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December 1, 2010

Finland overhauls timber price information data

More detailed price information, including data broken down by felling type, is to be published by Finland’s forest industry in a bid to help timber sales.

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November 25, 2010

Electricity prices in Sweden and Norway has increased sharply over the past week

One of the major cost in forestry, pulp and basic industries are high electricity prices.

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November 17, 2010

Finnish machinery contractors are angry at UPM's downtime

Finnish newspapers report that the machinery contractors association is angered over the sudden shutdown by forestry company UPM.

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02 November 2010

Finland to offer Angara its experience in forest exploration

Irkutsk region delegation returned from Helsinki (Finland) with a number of business offers made by foreign partners.

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October 11, 2010

Stora Enso and Neste Oil launch a new renewable diesel plant

Stora Enso and Neste Oil launch environmental impact assessment for a new renewable diesel plant. Stora Enso's and Neste Oil's joint venture, NSE Biofuels Oy, is to commence environmental impact assessments for a commercial-scale biorefinery at Porvoo and at Imatra in Finland.

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October 8, 2010


UPM has started testing the new Finnish FSC standard in company forests. With this testing the company wants to fully assess the costs and functionality of the indicators of the new Finnish FSC standard approved by the Finnish FSC association on 8 October, 2010.

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Workshop on Finn funded Deforestation and Forest Degradation research

A workshop to discuss a report aiming for technical assistance in the Development of the National REDD programme (United Nations Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries) for Vietnam was organised at the

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September 23, 2010

Laos, Finland and World Bank cooperate in sustainable forestry management

(KPL) The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and donors of the Sustainable Forestry and Rural Development Project (SUFORD) were satisfied with the progress that had been achieved.

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14 June 2010

Finland puts emphasis on renewable wooden energy in order to mitigate climate change

Finland’s forests are a substantial carbon sink. In 2008 Finland’s forests sequestrated 35 million tons of CO2. In Finland strong emphasis has been put on the mitigation issues by promoting the use of wood.


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by Dr. Radut