Caring for our forests globally
National Sites

Enhancing Market Demand

projects-marketAs the world grapples with a growing number of challenges including climate change, natural resource depletion, biodiversity loss, poverty, and population growth, it is becoming increasingly clear that we need to work harder to foster the transition to more sustainable patterns of production and consumption.

Forest certification provides evidence for the sustainable sourcing of forest-based raw materials in products. It ensures the sustainable utilization of forest resources, allowing for forests to yield their services indefinitely. Sustainable production patterns, however, need to be encouraged by demand for such products on the consumption side.

We are engaged in a range of activities at global, regional and local levels aimed at maintaining and enhancing the market for certified products, from promoting Chain of Custody certification to companies to helping to bring non-wood forest products such as mushrooms to the market place.

A few projects at a glance…

unece fashion event 2018 long

Forests for Fashion Initiative

In partnership with the UNECE and FAO, our Forests for Fashion initiative is linking forest-based materials from sustainably managed forests with the world of fashion. Bringing these fantastic, innovative and sustainable materials to a wider audience.

Find out more…

Piano paviljonki 034 long

Designing the future with sustainable timber

Across the world, the architecture community is embracing solid and engineered wood to deliver high profile, award winning projects and everyday designs - from houses, schools and hotels to restaurants, theatres, supermarkets and swimming pools. Alongside a range of stakeholders, we are promoting the use of wood in construction in general and certified wood in particular.

Find out more…

spanishrecipebook long

Non-wood forest products

The expansion of certification beyond wood-based products to include all products originating in forests is an important area of development for us. From wild foods to cork, we have led several projects in this area.

Shanghai Pulp Week long

Worldwide Promotion Initiatives

We work alongside our members to raise awareness, build capacity and encourage the uptake of PEFC certification around the world.