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  • EPDs for Australian timber products

    PE INTERNATIONAL partners with the Timber Development Association (TDA) in Australia to create Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for six Australian timber products. “These EPDs are an exciting step forward for our industry as they will help demonstrate to users the strong environmental credentials of timber and allow it to be compared like-for-like with other construction products" ...


    By thinkstep

  • Progress on Europe-wide ban on illegally-logged timber

    A ban on illegal timber entering the EU market has moved a step closer this week. Currently it is not against the law to sell timber in the EU that was chopped down illegally in its country of origin. However, the Council of the EU has signalled its approval for legislation that will close this loophole by putting a ban on illegal timber entering the EU market. Environment ...

  • 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 ...

  • Ecologix Resource Group Commences Relationship With Leading Timber Import Company

    BEVERLY HILLS, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 09/07/10 -- Ecologix Resource Group (OTCBB: EXRG) announced today it has commenced a relationship with a leading timber importer based in India. The Company has received an initial order for approximately 400 cubic meters of sawn timber and logs, or roughly $250,000 USD value, from a leading international timber importer. Ecologix expects this order to be ...


  • FireIce Successfully Used by US Forest Service to Control Timber Fire in Washington State

    GelTech Solutions, Inc. (OTCBB: GLTC), creators of FireIce, a revolutionary water-enhancing fire suppressant that has the potential to change current firefighting techniques globally, announced that FireIce was chosen over water and long term retardant to combat the Mount Barney fire burning in heavy timber north of Winthrop, Washington in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. FireIce was ...


  • Responsible Forestry and CSR – The Business Case

    The significance of responsible timber sourcing practices to promote sustainable forest management and combat climate change will be the focus of the keynote speech by Ben Gunneberg, PEFC International Secretary General at the forthcoming World Engineers Summit (WES) in Singapore next week. Sustainable forest management is key to maintaining the forest carbon stock ...


    By PEFC International

  • Expobiomasa delivers: 16,423 professionals visited the largest annual sector fair in Europe

    The 564 exhibitors, who came from 24 countries and took up over 26,000 m2of exhibition space, were already expecting Expobiomasa to be a success. Now, only a few days after doors closed on ...

  • PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue: Final Agenda Released

    The sold-out PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue on "Advancing Sustainable Trade in Asia", part of the PEFC Forest Certification Week, which started today in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, will provide take stock and identify opportunities to catalyze uptake of sustainable practices within the region. Participants can look forward to solutions-oriented discussions towards mainstreaming sustainability on a range ...


    By PEFC International

  • Sino-Forest Provides Update on the Status of its Accounts Receivable

    Sino-Forest Corporation ("Sino-Forest" or the "Company") today provided a status update regarding its efforts to collect accounts receivable owing to subsidiaries of the Company. In support of the Company's March 30, 2012 application under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act ("CCAA"), Sino-Forest filed an affidavit (the "Initial Affidavit") ...

  • Two Organizations Join PEFC International as International Stakeholder Members

    “PEFC is pleased to welcome the European Timber Trade Federation (ETTF) and theInternational Council of Forest and Paper Associations(ICPFA) as PEFC International Stakeholder members,” said Ben Gunneberg, PEFC Secretary General, following their acceptance during the PEFC General Assembly. “We are looking ...


    By PEFC International

  • Sweden’s biggest forest owner seeks partners in Europe

    Sveaskog owns 3.3 million hectares of productive forest land and is thereby Sweden’s biggest forest owner. By taking part in World Bioenergy 2010 the company hopes to make international business contacts in the biofuel sector. “For a while now we’ve noticed great interest from European energy companies who want to use more forest raw materials in their heating and power ...


    By Elmia AB

  • Cathay Forest Announces Chairman of the Board and Management Changes

    TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 08/17/10 -- Cathay Forest Products Corp. (TSX VENTURE: CFZ) ("Cathay Forest" or the "Company") announces that Mr. John Duncanson has been appointed Interim Chief Executive Officer and continues to serve as a Director of Cathay Forest. Mr. Duncanson replaces Mr. Anthony Ng, who retains his role as President and will continue to serve as a Director of the ...


  • New “Soft Commodities Compact” Supports Global Efforts to End Deforestation

    “The Soft Commodities Compact demonstrates a great awareness of, and commitment to, sustainability within the banking sector and offers a huge potential to help transform the way commodities such as palm oil, soy and timber are produced and processed,” said Ben Gunneberg, PEFC Secretary General, welcoming the ‘Soft Commodities’ Compact, which was launched earlier this week ...


    By PEFC International

  • An inside look at Latin America’s Illegal Logging – Part Two

    This post was co-authored with Eduardo Arenas Hernández Jr. and Ana Domínguez, who work for Reforestamos Mexico. This is the second post in a two-part series on illegal logging in Latin America, with key insights coming from the Forest Legality Alliance’s recent event, “ ...

  • B.C. company to harvest tropical rain forest - environmentalists cheer

    Reports of companies harvesting tropical rain forests usually bring howls of protests from conservationists. But a Canadian company is winning applause for its 25 year plan to harvest over $2 billion worth of prime tropical forest - much of it high valued hardwood - all of it underwater. After more than four decades under water, a tropical forest in Africa is being reclaimed using 21st century ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Cathay Forest Announces Resumption of Trading and Investors Conference Call

    Cathay Forest Products Corp. ("Cathay Forest" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: CFZ) announces that the cease trade order that was issued by the Ontario Securities Commission (the "OSC") on February 1, 2011 has expired. The Company also expects that the cease trade order issued on the same date by the British Columbia Securities Commission (the "BCSC") will be revoked and that trading in the ...


  • New direction for England’s public forest estate

    England’s best known historic forests will be protected for future generations under proposals announced by Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman today. The transfer of heritage forests such as the New Forest and the Forest of Dean to charitable trusts will mean walkers, riders and cyclists will still be able to enjoy them as they do at the moment. The proposals are contained in a ...

  • COP19: new public-private forest protection initiative receives $280m pledge from Norway, UK, and US

    The new "BioCarbon Fund Initiative for Sustainable Forest Landscapes" aims to advance forest protection efforts up until 2020. The multi-million dollar initiative, designed to protect some of the world’s most valuable forest habitats, was announced at the United Nations Summit in Warsaw today. Ministers from the UK, Norway, and the US have jointly announced that they will be providing a ...


    By Climate Action

  • North Korea lifts the veil on its agroforestry practices

    A new study offers a rare glimpse into North Korea's agriculture and forestry policies, and may open up new international connections with the country, say researchers. The report describes how locally appropriate, participatory agroforestry is helping reverse food shortages and land degradation.  According to Meine van Noordwijk, co-author of the study and chief science advisor at the ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Forestry advisory panel membership announced

    Members of an independent panel of experts that will make recommendations on forestry policy for England have been announced today by Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman. The panel, to be chaired by the Right Reverend James Jones, Bishop of Liverpool, brings together a wide range of interests and expertise covering the environmental, social and economic aspects of forestry. They will ...

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