Posts Tagged ‘Ontario’

Carbon markets for forestry – the afforestation option

February 6, 2018

Canadian carbon offset projects related to forestry generally take one of two forms: either afforestation (adding forest, the opposite of deforestation) or “improved forest management.” A successful afforestation project has been running in Ontario for several years now. The Ontario Biodiversity Afforestation Project is a forest carbon project that converts

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Ontario MNRF asks citizen sleuths to help solve cases

February 1, 2018

Spot something unusual the last time you were out working in the woods? Notice someone not doing their part as a responsible resource user? Now there’s a way to help, by accessing a new online tool that aims to reduce and deter natural resource offences. The Ministry of Natural Resources

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Forests Ontario conference will explore changing climate

January 30, 2018

Despite dire predictions around climate change, there are also new opportunities, including a strengthening bio-economy, increased support for green infrastructure, and the monetization of environmental attributes such as carbon offsets. A changing climate and the associated impacts are new realities affecting society, the environment, and the economy through a “ripple

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UPDATED: Ontario government proposes extension to forest regulations

January 23, 2018

Only days after a new Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry took office, the Ontario government proposed two measures to address stakeholder concerns about species at risk legislation and its relationship to forest operations. The government has posted a proposal to extend “the current regulatory approach to Crown forestry” for

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EOMF working on carbon offsets for community forests in Ontario

January 22, 2018

KEMPTVILLE, Ont. — The Eastern Ontario Model Forest (EOMF) has partnered with Bluesource Canada to develop a program to generate carbon offsets for community forests that are certified through the EOMF Forest Certification program. The offsets will fall under an Improved Forest Management (IFM) Practices protocol. The new partnership with

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FPInnovations and Resolute invest in $21-M bio-chemicals pilot project

January 22, 2018

THUNDER BAY, Ont. — FPInnovations and Resolute Forest Products announced a significant investment in the implementation of a pilot project for the TMP-Bio process in Thunder Bay, Ont. The pilot project will focus on developing ways to efficiently produce and commercialize bio-chemicals derived from wood, contributing to the development of a

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Des Rosiers becomes Ontario’s new minister for forestry

January 18, 2018

TORONTO — Changes to the cabinet announced by Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne place eight women, including three new ministers, in key roles across government. Nathalie Des Rosiers, MPP for Ottawa-Vanier, joins cabinet as the new Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry. Kathryn McGarry, who formerly held the natural resources and

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