Unions’ legal action against forestry companies

Metla Finland - 5 hours 8 min ago
The Council of Trade Unions (CTU) in New Zealand is taking legal action against two forestry companies over the deaths of workers. Source: Radio New Zealand, TVNZ
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Genetically engineered trees for biofuel production

Metla Finland - 5 hours 8 min ago
Researchers have genetically engineered poplar trees with lignin that breaks down more easily, opening the door to cheaper biofuels and wood pulp that require only a fraction of the energy and chemicals to produce. Source: Vancouver Sun
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AFCA says industry under resourced

Metla Finland - 5 hours 8 min ago
Colin McCulloch chief executive officer of the Australian Forest Contractors Association (AFCA) said that he didn’t think he had seen the industry as busy but as under resourced. Source: Timberbiz
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Gippsland moves closer to timber training

Metla Finland - 5 hours 8 min ago
Wellington Shire Council will convene a meeting to further investigate the potential for a timber and forestry education precinct for Gippsland. Source: The Gippsland Times and Maffra Spectator
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CFMEU joins Liberals against Forestry SA

Metla Finland - 5 hours 8 min ago
The Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union has been told by Forestry SA it wants the South Australian Government’s approval to reduce its workforce by 50% within a year and halve redundancy entitlements. Source: The Flinders News, ABC Rural
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WA sandalwood industry in for shake up

Metla Finland - 5 hours 8 min ago
WA’s sandalwood industry is set for a big shake up amid fears illegal harvesting is pushing the fragile resources towards extinction. Source: The West Australian
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A veneer idea for special Tas timbers

Metla Finland - 5 hours 8 min ago
A fourth generation timber worker said that it was time to adopt a new attitude to Tasmania's special timbers to extend the life and value from the remaining supply. Source: ABC Rural
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Contractor found for Esperance blue gums

Metla Finland - 5 hours 8 min ago
Farmers who were left with acres of trees are relieved to have closure over the blue gums they planted before the global financial crisis. Source: The Esperance Express
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Research will be key to unlocking Indonesia haze crisis

Metla Finland - 5 hours 53 min ago
  Editor’s Note: The haze crisis will be a key theme of discussion at the upcoming Forests Asia Summit, 5-6 May in Jakarta, Indonesia. At the Summit, a workshop will examine the underlying causes and impacts of peat land fires, focusing on the role of conflicts over land ownership between communities and companies; impacts on human health; and the transboundary bill recently... Read more
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Final Call May 6 Project Design Training for: Nonprofits | Intl. Development | Climate Change

Metla Finland - 7 hours 8 min ago
tag to your code. -->   THIS MONTH'S NEWS Trouble viewing this newsletter? Read it online.   Spring Quarter Final Call: May 6 Training in Project Design for: Nonprofits | International Development | Climate Change | Nutrition | Agriculture | Water Management   Programs in English & Español Spring Quarter Distance Learning Courses Begin January 7.  Haga click aquí para Cursos en Español. Are you interested in:
Designing and Funding Sustainable International Development Projects Designing and Funding Northern Nonprofit Programs and Projects  Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change OL 340. Diploma Program: Community Based Adaptation to Climate Change OL 440. Diploma Program: Integrated CBA, DRR, & Rural Development We've trained development professionals from 500 organizations in 149 countries to develop projects impacting over 360,000 people. Student projects have utilized 270 different kinds of solution-oriented activities to address community need. Scan the list to see which would work best for your project.   Electives
Fine Tune your Projects with this Powerful array of Elective Courses OL 303. Food Security, Nutrition and Home Gardens OL 332. Water Conservation and Management OL 333. Climate Smart Agriculture OL 343. Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change 3 OL 344. Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change 4 OL 345. Community Based DRR
  Field Partner Program Design & Fund Projects Through our Field Partner Program Field Partners work with local communities to develop solutions to community challenges with the ongoing support of CSDi's training, guidance and consultancy. Through our proven training and consulting process, Field Partners develop real projects, in real time that are fundable, sustainable, and impact driven.   CSDi program facilitators, who have gained their development expertise in face-to-face consulting with nonprofits and NGOs in the field, consult with partner staff on their projects, provide technical support, and help them design, launch and manage their projects. Upon completion of project design, Field Partners can utilize CSDi's donation pages for soliciting donations for project funding. CSDi has developed a Field Partner Program that will allow your organization to enjoy:
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341. Designing and Funding Community Based Adaptation Projects. Come study with us January 7. In this training we will lead you through the development of a real project, in real time, in a real village, and leave you with the practical field tools to sustain it.
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  201. Northern Nonprofit: Designing & Funding Nonprofit Projects in Developed Nations. If you work with a nonprofit in a northern country managing programs such as food banks, animal rescue, teen drop-in centers, homeless shelters, day care centers, OL 201 for Northern Nonprofits will help you develop a sustainable, impact oriented, local project.   The course will lead you through the development of a real project, in real time, and leave you with the practical tools to sustain it. For example, student projects have included efforts to help communities in Europe and North America with community development, youth employment, income generation, empowering immigrant women, the Inuit and climate change, and environmental restoration.   100 Projects 3 Years of our Best Field Partner's Projects We have seen hundreds of field projects developed and launched by our field partners through our training and consultation programs—projects that have used 270 different kinds of project activities. Scan the list for ideas that could be adapted for your organization. If you see a project you like you can see photos, and download its fact sheet, needs assessments and logframe.   Would you like to join our International Development Field Partner Program? Learn more here.   Would you like to join our Northern Nonprofit Field Partner Program? Learn more here.   We look forward to working with you in our training programs.   Sincerely,   Tim Magee, Executive Director Center for Sustainable Development   Tim Magee is the author of A Field Guide to Community Based Adaptation published by Routledge, Oxford, England.   Be sure to visit CSDi’s Development Community. Join 850 colleagues in sharing resources & collaborating online. Like us: CSDi Facebook.
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Forest Carbon News - April 23, 2014

