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Wooden bridge is centre-point of sustainable development

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Ireland announces forestry schemes

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Wallace: Forest protection is vital

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Changes made to Irish forest protection scheme

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VIDEO: edie investigates Asia Pulp & Paper's zero-deforestation progress

EXCLUSIVE: Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) has revolutionised its approach to deforestation, but the group's sustainability journey has not been without its challenges. In this mini-documentary, edie takes a tour of APP's operations in Indonesia.

Working towards sustainable forests

Over the past decade the preservation and management of the world's forests has become an increasingly high-priority issue. Illegal logging, deforestation, conflict timber, conversion of old-growth forest to monoculture plantation - Nick Cliffe of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) explains how the list of problems keeps growing.

The future looks bright on paper

Synergetic Business Solutions reports on future environmental trends, impacts, legislation and practices for the pulp and paper industry.

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