BANJUL, Gambia, Sept. 1, 2015 (Local News) -The Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Water and Wildlife (MoECCWW) has taken a firm stance to suspend the issuing of permits for felling trees across the country, with immediate effect, "unless in exceptional cases".
It has also issued a stern warning to all those involved in the chain of actors, as facilitators, and enablers of illegal logging and transportation, to do desist from illegal logging in the country.Read more
JAKARTA, May 14, 2015 (Wall Street Journal) -Indonesian President Joko Widodo agreed to renew a ban on new licenses to log primary forest and peat land, in response to pressure to do more to help combat deforestation and reduce carbon emissions.
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JAKARTA, Indonesia, April 28, 2015 (Press Release) -Eleven places in the world - 10 of which are in the tropics - will account for over 80 per cent of forest loss globally by 2030, according to research released today by WWF.Read more
Favini, a company that has always stood out for its keen sense of social and environmental responsibility, has a number of important announcements regarding ecology. The company currently supports two major international projects - a reforestation project in Uganda and one for the generation of renewable energy in India - both aimed at offsetting the environmental impact of its ecological papers Shiro and Crush.Read more
SAO PAULO, March 6, 2015 (RISI) -A decision over the use of genetic modified (GM) eucalyptus plantations in Brazil was postponed after protesters disrupted and occupied a meeting organized by the Brazilian National Technical Biosafety Commission (CTNBio). The Mar. 5 session had convened to decide whether to approve the use of three new GM species in the country, two corn varieties and one GM eucalyptus, named as H421.Read more
One of the UK's largest woodland creation schemes in recent years will see 1.3 million trees being planted on a site above Menstrie, within the Ochil Hills on the border of Stirling, Clackmannanshire and Perthshire.Read more
PICTOU, NS, Feb. 2, 2015 (Local News) -Northern Pulp Nova Scotia Corporation says it will appeal the Industrial Approval for its business in Pictou County released today by Nova Scotia Environment.
Bruce Chapman, General Manager, says the new five year IA is not acceptable, vague and has the potential to place in jeopardy the long term viability of the Pictou mill.Read more
More than half of Americans (56 percent) would like to have more sustainable options for the paper and packaging products they purchase, according to a new survey released by Asia Pulp and Paper (APP). Additionally, 42 percent of survey respondents indicate that they are willing to pay more for sustainable paper or products in sustainable packaging.Read more
NEW YORK, Jan. 22, 2015 (The Guardian) -New York this month became the biggest US city to ban polystyrene foam, often called styrofoam. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the ban, which will take effect 1 July, after the city's sanitation department determined that polystyrene foam is non-recyclable, a hazard to marine wildlife and a contaminant to the city's organics program.Read more