silviculture News

  • Sustainably managed forests can `save ten times the CO2`

    Sustainably managed forests can save at least ten times CO2 than unmanaged forests. WBA, AEBIOM, ABA appeal to policy makers to take scientific results into account when establishing harmonised EU sustainability criteria and future bioenergy policy. Professor Hubert Hasenauer from the Vienna University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences (silviculture institute) recently ...

  • 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 ...

  • Biodiesel Business Academy Releases Country Specific Report Moringa & Jojoba Farming

    Centre for Jatropha Promotion & Biodiesel ( CJP) is the world leader in scientific commercialization of Nonfood oil crop across the globe and its research findings and on-hand field experiences in respect of various technical, agronomical/silvicultural aspects of plantations of Nonfood oil crops in various categories of land as well under different plantation models have resulted in ...


    By Advanced Biofuel Center

  • Last Chance to Contribute to the Global Public Consultation of Tropical Appendix

    Only a few days remain until the 1 July 2014 deadline for stakeholders worldwide to contribute to the global public consultation of PEFC ST 1003:2010, Appendix 2, Guidelines for interpretation for some natural forests, including tropical forests. The Appendix is based on the recognition that ...


    By PEFC International

  • Reality check for `miracle` biofuel crop

    The hardy jatropha tree as a biofuel source may not be the panacea for smallholders that some have claimed, say Miyuki Iiyama and James Onchieku. It sounds too good to be true: a biofuel crop that grows on semi-arid lands and degraded soils, replaces fossil fuels in developing countries and brings huge injections of cash to poor smallholders. That is what some are claiming for Jatropha curcas, ...


    By SciDev.Net

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