The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) proposed default greenhouse gas (GHG) emission values for biomass feedstock eligible for the feed-in tariff and feed-in premium (FIT/FIP) programs for power generation.
On July 16, 2021, the European Commission published the EU Forest Strategy for 2030.
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Japan: Draft 2021 Forest and Forestry Basic Plan

On April 26, 2021, Japan’s Forestry Agency released the new draft Forest and Forestry Basic Plan, which aims to increase domestic wood consumption to 40 percent by 2030.
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Germany: Climate Change Damages German Forests

Storms, drought, fires, and bark beetle have caused immense damage to German forests in recent years. Waldsterben (Forest dieback) is slowly gaining public attention.
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Tanzania: FAIRS Export Certificate Report

This report complements the FAIRS Country Report. The report specifically provides information on Government of Tanzania (GoT) required certificates for exporting food and agricultural products....
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Kenya: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

Kenya’s progress in agricultural biotechnology has suffered a setback after the National Assembly’s Agriculture committee recommended that a new food safety law...
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Indonesia: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

This report updates the Indonesian 2014 Agricultural Biotechnology Annual Report.
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Malaysia: GE Rubber Trees

November 2014, the National Biosafety Board announced that it was assessing a proposal from the Malaysian Rubber Board to conduct confined field trails on genetically engineered (GE) rubber trees.
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Japan: The WASABI - Hot News from Japan Vol. 10 Issue 7

Japan’s Just Wild About Our Nuts; An Urban Company Helps Revitalize Japan’s Agriculture; Spiritual Heart of Japanese Furniture Making Relies on U.S. Hardwoods; Desperately Seeking GE in Hokkaido