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  • Report details growth in sustainable forestry initiative

    A progress report issued today by the independent non-profit Sustainable Forestry Initiative(R) (SFI) shows tremendous growth in the forest certification program, reflecting a rapidly expanding desire by companies, markets and consumers for responsible forest management and products. The SFI program is one of the largest and most widely accepted forest certification programs in the world, and is ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • WWF and kimberly-clark corporation announce new global commitment to responsible forestry

    Today, Kimberly-Clark and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) announced the expansion of Kimberly-Clark's membership in the Global Forest & Trade Network (GFTN), a WWF initiative to eliminate illegal logging and conserve the world's most valuable and threatened forests. Kimberly-Clark will now include its worldwide operations in the initiative, building on its existing GFTN membership in select ...

  • Alberta's Forest Industry Launches WorkWild, the Most Comprehensive Forestry Career Awareness Program in Canada

    WorkWild targets young people in Alberta's forest-based communitiesEDMONTON, ALBERTA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/05/11 -- Alberta's forest industry has launched WorkWild, the most comprehensive forestry career awareness program in Canada. Developed by the Alberta Forest Products Association and industry partners, the program targets youth in Alberta's forest-based communities. The innovative program ...


  • EBRD and FAO set pathway to sustainable forestry investment in the Russian Federation’s Far East

    The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have joined forces to promote viable forestry investment and innovation in the Russian Federation's Far East based on sustainable use of forest resources. An Investment Roadmap, defining the pathway to sustainable investments in the region's forest industry, was ...

  • Greenoxx joins the Chicago Climate Exchange

    The NGO “Asociación contra el Cambio Climático Greenoxx” has been recently approved as an “Offset Aggregator” of the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX). CCX is the world’s first and North America’s only voluntary, legally binding rules-based greenhouse gas emission reduction, registry and trading system. This generates a great opportunity for sustainable forestry projects in Latin America. CCX is a ...


    By Greenoxx

  • Uganda: FAO mapping technologies help fill gaps in forest data

    FAO recently introduced new mapping technologies in Uganda that will help the country generate better, more useful forestry statistics and land cover maps. Forests and forest products are important to the livelihoods of many communities in Uganda. The new tools and information will help the government monitor national forest resources and make informed decisions regarding long-term forestry and ...

  • Working Together for the Development of Sustainable Forest Management in the Mediterranean Basin

    The development and extension of sustainable “Mediterranean forest” management is set to be the focus of a new collaboration between PEFC, the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification, and MENFRI, the Mediterranean Network of Forestry Research and Innovation. At last year’s PEFC Forest Certification Week ...


    By PEFC International

  • Agrosciences on line : launch of the Agreenium-IAVFF Online University

    With learning strategies including ever more digital content, the first course from the Agreenium-Institut Agronomique Vétérinaire et Forestier de France (IAVFF, France's Agricultural, Veterinary and Forestry Institute) Online University is now open for subscriptions. Officially launched by three Ministers on Tuesday, February 24, 2015, at the Paris International Agricultural Show ...

  • SFI launches new forest certification standard

    Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) Inc. has released a new standard that reinforces its important role in supporting and promoting sustainable forest management as one of the world's leading third-party forest certification programs. Among other things, the new SFI 2010-2014 Standard, the result of an extensive 18-month public review, includes revisions that: Improve ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Agroforestry can fix Pakistan’s depleting tree cover

    Using a mix of trees and crop species can help rejuvenate Pakistan's  deteriorating forests, a study reported. The study is based on physical and chemical analyses of 400 soil samples, collected during a survey of farms and plantations to compare the four agro-ecological zones of the Punjab province. Results of the findings published in the African Science Journal of Environmental Sciences ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • AEM Produces New Brush Chipper Safety Manual

    The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has produced a new brush chipper safety manual that outlines safe equipment operation, start-up and shutdown guidelines, and maintenance precautions for a variety of brush chipper machine types. Manufacturer members working through AEM’s Environmental & Reduction Equipment Council (EREC) provided content development and review, with input ...

  • 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

  • Winners of the 2014 INRA Awards

    Five laureates were honoured at the 9th INRA Awards Ceremony for their commitment and findings in such diverse fields as relations between plants and environment, the role of soil microorganisms in the flows of atmospheric carbon or innovative aquaculture. The ceremony took place on 5 November 2014, in the presence of Stéphane Le Foll, Minister of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry, and ...

  • Maine Executive Order Puts Forest Certification on Equal Footing

    Maine Governor Paul LePage signed an executive order today directing that "any new or expanded state buildings shall incorporate 'Green Building' standards that give certification credits equally to forest products grown, manufactured, and certified under the Sustainable Forestry Initiative Standard, Forest Stewardship ...


  • Project to support access to market for marginalized farmers

    Poor women and youth in marginalized areas of Kenya and South Sudan will gain improved access to markets for their agricultural produce, under a new project agreement. The $1.9 million project falls under a broader FAO-Italy programme of food security through commercialization of agriculture, in Eastern Africa, West Africa, Central America and the Caribbean. The project represents one of the ...

  • Nepal foresters ready to sell carbon stocks

    A pilot project underway in Nepal aims to strengthen the capacity of the government and community forest user groups (CFUGs) to measure and monitor carbon stored in the country’s forests. A project management unit (PMU), launched 16 July 2010, has initiated a payment distribution system to reward CFUGs that increase and maintain carbon storage levels. The four-year project, covering three ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Ten African countries unite to protect rainforests

    Ten central African countries have come together to protect the Congo Basin rainforest — the world's second largest rainforest — from severe deforestation, through implementing improved national forest monitoring systems and boosting regional cooperation. The 18-month project, launched on 26 July, ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Pennsylvania DEP Awards Grant to Promote Environmental Education

    The Department of Environmental Protection has awarded $300,000 to support the Pennsylvania Envirothon, which educates high school students about natural resources and environmental science through competitive events around the state. "I've been to the Envirothon and I've seen how it has a unique way of making learning fun through competition," DEP Secretary Mike Krancer said. "These young adults ...

  • China to increase support for African science

    The Chinese president has promised to increase science, technology and innovation (STI) assistance to Africa, although experts from the continent warn assistance will only work if it is Africa-led and promotes sustainable development. President Hu Jintao has pledged to expand China-Africa collaboration in science, through maintaining successful ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Forest Communities map their Land using Data Loggers

    Simple data logging devices can help forest communities map their land and monitor environmental change, according to researchers running a trial. An ...


    By SciDev.Net

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