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Telegraph: Here's a forecast that brought me up short this week. Within 20 years, on present trends, dire poverty will have been eliminated in Bangladesh -- and others among the world's poorest countries.
It seems incredible. The South Asian nation -- the most densely populated sizeable country on earth -- had long been written off. But the prediction is based on exhaustive, if pioneering, Oxford University research and backed up by other authoritative reports.
In a study published this month, covering...
Reuters: Liberia's largest palm oil company, Golden Veroleum, needs to review its social and environmental policies after its workers damaged graves, cleared existing crops and polluted creeks, according to an independent study it commissioned.
The findings from The Forest Trust (TFT), a non-profit environmental consultancy, follow complaints from activists that the Singapore-controlled firm is violating commitments it made as a member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), a global certification...
I just stumbled upon this poem that 13-year-old Luciano read to me by candlelight from his family's modest home on the banks of the mighty Xingu River, deep in the Brazilian Amazon, and I had to share it with you in honor of World Water Day.
March 22, 2013. This past Wednesday forest owners and operators won an important victory with the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Decker v Northwest Environmental Defense Center (NEDC). This is a critical step in our ongoing effort to preserve the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) longstanding policy from 1976 that forest management and associated forest roads [...]
Bolivian indigenous leaders addressed the IACHR in the culmination of a weeklong trip in what is now the third year of the high-profile campaign to prevent the Bolivian government from building a highway through TIPNIS lands.
Environment News Service: On the first International Day of Forests, celebrated Thursday by the United Nations, Jose Graziano da Silva proposed that all countries support a Zero Illegal Deforestation target.
FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva, second right, announces a zero illegal deforestation target, (Photo by Alessia Pierdomenico ©FAO)
As director-general of the UN`s Food and Agriculture Organization, FAO, Graziano da Silva linked illegal deforestation and hunger at a ceremony marking the UN`s newest International...
A number of high-level officials have issued statements in celebration of the first-ever International Day of Forests, including the UN Secretary-General, and the Heads of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), the UN Department for Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), the UN Forum on Forests (UNFF), the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), and the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF).
A number of organizations have developed and released outreach and communications materials in support of the first International Day of Forests, an event to be held annually on 21 March. The materials focus on the key messages presented by the UN Forum on Forests (UNFF) with regards to: forests and air; water; biodiversity; land; forests and resilience to natural disasters; forests as a key part of the climate change solution; healthy forests, healthy people; and forests are our livelihoods, wealth.
A number of events, announcements and publications have been organized in celebration of the first-ever International Day of Forests, an event to be held annually on 21 March.
The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) has released an overview publication of its Sustainable Wetlands Adaptation and Mitigation Program (SWAMP), which outlines the project's role in informing national and international policy makers.
TREE AID has been given a fantastic opportunity to win funding for one of our tree planting projects in Mali. The European Outdoor Conservation Association has chosen our ‘Regreening Ségou’ project as one of the nature projects put up for public vote. If our project receives the most votes, we will win up to €30,000 to spend on our vital work in [...]
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Manager of the Observatory for European Forests of EFICENT-OEF appointed
Sylva is pleased to lend its support to a new movement known as Grown in Britain that has been launched with cross-Government support and the involvement of all parts of the forestry sector across Britain. Its aims are to: Create a new and stronger market ‘pull’ for the array of products derived from our forests [...]
The new book - Peatland Ecology and Forestry – a Sound Approach- is a great new tool to assist policy makers and forest managers in the boreal and temperate regions on how to make climate-smart and environmentally responsible peatland forestry decisions for the future.
The book gathers an impressive amount of research from various countries and regions (it makes use of common knowledge and the most recent reported findings from more than 900 references).
This video from the U.S. National Interagency Fire Center dates back to 1942 and discusses the common errors found when fighting forest fires. Although over 70 years old, many of the common errors hold true today. Are you interested in joining a fire crew this year? Here are some places to start: British Columbia Wildfire [...]
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More details about the Province of Aceh’s proposed spatial plan are emerging. The Jakarta Post reported this week that if the plan were approved in its current form, an area of 1.2 million hectares of forest would be converted “into plantation and mining areas and other purposes”. The plan proposes the creation of a transmigration [...] [...]
A US blending tax credit for biofuels could see palm biodiesel exports to the US from South East Asia increase markedly from negligible levels. The credit reportedly would make palm oil derived biodiesel competitive with petroleum diesel. Continue reading →
EU energy ministers and industry have questioned a draft European Commission proposal to amend the EU Renewable Energy Directive (RED). The Commissions’ draft directive would introduce reporting requirements for emissions from Indirect Land Use Change (ILUC) into EU rules on eligibility of biofuel feedstock for recognition in EU biofuel consumption targets. Continue reading →