Environment

Celebrating forests

ProPopulus Team Today we are celebrating forests. Ten years ago, in 2012 the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 21st March the International Day of Forests (IDF) to celebrate and raise awareness of the importance of all types of forests. According to the latest figures released by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), forests are home…

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Granada, home to the first Spanish poplar eco-producer association

ProPopulus Team A group of poplar producers in Granada is taking the first steps towards the creation of an association for poplar eco-producers. It will be sponsored by the LIFE Wood for Future programme and will be financed by the European Union, a new tool for the promotion of a poplar bioeconomy in the area.…

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The future of clean energy is wooden wind power turbines

ProPopulus Team Going higher to produce more power is a goal for Europe in its quest to become carbon neutral by 2050 as high-altitude wind power plants are the future of wind energy production. But not only that. In the challenge of being cleaner and finding better sources of energy, going greener is also key.…

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Fôret pro Bos publishes a new document on poplar trees and their impact on environment and climate

ProPopulus Team “Peuplier, Environnement & Climat” (Poplar, Environment and Climate) is the latest publication by Forêt pro Bos. The brochure, which is free to download in French and Dutch, compiles the history of populiculture in France, Wallonia and Flanders, and offers a complete overview on how poplar cultivation has been managed and perceived in these…

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Tropical forests are losing their capacity to absorb C02

ProPopulus Team Tropical forests in Africa and Amazonia will stop absorbing carbon dioxide of the atmosphere by 2035, according to a new research published by Nature on March 4th, that analysed 565 forests over the last 30 years. The conclusion is nothing but saddening and alarming. Until now, scientists had developed their climate models under…

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Wood, an unbeatable building material

ProPopulus Team Protecting forests from changes in land use, increasing planted forests, improving sustainable forest management and using certified wood to build high-rise buildings can help meet the challenge of cutting down carbon emissions and tackling climate change. To foster a greener building sector would also contribute to a bio-based, more sustainable economy.   Just in…

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A great opportunity for the forestry industry

ProPopulus Team The European Green Deal poses a great opportunity for the forestry industry. The document draws the main lines of a strategy aiming to transform the EU into a “fair and prosperous society, with a modern, resource-efficient and competitive economy” with no net emissions of greenhouse gases by 2050, and “where economic growth is…

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Andalusia allocates 60 million euros to public tender forestry projects

ProPopulus Team The General Directorate of Natural Environment, Biodiversity and Protected Areas of the Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Sustainable Development Department of the Andalusian Government (Dirección General de Medio Ambiente Natural, Biodiversidad y Espacios Protegidos de la Consejería de Agricultura, Ganadería Pesca y Desarrollo Sostenible de la Junta de Andalucía), has assigned a batch of…

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Agroforestry systems, a way to boost bio-economy

ProPopulus Team In early December Madrid will be hosting the XXV Conference of the Partiesof the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. With regard to the so-called Climate Summit, one should remember that one of the main problems we face when addressing global warming and subsequent climate change is the economic system in which we…

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Italy is using new remote sensing images from satellites to detect poplar plantations

ProPopulus Team Although poplar cultivation is a strategic sector for the forest-wood supply chain in Italy and represents the most significant internal source for primary wood transformation, it occupies a very small portion of the national area (less than 1%) compared to that of forests. As part of the support strategies for the supply of…

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