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Forest Management

The Future of Commodity Sustainability

For years, forest policy makers and certification schemes have centered themselves around utilising forest management units (FMUs) in order to simplify claims on sustainability. FMUs represent a specific area of…

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Canada Leading the Forest Sector Bounce Back

Like many commodity sectors, the forestry industry has been beset with hardship since the beginning of the COVID-19 epidemic last March. Supply chain disruption has wreaked havoc on the movement…

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Myanmar’s Rainforests Under Threat

When the military junta took forcible control of Myanmar in February, many environmental commentators voiced grave concerns about the potential recommencement of mass deforestation and removal of teak wood from…

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Biden’s Choice: Burning Biomass or Sequestering Carbon

In recent years, the use of wood biomass in Europe has become untenable. The massive subsidies granted to biomass firms has become out of proportion to their appropriate role in…

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Europe’s Path to Sustainability

A recent study published by Forest Trends, based on a survey of forestry professionals, has revealed the varied successes and stumbling blocs generated by the European Union Timber Regulation (EUTR)…

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Myanmar Autocracy and Deforestation

Sitting outside a luxury hotel on the Costa Smeralda in Northern Sicily, watching a superyacht cruise effortlessly across the water, would be an unlikely time to recall harrowing images of…

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Forestry Sector in a Data Debacle

Every year the ITTO and FOA send a questionnaire to tropical wood producing nations in order to ascertain harvesting data and every year the responses are minimal. This lack of…

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Examining the Future of UK Forestry?

On the 25th November, John Clegg Co, TilHill Forestry and Strutt & Parker, published the UK Forestry Market Report; detailing a rapid upsurge in investor demand for UK forestry. What…

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Is Sustainable Forest Management Failing in the Tropics?

The past week has seen the publication of two inflammatory and critical reports by the BBC and Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA). Both focus on the flourishing trade in illegal tropical…

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New Indonesian Law Sacrifices the Environment for Economic Recovery

On the 5th October, the Indonesian House of Representatives approved a new economic recovery law aimed at aiding the country bounce back after months of economic decline following the global…