boreal region under its Far North Planning initiative. Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty in making the announcement noted that scientists, First Nation and Métis leaders will collaborate to map and permanently protect an interconnected network of conservation lands across ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Black Forest Giants captured in 3D

    Terrestrial Laser Scanning opens new perspectives into the forest ecosystem, no matter if you want to use it to precisely locate and measure landscape objects or if you want to present the Genius Loci of a Plenterwald with audio-visual effects as demonstrated in this example. http://youtu.be/RhV_T6zYxhk The video ...

  • New Website Provides One-Stop Portal to Track Forest Action Plans and Trends Nationwide

    One year after finalizing their Forest Action Plans, the members of the National Association of State Foresters (NASF) today launched a new website -- www.forestactionplans.org -- in order to provide access to every state's plan as well as national- and regional-level insight into the primary ...


  • NACF: Mississippi Foresters Anticipate Biomass Boost

    HOUSTON - Mississippi tree farmers look forward to new biomass facilities in the state providing a new market for wood, according to an article published Saturday in the Clarion-Ledger. The Jackson, Miss.-based paper reported that the state's future as a biomass and biofuels hub was one of the topics discussed at a forestry summit last Friday at the Old Capitol Museum hosted by Lt. Gov. Phil ...


  • Forests for fuel: European stakeholders discuss the way forward

    As part of the European Union's drive to promote the use of renewable energy, a 'Biomass Action Plan' has been developed which is designed to increase the amount of energy derived from biomass. New research has investigated barriers to greater exploitation of forests as a source of biomass for energy production. Biomass (biological material such as plants) could help mitigate the effects of ...

  • Indonesia’s ambitious forest moratorium moves forward

    A summary of key elements, and unanswered questions, in Indonesia’s recent moratorium on new forest permits. On May 20, 2011, Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono signed a Presidential Instruction (“decree”) putting into effect ...

  • Carbon cycling in forest soils research presented

    Just as individual humans have different microbial communities in their guts, the microbial communities living in soils vary from site to site as well. Recent research compared the decomposition rates of wood stakes over eight sites to gain an understanding of soil microbes in forests. The activity of soil microbes can also tell a story of the value of carbon storage in soil. The ...


    By American Society of Agronomy

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