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“Invest in us for Sustainable Forests” say Community Forest Members, Indigenous Peoples and Smallholders from Asia

“Invest in us for Sustainable Forests” say Community Forest Members, Indigenous Peoples and Smallholders from Asia

Jul 30 2015 Local people from forest communities in Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand and Vietnam and came together in Bangkok recently to discuss forest issues that are priorities for them and to prepare for the upcoming XIV World Forestry Congress. The Congress, which is the largest...

Sustainable Timber Basis for Innovative Green Building Solutions

Sustainable Timber Basis for Innovative Green Building Solutions

Jul 28 2015 “Sustainable, PEFC-certified timber provides architects and the construction industry with great opportunities,” highlighted Ben Gunneberg, CEO of PEFC International, at a recent conference on promoting green procurement in green buildings. “The possibilities are rather...

Philippines: Sustainable Forestry Offers Massive Potential to Improve Livelihoods

Philippines: Sustainable Forestry Offers Massive Potential to Improve Livelihoods

Jul 23 2015 “Sustainable forest management certification is at a tipping point, becoming the norm, making this an ideal time for the Philippines to join other leaders in the region to promote sustainable livelihood and forests in the Philippines and its trading partners,” said Ben Gunneberg, CEO...

PEFC Certification Well Suited for Philippine-Based Companies

PEFC Certification Well Suited for Philippine-Based Companies

Jul 21 2015 “With ever more Asian countries developing PEFC-compliant forest certification systems, and Asia-based companies opting for PEFC Chain of Custody certification, it makes perfect business sense for Philippine-based processors and operators to also go for PEFC certification,” said Ben...

TREES Project and WildLeaks Together for Fighting Illegal Logging and Trade

TREES Project and WildLeaks Together for Fighting Illegal Logging and Trade

Jul 17 2015 Combatting illegal logging and trade within the European Union is the focus of an agreement signed between the NGO Elephant Action League and the partners of the EU TREES project – organizations focused on fighting wildlife and forest crime. The agreement, which will last until the end of...

PEFC at the World Forestry Congress 2015

PEFC at the World Forestry Congress 2015

Jul 14 2015 Forests are essential to life on our planet, to mitigating and adapting to climate change, ensuring adequate supply of fresh water, enhancing biodiversity and providing sustainable incomes and livelihoods, including food security. But they face unprecedented and unrelenting pressures. 7 –...

PEFC to Develop Mechanism for the Transfer of GHG Emission Data

PEFC to Develop Mechanism for the Transfer of GHG Emission Data

Jul 10 2015 The use of the PEFC framework to transfer Green House Gas (GHG) emission related data along the supply chain has been the subject of increasing interest among the bioenergy sector and other industry sectors processing forest-based materials in recent years. Key to this rising interest is the...

PEFC to Take the Next Step in South America

PEFC to Take the Next Step in South America

Jul 07 2015 National PEFC members in South America gathered alongside 50 forestry sector representatives from around the continent with one key focus: to expand forest certification and the uptake of PEFC-certified products in the region. The ‘Forest Certification: Current Situation and...

China Adopts New Forest Certification Regulation

China Adopts New Forest Certification Regulation

Jul 03 2015 The China Forest Certification Council (CFCC) has announced that the Chinese Government has passed and is enacting immediately its new national forest certification regulations. These important rules set out the scope, framework, and requirements for all forest certifications operating in China....

PEFC UK Launch New Online Certification Tool for UK Woodlands

PEFC UK Launch New Online Certification Tool for UK Woodlands

Jun 29 2015 PEFC UK has launched a new certification system designed to enable small and medium-sized woodland owners to participate in forest certification. The new online forest certification system aims to provide a simple and cost-effective solution to assist the UK’s small and medium-sized...

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