Starting this week, GLOBE Forum 2024 explores solutions for a reimagined economy—and per Linda Coady and Stéphane Renou, forestry is key. In related news: Trevor Hancock says BC’s biodiversity policy would radically transform governance; and Catherine Swift says BC’s co-managment of public lands proposal would be a disaster. In Business news: Drax is building a pellet plant in Washington, Rosboro’s plan includes a shift to glulam; Sumitomo invests in bio-fuels in Louisiana; and Owen Corning acquires Masonite.
In Forestry/Climate news: EU scientists say world temperatures hit a new record; Greenpeace says industry is lobbying for questionable carbon offsets; a new film on the upside of lower density forests in California; and BC’s premier is worried about drought—and it’s only February.
Finally, a BC First Nation is set to reclaim their village site 151 years after BC sold it.
Kelly McCloskey, Tree Frog Editor