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PEFC Recognized by Green Building Standard BREEAM

PEFC Recognized by Green Building Standard BREEAM

Oct 24 2014 PEFC, the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification, has been recognized by BREEAM for its ability to allow the construction industry to source forest products in a responsible way. "This recognition by BREEAM underscores the growing importance of sustainably sourced wood in...

Nepal’s Community Forests Take a Step Closer to Certification

Nepal’s Community Forests Take a Step Closer to Certification

Oct 22 2014 With an astonishing 40% of Nepal’s population involved in community forestry, the importance of this community-based forestry in the country cannot be overstated. In fact, over a quarter (or 1.6 million hectares) of the total forest area in Nepal is managed by more than 18,000 community forestry...

Wood Awards 2014 Shortlist Unveiled

Wood Awards 2014 Shortlist Unveiled

Oct 20 2014 A shortlist of 30 projects has been selected from a record entry of over 300 British architecture and furniture projects in the national Wood Awards 2014 – the UK’s premier award scheme celebrating excellence in design in wood. PEFC UK, in partnership with the Malaysian Timber Council (MTC), is...

Certification as a Solution to Tropical Deforestation: PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue Keynote Speaker Announced

Certification as a Solution to Tropical Deforestation: PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue Keynote Speaker Announced

Oct 16 2014 The important role that independent certification plays in addressing deforestation and promoting both sustainable supply chains and brands will take center stage at the opening of PEFC’s Stakeholder Dialogue on 20 November in Paris, France. Keynote speaker Kerstin Canby, Forest Trends’s...

PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue: Five Weeks To Go!

PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue: Five Weeks To Go!

Oct 14 2014 It’s just five weeks until key actors and stakeholders along the forest products value chain will gather together on 20 November in Paris, France, to discuss and identify new collaborative approaches and actions to stimulate demand for sustainable forest products. This year, PEFC’s 5th...

Wooden Triangles Take on a New Shape at Helsinki Design Week

Wooden Triangles Take on a New Shape at Helsinki Design Week

Oct 13 2014 Thousands of people gathered in Helsinki city center to see the PEFC Wood Works x Laser Cut Studio installation take shape over Helsinki Design Week. Constructed from nearly 3,000 individual wooden triangles made of PEFC-certified Finnish birch, the centerpiece gradually came to life over...

WWF at Risk? WWF Accused of Being Used for Greenwashing

WWF at Risk? WWF Accused of Being Used for Greenwashing

Oct 10 2014 WWF International, the world's largest conservation group, has been accused of "selling its soul" by forging alliances with powerful businesses which destroy nature and use the WWF brand to "greenwash" their operations, according to “PandaLeaks – The Dark Side of the WWF”, the controversial book...

Indonesian Forests to Benefit from PEFC Certification

Indonesian Forests to Benefit from PEFC Certification

Oct 09 2014 Indonesian forests, home to some of the most biologically diverse forests in the world, can now benefit from credible, globally recognized sustainable forest management certification following the endorsement of the Indonesian Forestry Certification Co-operation (IFCC) by PEFC, the world’s...

Aichi Targets Passport - 2014 Edition

Aichi Targets Passport - 2014 Edition

Oct 08 2014 The latest installment of the Aichi Targets Passport is available now to download from iTunes and Google Play. As the flagship publication of the Biodiversity Indicators Partnership, the Aichi Targets Passport provides annual updates for the global biodiversity indicators brought together by the...

PEFC Announces Upcoming Training Schedule

PEFC Announces Upcoming Training Schedule

Oct 06 2014 With over 10,000 PEFC Chain of Custody certificates issued worldwide, the PEFC Chain of Custody standard is widely applied by certified companies as well as certification bodies and their auditors on a daily basis. PEFC therefore provides these companies, certification bodies, auditors and...

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Forest owners: > 750,000
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