Cookie Policy

We believe Authentic Environmentalism is transparent and win/win, and hope that you do too.

This website uses cookies to improve your experience as a user. Using them also enables us to discover more effective ways to accomplish our pro-environmental mission. Please accept them for full functionality.

Accept Cookies Refuse Cookies

User Survey

Is there a book related to any topic on this website that you would recommend everyone read?

Recommend A Book

(Here is a list of environmental resilience topics covered by Canadian newsmedia.)

Another time, perhaps.

Afforestation

0 news articles per week.
61 connected topics.


News and Opinion

Coverage of afforestation since June 24, 2020.

share article: Facebook | twitter | LinkedIn

Coastal ecosystems worldwide: Billion-dollar carbon reservoirs

"...The study also emphasizes that carbon storage is only a small part of positive impacts of coastal ecosystems for humans. "Coastal ecosystems are an essential component of marine ecosystems and are therefore particularly important for marine biodiversity and for fisheries. At the same time, they contribute to flood and coastal protection and are therefore important for adaptation to climate change," emphasizes Martin Quaas, who heads the Biodiversity Economics research group at iDiv and UL..."

Related Topics

Guest post: Emissions should fall ‘twice as fast’ in case negative emissions fail Carbon Brief

"...Many model pathways designed to meet the climate goals of the Paris Agreement rely heavily on large-scale carbon dioxide removal (CDR), also known as “negative emissions”..."

Related Topics

share article: Facebook | twitter | LinkedIn

Future wood use assures long-term climate benefit from commercial forests

"..."In essence, afforestation is one of the few options available to offset current GHG emissions, but at the same time can provide a crucial feedstock for the circular bioeconomy that we expect to be expanding rapidly for decades into the future", adds co-author Caren Dymond, Senior Research Scientist in natural resources with the Government of British Columbia. The results of this study counter recent studies that suggest commercial forests act only as a short-term sink of CO2. In fact, these new results indicate that, where forest growth rates are high (e..."

Related Topics

Two Saskatoon afforestation areas receive $100K to build barriers to stop illegal garbage dumping

"...The George Genereux Urban Regional Park amidst a clean-up. (Courtesy: Julia Adamson/Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas)..."

Related Topics

share article: Facebook | twitter | LinkedIn

People prefer 'natural' strategies to reduce atmospheric carbon

"...Survey data came from an online poll conducted Sept. 19 to Oct. 4, 2019, by NORC at the University of Chicago, a leading survey research firm..."

Related Topics

share article: Facebook | twitter | LinkedIn

Guest post: How to assess the multiple interacting risks of climate change Carbon Brief

"...For example, global warming of 2C is projected to reduce yields of staple crops by 5–20%. Yet greenhouse gas mitigation options can also increase food insecurity if bioenergy crops displace food crops, or can lead to biodiversity loss from land-use change and afforestation.  ..."

Related Topics

Deforestation, forest conversion and palm oil plantations linked to disease outbreaks

"..."We don't yet know the precise ecological mechanisms at play, but we hypothesize that plantations, such as oil palm, develop at the expense of natural wooded areas, and reforestation is mainly monospecific forest made at the expense of grasslands," says lead author Dr Serge Morand, who has joint positions at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) in France and Kasetsart University in Thailand. "Both land use changes are characterized by loss of biodiversity and these simplified habitats favor animal reservoirs and vectors of diseases. "..."

Related Topics

share article: Facebook | twitter | LinkedIn

Carbon crusaders

"...While the climate crisis makes adopting all these approaches critical, natural climate solutions also simultaneously provide many co-benefits. Peatlands are rich ecosystems that offer habitat favoured by birds such as the sandhill crane and palm warbler. And keeping wetlands healthy safeguards water quality and helps control flooding elsewhere..."

Related Topics

Evaluating the effect of plain afforestation project and future spatial suitability in Beijing

"...Taking the "One Million-Mu (666 km2)" Plain Afforestation (Phase I) Project as an example, the authors characterized the growth status and temporal trends of forest patches using time series NDVI. They selected forest patches with greater than 50 ha in size as the main objects for analysis. Using the maximum NDVI in the base year (2012), they calculated the change ratio of forest patches in different years..."

Related Topics

Field fixes

"...“The majority of our work is on marginal or uneconomic farmland identified by participants for enrolment in the program,” says Ellis. “What we’re doing is putting natural features back on that land, whether it be wetland restoration, afforestation or restoring grasslands. ”..."

