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tree circle image small webPEFC Forest Certification Week

PEFC Forest Certification Week 2017 included the PEFC General Assembly, meetings and workshops for our members and invited guests, and came to a close with the two day PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue, open to everybody.

PEFC Week at a glance

Monday and Tuesday were dedicated to meetings and workshops for our PEFC members

As a global organization with members in almost 50 countries around the world, we are rarely all in the same place at once. PEFC Week therefore gives us the perfect occasion to update our members, provide training and cover some of the critical issues we face.

This year that included a special session for our new and potential members. The session provided them with information on how to develop and run their national system and gave them the opportunity to share their experiences and learn from each other.

Wednesday was the 22nd PEFC General Assembly

general assembly voting 2017The General Assembly is made up of all the members of PEFC and is our highest authority and decision-making body. This means it is the members who vote on the key decisions, such as endorsements, international standards, new members, statutes and budget.

Once a year the General Assembly meets in person, with the 22nd GA meeting taking place in Helsinki.

Some of the key outcomes included:

Thursday and Friday PEFC Week opened up to everyone with the PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue

PEFC Week has grown to feature one of the most important annual public dialogues on the future of forest certification and sustainable forest management: the PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue.

This year we were Making Certification SMART by exploring and discovering new and emerging technologies which show promise for supporting forest certification.

The two-day event combined one day in conference setting with a one day field trip, enabling enable optimal exchange, demonstration and in-depth discussion on the topic.

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