Forests crucial to meeting Sustainable Development Goals and climate change commitments

Forests crucial to meeting Sustainable Development Goals and climate change commitments

Without the world’s forests and the multiple benefits they provide, it will be difficult to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement on climate change, as well as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Forests and trees must therefore be central to plans and programmes aimed at meeting these international commitments, according to discussions during side events Monday on the opening day of World Forest Week at FAO headquarters in Rome.

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Maximizing the benefits of urban forests and trees for sustainable development

Maximizing the benefits of urban forests and trees for sustainable development

Sustainable management of urban forests and green spaces makes cities and their inhabitants more resilient to climate change and helps to achieve the global sustainability goals. This was the main message of an urban forestry event held today during World Forest Week at FAO headquarters in Rome.

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International Day of Forests photo contest winner recognized at COFO 24

International Day of Forests photo contest winner recognized at COFO 24

Edwin Loyola of the Philippines was recognized at the 24th Session of the Committee on Forestry for his winning entry in the 2018 International Day of Forests photo contest. The photo contest which was organized by FAO was launched ahead of this year’s International Day of Forests with the theme “Forests and sustainable cities”. Competition entrants were asked to take a photo of forests and trees in towns and cities and the people who benefit from them.

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Tree worker falls from bucket truck at Cliffwood Beach

Keyport, NJ – A 37 or 38-year-old tree worker was injured after falling 40 – 50 feet out of the boom of a bucket truck. The man was working for a private tree company in the Cliffwood Beach section of Aberdeen when the accident happened. When police arrived at around 10:30 AM they found the man breathing but unconscious.

There were no other immediate details on how he fell,.

The man was flown to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick.

For more information; https://www.app.com/story/news/local/emergencies/2018/07/09/tree-worker-falls-50-feet-cliffwood-beach/768294002/

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Swedish company reveals an autonomous, all-electric log truck called the T-Log

Swedish tech start-up Einride has revealed the T-log, an autonomous, all-electric logging truck. The truck was unveiled at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Robert Falck, the CEO of Einride, said “It has no driver’s cab but can be remote-controlled by a human operator, from hundreds of miles away using Phantom Auto teleoperation safety technology designed to provide robust, minimal latency telecommunications even with 4G. No driver’s cab enables a smaller vehicle, increased loading capacity, greater flexibility, lower production costs, lower operating costs and optimized energy consumption, allowing the T-log to run solely on batteries, even in difficult environments.”

Einride hasn’t released a timeline for production or a price target, but they mentioned that the lack of driver’s cab will make the truck cheaper to produce.

T/Log Specs

Loading capacity 16 tons
Range 124 miles ( 200km ) on one charge
Top speed 53mph (85km/h) (electronically limited)
Battery capacity 200kWh
Size 23 x 8 x 11 feet ( 7 x 2.5 x 3.5m) (approximately)
Weight 26 tons fully loaded

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