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  • `Set of decisions` on forestry, tech expected at Cancun

    Countries expect a "set of decisions" on forestry, technology, adaptation and financing at the upcoming international climate meeting in Cancun next week, which will "lay the roadmap" for a future legally binding agreement on climate change in 2011, India's environment minister Jairam Ramesh predicts. Ramesh and other senior officials at his ministry talked about a "logjam" in the current stage ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Uganda registers first forestry project in Africa to reduce global warming emissions

    Uganda has become the first country in Africa to undertake a reforestation project that will help reduce global warming emissions under the Kyoto Protocol. The Nile Basin Reforestation Project in Uganda is a ground-breaking project being implemented by Uganda's National Forestry Authority (NFA) in association with local community organizations. The growing trees absorb carbon dioxide from the ...


    By The World Bank

  • FAO’s State of the World’s Forests Calls for Positive Interactions Between Agriculture and Forestry

    It is not necessary to cut down forests to produce more food. Promoting more positive interactions between agriculture and forestry can stop deforestation, build sustainable agricultural systems and improve food security. This is the key message of 'The State of the World's Forests' (SOFO), the flagship publication of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), presented at the opening ...

  • U.N. Clean Development Mechanism Approves Arcadia Biosciences Methodology, Links Carbon Credits to Crop Genetic Improvements for First Time

    Arcadia Biosciences, Inc., an agricultural technology company focused on developing technologies and products that benefit the environment and human health, today announced that the Executive Board of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change has approved Arcadia’s methodology to allow farmers to earn carbon credits from reduced ...


    By Arcadia Biosciences, Inc.

  • 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

  • The Role of Forest Carbon in Emerging Ecomarkets Will be Significant

    MORGANTOWN, W.Va., — Forest carbon will play a significant role in emerging environmental markets designed to address climate change, despite the reluctance of some countries to accept forest carbon offsets, predicted environmental economics expert Ricardo Bayon at a seminar for forestry professionals representing all facets of the industry. “Forest carbon has been ostracized by the world’s ...


    By ImageTree Corporation

  • The Forest Carbon partnership facility gets a boost from Norway

    Norway today became the latest entrant into the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility which was launched this week at the UN Climate Change conference in Bali.  Norway’s US$5 million commitment brings the new facility’s resources to US$165 million.  Working through two mechanisms -- the Readiness Mechanism and the Carbon Finance Mechanism -- the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) ...


    By The World Bank

  • FAO launches latest report on the State of the World’s Forests 2009

    The dual challenges of economic turmoil and climate change are bringing the management of forests to the forefront of global interest.  The need to reform forestry institutions and increase investments in science and technology are key to the better management of forests, notes the State of the World’s Forests 2009 launched today.  A highly mixed situation is expected, with gains in ...

  • Morbark Introduces Redesigned 30/36 Whole Tree Drum Chipper

    Morbark, Inc., is excited to announce its redesigned 30/36 Whole Tree Drum Chipper. Building on the success of the redesigned 40/36 Whole Tree Drum Chipper, Morbark takes these innovations to the smaller, transport-friendly 30/36 model. “The improvements we’ve made to the 30/36 drum chipper are focused on the moderate-sized contractor,” said John Foote, Morbark VP of Sales and ...


    By Morbark, LLC

  • 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

  • Equitable origin pioneers new frontier in sustainability

    The first stakeholder-based certification system for the oil and gas industry has been launched by Equitable Origin (www.equitableorigin.com), to promote higher environmental and social standards, greater transparency and more accountability within the industry. “Whether you think oil is society’s lifeblood or should be immediately ...

  • `REDD+ actions can have varying impacts`

    Impacts of actions under Reduction of Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+) – a UN mechanism to stem deforestation and degradation – on biodiversity and carbon vary across forest types and landscape conditions, a new global assessment shows. Key findings of the preliminary assessment of links between ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • FAO to partner CBD on biodiversity

    The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) will work together on programmes that address climate change, food security and ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • EC endorses Poznań declaration on reducing emissions from deforestation

    At the UN climate change conference in Poznań, Poland, European Environment Commissioner Stavros Dimas endorsed a joint ministerial declaration launched today by like-minded countries to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation. The statement commits a number of developed and key tropical developing countries to take early action to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest ...

  • Sales Engineer to Nord-Lock Finland Oy

    We are looking for a Sales Engineer to join Nord-Lock Finland Oy. Nord-Lock Finland Oy is looking for the right person to accelerate our sales volume in Finland. It’s an exciting opportunity for a Sales Engineer to be responsible for expanding the customer reach for Nord-Lock Group’s products, primarily in the West and South of Finland.  With the right energy ...


    By Nord-Lock Inc

  • Morbark announces new dealer in Southeast

    Morbark, Inc. is pleased to announce that Tidewater Equipment Company has recently joined its dealer family as a distributor of Morbark industrial equipment. The partnership further expands the Morbark dealer network benefitting the many Morbark customers located in the southeastern region of the country. Tidewater Equipment will be covering all of South Carolina (minus York County) as well as ...


    By Morbark, LLC

  • Climate tech transfer policy moves ahead

    Environment ministers and officials have worked out a framework to facilitate technology transfer related to climate change activities, which they will present at the international climate change meeting in Cancun, Mexico, in December. But they say that the contentious issue of intellectual property rights remains unresolved. At a two-day meeting that concluded in Delhi today, representatives ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Bayer CropScience opens Weed Resistance Competence Center in Frankfurt, Germany

    Herbicide-resistant weeds are a growing global problem. The official opening of Bayer CropScience’s Weed Resistance Competence Center (WRCC) in Frankfurt on 19 November is a major step forward in tackling weed resistance, as it will develop new weed control strategies, and share knowledge within the global community of farmers, agronomists and scientists. Understanding weed resistance and ...


    By Bayer CropScience AG

  • Putting People at the Centre of Forest Policies - The State of the World`s Forests (SOFO)

    Countries should put more policy emphasis on maintaining and enhancing the vital contributions of forests to livelihoods, food, health and energy, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said today. FAO's flagship publication The State of the World's Forests(SOFO), presented today at the opening of the 22nd Session of the  ...

  • FAO and ITTO highlight vast potential of payments for environmental services for conservation of tropical forests

    Payments for environmental services (PES), especially in tropical regions, should be recognised as an important tool for conservation and sustainable use of forests and other natural resources and better incorporated into national policies, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) said. FAO and ITTO discussed the ...

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