Archive for the 'Forestry Investment' Category

Guidelines for issuing green bonds in Brazil have been named initiative of the year by a respected environmental investment website.
Environmental Finance’s Green Bond Awards 2017 heaped praise on Brazil’s green bonds system, noting that since the guidelines were issued, the number of Brazilian green bonds issued has more than doubled.
Green bonds are debt instruments where [...]

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) is considering ways in which it could help countries to reach their climate change commitments through investments in forestry.
Participants from developing and developed countries took part in a “ground-breaking” workshop in Bali where they brainstormed how the GCF could make the most of progress in developing countries to address [...]

China’s investments in Brazilian export products – including forestry, other agribusiness and food – have increased significantly over the past decade, new research suggests.
The latest edition of the Panorama Internacional of the Foundation of Economics and Statistics (FEE) shows that Chinese investment in Brazilian exports totalled $51.7 billion between the years 2005 and 2016, Plus55.com [...]

Climate change offers a huge opportunity to attract funds into low-carbon investments and sustainable forestry, create jobs and boost economic growth, according to experts.
However, in spite of trillions of dollars that could potentially be made available for climate investments and the success of poorer countries such as India in sustainable energy schemes, it will [...]

Sequestering carbon dioxide is only one of the crucial climate solutions inherent to the world’s forests, according to a new study that revealed forest conservation may be more important than first thought.
Experts have long stated that deforestation can lead to both increased direct emissions and the removal of a valuable carbon sponge, but a new [...]

Forest management officials in Vietnam has announced the country’s aim to increase nationwide forest coverage to 42 per cent by the year 2020, and 45 per cent by 2030.
The targets are set to be introduced as part of the REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation) programme, which has recently been approved by Prime Minister [...]

More than 18,300 hectares of forestry were sold across UK last year at a total value of £83 million, marking the best period for the sector since the 1980s, according to a new industry report.
Speaking at the launch of a report published by Savills and Scottish Woodlands, Savills’ head of forestry investment James Adamson stated [...]

The Philippines Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has announced that it is pushing for the full implementation of a forest conservation strategy aimed at helping to reduce the impact of climate change across the country.
DENR’s Forest Management Bureau (FMB), which is working alongside the German government’s Environment Ministry, is reportedly aiming to implement [...]

Brazil is in recession but the country’s agriculture sector is powering ahead, adding R$52.9 billion to the economy in the final quarter of 2016 – the best result since the first three months of 2015, in positive news for forestry investment.
Figures from the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) show that Brazil’s agricultural GDP [...]

Brazil launches policy to drive new investment

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Brazil’s government has announced a new policy designed to encourage new investment in the country as it seeks to put it “back on the radar” of major firms.
In positive news for people interested in investing in Brazil’s forestry sector, proposals put together by four government departments will “enhance and encourage” investment in Brazil’s oil and [...]

The Common Agricultural Policy may have “shut forestry out” of UK rural policy thinking for years but Brexit offers a chance to change all that, trade body Confor says.
The trade group told a senior minister of Westminster’s negotiating team that a post-Brexit forestry sector could unlock jobs and investment, reduce the impact of climate change [...]

Ireland’s forestry sector is set to double in size and create thousands of new jobs on the back of a €200 million injection programme in what will be positive news for people interested in forestry investment trends.
Newstalk.com reports that the announcement of two new large-scale investment programmes has the potential to create 5,000 new forestry [...]

More and more countries are sending licensed timber products to the UK under a scheme designed to stop the sale of illegal timber in the EU.
Indonesia’s first shipment of wood licensed under the Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) scheme is currently on its way to the UK, and many other operators are following [...]

Brazil ‘on way out of recession’

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

Great news for anything wanting to invest in Brazil’s forestry sector: the country is on its way out of recession, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
In its annual review on the state of the Brazilian economy, the IMF notes that Brazil’s economic problems are “nearing their end” – but it warns that the country’s [...]

Forestry investment in Brazil: on the up?

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

Brazil is in difficult times. Its economy is struggling, the country’s currency has flopped in the aftermath of the Trump result and the country is in one of its deepest recessions. While its football team looks to be firmly on its way to the 2018 World Cup, it’s fair to say Brazil has lived through [...]

Small agriculture projects have the potential to damage the rainforests, a new study has found.
A researcher at Lund University in Sweden mapped the effects of smaller farmers on forests in south-east Asia and found significant long-term effects on environmental impact, biodiversity and the economy.
Yann Clough, a researcher at the Faculty of Science at Lund, has [...]

Brazil ‘ripe for reform’

Friday, November 4th, 2016

Brazil’s economy could be reformed as part of an effort to restore its long-term growth, the government’s finance minister has said.
Henrique Meirelles told local media that the Brazilian economy is “ripe” for reforms, the Brics Post reported.
Brazil’s economy, the biggest in Latin America, is in deep recession, having contracted significantly this year. Some analysts expect [...]

Air pollution is a growing problem in urban areas all over the world. How to solve the problem? Planting more trees could be a good – and cost-effective – way to do it, according to new research.
A study by a team at the US-based Nature Conservancy found that when particulate matter is close to a [...]

Brazil eyes $1.2m agri contracts

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

In yet another sign of the growing appetite for investment in Brazil’s many sectors, its trade and investment agency says it should sign agricultural contracts worth $1.2 million following a successful appearance at a major food trade show.
The Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex Brazil) enjoyed a successful appearance at SIAL, the world’s largest [...]

This week I’ve read that Confor, the sustainable forestry organisation, is calling on the government to put more money in so we can grow more trees, boosting the forestry sector and helping us comply with the recent Paris Agreement on greenhouse gas emissions in the process.
Well, hurrah. About time too. A committed, modern, forward-thinking approach [...]