Related Topics

share article: Facebook | twitter | LinkedIn

Size matters for bioenergy with carbon capture and storage

"...There has been a growing interest in the use of bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) to achieve a net reduction in greenhouse gases. BECCS involves the combustion of biomass to generate energy, using trees and grasses grown on both agricultural land and marginal land unsuitable for food crops. The resulting CO2 emissions are captured, compressed, and transported to suitable underground storage sites..."

Related Topics

Incentives to afforestation can be harmful to the environment

"...In the same way, the study -which aims to assess the impacts of an incentive to afforestation on carbon sequestration, forest cover and biodiversity- was possible thanks to various sources of financing and information, given that "having classified maps of satellite images was an immense task of the three universities", says Echeverría, adding that they had "financing from various Fondecyt projects and from the LEP's own resources and other funds obtained by the leading author, Robert Heilmayr, during his PhD studies", he details. Regarding the main scientific conclusions of the recent study, Echeverría details that the increasing establishment of exotic plantations caused "small negative impacts on the total carbon stored in the above-ground biomass. Additionally, the policy produced the substitution of native forests for plantation which resulted in a significant decrease in the richness of species of flora and fauna"..."

Related Topics


Recommended Reading

As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases for up to 24 hours after you click on a book, funding this website. Thank you for your kind support.

Is there a book about afforestation you would recommend?

Appropriate titles may appear on this website.


Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about afforestation.

Offsetting the future with Kai Landwehr

"...Emissions are reduced thereby replacing fossil energy resources with renewable energies, and by implementing local afforestation measures with smallholder farmers and energy-efficient technologies..."

Related Topics


Academic Research

Recent peer-reviewed papers about afforestation relevant to the latest news.

Legal Implications of Natural Floods Management: Lithuania Case Study

"...The Law on the Protected Areas allows land use changes only in exceptional circumstances; the flood mitigation is not one of them..."

Related Topics

Land use decisions under REDD+ incentives when warming temperatures affect crop productivity and forest biomass growth rates

"...Climate change is expected to adversely impact crop productivity and forest stocks of the planet, which will pose food security challenges and complicate carbon mitigation goals..."

Related Topics

Perception of climate change and adaptation strategies in tea plantations of Assam, India

"...Adaptive measures executed to combat climate change included rainwater harvesting, irrigation, afforestation, biodiversity conservation, soil mulching and creation of wind barriers..."

Related Topics

Changes in carbon storage since the pre-industrial era: A national scale analysis

"...Conversion of natural land to agricultural uses often results in a loss of soil carbon, whilst atmospheric deposition of pollutants such as nitrogen has increased carbon storage in both soil and biomass..."

Related Topics

Climate urgency and the timing of carbon fluxes

"...Using the DICE model, we demonstrate that physical discounting of carbon erodes the effectiveness of afforestation and bioenergy projects that reduce emissions over time..."

Related Topics

Impact of agricultural land conversion on climate change

"...Climate change and land use conversion are two major global environmental issues..."

Related Topics

Inclusion of forestry offsets in emission trading schemes: insights from global experts

"...Emissions trading schemes (ETSs) have been a central component of international climate change policies, as a carbon pricing tool to achieve emissions reduction targets..."

Related Topics

Identifying the potential areas of afforestation projects using cost-benefit analysis based on ecosystem services and farmland s

"...Using the Grain for Green Project (GFGP) in the Jinan Planning Zone, China, as a case study, we identified the increase in five ecosystem services (habitat quality, carbon sequestration, soil retention, water conservation, and reduction in non-point source pollution) as the potential benefit and farmland suitability as the potential cost, and used the benefit-cost ratio as the criterion of the PAAs identification..."

Related Topics

Management of vegetative land for more water yield under future climate conditions in the over-utilized water resources regions:

"..., land conversion from cropland to grassland and forest) and climate change during near-future 2030s (2021-2040), mid-future 2050s (2041-2060), and far-future 2080s (2071-2090) periods on vegetation dynamics (LAI) and water budgets (evapotranspiration and runoff) were investigated in a typical over-utilized water resources area of China (Xiong’an New Area, XNA) using the WAVES ecohydrological model..."

Related Topics

Afforestation for carbon sequestration in the Lower Mississippi River Basin of Arkansas, USA: Does modeling of land use at fine

"...We use optimization of a structural dynamic model to evaluate the cost of carbon sequestration when afforestation subsidies are used to encourage private landowners to switch from cropland to forestry..."

Related Topics

Impact of climate change on pastoralists? resilience and sustainable mitigation in Punjab, Pakistan

"...Climate change has adversely affected pastoral community in Pakistan through increased severity of livestock diseases, floods, and drought..."

Related Topics