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Come and play sustainably!

Come and play sustainably!

Jan 24 2017 The children of Valdagno, close to Vicenza and Venice in Northern Italy, can now climb, slide and play sustainably with the unveiling of their new PEFC-certified playground equipment. The chestnut timber used to make the new structures comes from local, PEFC-certified forests in the Italian Small...

Macedonia submits national forest certification system: public consultation open

Macedonia submits national forest certification system: public consultation open

Jan 17 2017 The global public consultation for the Macedonia national forest certification system is now open. Stakeholders globally are invited to comment on its compliance with PEFC International's Sustainability Benchmarks by 18 March 2017. The Council for Sustainable Forest Management in the Republic of...

MTCC celebrates academic excellence in forestry

MTCC celebrates academic excellence in forestry

Jan 11 2017 Aimed at inspiring a new generation of forestry talent, the Malaysian Timber Certification Council (MTCC), our national member in Malaysia, celebrated the end of 2016 with the inaugural MTCC Academic Award. Three undergraduates from two local universities came away with a prize.  “MTCC...

Devotion to forest management wins AFS Richard Stanton award

Devotion to forest management wins AFS Richard Stanton award

Jan 04 2017 The devotion of Mark Leech, a guardian of Tasmania’s scarce but value-rich specialty timbers industry, was rewarded last year with the 2016 Richard Stanton Memorial Award for Excellence in Forest Management. Alongside his award and trophy, Mark also received an AU$2000 bursary to assist him...

PEFC-certified Christmas trees, where can you find them this year?

PEFC-certified Christmas trees, where can you find them this year?

Dec 23 2016 It is nearly Christmas, so it is once again time for us to focus in on Christmas trees – PEFC-certified ones of course! The PEFC-certified forests of Trentino in Northern Italy have produced the Christmas tree adorning St Peter’s Square this Christmas. 25 meters tall and 85 years old,...

Call for Proposals: the 2017 PEFC Collaboration Fund competition is now OPEN

Call for Proposals: the 2017 PEFC Collaboration Fund competition is now OPEN

Dec 22 2016 We end the year with some exciting news, the launch of the 2017 PEFC Collaboration Fund! “This year we are looking to invest in projects that stimulate innovation and new solutions for promoting forest sustainability," said Sarah Price, Head of Projects & Development at PEFC...

The future is brighter than ever for PEFC’s global reach

The future is brighter than ever for PEFC’s global reach

Dec 19 2016 2016 was a fantastic year for the PEFC Alliance, as we welcomed six new national members to the family – but 2017 could be even better! As has become the tradition during our General Assembly, representatives from countries actively developing national forest certification systems were...

The PEFC family continues to grow!

The PEFC family continues to grow!

Dec 16 2016 “We were delighted to welcome three new national members to the PEFC Alliance during our General Assembly”, said Ben Gunneberg, CEO of PEFC International, as Macedonia, Romania and Thailand became the latest countries to join PEFC. “In fact, this year has been an incredible year...

Forest certification to be a key tool for Russian economy

Forest certification to be a key tool for Russian economy

Dec 14 2016 “In a world where the demand for timber is going to increase as populations grow, it is very interesting to see that there are ways to allow the Russian economy to develop further, particularly in rural areas, in a way that benefits both biodiversity and local communities,” said Ben...

Bringing sustainable forest management to Ethiopia

Bringing sustainable forest management to Ethiopia

Dec 13 2016 Ethiopia’s forests support the livelihoods of millions of people. But as we see elsewhere around the world, these forests are continually threatened – cleared to become grazing and agricultural land, or simply the space is needed for ever increasing populations. “While there is...

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