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Forest ecosystems are under intense pressure from our rising population and its hunger for more land and resources. Globally, we are losing about 4.7 million hectares of tropical forest every year, often to make space for agricultural commodities (decadeonrestoration.org). Forest landscape restoration is a critical strategy for tackling this…
Forests are important in the global carbon cycle, carbon sequestration and storage. Although Vietnam increases in overall forest cover, there has been a reduction in both total hectares of natural forests and forest quality.
Forests are intrinsic to the balance of life in Sabah, Malaysia. However, decades of irresponsible logging and clearance for oil palm production have destroyed and fragmented the vital carbon-storing forests. The Sabah Landscapes Programme is a combination of conservation and sustainable…
Rice feeds half of the world’s population on a daily basis, but it is also an essential driver of global warming. It constitutes around 2.5% of all global human-induced GHG emissions, so its climate footprint is comparable to that of international…
Globally, 20 million hectares of rice fields are prone to floods; another 20 million hectares are susceptible to drought. Rice cultivation uses 40% of the world’s freshwater.
On the 13th of October, members of European Network of Forest Entrepreneurs (ENFE) and other stakeholders will meet to discuss certification of ‘green’ forestry services.
An innovative project towards certification of forest service enterprises has been awarded a 3-year grant by the EU Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation.
In collaboration with the Danish Forest Contractors' Association and the Danish Forestry Extension, NEPCon is launching the project "Contractor Certification - a shortcut to certifying small scale…
A broader inclusion of tropical forests in certification schemes seems more realistic as indigenous and local communities' land ownership rights are becoming recognized.
A new project focusing on innovative ways of providing access to certification for small forest operations in Denmark will soon be launched.