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Sustainable forests, sustainable landscapes, sustainable livelihoods – PEFC Week 2016 begins!

Sustainable forests, sustainable landscapes, sustainable livelihoods – PEFC Week 2016 begins!

Nov 14 2016 Today marks the first day of PEFC Forest Certification Week 2016, the one week in the year when the whole PEFC family from around the world gathers together to discuss not only the future of the organization but the future of forest certification. “This year we came to the vibrant island of...

PEFC announces upcoming online Chain of Custody auditor training

PEFC announces upcoming online Chain of Custody auditor training

Nov 11 2016 The PEFC Chain of Custody training schedule is now available, offering a range of options to suit various needs and time zones. Individual auditor training Upcoming training Date Location Register Details 22 February 2017 Webinar Register...

From Marrakesh to Bali: What does the landscape approach look like in practice?

From Marrakesh to Bali: What does the landscape approach look like in practice?

Nov 10 2016 The PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue is just a week away, and we can’t wait to welcome you all to Bali. Our agenda is now finalized – take a look to see what you can expect. To get you in the mood, our partner CIFOR discusses how we can put integrated landscape approaches into practice. If...

Help define sustainable forest management in India

Help define sustainable forest management in India

Nov 02 2016 India’s draft standard for sustainable forest management is open for public consultation. This means it is now your chance to ensure that this standard reflects your needs and expectations. Take part in the consultation now! Forest certification in India Since joining PEFC last year,...

PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue side events: what takes your interest?

PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue side events: what takes your interest?

Oct 27 2016 From how we can address the multiple challenges of the ‘landscape approach’ to certification, to how we can improve access to certification for community forests, there is something to interest everybody at the side events of our PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue. Friday morning sees us break...

An award winning tree house extension for Mellor Primary School

An award winning tree house extension for Mellor Primary School

Oct 25 2016 Did you ever think your school could be improved with a tree house? Well, for the students of Mellor Primary School this is now a reality; and the outcome is stunning. Designed by Sarah Wigglesworth Architects, Mellor Primary School won the PEFC UK sponsored Best Education Project award at the...

From Marrakech to Bali: The crucial role of forests in the spotlight this November

From Marrakech to Bali: The crucial role of forests in the spotlight this November

Oct 20 2016 As the world’s leaders head to Marrakech this November for the latest climate change talks, PEFC is gathering its stakeholders in Bali to explore how we can amplify the essential role that forests and trees play in providing solutions to some of the world’s most complex challenges. 7...

Sustainable school wins AFS Certified Timber Award

Sustainable school wins AFS Certified Timber Award

Oct 12 2016 Thanks to their commitment to environmental sustainability, Law Architects have won the prestigious Australian Forestry Standard Ltd Certified Timber Award at the Australian Timber Design Awards. Their winning project was the redevelopment of the Woodleigh School homestead development at...

Paper and Packaging in the spotlight for the 1st PEFC Sustainability Fair

Paper and Packaging in the spotlight for the 1st PEFC Sustainability Fair

Oct 06 2016 Don’t be afraid to use paper and packaging, just make sure they are PEFC-certified! This is set to be the key message of the 1st PEFC Sustainability Fair in Chile later this month. Join the Chilean Sustainable Forest Certification System, CERTFOR, and PEFC International, in Santiago, Chile...

PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue to foster talks between land use competitors

PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue to foster talks between land use competitors

Oct 04 2016 By Kerstin Reisdorf, CIFOR Wouldn’t it be nice if everyone who lives off the land just got along? If farmers could grow crops without irreversibly damaging the soil or cutting down forests to grow monocultures? If conservationists could ensure the biological diversity in the same...

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