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New Timber Opportunities and Green Building

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Promoting Wood Products

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  • AHEC and partners show London a Smile

    The American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC), has collaborated with Alison Brooks Architects, Arup and the London Design Festival to present a cross-laminated tulipwood structure on the Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground of the Chelsea College of Arts from 17 September until 12 October. Alison Brooks Architects has designed ‘The Smile’, an urban installation that showcases the structural […]

  • Tropical Timber: “Use it or lose it”

    The future of the world’s remaining tropical forests depends on the responsible use of tropical timber, concluded participants and speakers at the Sustainable Tropical Timber Coalition’s (STTC) latest conference ‘Real impact through timber purchasing policies’ held in Rotterdam on 23 June. Consumption of tropical timber was identified as the only way of protecting tropical forests […]

  • GTF Executive Director Rachel Butler on the Global Timber Forum

    Rachel Butler, Executive Director of the Global Timber Forum, speaks about the priorities of the new international timber sector networking and communications platform.

  • New board forms step-off point for GTF development

    The Global Timber Forum’s creation of a new international board was unveiled at their event hosted at the Rome headquarters by key supporter, the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) EU-FLEGT Programme.

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  • AfDB invests $14 million in restoration of degraded forests in Ghana

    The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) approved a $14 million senior loan through its private sector window to Form Ghana Ltd for restoration of degraded forest reserves through sustainably managed forest plantations.

  • Writer gets under skin of giant Congo FSC forest

    In his latest book, Dutch specialist nature conservation and sustainability author and researcher Meindert Brouwer shows how effectively and efficiently managed forest and timber operations can balance the needs of business and the environment. Brouwer dedicates a whole chapter of his new book, Central African Forests Forever, to the IFO forest concession and timber operations in […]

  • NASA joins Gabonese forest analysis

    The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has joined with European and Gabonese partner agencies to map the density and carbon storage potential of Gabon’s forests. According to the NASA website, the American team brought two laser-radar equipped B200 aircraft (pictured above) and a C40 plane carrying specialist radar equipment to the task, with one specific instrument […]

  • Commission invests € 63.8 million in new environmental projects across Member States

    European – Press release Commission Brussels, 26 January 2016 New LIFE funding will help bring over € 1 billion of support to environmental plans across the EU. The European Commission today announced an investment of € 63.8 million for the first-ever “Integrated Projects” to be funded under the LIFE programme…

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