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SCA Forest Products and Heinzel Group Co-operate in Sales and Marketing

Sundsvall, Sweden, Dec 19, 2012 - The Heinzel Group will acquire SCA’s publication paper mill in Laakirchen, Austria.

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Global forest land-use change 1990–2005 - new publication from FRA2010

FAO's new report, Global forest land-use change 1990-2005, presents the key findings on forest land use and land-use change between 1990 and 2005 from FAO's 2010 Global Forest Resources Assessment Remote Sensing Survey. The report focuses on forest land use, and not land cover.

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November 23, 2012

EU promotes forest governance in Laos

The Lao-European Union Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade (FLEGT) process will help Laos to reduce illegal deforestation and promote good forest governance, which will bolster poverty reduction and sustainable management of natural resources.

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15 November 2012

The GM tree plantations bred to satisfy the world's energy needs

It's a timber company's dream but a horrific industrial vision for others: massive plantations of densely planted GM eucalyptus trees stretching across

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21 November 2012

Ghana To Get $50m For Sustainable Management Of Forests

hana and Burkina Faso have received endorsement of their far-reaching plans for sustainably managing their forest sectors as part of their goals for climate-resilient economic development.

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21 November, 2012

Certifying Vietnam’s timber plantations would help smallholders profit from lucrative export market

f Vietnam wants its timber producers to benefit from the growing eco-conscious and more lucrative international furniture market, national forest institutions should look for ways to get smallholder plantation forests certified, said Louis Putzel, a senior scientist at the Center for Internationa

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Sun, 2 Dec 2012

Forests key to protecting economic growth, social progress - experts

Forests must be fully valued for their contribution to economic growth and social progress, and included in the next set of global development goals, experts and officials told a forest conference on Sunday.

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December 3rd, 2012

Report Explores Experiences and Lessons for Equitable Benefit Sharing and REDD+ in Tanzania

A new report entitled, "Equitable Benefit Sharing: Exploring Experiences and Lessons for REDD+ in Tanzania" has just been published.  The report and an accompanying information summary were developed in collaboration with the nine NGOs that are implementing REDD+ pilot

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December 4, 2012

MRV as a Trojan Horse for Carbon Markets?

While the spectacular conference centre where the current climate talks are held looks rather unworldly, it is important to look at the realities behind these negotiations. In Paraguay, for example, the main cause of greenhouse gas emissions is deforestation.

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04 Dec 2012

Scientists publish consensus statement on deforestation emissions

Back in January, a group from the Woods Hole Research Center in Massachusetts deployed a pantropical forest carbon map to estimate emissions from global deforestation and land use at 8.1 gigatonnes of carbon dioxide (2.2 petagrams of carbon) per year from 2000 to 2010 (


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by Dr. Radut