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LHC judge lauded for environment protection efforts

LHC judge lauded for environment protection efforts

The World Environmental Law Congress aimed at providing a global forum to advance the role of law in developing and implementing solutions ensuring ecological sustainability. The Congress was the first global gathering of its kind having a close partnership with the Brazilian Association of Judges (AMB), the Supreme Court of the State of Rio de Janeiro, the Brazilian National Judicial School, the Association of Judges of the State of Rio de Janeiro (AMAERJ), the International Association of Judges (IAJ), the Organisation of American States (OAS), the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the Global Legislators Organisation for a Balanced Environment (GLOBE), the International Network for Environmental Compliance and Enforcement (INECE), the European Union Forum of Judges for the Environment, the Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), and FGV Projetos – Getúlio Vargas Foundation.


Forest Research Centre of Pinar del Río increases international collaboration

Forest Research Centre of Pinar del Río increases international collaboration

The Forest Research Centre (CEF) of the Faculty of Forestry and Agronomy, University of Pinar del Río (UPR) “Hermanos Saiz Montes de Oca” sets -each year- international academic cooperation with various countries and organizations. Milagros Cobas Lopez, director of the Forest Research Centre added that there is cooperation with the International Union of Forestry Research Organizations, the Center for International Forestry Research, and derivatives of the International Forestry

Can green growth policy incentivise investment? Insights from Indonesia

Can green growth policy incentivise investment? Insights from Indonesia

Indonesia’s forests remain an important focus for green growth, and this calls for proper valuation of functions, services and benefits of forests.  Although the contributions of forests are often recognised through services such as tourism, water security (note that Jakarta’s water use has yet to be calculated), mitigation of floods and drought, such contributions are conservatively calculated, stressed Siti Nurbaya, Secretary of Ministry of Environment and Forestry (KLHK). Neither should the (local) socioeconomic functions of forests be disregarded.   Peter Holmgren, Director General of CIFOR – Center for International Forestry Research pointed out that values to the local communities in terms of food and energy are often not brought into the market equation.


Serfor y cooperación internacional analizaron agenda forestal

Serfor y cooperación internacional analizaron agenda forestal

The National Forest and Wildlife Service (SERFOR) met with representatives of the accredited in Peru to take stock of the activities and identify a joint international cooperation agenda, considering the sector’s priorities. The meeting was attended by representatives of the United Nations, the Swiss Cooperation (SDC), United States (USAID), Belgium (CTB), the Netherlands (SNV), Germany (GIZ), of Spain (AECI), as well as WWF, IUCN, IICA, ICRAF and CIFOR, among others.


How forestry research could help achieve the SDGs

How forestry research could help achieve the SDGs

Last week (26 April) in Nairobi, Kenya, CGIAR’s Indonesian-headquartered Center for International Forestry Research’s discussed strategic plan 2016-2025 – how the plan captures forestry opportunities that could help achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). All these will be linked with the corresponding SDGs. For instance, forests management and restoration focuses on SDGs 14 and 15 on life below water and life on land, respectively.


L’Indonésie s’attaque à l’huile de palme

L’Indonésie s’attaque à l’huile de palme

Le président Joko Widodo a proposé en avril de mettre fin à l’octroi de nouveaux terrains pour les plantations d’huile de palme dans ce pays d’Asie du Sud-Est, premier producteur mondial de cette huile végétale utilisée dans de nombreux produits de consommation courante, allant des gâteaux aux shampoings en passant par le maquillage. Certains estiment par ailleurs qu’il sera difficile d’éviter les feux de forêts annuels compte tenu des gains à réaliser avec l’huile de palme. «La principale cause des feux de forêts, c’est la cupidité», estime le scientifique Herry Purnomo. «Tant que les gens seront à la recherche de profits rapides, les forêts continueront de brûler», dit-il.


Indonesia takes aim at palm oil after forest fires

Indonesia takes aim at palm oil after forest fires

Indonesia is pushing to ban new palm oil operations after last year’s haze-belching forest fires were partly blamed on the industry’s expansion, but producers are warning the move could hit the economy and green groups are sceptical. “The main cause of forest fires is greed,” said Herry Purnomo, a scientist at the Indonesia-based Center for International Forestry Research. “As long as people want a quick return, quick money, the forest will keep burning.”


L’Indonésie s’attaque à l’huile de palme après les gigantesques feux de forêts

L’Indonésie s’attaque à l’huile de palme après les gigantesques feux de forêts

L’Indonésie envisage d’interdire les nouvelles plantations d’huile de palme après les immenses feux de forêt l’an passé, imputés en partie à l’expansion de cette industrie, mais les producteurs redoutent des effets négatifs pour l’économie et des défenseurs de l’environnement sont sceptiques. «La principale cause des feux de forêts, c’est la cupidité», estime le scientifique Herry Purnomo. «Tant que les gens seront à la recherche de profits rapides, les forêts continueront de brûler», dit-il.



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