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Forest Stewardship Council Sustainable Forestry Standard Comes Under Attack

The world's leading sustainable forestry certification, that of the Forest Stewardship Council or FSC, is little more than a sham, according to an analysis from civil rights group CORE, which claims that the FSC standard results in the loss of threatened and endangered forest and species and entraps small, indigenous groups in a cycle of poverty.Read More

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UN Launches Project to “Unlock Carbon Markets” for Farmers, Foresters,

The UN and partners announced the launch of an international research project that aims to evaluate and assess the ability of soils and forest in nine developing countries to capture and store carbon, as well as provide a range of additional environmental, social and economic benefits. The project aims to open up nascent carbon markets to farmers, ranchers, foresters and conservationists around the world.Read More

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Scientific Study Warns that Global Warming May Be Destroying Nature’s

Forests, considered to be a major partner in fighting greenhouse gases, are now at the center of a new study being released to the United Nations Forum on Forestry over the next two weeks. The United Nations Forum on Forestry will meet April 20 - May 1 at UN Headquarters in New York City to discuss various forest related issues.Read More

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Soil Conservation Key to Carbon Sequestration

Soil's role as a long-term carbon reservoir is increasingly being recognized even as agriculture and land use continue to reduce and degrade it, a trend that urgently needs to, and can, be reversed, according to a new European Commission report. Read More