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The Climate Investment Funds backs forest dwellers to reverse deforestation

Strengthening the capacity of forest dwellers to sustainably manage their ancient home. In the Peruvian Amazon, 652km drive East of Lima, lies Atalaya; aptly translating to ‘watchtower’ in Spanish, the town stands sentinel over an important Peruvian forestry region covering 3.98million hectares. This corner of Peru’s wider Amazonian Forest (an area totalling 73million hectares and […]

Forestry Investments

Forestry investments prove resilient

Forest Enterprises says more investors looking to forestry sector after Covid-19. One benefit of investing in forestry, says Bert Hughes, CEO and Forestry Director of Forest Enterprises, is that it is not affected by the short-term peaks and troughs of the economy. It’s much less prone to unexpected economic shocks that can shake the share […]

Forestry Investment

For many property and land investors investing in commercial woodlands and forests is becoming more popular by the day. The concept around forestry investment is not new but attracts significant investor interest because it is considered to be one of the most tax efficient ways to invest in land in the United Kingdom. The UK […]

Scottish government announces £160 million investment for forestry and agriculture

The Scottish government has announced an additional £160 million for forestry and agriculture in its latest Programme for Government. The money includes £100 million for planting for Scottish Forestry, alongside £30 million to Forestry and Land Scotland to expand national forests and land. A further £20 million has also been allocated to increase the supply […]

Japanese government considering “energy forests” as renewable energy source

As part of efforts to shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy, the Japanese government is considering securing “energy forests” for the specific purpose of growing sources for woody biomass power generation, officials said Wednesday. Greater dependence on woody biomass is believed to help mitigate climate change as the growing of forests absorbs carbon dioxide […]