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Agriculture innovante, filière bois, rénovation thermique: un potentiel de 340 000 emplois

Agriculture innovante, filière bois, rénovation thermique: un potentiel de 340 000 emplois | Forestry | Scoop.it
Rénover les logements, développer les pompes à chaleur et la méthanisation, trier plus et mieux, organiser la filière bois, généraliser les pratiques agricoles les plus sobres et innovantes, favoriser les légumineuses... Voilà quelques initiatives concrètes qui, selon une étude du think tank de la transition carbone The Shift Project, pourraient participer à la « décarbonation » de nos consommations tout en produisant des centaines de milliers d’emplois.

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Indonesian indigenous groups look to tourists to protect forests - World Bulletin

Indonesian indigenous groups look to tourists to protect forests - World Bulletin | Forestry | Scoop.it
The project was inspired by similar initiatives in the Amazon region of Latin America
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Kalimantan community maps forest to thwart timber companies

Kalimantan community maps forest to thwart timber companies | Forestry | Scoop.it
The small village of Tumbang Bahanei is inhabited by 139 indigenous families that tend to 2,859 hectares of customary forest, 132 hectares of rice fields, 5,841 hectares of rubber forest, and 43 hectares of forest designated for indigenous tourism. In total, this amounts to just over 8,880 hectares. The residents know these numbers precisely, because they have been diligently mapping every corner of their territory in a desperate attempt to prevent it from being snatched up by timber companies.
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La déforestation de la forêt amazonienne recule - Le Nouvel Observateur

La déforestation de la forêt amazonienne recule - Le Nouvel Observateur | Forestry | Scoop.it
La déforestation de la forêt amazonienne reculeLe Nouvel ObservateurBRASILIA, Brésil (Sipa-AP) -- La déforestation de la forêt amazonienne a atteint son plus bas niveau en 24 ans, a annoncé mardi le gouvernement brésilien.
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ETF Chart of the Day: Timber

ETF Chart of the Day: Timber | Forestry | Scoop.it

The iShares S&P Global Timber & Forestry (NasdaqGM: WOOD) is the largest in terms of assets under management at $182 million currently, followed by Guggenheim Timber (NYSEArca: CUT) which has about $150 million invested.

 

WOOD, while only averaging about 19,000 shares traded on an average daily basis, is composed of reasonably well-known, and liquid underlying companies including WY (9.66%), RYN (8.95%), PCL (8.60%), WFTBF (6.03%), and PCH (5.24%).

The complexion of the basket is slanted about 52% towards U.S. domestic companies, with the remaining 48% invested in European, Latin American, Asian, Canadian, and African based companies in this industry.

 

WOOD has a “mid cap” bias, with approximately 53% of the underlying index being invested in mid cap names.

 

CUT tracks the Beacon Global Timber Index, and averages about 58,000 shares traded daily. Some of the top five holdings resemble the composition of WOOD, currently looking like the following: WY (5.67%), WFTBF (5.23%), RYN (5.10%), PCL (5.08%), and FBR (5.06%).

 

One can note that CUT has more of an “equal weighted” look to it among its top 10 companies, compared to WOOD.

 

Another significant difference here is in terms of expense ratios, as WOOD charges 48 basis points versus CUT coming in at 65 basis points. YTD, CUT has edged out WOOD in terms of performance, up 13.06% versus WOOD rallying 10.00%, but in the trailing one year period WOOD has outgained CUT (+9.52% versus 8.66%).

 

 


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Maya's deforestation could have aided drought, downfall - Technology & Science - CBC News

Maya's deforestation could have aided drought, downfall - Technology & Science - CBC News | Forestry | Scoop.it
The Maya could have aided in their own collapse by changing the climate as they cleared away forests for crops, worsening an already present drought, according to a new study.
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Forests for the Future

Forests for the Future | Forestry | Scoop.it
Will a high level meeting taking place in London today add momentum to efforts to save the world's remaining tropical forests? ... If we don't keep the forests then it's not only wildlife that will suffer, but human societies too, and not just those ...
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GREEN - Turkey’s forests are growing, Forestry Ministry claims

GREEN - Turkey’s forests are growing, Forestry Ministry claims | Forestry | Scoop.it
Forestry and Waterworks Minister Veysel Eroğlu has claimed that forested areas areas are growing in Turkey, despite an opposite trend across the world.
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American Forest Foundation announces improved tree farm certification standards

American Forest Foundation announces improved tree farm certification standards | Forestry | Scoop.it

The American Forest Foundation (AFF) today announced the release of its updated Standards of Sustainability for Forest Certification under the American Tree Farm System (ATFS). The Standards, which are revised every five years, are the result of a rigorous, multi-stakeholder process and based on international guidelines for sustainable forest management and conservation.

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The Independent Standards Review Panel (ISRP) developed the revisions based on an extensive public feedback process. The revised Standards include several core revisions to ensure long-term stewardship of America’s forests, including expanding best management practices to encompass water, air and soil, and clarifying management needed to protect threatened and endangered species and forests of recognized importance.


These Standards help guide the work of a wide diversity of people and organizations that make up the American Tree Farm System including landowners, natural resource professionals, ATFS inspectors, group managers, and third-party assessors who evaluate the sustainability of forests. Additionally, because the rigorous Standards are consistent with the Programme for Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC), the world’s largest forest certification system, supply chains and organizations using wood produced from ATFS-certified forests can be internationally recognized for sustainable management.

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The revised Standards will govern ATFS certification for the next five years, beginning on January 1, 2015. The ATFS community and certificate holders will have one year to transition to any revisions to the Standards.


Detailed information on the new Standards, including a timeline of key dates in the transition process, can be found on the ATFS website.


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Ghana considers timber imports as industry declines | The Africa Report.com

Ghana considers timber imports as industry declines | The Africa Report.com | Forestry | Scoop.it
Falling volumes of timber in Ghana, coupled with rise in illegal lumbering, has compelled the former net timber exporter to now import to augment demands of the industry.
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Domestic sawlog prices in Russia have gone up 25% in the past 3 years | Troy Media

Will they climb even higher now that Russia is a member of WTO?
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The Global Forest Industry in the 2Q/2012

The Global Forest Industry in the 2Q/2012 | Forestry | Scoop.it
Timber, lumber and Wood | Wood Sourcing.com : The wood business Network. Wood Sourcing is a business network dedicated to the timber industry professionals. Use our marketplace to trade your wood products, to buy and sell your timber and lumber.
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