Forestry

Forestry and Timberland Alternative Investment News and Insights
gambia west africa forestry

The Forest Investment Plan for ECOWAS member states has been validated in the Gambia. The draft document, designed to support the implementation of the West African Forest Convergence Plan, was approved at a two-day workshop from the 11-12 May organised by ECOWAS and hosted by the Ministry of Environment, Climate

south carolina

South Carolina’s Forestry Commission has revealed the industry’s incredible $21 billion contribution to the state’s economy. The figure comes from a recent study published by Clemson University, which also found that the sector employs 84,000 people. The findings were announced at a press conference on the grounds of South Carolina’s

GreenClimateFund

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) is currently looking into ways to channel investments into forestry projects as a way to help poorer nations with their climate commitments. 60 participants from developing and developed countries have recently taken part in a “ground-breaking” workshop in Bali. Together, they brainstormed how the GCF could

canada forestry investment

Canada’s forestry industry is the “lifeblood” of the country’s economy and it should not be overlooked in favour of newer sectors, experts and business leaders gathering at a forestry convention have said. Delegates at the Council of Forest Industries conference in Vancouver heard that Canada’s natural resources are underappreciated and

sustainable forestry management

Issuing a warning about the impact of human activity such as the use of woodfuel on the world’s forests, the United Nations (UN) Department for Economic and Social Affairs and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) have called for better wood-energy conversion technologies and more sustainable management of the world’s

Marlborough region New Zealand

Marlborough, the largest wine-growing region in New Zealand, is seeing booming investment in its forestry plantations and vineyard land as wine producers spend millions buying-up tracts of land there. According to New Zealand news site Stuff, figures from the government’s Overseas Investment Office show 20,766 hectares of land in Marlborough

ireland forestry investment

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has confirmed that it will provide funding of €90 million as part of a long-term loan to Irish, state-owned forestry group Coillte, and will work alongside the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF) to provide a €112 million investment in a number of privately-owned forests across

kenya forestry investment

Kenya is to stimulate private investment in its forest and nurture partnerships with timber manufacturers as it seeks to secure 10 per cent forest cover by 2030. The Kenya Forest Service (KFS) said it would review existing legislation and policy as part of an effort to promote external investment in

pakistan forest

Pakistan is to create a Forestry Board in which all of its four provinces will be given representation on matters relating to its natural habitats and wetlands as one of the country’s chief ministers outlined plans to make investment in and sustainable management of the country’s forests a leading priority.

The amount of privately-held cash being put into conservation projects reached $8.2 billion between 2004 and 2015 amid “growing recognition” that forests represent a smart investment. Research by Forest Trends shows that the amount of private capital invested into the natural world grew a whopping 62 per cent in just