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Finnfund calculated climate effects of its investment portfolio

The development financier Finnfund, has commenced to calculate the climate impact of its entire investment portfolio annually. The calculations show that Finnfund’s investments in forestry sequester more than half a million carbon dioxide equivalent tonnes (tCO2eq) in the atmosphere. With its investments in clean energy, Finnfund avoids emissions in developing countries by 64,000 tCO2eq annually. […]

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New forestry fund projected to sequester 20 million metric tons of CO2

Finnish development financier Finnfund has committed 10 million USD to a new impact fund for sustainable forestry, the Arbaro Fund (Arbaro). Arbaro is projected to sequester over 20 million metric tons of CO2 in its lifetime and create more than 5,000 jobs in remote areas. Arbaro aims to invest in and actively manage a well-diversified […]

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Why sustainable forestry is good business? Chris Burchmore from FSC® Africa explains

“Sustainable forestry is good business. It shows, for instance, as better planning of operations, financial management, cooperation with local people – and at the end of the day, as better products, too,” says Chris Burchmore, Director of FSC Africa. Deforestation and degradation of forests is a global challenge. According to FAO, Food and Agriculture Organization of […]

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Answers to A-Studio’s claims about Green Resources’s activities in Uganda

On 16 January the Finnish Broadcasting Company (YLE) published an online report about community relations in Kachung, Uganda, where Green Resources has a forest plantation. The same subject was discussed in a programme broadcast by YLE’s A-studio. Green Resources works closely with inhabitants of the area. For example, the company has built several water points […]

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