Mexico’s First Wood Fiberboard Plant Highlights Controversy Over UN FAO Definition of Forests

Drawing on local eucalyptus plantation it owns, Proteak Uno’s new medium density fiber board plant highlights the ongoing controversy revolving around industrial forestry and its contributions to achieving key national and international environmental, climate change and sustainable development goals.

Non-Wood Forest Wealth 2.7 Times Greater than Previously Estimated

A team of researchers from the World Bank, Resources for the Future, Applied Geosolutions and others have released three working papers that set out wealth valuation methodologies spanning all the commercial wood, non-wood and ecosystems services forests provide and incorporated them in a global sustainable forest management database.

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.

Wangari Maathai’s REDD Belt Movement

Elizabeth Baker 12/15/09 649 words Wangari Maathai’s REDD Belt Movement Wangari Maathai, the first environmentalist to win a Nobel Peace Prize, will be honored at Tuesday’s COP15 opening ceremony as a Messenger of Peace with special focus on the environment and climate change, raising the stakes for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation in developing Countries (REDD) within the climate…

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