Forestry

There is a huge demand for timber, and it is steadily growing, especially for packaging, the construction industry, bioplastics and bioenergy. But already now, the demand for timber cannot be met sustainably according to…

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Soils

The African Union wants to create new prospects for the people of the Sahel and halt desertification with a Great Green Wall. But halfway through the time envisaged for the concept, the ambitious initiative is not yet…

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Forestry

Societies could make better use of forests to conserve biodiversity, better provide for human well-being, and generate income, particularly for rural people this report states, but current investment in forests is far…

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Forestry

From 2015 to 2020, deforestation and forest degradation continued to take place at the alarming rate of nearly 10 million hectares per year. Under the topic “Building a Green, Healthy and Future with Forests”…

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Forestry

Global leaders committed at COP26 to halt and reverse forest loss. But still the majority of influential companies and financial institutions are doing little or nothing to tackle deforestation, latest data show.

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Forestry

Tropical forests are vanishing at an alarming rate as a result of deforestation, but natural forest restoration can have significant beneficial impacts on climate change mitigation and biodiversity conservation over the…

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Forestry

Together with representatives of the ten countries around the Congo Basin rainforest, Germany’s Development Minister Gerd Müller has signed a declaration for better protection of the tropical rainforests worldwide. The…

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Forestry

A new study by the German University of Bayreuth confirms significant carbon storage in African mountain forests. With this great storage capacity, these forests have made a major contribution to climate protection.

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Forestry

A new online portal “TimberLex”, launched by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization FAO in July, contributes to sustainable forest-management. The user-friendly nature of the portal allows easy access to national…

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Forestry

Over the past seven years, nearly two thirds of tropical forest loss in Latin America, Southeast Asia and Africa was driven by commercial agriculture. A major share of this loss was caused by illegal forest clearing.

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