Metla Finland - Wed, 2014-04-23 23:02
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How do You Prepare for this Year’s Fire Season? Tune in Friday with #PrepareAthon!

Metla Finland - Wed, 2014-04-23 21:00
With yet another busy fire season around the corner, the U.S. Forest Service, CAL FIRE and the U.S. Fire Administration decided to take to social media and talk about America’s PrepareAthon!, which is a nationwide, community-based campaign for action to increase emergency preparedness and resilience through hazard-specific drills, group discussions and exercises conducted at the [...]
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Looking for the Forest in Bloom

Metla Finland - Wed, 2014-04-23 19:30
While many people were searching for brightly colored eggs this past Sunday, I spent my Easter hiking in the forest looking for trillium and rhododendron flowers. As I walked along the Lady Bird Johnson Trail in Redwood National Park, I started to look at the forest with new eyes. I accompanied two Humboldt State University […]
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UN Celebrates International Mother Earth Day 2014

Metla Finland - Wed, 2014-04-23 18:29
The UN commemorated International Mother Earth Day 2014 with statements and events around the world. Mother Earth Day 2014 focused on green cities, with the aim of raising awareness on how collective action can transform cities and forge a sustainable future.
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ITTO TTM Highlights Commercial Logging Ban in China's Hinggan Mountains

Metla Finland - Wed, 2014-04-23 18:24
The International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) has released the 1-15 April issue of the Tropical Timber Market (TTM) Report, which highlights an order by China's State Forestry Administration to halt commercial logging in the Hinggan mountain ranges, where over 500 million cubic meters of natural forests have been extracted over the past 50 years. The Government of China announced it will support the livelihoods of those affected by this decision until 2020.
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UNEP Highlights Potential for Green and Decent Jobs

Metla Finland - Wed, 2014-04-23 18:21
The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has released a fourth publication in its series of Post-2015 Notes. 'Green and Decent Jobs for Poverty Eradication' outlines potential growth areas for jobs that deliver decent working conditions as well as environmental benefits, citing International Labour Organization (ILO) estimates that 600 million new jobs need to be created over the next ten years.
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Private housing buoys construction market

Metla Finland - Wed, 2014-04-23 17:15
Fuelled by a significant rise in private housing starts, construction output is forecast to rise by 4.5% in 2014 and a...
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Britains renewable energy investment boom is a story rarely told | Ed Davey

Metla Finland - Wed, 2014-04-23 16:26

The backing for eight renewable energy projects is the start of a longer investment journey to create green growth

Low carbon energy investment is the cornerstone of Britains energy future and is already playing a leading part in the coalitions infrastructure growth plan.

The central importance of secure, green energy was clear even before the recent events in Ukraine or before the latest scientific reports from the Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change.

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T20Q project launched in Indonesian

Metla Finland - Wed, 2014-04-23 16:20
Launched today in Indonesian, T20Q or top twenty questions for forestry and landscapes, is a global project that allows everyone to have a say about issues of importance.
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