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Integrated Economic-Environmental Modeling for Decision Making - Inter-American Development Bank, CR-200,United States

Global Forest Information Service - Thu, 2015-01-29 19:24
This BBL will introduce the use of computable general equilibrium models for integrated economic-environmental modelling. The first half of the BBL will demonstrate the application of the integrated framework to questions of forest policy and biofuels in Brazil, climate change...
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Video - An ecosystem approach to natural landscapes management. Presentation by Dave Andison

Global Forest Information Service - Thu, 2015-01-29 18:12

Dr. David Andison is program lead of the fRI Healthy Landscapes program.
He begins by explaining the "Why" of ecosystem management and how current approaches to land management fragments the landscape (overlapping tenure). "Managing in pieces", "balancing values", misses the dynamic role of disturbance (e.g.fire) in understanding natural pattern principles.
The "How" of healthy landscapes means that logging is now starting to be managed to mimic what would happen with fire. Where's and Whens vary on the landscape when applying healthy landscape management principles (mimicking natural pattern disturbance patterns) to human disturbances of landscapes.

He closes by describing how an ecosystem approach would work with woodland caribou habitat recovery.

At the core of a ecosystem management approach is the question:  "What would Mother Nature Do?"

Dr. Andison's presentation was part of PTAC's Environmental Issues and Resource Access Forum, Nov. 27, 2014.

FRI Subject Area: Cumulative EffectsLandscape ChangeNatural Disturbance ProcessesDisplay on Maps: Related Program: Healthy Landscapes (prev. Natural Disturbance) Program
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Michelman acquires India’s Supack International

Global Forest Information Service - Thu, 2015-01-29 17:22
Michelman has acquired its sales and service partner, Supack International, in a bid to focus on growing printing and packaging sector in India.
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UK government presses ahead with plain cigarette packaging

Global Forest Information Service - Thu, 2015-01-29 15:53
Cigarettes and hand rolling tobacco might be sold in standardised packs in the UK from May 2016.
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PMP Group will supply 2nd #TM for Hebei Xuesong Paper

Global Forest Information Service - Thu, 2015-01-29 15:24
In January, Hebei Xuesong Paper Co., Ltd has signed a contract with PMP Group for 2nd IntelliTissue® EcoEc machine. Only 6 months after TM#1 successful start-up, Hebei Xuesong Paper choose PMP Group again as the provider of TM continuing fruitful partnership.
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MWV to sell its European tobacco business to AR Packaging Group AB

Global Forest Information Service - Thu, 2015-01-29 15:24
MeadWestvaco Corporation (NYSE: MWV), a global leader in packaging and packaging solutions, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to sell its European-based tobacco folding carton business to AR Packaging Group AB, a maker of paperboard cartons, flexible packaging, and trays based in Lund, Sweden.
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Biofuels are not the green alternative to fossil fuels they are sold as

Global Forest Information Service - Thu, 2015-01-29 15:06

Biofuels and bioenergy take up finite land resources at the cost of food production and carbon storage and doesn’t guarantee carbon emissions cuts

Powering cars with corn and burning wood to make electricity might seem like a way to lessen dependence on fossil fuels and help solve the climate crisis. But although some forms of bioenergy can play a helpful role, dedicating land specifically for generating bioenergy is unwise. It uses land needed for food production and carbon storage, it requires large areas to generate just a small amount of fuel, and it won’t typically cut greenhouse gas emissions.

First, dedicating areas to bioenergy production increases competition for land.

