CIFOR & the SDGs: “An integrated, landscape method is required”.

Plantations International News The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) has released its 2016-- 2025 technique, concentrated on "stepping up to the brand-new climate and also growth program". Part of the new Approach 2016-2025 lines up CIFOR's collaborate with the UN Sustainable Growth Goals. Scientists James Reed and also Josh Van Vianen discuss why plan manufacturers handling the objectives have to know just how all markets impact each other.How can the landscape strategy help us accomplish the SDGs?James: If you look at the goals with each other, it's fairly clear that there's distinct overlaps between each of the goals. As an [...]

Argentina increases required blend of ethanol in gasoline to 12%

Plantations International News Argentina is set to beef up its ethanol production by increasing the required blend of ethanol in gasoline from 10% to 12%, according to media reports. The South American country's President, Mauricio Macri, said the additional ethanol would be exclusively derived from sugar, according to news agency Reuters. The increase should provide a boost to farmers there who have been struggling with a slump in global sugar prices since 2010 due to oversupply. "This announcement that the blend of ethanol in gasoline will rise to 12% from 10% guarantees the growth of the region," Macri told Reuters. Argentina, [...]