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August 2019

Making sense of REDD+ and results-based payments


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 …

WEINIG: Head of Communications Klaus Mül-ler leaves


Change at the helm: [From left] The “new” Head of Central Marketing Oliver Kunzweiler, CEO Gregor Baumbusch and Klaus Müller Klaus Müller can look back on a remarkable 50 years with the leading technology provider for solid wood processing. During his long career, the 65-year-old has passed through many stations. He assumed …

Queensland urged to reject proposal to close pine plantations

Australia, timber, forestry

The Queensland State Government has been urged to reject an “absurd, outrageous and highly destructive proposal to close our pine plantations”. Gympie MP and opposition spokesman for agricultural industry development and fisheries and forestry Tony Perrett was responding to a proposal handed to the State Government to turn 21,000ha of …

Koondrook-Perricoota State forests replenishment

Australia, forestry

Up to 4500 hectares of red gum forest, fringing creeks, wetland and habitat will be replenished over the next 60 days thanks to a planned watering event in the Koondrook and Perricoota State Forests. Forestry Corporation of NSW’s The Living Murray Program Manager for Koondrook-Perricoota Linda Broekman said the watering was critical to …

Trump pushes to allow new logging in Alaska’s Tongass National Forest

USA, timber, forestry

President Trump has instructed Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to exempt Alaska’s 16.7-million-acre Tongass National Forest from logging restrictions imposed nearly 20 years ago, according to three people briefed on the issue, after privately discussing the matter with the state’s governor aboard Air Force One. The move would …

Weinig Group names Reid North American president

Weinig Group, timber

The Weinig Group has appointed Brett Reid president of the North American region, which includes operations in the United States and Canada. The appointment is effective immediately and follows the Group’s recently adopted market-based strategy combining Weinig Holz-Her USA and Weinig Holz-Her Canada into a single North American business …

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