Natural Resources Management: Life Cycle Assessment and Forest Certification and Sustainability Issues

[tweetmeme] Thomas J. Straka and Patricia A. Layton of the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, Clemson University have recently published a good paper focusing on sustainable forestry issues, the abstract of which is: Forest sustainability and forest certification are important natural resource management and environmental issues. Forest certification addresses the social and environmental issues … Continue reading

The case of innovation and the forest sector in Europe – Policy integration and coordination

[tweetmeme] As part of the COST 51 action, the EU has published a new ebook titled “Policy integration and coordination – The case of innovation and the forest sector in Europe,” which focuses on sustainable development of forest resources across seven policy fields in the European Union. The executive summary reads: The book “Policy Integration … Continue reading

Recent Surveys Show Orangutans Can Be Maintained in Sustainably Logged Forests

[tweetmeme] Marc Ancrenaz, Laurentius Ambu, Indra Sunjoto and others listed in the citation have issued a paper focusing on how commercial, slightly logged forest reserves can play a role in the conservation of endangered orangutans through sustainable forestry and sustainable logging practices.  The abstract to their paper reads: Today the majority of wild great ape … Continue reading

YOUR opinion needed: Public Consultation on Environmental Impact Assessment Directive

[tweetmeme Our readers are invited to voice their opinions on a public consultation on the Review of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Directive (Directive 85/337/EEC on the assessment of the effects of certain public and private projects on the environment, as amended) This Consultation is open to all EU citizens, stakeholders and organisations involved … Continue reading

Good practice guidance on the sustainable mobilisation of wood in Europe

[tweetmeme This book aims to give clear, concise and operational guidance for sustainable mobilisation of wood in Europe. It gives concrete measures and it refers to good practice examples of successful and sustainable mobilisation of wood. It is a useful tool to assist policy-makers and practitioners alike in taking and supporting similar measures. The … Continue reading

Interpreting Sustainability for Urban Forests

[tweetmeme Camilo Ordóñez and Peter N. Duinker of the School for Resource and Environmental Studies, Dalhousie University, have published a great new article titled „Interpreting Sustainability for Urban Forests.“ Incisive interpretations of urban-forest sustainability are important in furthering our understanding of how to sustain the myriad values associated with urban forests. Our analysis of earlier … Continue reading

Ecosystem Carbon Stock Influenced by Plantation Practice: Implications for Planting Forests as a Measure of Climate Change Mitigation

Uncertainties remain in the potential of forest plantations to sequestrate carbon (C). We synthesized 86 experimental studies with paired-site design, using a meta-analysis approach, to quantify the differences in ecosystem C pools between plantations and their corresponding adjacent primary and secondary forests (natural forests). Totaled ecosystem C stock in plant and soil pools was 284 … Continue reading

News: Committee of Regions Opinion on Sustainable Forestry in EU

On 29th May 2010 the EU Official Journal published the EU Committee of Regions’ issued own-initiative opinion on forest policy: the 20/20/20 targets.  In this Opinion, the Committee: –          welcomes a series of EU activities and political initiatives obliging the Member States to bring their national forestry policies into line with EU objectives; –          highlights … Continue reading

Examining the Compatibility between Forestry Incentive Programs in the US and the Practice of Sustainable Forest Management

Forestry faces the curious situation that management approaches come and go much more frequently than the underlying production period. Although it takes decades to grow a stand of sawtimber to maturity, the notion of what represents the best science or the most socially appropriate management changes much more rapidly. As a result, a stand may … Continue reading

Innovation and sustainability in forestry policy in the EU

A recent publication by the EC addresses how current forestry policies in the European Union are integrating both innovation and sustainable forestry into a unified approach to the development of the forestry sector. This free 218 page book presents the main outcomes from the policy level by analysing the seven policy fields that have the … Continue reading

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