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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...

Latvia achieves PEFC re-endorsement

Latvia achieves PEFC re-endorsement

Dec 08 2016 Latvia, one of the most heavily forested countries in Europe, has successfully achieved the re-endorsement of its national forest certification system. This endorsement confirms that the Latvian system continues to meet our globally recognized Sustainability Benchmarks and ensures that certified...

The critical role of forests and the landscape – Outcomes of the PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue (Part 2)

The critical role of forests and the landscape – Outcomes of the PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue (Part 2)

Dec 05 2016 Have you read Part 1 of the outcomes of the PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue - Sustainable landscapes key to sustainable livelihoods? Our Stakeholder Dialogue brought over 200 people to Bali, Indonesia on the 17-18 November 2016 to explore the forest sector’s role within the context of Sustainable...

Sustainable landscapes key to sustainable livelihoods – Outcomes of the PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue (Part 1)

Sustainable landscapes key to sustainable livelihoods – Outcomes of the PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue (Part 1)

Dec 01 2016 "Forestry is not only about forests but about livelihoods. We need to stop complicating things and focus more on helping poor people to grow trees and produce wood," said Dr. Sadanandan Nambiar (formerly CSIRO) during his keynote address at the 2016 PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue in Bali on Sustainable...

PEFC launches accreditation body training – sign up now!

PEFC launches accreditation body training – sign up now!

Nov 28 2016 Accreditation body auditors and technical experts are invited to attend our first Accreditation Body Training session, held in the PEFC office in Geneva next January. This two day training course will to help better prepare and qualify you for the assessment of certification bodies operating PEFC...

American Tree Farm System seeks PEFC re-endorsement: public consultation open

American Tree Farm System seeks PEFC re-endorsement: public consultation open

Nov 25 2016 The American Tree Farm System (ATFS) has become the latest national forest certification system to seek PEFC endorsement, and stakeholders globally are invited to provide feedback on its compliance with our Sustainability Benchmarks by 7 January 2017. ATFS is one of the oldest initiatives for...

Certification, sustainable forest management and the landscape approach

Certification, sustainable forest management and the landscape approach

Nov 24 2016 “It’s very clear that certification and sustainable forest management fit neatly into the paradigm of the landscape approach,” highlights Dr. Terry Sunderland, following the conclusion of our PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue last week. Terry is a Principal Scientist at CIFOR, the...

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