Environment

a new rapid DNA detection method developed at the University of British Columbia, Canada, can identify pests and pathogens in less than two hours, without using complicated processes or chemicals – a substantial time savings compared to the several days it currently takes to send samples to a lab for testing.

Heinzel Group is a member of CEPI's 4evergreen alliance, which strives to increase the share of fiber-based packaging in order to sustainably reduce the impact on climate and the environment.

In 2011, Resolute made an ambitious commitment: to reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 65% by 2015, compared to 2000 levels. Thanks to significant efforts deployed across its operations, Resolute reached its goal ahead of schedule. But the company didn’t stop there – at the end of 2019, reached a new high of 8...

BNL BNP Paribas Group has structured Euro 50 millions positive loan in favour of Biesse Group, a multinational company based in Pesaro, Italy. BNL's positive loan is an innovative form of financing whose economic conditions further improve upon the achievement of precise environmental and social sustainability goals wh...

BillerudKorsnäs has made a valuation of approximately 36,000 hectares of forest assets in Sweden, of which approximately 18,000 hectares are productive forests, in which the biological assets are valued according to IAS41. At the same time, the company has chosen to change the accounting method for valuing forest land ...

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) announced more than $2.6 million in grants to restore, enhance and protect the sensitive forest, wetland and aquatic habitats in the Lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley. This is the third slate of grants awarded through this program, and the grants will generate $2.3 milli...

JSC “Latvia's State Forests” (LVM) completed works in Vanema Forest District in LVM North Kurzeme region, Latvia, renewing the forest drainage system in an area of 216 hectares. It is planned to restore nine forest drainage systems in 2020 in an area of 3853 ha in North Kurzeme region.

Within Folkhem’s Cederhusen project, Stockholm’s Sweden first inner city district to be built in wood, a collaborative group of experts in various fields has been put together, with members from the industry organisation Swedish Wood, Folkhem/Veidekke Eiendom, Veidekke Entreprenad, Zynka BIM, Bjerking and Vertex System...

Graanul Invest Group has published its 2019 Sustainability Report that includes for the first time carbon footprint calculations. The report states that the balance of the groups’ carbon emissions is not only zero, but strongly negative, functioning as a sink for carbon dioxide equivalents.

As part of its annual reforestation efforts in 2020, Ilim Group will plant trees in an area covering 55,000 ha in the Irkutsk and Arkhangelsk regions, Russia, using over 6.5 million seedlings and 4 tons of pine and spruce tree seeds.

Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (CDP) and Snam have started a collaboration to develop and implement projects to reduce and absorb CO2 emissions through actions of reforestation and creation of green spaces within Italy. The goal is to plant 3 million new trees by 2030.

The Södra Foundation for Research, Development and Education has decided to grant an additional SEK 6.8 million to 13 research projects linked to forestry and the forest industry.

The American Forest Foundation (AFF) announced WestRock, a leading provider of differentiated paper and packaging solutions, through its WestRock Foundation, has committed to supporting family forest owners addressing climate change by investing in the development of the Family Forest Carbon Program, a new program crea...