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The best way to protect rights and investments? Get the consent of local people

The best way to protect rights and investments? Get the consent of local people

Aug 16 2016 Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC): what is it? How can it be implemented? This is the focus of an upcoming course run by our international stakeholder member RECOFTC – the Center for People and Forests. The course This course targets company, government and civil society staff...

MTCC pays tribute to its founding Chairman of 17 years

MTCC pays tribute to its founding Chairman of 17 years

Aug 10 2016 It was a day of mixed emotions as Malaysia’s forestry and timber industry fraternity paid tribute to Malaysian Timber Certification Council’s (MTCC) founding Chairman, Dato’ Dr. Freezailah Che Yeom. His illustrious career as MTCC Chairman spanning 17 years culminated in a...

PAFC Cameroon President passes away

PAFC Cameroon President passes away

Aug 08 2016 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear friend and colleague, Christine Anjembe Nkene, President of PAFC Cameroon. “Christine was the driving force behind PAFC Cameroon,” said Ben Gunneberg, CEO of PEFC International. “Without her hard work and...

PEFC-certified paper in the news

PEFC-certified paper in the news

Aug 05 2016 All editions of the Italian daily newspaper Dolomiten are now printed on PEFC-certified paper and carry the PEFC label! “The protection of the environment is at the heart of Athesia, so it was a priority for us to print our newspapers on sustainably produced paper,” said Dolomiten...

First Latvian private forest owners achieve PEFC certification!

First Latvian private forest owners achieve PEFC certification!

Aug 03 2016 Private forest owners in Latvia have reason to celebrate as the private forest association MA Krāslava becomes the first in the country to achieve PEFC sustainable forest management certification through PEFC Group Certification. Thanks to this, 23 individual forest owners have been able to...

Corruption and illegal logging: the “twins” of environmental criminality

Corruption and illegal logging: the “twins” of environmental criminality

Jul 28 2016 Without serious intervention against corruption, it will be impossible to address the problem of illegal timber trafficking in Europe. Presenting its findings in Rome, the TREES project has successfully shed light on the role that bribes play in encouraging the illegal timber trade in...

The PEFC label part of ALDI SOUTH’s awareness campaign

The PEFC label part of ALDI SOUTH’s awareness campaign

Jul 26 2016 The meaning behind seven of the most recognized sustainability labels, including the PEFC label, was the focus of ALDI SOUTH’s “in the footsteps of the 7 seals” campaign. ALDI SOUTH is a leading German retailer with almost 5,300 stores globally. With its ‘Seven...

Focusing in on the key sustainable forest management issues: Task Forces get to work

Focusing in on the key sustainable forest management issues: Task Forces get to work

Jul 21 2016 Trees outside forests, forest conversions, and non-wood forest products and ecosystem services: three of the key areas identified for extra attention as we revise our international standard for sustainable forest management. In order to gain more insight into these three vital areas, three Task...

From the innovative to the fashionable: the 2016 Collaboration Fund projects announced

From the innovative to the fashionable: the 2016 Collaboration Fund projects announced

Jul 19 2016 We are delighted to announce that the 2016 Collaboration Fund will support projects in Italy, the Philippines, Republic of Korea, South Africa, Thailand and the US. “Through the selected projects, we will be helping the development and implementation of national systems in Africa and Asia,...

India making strides on the system development challenge!

India making strides on the system development challenge!

Jul 18 2016 Developing a national forest certification system for India is a big job. The country is vast, the forests are diverse, and with a population of over 1.2 billion, there are a lot of stakeholders to involve! Taking on this monumental task is the Network for Certification and Conservation of...

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Forests area: 303 million ha
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