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Time for forestry to come out of forests!
31st October 2012
Ending deforestation has been a political goal for decades, even centuries – an unmet ambition up there with finding world peace and eradicating global hunger. The challenge has received increased attention in the past five years because of climate change and the fact that forests keep massive stores of carbon away from the atmosphere.
FSC moves forward to develop an Online Claims Platform
26th October 2012
The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and Historic Futures Ltd (HF) have formally entered a partnership to develop a new software system – the FSC Online Claims Platform (OCP). This platform is being designed to more quickly and efficiently validate FSC claims to match the scale and growth of the FSC system.
The Ash-and dying cultures
25th October 2012
Reading the shocking news about ash die-back, the disease that has now killed most of Denmark's ash trees and many of those across the rest of northern Europe, I was reminded that when we lose our wildlife we lose some of our stories.
Flagship Species (like Mahogany) and why they matter
24th October 2012
Opening Presentation of CITES Secretary-General Mr. John E. Scanlon* at the joint side-event during CBD CoP11 Flagship species and the conservation of the entire ecosystem: why individual species matter 18 October 2012, Hyderabad, India
Green Carbon-Black Trade Report
18th October 2012
The report "Green Carbon, Black Trade" released by UNEP and INTERPOL on 27 September 2012 reveals that contrary to recent beliefs, the international illegal timber trade persists unabated at an annual value of 30 billion USD or more; the global timber scam has just taken on new forms as illegal logging syndicates employ increasingly sophisticated methods of log laundering and tax fraud....  
EU Timber Regulation: will FSC and PEFC pass the mark?
17th October 2012
Companies facing new legal requirements as the EU Timber Regulation comes into force in March 2013 are looking for ways to reduce the risk of sourcing illegal material.
Illegal logging: a threat to Climate Change efforts.
17th October 2012
Report: Forest crime may undercut efforts to halt climate change. Timber criminals carry much more than the theft of logs on their conscience. Shady timber deals not only harm nations, people and wildlife by destroying forests; they also endanger global efforts to halt climate change.
Coillte Risk Losing 'Eco label'
16th October 2012
Coillte "restructuring" seen as smokescreen for sell-off of crucial State assets
CLIMATE CHANGE: Serious information void
13th October 2012
BANGKOK, 9 October 2012 (IRIN) - Services to inform communities about the climate are available in higher-income countries, but are not reaching the people most in need of them in developing countries due to lack of government investment and a disconnect between experts and communities facing extreme weather.
World Bank Support for "Development" by Force
12th October 2012
"Soldiers came and asked me why I refused to be relocated," a 20-year-old Ethiopian told me in September at a refugee camp in Kenya. "Ojod," not his real name, was still visibly shaken from the horror he had left behind: "They started beating me until my hands were broken... I ran to tell [my father] what had happened, but the soldiers followed me. My father and I ran...  
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