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20 January 2012

Forest fires in Chile stoke tensions over indigenous land rights

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Sep 07, 2011

Colgate enters into agreement to offset carbon emissions

As part of its aggressive push to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and advance sustainability, Colgate has signed a 15-year commitment with Patagonia Sur to purchase forestry-based carbon offsets. Under the agreement, a total of 225,000 native-species trees will be planted on 430 acres of land in Chile’s Aysén Region of Patagonia.

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27 May 2011

Carbon offset provider Carbonica in partnership with REDDMontt Forestry in Chile

UK-based carbon trading and carbon offset company Carbonica will generate VCS REDD and reforestation carbon credits in Chile


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18 April 2011

Alerce Theft Convictions Upheld By Chile Appeals Court

The Puerto Montt appeals court last week unanimously confirmed the verdict against rightist political leader Nelson Schwerter for illegal logging and trading of ancient Alerce trees.

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Chile joins Brazil in raising S.America's investment potential

Investing experts are predicting that Brazil will be joined by Chile in leading the way for new, profitable investment opportunities in South America.

The abundant natural resources in Brazil – including timber and minerals – as well as the planned work to give it a global quality infrastructure, a strong currency and excellent showing during the global recession, have made it an attractive prospect for wealth creation opportunities.

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August 10, 2010

Chile Arauco Eyes New Pulp Plant To Fuel Regional Expansion

SANTIAGO -(Dow Jones)- Chilean wood pulp producer Celulosa Arauco y Constitucion SA seeks to continue its regional expansion as it develops plans for a new pulp mill in Uruguay, Arauco's corporate director, Franco Bozzalla, said Tuesday.

Arauco, through a joint-venture company with European pulp producer Stora Enso Oyj (SEOAY, STERV.HE), is moving forward in its plan to build a pulp plant in southern Uruguay, Bozzalla told reporters on the sidelines of a forestry sector seminar.

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10 August 2010

China, Emerging Markets To Fuel Chile's Forestry Industry

SANTIAGO -(Dow Jones)- Increasing demand from China and other emerging Asian markets will drive Chile's forestry industry in coming years, said a panel of industry executives Tuesday.

Chile's forestry sector, which produces wood boards, plywood and pulp, accounts for 8% of global forestry exports. It is also the Andean nation's second-largest exporting industry, just behind mining, and contributes 3% of the country's gross domestic product.

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August 2nd, 2010

30% wood harvest expansion projected for Chile

Chile’s forestry industry could increase wood production over 30% in the next fifteen years, as the sector significantly expands its land holdings, Hans Grosse, head of state forestry agency Instituto Forestal (Infor), said.

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26 July 2010

Climate Collaboration in the Americas Deepens

Washington - During a meeting with Chilean media in Santiago this month, the United States' special envoy on climate change, Todd Stern, was peppered with questions about last year's United Nations climate negotiations in Copenhagen and what the world should expect for the talks in Cancún, Mexico

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June 2, 2010

Chile CMPC says strike paralyzes biggest sawmill


June 2 (Reuters) - Chilean forestry and paper company CMPC CAR.SN said Wednesday a worker strike over pay had paralyzed its biggest sawmill in south-central Chile.


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by Dr. Radut