August 2018 -- Building off of its work developing a regional approach to Wild and Scenic River eligibility studies, EMPSi has been awarded a contract from the US Forest Service’s Intermountain Region to develop and implement a regional approach for WSR suitability studies as well. By using this approach, the Forest Service ensures consistency across forests in the region while providing defensible decisions.
Win for EMPSi and Wild and Scenic River Studies
Resolute Forest Products won the first RISI Safety Award sponsored by Ahlstrom-Munksjö and Metsä Fibre
Ahlstrom-Munksjö and Metsä Fibre, part of Metsä Group, were sole sponsors of a new RISI PPI Safety Leadership Awards category. We are happy to announce that the winner was Resolute Forest Products.“We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the winner. Resolute has done good work in safety, and inspire us all to develop our processes within safety audits and risk management”, says Rune Årnes Vice President, Health & Safety. “We hope RISI Safety Award will...
EU labels palm oil in diesel as unsustainable
The European Commission today decided that palm oil is not a green fuel and should not be promoted because it causes deforestation. The use of palm oil in diesel, which is driven by the EU’s renewable energy targets, will be gradually reduced as of 2023 and should reach zero in 2030 although exemptions remain. Europe’s federation of green transport NGOs, Transport & Environment (T&E), said the labelling of palm oil as unsustainable is a milestone in the fight to recognise the climate impact of...
Hershey Announces Action Plans to Protect and Restore Forests in Cocoa Growing Region
The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) is taking action to protect forests and restore forest cover in the cocoa growing regions in West Africa. The company today released action plans that are part of the company’s commitments as a founding member of the Cocoa & Forest Initiative (CFI). In February 2018, Hershey publicly committed to no new deforestation in its cocoa supply chain, effective immediately, and to implementing agroforestry tree planting programs. The new CFI forest protection plans for the two...
World leaders `have moral obligation to go vegan`
Many of our world leaders have remained almost silent about the UN warning that we have just 12 years to halt a climate catastrophe. That’s why the Million Dollar Vegancampaign offered $1m to charity if Pope Francis chooses to eat only plant-based foods during Lent, and encourages Catholics around the world to do the same. The campaign has so far attracted more than 500 media articles in more than 40 countries, but this is no PR stunt. It is a carefully calculated campaign to get the world talking about...
ALLCOT Group, Fazenda Terra Boa y Atlântica Simbios CSA sign an agreement to submit to Gold Standard certification a project to restore the Atlantic rainforest
Allcot Group, Fazenda Terra Boa and Atlântica Simbios CSA have celebrated the signature of a very valuable partnership agreement, with the objective of submitting to Gold Standard certification a project to restore the Atlantic rainforests of 391 hectares located inside the limits of Terra Boa farm property through the planting of approximately 392,725 native trees saplings of at least 80 different species per hectare. Located in the municipality of Guararapes, state of São Paulo, Brazil, the Terra...