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Common but Differentiated Responsibilities

According to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change(UNFCCC), it is the developed countries who contributes most to historical and current global emissions of greenhouse gas, while per capita emission in developing countries remains relatively low.


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23 September 2010

China Bets on Panda to Take a Bite Out of Land-Use Emissions (and Reduce Poverty)

China generates the lion’s share of global offsets under the Kyoto Protocol's Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), but it doesn't cap its own emissions. It does, however, have its own voluntary carbon standard – the “Panda Standard” – which was unveiled at last year's Climate-Change Conference in Copenhagen and is designed to drive domestic demand for forestry and poverty alleviation with a vehicle that is uniquely Chinese.

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20 September, 2010

Where will China get the recovered paper to meet its fast growing demand?

BEDFORD, MA, Sept. 20, 2010 (RISI) - I spent the past few weeks traveling in China, trying to dig up more information about the Chinese recovered paper (RCP) market.

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Sep 21, 2010

U.S. announces duties on coated paper imports from China & Indonesia

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September 19, 2010

China and the Cancun climate change conference

With the opening of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Cancun drawing near, all parties are preparing actively for the next round of negotiations.

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September 10th, 2010

China drafting forestry bio-energy plan

A ten-year plan (2011-2020) to boost bio-energy development in the forestry industry is being drafted by Chinese government authorities, which would put forward a goal that some 20 million hectares of forestry farms be planted to provide feedstock for bio-energy over this ten-year period, the

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September 10th, 2010

Chinese lumber production increasing 60% in five years

Despite the fact that China has a simple, unsophisticated and labour-intensive sawmill industry, the country is ranked as the world’s third-largest lumber producer (after the U.S.

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July 2010

China removes tariffs on wood products from LDCs

According to the office of Customs Tariff Commission of the State Council, China had decided to remove tariffs on 4,762 commodities imported from 33 of the world’s Least Developed Countries (LDCs). Commodities with zero tariffs include wood products. The zero tariff treatment came into effect on 1 July 2010.

The countries involved are 26 African countries and 7 other countries, including Ethiopia, Benin, Burundi, Equatorial Guinea, Maldives, Nepal and Bangladesh.

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July 24th, 2010

Hubei Haman to Build the Country’s First Modern Forestry Sen

Central China’s largest sheet processing bases the “Hubei Modern Forestry Science and Technology Industrial Park of Forest Industry of Haman,” was formally established. This is the first modern forestry, forestry technology industry park, Hubei Province Forestry Bureau to actively promote the development of modern forestry industry, and create forestry development, technological innovation platform for yet another strategic move.

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August 2nd, 2010

To create a 10 billion yuan Hezhou Forestry Industry

March 28, Hezhou Gui Sunda Plate Co., Ltd. produce 100,000 cubic meters of plywood project goes into operation. Same day, the annual output of 200,000 cubic meters particleboard project started. Hezhou leader said: “These two forestry production and processing projects started, marking the Hezhou forestry industry chain is becoming longer and longer, to build a foundation for billions of forest industry.”


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by Dr. Radut