WOODLAND ARCHAEOLOGY Training Workshops with John Morris of the Chilterns Woodland Project There is a choice of two days to attend this one day course: Friday 21st March 2014 or second day Saturday 22nd March 2014 This popular one day course will include an illustrated talk, a guided woodland visit to see features found in […]
Conservation is important for so many reasons. It’s good for the land and wildlife, air and water, it’s good for our mental and physical health, it’s good for the soul — and now we know it’s great for the economy. On March 4th, the National Park Service (NPS) released its peer-reviewed report, 2012 National Park […]
The UN General Assembly (UNGA) has re-elected Achim Steiner to serve an additional two-year term as Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), following a nomination by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on 25 February 2014 (A/68/770).
Suriname has announced its accession to the International Tropical Timber Agreement, 2006 (ITTA, 2006), becoming the 68th Party to join the Agreement, which is focused on ensuring the sustainable management of tropical timber.
Crush is a revolutionary environmental paper range by Italian manufacturer Favini. At the heart of its innovation is the use of agro-industrial waste, which replaces up to 15% of traditional wood pulps derived from trees.
Newark Recycled Paperboard Solutions announced today it has achieved Sustainable Forestry Initiative chain-of-custody certification at its Newark America and Wisconsin mills located in Fitchburg, MA and Milwaukee, WI.
Fredrik Holgersson has been appointed new mill manager at Holmen Paper’s Braviken Paper Mill outside Norrköping, Sweden. He will replace Rikard Wallin, who is moving on to a new role in the marketing department.
By Rachael Petersen With the launch of Global Forest Watch (GFW), anyone with an internet connection can now access troves of timely, high-quality information about where, when, and why forests are changing worldwide. The free, online monitoring system provides the open data and transparency necessary to improve forest management and enhance the livelihoods of forest-dependent […]
REDD-Monitor’s weekly round up of the news on REDD, organised by date with short extracts (click on the title for the full article). REDD-Monitor’s news page is updated regularly. For past REDD in the news posts, click here. 3 March 2014 Meet the ‘go-to man’ for companies that get in … read more
REAP’s Global Coordinator, Richard McNally, will present at Gold Standard’s conference on “The Future of Results Based Finance: Measuring Environmental and Social Impacts Beyond Carbon”.
Nouvelle politique visant l’huile de palme, la pâte à papier, le bœuf et le soja.
Andritz has received an order from Klabin, the largest integrated pulp and paper company in Brazil, to supply major production equipment for Klabin’s new pulp mill in Ortigueira, Paraná, Brazil.
RockTenn and Simpson Lumber Company LLC recently announced an agreement whereby RockTenn will acquire the Simpson Tacoma Kraft Paper Mill located in Tacoma, Washington, for approximately $343 million.
The first African Plant Breeding Academy, an initiative of the African Orphan Crops Consortium, was on 3rd December 2013 launched at ICRAF. The goal of this initiative was to improve the livelihoods of Africa’s smallholder farmers, reduce hunger and boost Africa’s food supply by using the latest scientific techniques and equipment to genetically improve the […] 5 reads
New policy targets palm oil, pulp and paper, beef and soy
SLU, Faculty of Natural Resorces and Agricultural Sciences in Uppsala is offering a position as Professor in Insect Ecology.
Focus : the ecology and dynamics of insect populations. Basic understanding of the population processes affecting distribution and abundance and how these processes interact with changing environmental conditions. Understanding of how population growth can be controlled is also central.
Reuters: Costa Rica`s leading opposition group, PAC, expected to win a four-year presidential term next month, will drop the country`s commitment to carbon neutrality by 2021, an official said.
The leftist group`s candidate, Luis Guillermo Solis, should be elected president in an April 6 runoff vote after ruling party candidate Johnny Araya announced on Wednesday that he was abandoning the campaign.
"We don`t think it would be possible to reach carbon neutrality by 2021, because the most important tasks...
European Commission Press release Brussels, 10 March 2014 Over three-quarters (77 %) of Europeans believe the common agricultural policy (CAP) benefits all EU citizens and over 90 % support the main trends of the new CAP, such as making aid fairer and more targeted (92 %) and linking the granting of aid to...
European Commission MEMO Brussels, 10 March 2014 The European Commission proposed to set up a new Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived (FEAD) on 24 October 2012 (see IP/12/1141). The European Parliament approved the proposal on 25 February 2014 (see STATEMENT/14/22).