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Reuters | vor 11 Jahre 9 months

BRAZZAVILLE (Reuters) - Congo Republic's biggest logging firm has almost halved its workforce because the global recession has cut demand for wood products, the firm said on Tuesday. Congolese Wood Industries, known by its French acronym CIB, laid off 665 employees from a total of 1,500 in the...

PGCitizen | vor 11 Jahre 9 months

As 2009 came to a close, Canfor Corp. announced it would invest $16 million to upgrade its Chetwynd sawmill for a planned re-opening this spring. After a 20-month shutdown, the restart will put about 70 people back to work.

International ForestIndustries | vor 11 Jahre 9 months

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (December 2009) -  A new study, commissioned by the National Alliance of Forest Owners (NAFO) and conducted by Forest2Market®, quantifies the economic impact of private, working forests on the U.S. economy. The study found a significant gap between the contributions made by...

vor 11 Jahre 9 months

Germany has committed 27 million euros ($39 million) for a pilot project that would demonstrate how the Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation program would work ahead of its implementation in 2012. The pilot project is scheduled to begin this month in three districts in...

IPS News | vor 11 Jahre 9 months

PAYSANDÚ, Uruguay, Jan 6 (IPS) - "After work, when I'm on my own, I'm bored to death. If you want amenities, you have to bring them yourself," says young forestry worker Alejandro de Leiva, who works on a tree plantation in the western Uruguayan province of Paysandú, where he lives and works for...

GRIST | vor 11 Jahre 9 months

So Copenhagen is over, with forests mentioned in one paragraph of a politically ambiguous “Copenhagen Accord” and an incomplete REDD agreement stapled on the back with major safeguard and finance issues still unresolved. Clearly, high hopes of a deal that might save the world’s forests and reduce...

Stuff.co.nz | vor 11 Jahre 9 months

The cost of building timber will rise by up to 10 per cent from next month due to a severe supply shortage and booming international demand for New Zealand pine. Shortages are developing across a wide range of product lines, the Timber Industry Federation says in its latest newsletter. Big...

DemocracyNow! | vor 11 Jahre 9 months

On Wednesday, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the Obama administration would commit $1 billion over the next three years toward a proposed global scheme to preserve tropical forests. It’s called REDD, or Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation. As countries attempt to...

Mongabay | vor 11 Jahre 9 months

2009 may prove to be an important turning point for tropical forests. Lead by Brazil, which had the lowest extent of deforestation since at least the 1980s, global forest loss likely declined to its lowest level in more than a decade. Critical to the fall in deforestation was the global financial...

The Wall Street Journal | vor 11 Jahre 9 months

The failure of the United Nations climate summit in Copenhagen to produce a strong, binding agreement to cut carbon-dioxide emissions sowed gloom in European carbon markets Monday, with prices for carbon-emissions permits falling more than 8%. There were also political echoes to the Copenhagen...

The Mercury | vor 11 Jahre 9 months

JAPANESE companies have demanded Tasmania provide them with Forest Stewardship Council accredited woodchips.

vor 11 Jahre 9 months

December 22, 2009: At the meeting of European ministers in the Agriculture and Fisheries Council (15 December 2009), a discussion was held on the proposal for the Regulation laying down the obligations of operators who place timber and timber products on the market. The legislation requires all...

RISI | vor 11 Jahre 9 months

  LONDON, Dez. 22, 2009 (Viewpoint) - As we near the end of first decade of the "noughties" how has the pulp and paper industry fared? Well, it certainly hasn't been boring, in fact a good description would be traumatic, but uneventful certainly not. One thing is for sure, the industry is as...

vor 11 Jahre 10 months

The Copenhagen Accord recognized the need for a mechanism to funnel money into projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation and forest degradation while promoting sustainable forest management.  Maria Bendana digs into the latest negotiating text and offers a detailed...

The Washington Post | vor 11 Jahre 10 months

The agreement achieved at the Copenhagen climate summit leaves business leaders around the world close to where they began, facing uncertainty about how environmental policy will affect their costs and decisions about investments.

Mongabay | vor 11 Jahre 10 months

Primary forest loss The following section is a quantitative look at primary forest loss. More than seven million hectares of primary forest were lost on an annual basis between 2000 and 2005, the most recent period for which data is available from the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization....

Reuters | vor 11 Jahre 10 months

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - The United States has pledged $1 billion as part of a $3.5 billion scheme as initial financing toward slowing deforestation, a major contributor to climate change, a U.S. government statement said on Wednesday.

vor 11 Jahre 10 months

COPENHAGEN, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Maya Lin, the world-renowned artist and designer, will tonight debut her new media piece - Unchopping a Tree - at the Support REDD+ Gala in Copenhagen at COP15, hosted by The Coalition for Rainforest Nations and the governments of Gabon, Guyana and Papua New...

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