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World wood production just grows and grows

22 Dec 14 - Global wood production has recovered from the economic downturn of 2008-2009 and is showing steady growth for the fourth consecutive year.

Launchpad jury likes wilding pines project

17 Nov 14 - Taking an environmental problem and turning it into a commercial success has seen a Queenstown social enterprise team taken under the wing of a business incubator.

Anxious foresters await review of foreign credits ban

13 Oct 14 - A controversial decision to make foresters the only emitters banned from using cheap foreign carbon credits to offset their greenhouse gas emissions is under review.

Controlling deforestation will take more than words

6 Oct 14 - There was little at the recent UN Climate Summit in New York in the way of new climate policy announcements, but 27 countries did sign a new forest agreement — the New York Declaration on Forests.

Forest owners welcome return of grant scheme

1 Sep 14 - Forest owners are welcoming the reinstatement of the Afforestation Grant Scheme – but say that lifting carbon prices would reverse deforestation overnight.

Foresters like look of climate commission

1 Sep 14 - Forest owners like the Labour Party's plan to set up an independent climate commission.

Sarawak’s logging roads would go round the Earth … twice

Once were jungle ... a spider-web of logging roads in the Baram River area of northern Sarawak.

1 Sep 14 - Sarawak’s logging companies, known for their unsustainable practices, have created a road network 88,111 km long in the Malaysian state’s rainforest, says a protest group.

Frustrated forest owners quit trading scheme

4 Aug 14 - More than 750 owners of post-1989 forests left the Emissions Trading Scheme over the past year as New Zealand’s net forestation rate plummeted.

Foresters leave scheme

27 Jun 14 - Forty-seven participants left the Emissions Trading Scheme over the past year.

The many reasons why wood is the way to go

27 Jun 14 - By CHAD OLIVER, Professor of Forestry and Environmental Studies and Director of the Global Institute of Sustainable Forestry, Yale University.- Although it may seem counter-intuitive, it would be...

Foresters could have arbitrage case, says expert

30 May 14 - A litigator turned forest manager says that the Government’s surprise move to close an arbitrage loophole for forest owners could be legally challenged.

New environment rules keep foresters in line

16 May 14 - A new standard provides forest owners and managers with environmental, economic, social, and cultural criteria that support the sustainable management of forests.

Scientists answer soil microbes questions

9 May 14 - Scientists from the United States, China and Ireland may have settled one big question about climate change: don’t rely on the soil microbes to help to damp down the temperatures.

NZUs issued to post-1989 forest owners

2 May 14 - Nearly seven million NZUs have been issued so far this year to owners of post-1989 forests.

At last, we're moving on wood carbon rules

24 Apr 14 - New Zealand is finally moving to recognise carbon stored in wood products – two years after it could have done so.

Wooden skyscrapers cool idea in a warming world

11 Apr 14 - By TIM RADFORD.- US scientists have a new green solution to urban construction: chop down trees and use the wood for buildings.

We need a price target range, says forest expert

Peter Olsen ... business needs certainty.

28 Mar 14 - A LEADING forestry services executive is calling on the Government to set a target range for carbon prices.

Not worth it, say international traders

28 Mar 14 - INTERNATIONAL carbon traders say there is little incentive for the private sector to get involved in carbon-sequestering forestry projects.

Carbon price inaction could hurt Nats at poll

21 Mar 14 - National could feel at the ballot box its failure to take action on carbon prices and lack of vision on forestry.

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