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New Scientist | 7 years 9 months ago

It's not as glamorous as cocaine or diamonds, but the illegal logging industry has become very attractive to criminal organisations over the past decade. A new report finds that up to 90 per cent of tropical deforestation can be attributed to organised crime, which controls up to 30 per cent of the...

NPR | 7 years 9 months ago

A report by the non-governmental organization Global Witness says more than 60 percent of the West African nation's rainforests have been granted to logging companies in the past six years. The group has found evidence of fraud and misconduct within Liberia's logging sector. Copyright © 2012...

Forest Carbon Asia | 7 years 9 months ago

Voluntary carbon credits, once castigated as the black sheep of the global emissions markets, are now worth double U.N.-backed units as demand from corporate buyers seeking more than mere emission cuts from their investment has increased. Please click here to read the original news item.

MSU | 7 years 9 months ago

Researchers at Michigan State University will use a $1.5 million grant to help India manage its forests and reduce the developing nation’s greenhouse gas emissions. The grant, awarded by USAID, is part of an overall $14 million effort to build the nation’s capacity to measure forest carbon and...

Today Agrilife | 7 years 9 months ago

COLLEGE STATION – Protecting forests and the livelihoods they support depends on the ability to develop and implement effectively policy and other initiatives with global cooperation, according to Dr. Jianbang Gan, a Texas A&M University department of ecosystem science and management professor.

Forest Carbon Asia | 7 years 9 months ago

September, 2012. Duncan Macqueen, Chris Buss and Teresa Sarroca. The Forests Dialogue. A TFD Publication Number 7. 66 pages

Greenwood Management | 7 years 9 months ago

Ethical investment has hit the headlines recently as figures have suggested that there has been a slight drop in interest. Data from the Investment Management Association revealed that investors have withdrawn around £17 million from green funds since November 2011, calling into question whether...

7 years 9 months ago

The Second Session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee for a Legally Binding Agreement on Forests in Europe (INC-Forests2) will convene from 3-7 September 2012 in Bonn, Germany.

CIFOR | 7 years 9 months ago

“Buy land, they’re not making it anymore!” Mark Twain’s wry observation on the North American land acquisition boom of the late 19th century remains just as pertinent today as it was then. More than a 100 years later, the sheer scale of contemporary global land purchases and its appropriation from...

RISI | 7 years 9 months ago

If you're a pulp supplier in it for the long term these days, there's no standing still. It's been clear for a while that real demand in traditional end-use markets such as graphic papers is not going in our favour and we'd be foolish to think that's going to change.

Business Green | 7 years 9 months ago

The giant surplus of carbon credits currently swamping the global carbon market may never recede, removing any hope of reducing global emissions without a significant increase in national emission reduction targets, campaigners will warn today. Countries signed up to legally-binding emissions...

CIFOR | 7 years 9 months ago

For thousands of years, the people living on the banks of the Mekong river have been paddling through its often treacherous waters in wooden cargo boats laden with all manner of freshly grown produce, ready for trade.

CIFOR | 7 years 9 months ago

The increased cultivation of açaí — the purple fruit that dangles from palms in the Brazilian rainforest and is touted by many celebrities as the number one superfood for ‘age-defying beauty’ – may be one of the reasons for the country’s staggering increase in forest cover over the past two decades...

Guyana Chronicle | 7 years 9 months ago

THE Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and Conservation International-Guyana (CI-Guyana) signed an agreement yesterday, to begin a project that will test models for implementation of this country’s Low Carbon Development Strategy (LCDS).  

International Forest Industries | 7 years 9 months ago

In-market log prices are reduced slightly this month. However demand is still strong as shipping prices have lowered. The in-market log price has lowered 1-2% for the products Agrifax monitors, however the cost of shipping in $/JASm³ has lowered 5-6%. Inventories

International Forest Industries | 7 years 9 months ago

“New Zealand’s primary industries have this week been dealt another blow to value-added forestry products as Norske Skog has favoured re-building their Tasmania paper machine, over the one in Kawerau, and the reason is clear – government subsidies bought the deal for Australia,” said Forest...

Times of India | 7 years 9 months ago

Project developer Finite Carbon announced Wednesday it has registered a project that has issued 200,000 offsets eligible for use in California's cap-and-trade system, bolstering the currently short supply of credits available in the forthcoming market. The project, which is located on 19,118 acres...

LCDS Guyana | 7 years 9 months ago

Guyana’s Low Carbon Development Strategy and REDD+ model has been cited by former President Jagdeo at the IUCN World Congress in Jeju, South Korea as one of the working examples to achieve conservation of nature and address global climate change while creating livelihood opportunities at the...


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