Halting deforestation could be the cheapest way to save the planet from climate change. But will the REDD agreement preserve forests or will it merely provide a fig leaf?
REDD Ink - So many words, so little progress
The Forest Products Association of Canada and the Canadian Wood Council bullfrogpower Head Offices as part of “30 by 30” Climate Challenge
Bullfrog Power, Canada’s leading green energy provider, is announcing a new partnership that will see both the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) and the Canadian Wood Council (CWC) choose 100 per cent green electricity and 100 per cent green natural gas for their head offices in Ottawa. The commitment, announced in conjunction with the industry’s National Forest Week celebrations, builds on FPAC’s ambitious “30 by 30” Climate Challenge that proposes to remove 30 megatonnes...
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 of the 23rd session of the FAO Committee on Forestry (COFO). Focusing on `Forests and Agriculture: Land-use Challenges...
USDA announces availability of BCAP funding for farmers, foresters and ranchers
On May 23, 2016, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced that the Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP) had resumed incentives for farmers and foresters producing biomass for renewable energy and biobased products. BCAP has $3 million in available funding for fiscal year (FY) 2016. The program was reauthorized by the 2014 Farm Bill, and supports growers who produce energy biomass crops, or deliver forest and agriculture residues to a USDA-approved bioenergy or bioproducts...
Register now for the PEFC Sustainable Forest Management Expert Forum!
Do you have experience in sustainable forest management? Are you ready and eager to get involved in our standards revision process? Thensign upto join our Expert Forum for Sustainable Forest Management. The SFM Expert Forum is the chance for you to comment and discuss the specific issues around the PEFC SFM Standard (PEFC ST 1003:2010) and its revision. It will feature a moderated discussion forum to gather first-hand information, as well as advice on specific topics, such non-wood forest products. The Forum...
European Cities once again look to PEFC-certified forests for their Christmas Trees!
As has become our tradition, we end the year with Christmas trees! Cities across Europe have once again turned to local, PEFC-certified forests for their trees, ensuring that the chosen tree has come from a well-managed, sustainable forest. London’s festive season kicked off in sustainable style with the lighting of the iconicTrafalgar SquareChristmas Tree. This year`s Christmas tree, a traditional annual gift from Norway to the people of London, is 25m high and more than 100 years old. The Norwegian...