Forestry

Forestry and Timberland Alternative Investment News and Insights
forest space

The forestry industry plays an important role in the providing the world with energy, construction materials, paper and wood-based products, and as populations and standards of living increase, so does the demand for wood. This naturally puts the future of the earth’s protected forests in jeopardy. So what’s the solution?

forestry climate change

A new report has found that although climate finance can be particularly effective in sectors such as renewable energy, funding is not efficient when it comes to protecting forests and the rights of the wildlife that inhabits them. According to Climate Focus’s “Finance for Forests” report, which examines how effectively

nz forestry bond

A new project in New Zealand has begun to build the business case for a proposed green bond which would be leveraged to fund the planting of new forests around the country. The project, led by consultant Sam Lindsay and the Auckland University of Technology (AUT)’s policy researcher Dr David

Urban forest

Investment in forestry within urban areas, or Urban Forests, could be the key to making cities across the Asia-Pacific region greener and more environmentally friendly, according to a report unveiled at the Asia-Pacific Urban Forestry Meeting in Seoul, Republic of Korea. Launched in front of representatives from 17 countries from

Amazon Forest

Amazon conservation groups have begun celebrations after the Brazilian government announced that it will reverse its plans to open up large areas of the rainforest to mining companies. President Michel Temer caused uproar in August when he first announced the plans to remove the reserve status of the Renca region,

tasmanian forestry

Around 29,000 hectares of hardwood plantations have been sold in Tasmania, according to the Australian government, and could allow for more sustainable forestry in the future. Australian Resources Minister Guy Barnett has revealed that the plantations have been sold for AU$60.7 million to Reliance Forest Fibre as a means of

ireland forestry

The levels of forestry being planted in Ireland by non-farmers rose by 150 per cent last year, according to new figures. Released by Ireland’s Department of Agriculture, the statistics show that 35 per cent the total area planted between January and December 2016 was planted by private investors rather than

khimki forestry investment

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 took part in a “ground-breaking” workshop in Bali last month. Together, they brainstormed how the GCF

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