Category: The Business of Reforestation

CO2 Markets & Reforestation

How planting trees is bringing clean water to a tropical nation

How planting trees is bringing clean water to a tropical nation

The Dominican Republic’s forests are being cut down for grazing land – and it’s also having a serious effect on the water supply. Is planting new trees a natural solution to the crisis? by Lucy Sherriff / BBC Nothing, not even a drop, came out. Even the pipes, which usually gurgled in anticipation, stayed silent.…
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The race to build climate-resilient coral reefs

The race to build climate-resilient coral reefs

Novel restoration methods can speed up the recovery of threatened corals – but for a lasting impact, they need to be backed by action to stop ocean warming, reports Chris Iovenko. A new ally may help speed up the race to restore devastated coral reefs in Australia: robots, combined with mass-manufacturing techniques. Around the world,…
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The ‘dark earth’ revealing the Amazon’s secrets

Amid the discovery of a lost city in the Amazon rainforest, scientists are uncovering a different kind of relic underground – one that’s still being used today. Deep within the Amazon, Mark Robinson was up to his knees in buried treasure. Together with an international team of scientists, Robinson was on an expedition to a…
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100 million trees for Borneo

100 million trees for Borneo

On the island of Borneo, many forests have been cleared to make way for oil palm plantations or mining. That’s having a disastrous effect on nature. So the 100 Million Trees project aims to bring back the forests. Watch the video on DW

Financing Nature

Financing Nature

Closing the Global Biodiversity Financing Gap Foreword and Executive Summary The world is in the midst of one of the most dramatic extinction episodes in history. The signs of biodiversity loss are everywhere. Tropical forests, our greatest stores of biodiversity and carbon, are in retreat. Coastal wetlands, vital to migratory birds and fisheries and also…
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Environment at a Glance in Latin America and the Caribbean

Spotlight on Climate Change Environment at a Glance in Latin America and the Caribbean: Spotlight on climate change presents the progress made by countries in the region in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, improving air quality and protecting natural habitats. It describes the level of exposure to climate-related hazards and some of the main policy instruments…
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Amazon deal lacks concrete measures, say climate activists

Eyesonsuriname News Amsterdam, 14 sept 2023 —The eight countries that share the Amazon basin have fallen short of an agreed goal to end deforestation. Delegates from the countries are meeting in the Brazilian city of Belém for a two-day summit on the issue. A joint declaration on Tuesday created an alliance to combat deforestation, but…
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Smart Forestry Made in Finland

The forestry industry is going through an extensive transformation, with inventory, harvesting and management all going digital and data-driven. This means demand for new solutions in which Finland is a world-class provider. We help the industry respond to the growing demand for wood, while preserving the environment for future generations. Finland has the digital innovations,…
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Finnish Solutions for Smart Forestry

Strong digital expertise and industrial know-how make Finland a global leader in smart forestry. Finland Finland is one of the global superpowers in digitalization and forestry. The new, digital innovations are offering new solutions for the transformation of the industry – to increase the efficiency and safety as well as to offer real-time, accurate and…
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Smart Forestry Market Analysis

Analysis of current status and opportunities in forestry digitalization market AFRY has supported Business Finland to analyse theSmart Forestry market and identify opportunities for Finnish companies in the sector: Business Finland has launched a Smart Forestry programme, aiming at identifying newbusiness opportunities in the global sustainable forestry and wood sourcing value chain,leveraging from Finnish know-how…
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