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2013 PEFC Collaboration Fund Projects

PEFC’s 2013 Collaboration Fund awarded CHF 105,000 to six projects.

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Enhancing Rural Development in Spain through Wild Food Production

Project objectives

  • Promote PEFC certification among the wild food products sector;
  • Increase number of producers of PEFC certified non-wood products;
  • Raise the demand of PEFC certified products within the gourmet food sector;
  • Improve PEFC awareness among the global society.

Implementing organization
PEFC Spain is a non-profit, non-governmental organization dedicated to promoting Sustainable Forest Management through independent third-party certification. It joined PEFC in 1999.

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Exploring Criteria, Pathways and Stakeholder Expectations to Deliver Sustainable Woody Biomass to International Markets

Project objectives

  • Promote dialogue and cooperation between US and European stakeholders in the wood biomass for energy sector;
  • Facilitate the compliance of US wood pellet production with EU sustainability criteria;
  • Produce a synthesis of research on greenhouse gas accounting as related to certified forest management in the US south.

Implementing organization
The mission of the Pinchot Institute for Conservation (Pinchot Institute) is to strengthen forest conservation thought, policy, and action by advancing sustainable forest management, developing conservation leaders and providing science-based solutions to emerging natural resource issues.

Project partner

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Promoting Sustainable Forest Management Among Latvian Forest Owners

Project objectives

  • Pilot test group certification within the forest owners’ cooperative “Mežsaimnieks”;
  • Raise awareness of group certification among forest owners;
  • Increase area of PEFC certified private forests.

Implementing organization
PEFC Latvia ensures the forest certification process in Latvia’s forests according to the requirements of the PEFC Latvia system, promoting sustainable forest management and supporting Chain of Custody Certification. It was established in 1999.

Project partner

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Going Online to Modernize and Expand Group Forest Management Certification in the British Isles

Project objectives

  • Develop an English language online group registration and management system for private forest owners;
  • Encourage uptake of the system to increase the area of PEFC certified forest in the UK and Ireland;
  • Roll the template out across all PEFC member countries where English is the main/common language.

Implementing organizations
This is a joint venture between PEFC UK and PEFC Ireland.

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Protecting Rare Tree Species in Malaysia: Strengthening Procedures for Monitoring in Jerangau HCVF Area and Beyond

Project objectives

  • Reduce the population decline of rare species;
  • Improve forest management practices and advance sustainable forest management;
  • Contribute towards the fine-tuning of national level guidelines for managing HCVFs.

Implementing organization
The Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) was founded in 1929 as a department under the Forest Department Headquarters Peninsular Malaysia. In 1985 it became a statutory body governed by the Malaysian Forestry Research and Development Board.

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Promoting Forest Certification to the Forest Managers of the Future

Project objectives

  • Preparation of a series of training courses for forestry students;
  • Promotion of sustainable forest management and forest certification to future forest managers.

Implementing organization
PEFC Slovakia is an independent, voluntary, professional association of legal entities conducting its activities relating to forest land on the territory of Slovakia. It was endorsed by PEFC in 2005.

Project partners

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Forests area: 309 million ha
Forest owners: > 750,000
Companies (CoC): > 20,000

(as of December 2018)

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