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Individuals Can Buy And Trade Carbon Credits, Just Like Corporations Can

One of the little-known facts about cap-and-trade is that individuals are allowed to buy and trade carbon credits just like corporations can.

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11 January 2013

Big REDD Week For Two Brazilian States

The Brazilian state of Mato Grosso has become the second Brazilian state  after Acre to create a regulatory framework for rewarding those who combat climate change by saving endangered rainforest.  Acre, meanwhile, will receive 50 million Real ($24.2 million) for REDD+ from KfW, the German develo

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15 January 2013

Bushman children arrested under renewed government repression

Three Bushman children have been arrested by paramilitary police in Botswana.

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January 15, 2013

Rights-based REDD+ dialogue

The outcomes of the Rights-based REDD+ dialogue

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January 25th, 2013

Rayonier selling wood products division

On Tuesday, real estate and timberland management company Rayonier announced it is selling one of its four operating divisions, its wood products division, to Vancouver, Canada-based International Forest Products Limited (Interfor).

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January 25th, 2013

Global lumber consumption forecast to rise

The global balance between supply and demand is forecast to shift over the next few years, moving from an oversupply of lumber to an undersupply.

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January 25th, 2013

Brazil – the world’s largest industrial eucalypt estate

There are 7 million ha of industrial quality planted forest in Brazil with almost 2 million ha of pine and 5 million ha of hardwood, principally eucalypts. This plantation base has formed the basis for most of the forest industry expansion.

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Jan 17, 2013

UPM Plans to Reduce 580,000 Tonnes of Graphic Paper Capacity in Europe

he continuing challenges in European economy have significantly impacted the consumption of paper, exacerbating the effect of structural changes in paper end-uses and resulting in further decline in the demand of graphic papers in Europe.

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January 16, 2012

Ministry says REDD+ creates wider benefits beyond reducing deforestation, degradation

Agriculture State Minister Sileshi Getahun said that the implementation of Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) has evolved wider benefits in managing forests more sustainably, ensuring greater conservation efforts and carbon through forest expansion, beyond reduci

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Jan. 17, 2013

Steps taken to improve coastal forest economy

To increase harvesting activity on the coast, government is exploring the use of new scanner technology for scaling logs, accelerating the auction of an additional 500,000 cubic metres by BC Timber Sales, improving the log-export system and exploring ways to better harvest the timber profile.


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