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2018 PEFC Collaboration Fund Projects

The 2018 PEFC Collaboration Fund is supporting three projects, awarding 100,000 CHF and leveraging over 70,000 CHF from partners' co-funding.

“This year we focused specifically on projects that would develop, test, or scale up innovative solutions within the context of sustainable forest management,” said Remi Sournia, Development Manager at PEFC International. “We were not disappointed.”

“These technologies will help lead the way for improved forest management, heightening both the efficiency and robustness of the certification process, whilst also improving access to certification as well as the ability to respond to changes within forest ecosystems.”

“We’re also not forgetting the forest-products supply chain, providing companies worldwide with an online platform to give them easy access to a range of tools and materials in multiple languages that will help them promote their PEFC certification.”

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Using technology to improve smallholder access to certification

Project objectives

  • Increase smallholder access to PEFC certification through remote sensing technology
  • Heighten reliability of monitoring within group certification
  • Develop a remote sensing system and online platform to monitor group certification

Implementing organization
PEFC Spain is a non-profit, non-governmental organization dedicated to promoting Sustainable Forest Management through independent third-party certification. PEFC Spain is the national member for the country, and joined PEFC in 1999.

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Fostering latest tree monitoring technologies to support climate adaptation and mitigation

Project objectives

  • Improve forest owners’ ability to respond to changes/disturbances within their forest
  • Strengthen and improve the efficiency of the certification verification process
  • Develop a small-scale monitoring network to trial the use of technology to monitor tree health

Implementing organization
PEFC Italy is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organization, founded in 2001 to promote sustainably managed forests through independent third party certification. PEFC Italy is the PEFC national member for the country.

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Supporting businesses to benefit fully from PEFC certification

Project objectives

  • Enable companies globally to promote their PEFC certification
  • Develop an online platform to host multi-language promotional tools and materials

Implementing organization
PEFC Italy is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organization, founded in 2001 to promote sustainably managed forests through independent third party certification. PEFC Italy is the PEFC national member for the country.

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PEFC Certified

Forests area: 307 million ha
Forest owners: > 750,000
Companies (CoC): > 20,000

(as of September 2018)
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