2015 Global Landscapes Forum Donor and Partner Report

Plantations International Information The 2015 Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) was the largest occasion assembled on the sidelines of the UNFCCC COP21 in Paris. Over 2 days (5-6 December), the Discussion forum combined greater than 3,200 individuals from farming, forestry, water management, financing and various other land usage choice makers.At the Forum, participants dedicated to: restoring 128 million ha of abject as well as deforested landscapes protecting watersheds across the Andes, led by 125 city and also local governments developing the very first and only settlements for ecosystem solutions initiative in the Pacific Islands setting up the International Collaboration for Blue Carbon [...]

Global Partners axes 70 jobs as it focuses on ethanol amid low oil prices

Plantations International News US-based logistics frim Global Partners LP has cut 70 jobs and aims to handle only ethanol, not crude, at its rail terminal in Oregon in response to low oil prices. The company, which owns one of the largest terminal networks of petroleum products and renewable fuels in the north east of the US, also cut its distribution for the October-December period by 33.7% compared to the previous quarter, and is evaluating all its businesses for possible disposition or reconfiguration. In a statement, Global Partners' CEO, Eric Slifka, said: "We continue to be negatively impacted by fixed costs associated [...]

WATCH: Global Landscapes Forum video invite

Plantations International News The coordinating partners of the Global Landscapes Forum 2015 invite you to join them and find out why it’s all connected. Watch Watch Achim Steiner, Helen Clark, Mark Burrows, Paula Caballero, Andrew Steer, Jeremy Bird, Peter Holmgren and Debora Bossio.   Video invites from implementing partners: the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies e.V., World Agroforestry Center, FAO, International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) and CATIE on behalf of the Association of International Research and Development Centers for Agriculture (AIRCA), Youth in Landscapes Initiative, IFPRI, The Nature Conservancy, EcoAgriculture Partners, Tebtebba and IUCN. Plantations International