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Where next for PEFC? Potential members have their say

The 22nd PEFC General Assembly closed with voices from the future, as countries actively developing national forest certification systems took to the floor...

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New Board members elected at PEFC’s 22nd General Assembly

Representatives from nature conservation, tropical forestry, and the forest industry have all be elected onto the PEFC International Board, following a unanimous vote by the PEFC General Assembly in the Helsinki, Finland.

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Indonesia and Japan take the spotlight at PEFC General Assembly award ceremony

With an increase of almost two million hectares of PEFC-certified forests in Indonesia over the past year, the Indonesian Forestry Certification Cooperation (IFCC) took top prize for growth during our PEFC Forest Certification Week award ceremony...

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PEFC’s Stakeholder Dialogue calls for Purposeful Innovation

“Once technologies have been incorporated adeptly into certification systems, we'll begin to see a shift to where certification systems are data brokers for social and environmental performance,” highlighted Wiebke Herding, ON:Subject, during her keynote presentation to the PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue...

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Three organizations join as PEFC International Stakeholder members

We are delighted to welcome ARAUCO, European Panel Federation (EPF) and European Pulp Industry Sector Association AISBL (EPIS) as International Stakeholder members...

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Winning photos impress at PEFC Week

A winter’s day in the forest, young elephants playing, stunning landscapes… the participants at PEFC Forest Certification Week 2017 in Helsinki, Finland, were in for a treat!

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PEFC Week: Chairman’s reflections from the week

As the 2017 PEFC Forest Certification Week ended, Peter Latham, Chairman of the PEFC International Board, looked back at some of the key highlights and outcomes from the week.

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“Together, interdependently, we will make the difference”

“We need a paradigm shift in how society perceives the whole forest/tree value chain,” said Ben Gunneberg, CEO of PEFC International, as he opened the 22nd PEFC General Assembly, in Helsinki, Finland.

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PEFC Week: Thoughts after the General Assembly

The mid point of PEFC Forest Certification Week marked the 22nd PEFC General Assembly. Among the many outcomes from the day was the appointment of new Board members...

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PEFC looks to the future at PEFC Week

The next generation of PEFC members embraced the opportunity to share their experiences, learn from each other and get valuable information as they move along the road towards PEFC endorsement.

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Finnish Minister highlights value of PEFC

"It is a great honour to have the PEFC General Assembly here in Finland," said Jari Leppä, Finnish Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, welcoming more than 150 participants, including PEFC members, potential members and invited guests, from around the world, to Helsinki...

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PEFC Week: reflections from day two

As day two of PEFC Forest Certification Week 2017 came to a close, Ben Gunneberg, our CEO, shared this thoughts from the day.

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PEFC’s COP23 contribution focused on practical approaches to support smallholders

“Building viable models of group certification is critical for expanding sustainable forest management and forest certification, especially in the developing world,” said Sarah Price, Head of Projects and Development at PEFC International.

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PEFC Week: see how the first day went!

Ben Gunneberg, our CEO, catches us up on the highlights of the first day of PEFC Forest Certification Week 2017! Stay tuned for the next installment.

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The making of... PEFC Forest Certification Week

PEFC Forest Certification Week is the largest annual gathering of forest certification stakeholders, with more than 250 people meeting in Helsinki, Finland this week. Loads of work went into the preparation for it by the small team at PEFC International.

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Connecting brand owners to forests: Innovation in the spotlight at the 2017 PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue

Technology has the ability to move boundaries and change how certification operates. Helping us to kick-start the PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue will be Sarah Crow from the American Forest Foundation, as she showcases the innovative ‘Forests in Focus’.

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