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Issue date: 
April 4, 2011

Macroeconomic impact of Japan's earthquake

Issue date: 
April 1st, 2011

Japan likely to boost log imports

Hakan Ekstrom, a principal of United States-based Wood Resources International in an article this week said reconstruction of up to 150,000 buildings in northern Japan in the wake of the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan on 11 March 11 will boost NZ log exports.

Issue date: 
March 28th, 2011

Wood First initatives – spreading from B.C. across the country

The Wood First initiative started in British Columbia. Their provincial government passed the Wood First Act in 2009 that requires wood to be considered as the primary building material in all new publicly-funded buildings, such as schools, libraries or sports complexes.

Issue date: 
Mar 28, 2011

Japanese Importation of Logs, Lumber and Plywood in 2011 is Likely to be the Highest it has been Since 2008

Seattle, USA, Mar 28, 2011 - The earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan on March 11 is first and foremost a humanitarian tragedy that is difficult to comprehend. Over 10,000 people died during and in the immediate aftermath; more than 400,000 people lost their homes and 100-150,000 buildings were destroyed. The re-building of towns, roads, railways and the power grid in the impacted region northeast of Tokyo will be a lengthy and difficult undertaking.

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March 30, 2011

Japan is in urgent need of pre-fabricated houses and manufactured wood products

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Mar 29, 2011

Ilim Group Starts Construction Works at Bratsk Within Investment Project's Realization

St. Petersburg, Russia, Mar 29, 2011 - Ilim Group obtained permission to start construction works in Bratsk within over 700 million dollars investment project. The permission was issued by Bratsk administration. Not long ago Ilim Group also obtained consent from the Main State Expert Review Board on this project.

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March 31, 2011

UPM aims at building with wood

Issue date: 
March 22nd, 2011

Log shortage halts work for many in British Columbia

Arnold Bercov, president of the Pulp, Paper and Woodworkers of Canada Local 8, is very concerned that shipping raw logs out of British Columbia is coming at a cost to many local mills.

Issue date: 
March 21, 2011

Swedish forest industry critical about the green paradigm shift according to new thesis

Issue date: 
14 March 2011

What forestry can do for climate change policy

Growing trees is nature’s way of absorbing carbon from the atmosphere.  So most would assume that the forest industry would be front and centre of the government’s climate change policy.  They’d be wrong. 

The government’s carbon price to be introduced from July 2012 will rightly focus on the big emitters but will provide next to no incentives for growth in Australia’s sustainable forest industry – which absorbs and stores carbon from the atmosphere.


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