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Help Make Certification SMART – get involved with the PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue

Participate, partner, promote or pitch a solution: there are many ways you can get involved with the 2017 PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue: Making Certification SMART. And we are looking forward to hearing from you!

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Discover how new technologies can advance certification – Join the PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue!

Whether it is hardware, software, services or tools, the incorporation of technology within forest certification can overcome many barriers. But what technologies exist, and how can they best be used? Join us for the 2017 PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue to find out more...

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News from past Stakeholder Dialogues

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

Nov 2016 We need to work collectively to bring more widespread recognition to the ability of forests and trees to contribute to solving global challenges - from climate change and poverty, to food security and biodiversity loss...

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

Nov 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. Wood is our best tool for creating rural economic growth and mitigating climate change, two of the most wicked and persistent problems of our time...

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More labels on products an important but under utilized consumercolution – Key PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue conclusion

Nov 2014 Demand for commodities for consumer products, such as soy, beef and palm oil, cause more than 70% of global tropical deforestation, and consumers trust certification labels – more than brands – as assurance for sustainability commodity production...

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PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue: “Sustainability is the new normal”

Nov 2013 "For two full days [...] we brought PEFC to Asia and the Pacific, a region that is economically vibrant and the most populous in the world. It is also a region with forests of mega-diversity status. It is a region that is shaping the world's landscape of forestry, timber trade and consumption"...

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Forest Certification is Key to Ensuring Sustainability of Biomass

Forest certification is key to ensuring sustainability of biomass

Nov 2012 Woody biomass is becoming a major part of our renewable energy portfolio, with PEFC leading the discussion on necessary adaptions to strengthen the link between sustainable biomass and forest certification.  “We already know a lot about how to manage our forests sustainably...

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PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue Recognizes the Real Value of Forest Products in a Changing Climate

PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue recognizes the real value of forest products in a changing climate

Nov 2011 “Shifting our economy to a green economy will require a radical transformation throughout all aspects of our society. With the forest sector’s reliance on renewable resources, it is uniquely placed above competing sectors to lead this transformation...

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Stakeholders Discuss New Approaches to Forest Certification, GMOs

Stakeholders discuss new approaches to forest certification, GMOs

Nov 2010 “While forest certification systems prohibit the use of genetically modified trees, there is an increasing need to give stakeholders the opportunity to explore the issues surrounding GMOs as such tress may become available for wide-spread commercial application before the end of the decade...

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PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue Highlights Multiple Roles of Forest Certification

PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue highlights multiple roles of forest certification

Nov 2009 "Forest certification and the criteria it employs to assure sustainable forest management must solve what I would call the 'forest certification dichotomy': Finding the right balance between what is desired by stakeholders on the demand-side, governments, companies, and consumers; and what is...

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