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Watch our videos from November's Agroforestry Workshop

Global Forest Information Service - Thu, 2015-01-29 14:48
Videos and presentations from our workshop on agroforestry have been published.
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What is a successful REDD project? How many are there? Some questions for Steve Zwick, Managing Editor of Ecosystem Marketplace

Global Forest Information Service - Thu, 2015-01-29 13:46
Earlier this month, the Heinrich Böll Foundation published a report written by Jutta Kill that looks at two early forest carbon offset projects in Brazil. The report is critical and documents the ongoing consequences of the projects for communities living in the area of the projects. The two case studies … read more
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New film: The Future of Paper

Global Forest Information Service - Thu, 2015-01-29 12:44
A new film expressing a vision for the future of paper was launched by civil society today in advance of Paper World, the paper industry gathering in Frankfurt, Germany. The film argues that as a global society we need to look at this everyday material with new eyes, and transform the way we use it

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Statement of the Indigenous Peoples Major Group Intergovernmental Negotiations on the Post 2015 Development Agenda

Global Forest Information Service - Thu, 2015-01-29 12:34
29 January, 2015

Statement of the Indigenous Peoples Major Group at the Intergovernmental Negotiations on the Post 2015 Development Agenda, Civil Society Dialogue, January 21, 2015, Delivered by Roberto Múkaro Borrero (Taino), International Indian Treaty Council.

https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/content/documents/12448IPMG%20Stat...

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Amcor unveils breakthrough printing technology

Global Forest Information Service - Thu, 2015-01-29 11:27
Amcor’s folding carton business has launched a new printing technology named Sunshine.
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Amcor unveils breakthrough printing technology

Global Forest Information Service - Thu, 2015-01-29 11:27
Amcor’s folding carton business has launched a new printing technology named Sunshine.
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MWV appoints Naveen Ganzu as Managing Director for India

Global Forest Information Service - Thu, 2015-01-29 09:23
MWV has appointed Naveen Ganzu as the Managing Director for operations in India.
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kW plus - new REMOTE App available

Global Forest Information Service - Thu, 2015-01-29 08:30
Renewable energy demonstration sites - kW Plus
The REMOTE project increases and supports local capacities in renewable energy solutions across the Northern Periphery area. Thereby, the “kW plus” compiles demonstration site experiences from partners across the Northern Periphery region.

The “kW plus -Renewable Energy Demonstration Sites, Handbook” is practical to use for establishing, developing and improving renewable energy demonstration sites. This guide does not give prescriptions on how to do things, but rather offers insights on what could be done, leaving everyone free to develop their own specific approach to work and business development. The "kW plus handbook" on demonstration sites can be found here.

NEW: A new mobile application on renewable energy demonstration sites, the "KW PLUS-App", is now available for selected REMOTE demonstration cases. The "KW PLUS-App" can be found on the REMOTE webpage within the "Application Package" or here.

More information on demonstration sites can be found from the webpage: http://www.remoteproject.eu/en/publications/

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Winners of New Tree competition nominated

Global Forest Information Service - Thu, 2015-01-29 07:39
The far-reaching potential of the new forest bioeconomy was manifested by the competition entries. There’s no doubt about the usefulness […]
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New Zealand’s forests association joins PEFC

Global Forest Information Service - Thu, 2015-01-29 07:23
New Zealand Forest Certification Association (NZFCA) has joined PEFC International as its newest member.
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The science is clear: Forest loss behind Brazil’s drought

Global Forest Information Service - Thu, 2015-01-29 05:21

  The role of tropical deforestation in global climate change has been the subject of much international discussion and debate in the media and in policy forums like the UN Climate Change Convention. However, the role of deforestation in local climate change has received much less attention. Now, with southern Brazil suffering from unprecedented drought,... Read more

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Melbourne's trees bombarded with emailed love letters

Global Forest Information Service - Thu, 2015-01-29 04:27

City council gives identification numbers to its 70,000 trees which allow admirers to write Dear Tree letters – and get replies

If you’ve ever pondered what trees think about life’s major issues, the city of Melbourne has come up with an elegant solution – you can email them and find out.

The city council has devised an interactive urban forest map that provides individual data on each of the 70,000 trees that line the streets and parks of central Melbourne.

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Event: World Environment Day 2015

Global Forest Information Service - Thu, 2015-01-29 03:44
This day is celebrated annually on 5 June.
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