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Asian wood demand drives $319m Japan investment in New Zealand

16-09-2019
Japan, forestry, timber, Sumitomo

The growing need in emerging markets for building materials and fuel has spurred Japanese trading houses to expand their forestry operations. Sumitomo Corp. plans to spend about 25 billion yen (SGD $319 million) on acquiring more pine forest in New Zealand, one of the Asia-Pacific region's major timber exporters, looking to double its acreage by …

Virtual reality takes children into forestry

12-09-2019
forestry, education, Australia

Teachers from across Australia have been given the opportunity to experience and learn about innovative virtual reality (VR) teaching resources developed by ForestLearning, a programme of Forest and Wood Products Australia (FWPA). The ForestVR toolkit for schools will educate students on the renewable cycle of timber in an immersive and engaging …

South West pine plantations contribute $1014 million to economy

06-09-2019
Australia, forestry

More than 3000 hectares of pine seedlings have been planted across Forestry Corporation of NSW plantations in the South West Slopes during the annual winter planting programme. Forestry Corporation’s Operations Scheduler Teresa Baker said around 100 contract staff had been brought on board for planting season, which runs from June to …

Ireland to plant 440 million trees by 2040

05-09-2019
Ireland, forestry, sustainability

Ireland will plant 440 million trees by 2040 as part of its efforts to combat the climate crisis, The Irish Times reported Saturday. The government had already promised to plant more trees as part of a climate action plan released in June, which aims to make Ireland carbon neutral by 2050 by investing in renewable energy, instituting a carbon tax …

Making sense of REDD+ and results-based payments

29-08-2019
forestry

Making the conservation of tropical forest ecosystems financially attractive for communities and smallholder farmers is critical for meeting U.N. climate targets aimed at preventing post-industrial average temperatures from rising to 1.5 degrees Celsius or higher. Worryingly, the one-degree target has already been surpassed in parts of the …

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