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2017 PEFC Collaboration Fund Projects

The 2017 PEFC Collaboration Fund is supporting projects in Cambodia, Croatia, India, North America and the Baltic/Nordic region.

“We received a fantastic range of projects for this year’s Fund,” said Sarah Price, Head of Projects and Development at PEFC International.

“Each year it gets harder and harder to make our choice and I am continually impressed and amazed by what our members and partners are able to deliver.”

“Through the chosen projects we will be linking urban centers to forest communities, ensuring sustainable charcoal makes it into people’s homes and helping to build vibrant forest communities to avoid migration.”

“We will also support the development of a national system suited to small-forest owners in Croatia, help prepare India for certified products and improve collaboration between our national members,” Sarah concluded.

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Supporting stakeholders to develop the Croatian Forest Certification System

Project objectives

  • Development of a Croatian forest certification system
  • Establishment of a national governing body
  • Submission and endorsement of the national system

Implementing organization
The Croatian Forest Research Institute (CFRI) is the leading national research institution in the scientific field of forestry. Through research and scientific activity, CFRI has an important role in raising awareness of the role of forests, promoting sustainable management of nature and forests and protecting forest resources.

Project partners

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Raising the profile of forest certification in India

Project objectives

  • Promotion of forest certification within India
  • Building demand for PEFC-certified products in India and the Asian market

Implementing organization
The Network for Certification and Conservation of Forests (NCCF) is a non-profit organization responsible for the development of the national forest certification system for India. It is the PEFC national member for India.

Project partners

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The future of forest work and communities

Project objectives

  • Generating strategies to support the next generation of local forest workers
  • Identifying research, policy actions and projects that support youth and their forest based livelihoods
  • Connecting researchers, professional practitioners, and young people from forest communities

Implementing organization
The International Forestry Resources and Institutions (IFRI) of the University of Michigan, is a research network that examines how governance arrangements affect forests and the people who depend on them.

Project partners

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C40-F40: Forty cities, forty forests

Project objectives

  • Linking the largest and most influential cities with the most socially and ecologically important forests
  • Encouraging cities to become long-term champions for forests and their people
  • Bringing the issue of sustainable forest managementt to the forefront for city dwellers

Implementing organization
Pilot Projects Design Collective is a design and consulting firm founded on the belief that small things, well designed and fully realized, can catalyze big systemic changes.

Project partners

Sustainable charcoal traceability for enhanced forest protection and community livelihoods in Cambodia

Project objectives

  • Development of a national sustainable charcoal traceability system
  • Contribute towards the creation of a sustainable charcoal sector
  • Enhance forest protection and communtiy livelihood development

Implementing organization
GERES (Group for the Environment, Renewable Energy and Solidarity) has been providing sustainable and energy-efficient solutions to improve the livelihoods and economic empowerment of vulnerable populations since 1976.

Project partners

  • RECOFTC - The Center for People and Forests

Advanced PEFC cluster management in Nordic and Baltic countries

Project objectives

  • Improving the effectiveness of joint PEFC operations in the Nordic/Baltic region
  • Coordinated marketing activities and capacity building
  • Increasing the reach of PEFC certification in the region

Implementing organization
PEFC Denmark is the PEFC national member for Denmark. It was founded in 1999 and organizes 15 member organizations with the aim of supporting PEFC certification in Denmark.

Project partners

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PEFC Certified

Forests area: 303 million ha
Forest owners: > 750,000
Companies (CoC): > 18,800

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PEFC Collaboration Fund over the years

We have awarded over 600,000 Swiss Francs to 36 projects...

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2017

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2016

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2015

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2014

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2013

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2012

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