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PEFC Certified Christmas Trees Take Center Stage in European Cities

PEFC Certified Christmas Trees Take Center Stage in European Cities

Dec 18 2014 PEFC-certified Christmas trees can be found all around Europe this Christmas, but one of the best places to go is Italy - with several of its cities and towns choosing trees from the country’s certified forests. In Rome, spruce trees from the PEFC-certified forests of Val di Fiemme in northeast...

Double Celebration in Japan!

Double Celebration in Japan!

Dec 17 2014 2014 was an important year for PEFC in Japan, with the Sustainable Green Ecosystem Council (SGEC) becoming a PEFC member and PEFC Asia Promotions in Japan celebrating its tenth anniversary. To celebrate these two milestones, PEFC Asia Promotions and SGEC, with the support of the Forestry...

PEFC in the Republic of Congo moves a step closer at PEFC Week

PEFC in the Republic of Congo moves a step closer at PEFC Week

Dec 17 2014 The development of a national forest certification system in the Republic of Congo for eventual PEFC endorsement was the subject of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed on Thursday 20 November in Paris, France, during the PEFC Forest Certification Week. On the day of the PEFC Stakeholder...

 “Getting not out but into the woods”

“Getting not out but into the woods”

Dec 16 2014 Forests and forestry are key to meet society’s challenges of today and tomorrow. Achieving this goal requires a sound policy framework and a constructive dialogue across all levels. This was one of the key conclusions of the CEPF Members Day 2014, which took place at the Académie royale de...

Thailand Shows Strong Interest for PEFC

Thailand Shows Strong Interest for PEFC

Dec 15 2014 Thailand aims to join PEFC as a national member within two years: This was one of the key outcomes from today’s Forestry Certification Workshop in Bangkok, as an official from the Ministry emphasized the country’s interest in setting up a national forest certification system with the intention of...

New Australian Illegal Logging Regulation recognizes PEFC

New Australian Illegal Logging Regulation recognizes PEFC

Dec 12 2014 By purchasing PEFC-certified timber, Australian timber importers and processors can be sure they are in line with the Illegal Logging Prohibition Amendment Regulation 2013, which came into effect last month. The new regulation requires businesses importing certain timber or timber products (as...

Latest Country to Receive PEFC Endorsement Celebrates!

Latest Country to Receive PEFC Endorsement Celebrates!

Dec 11 2014 A special event held today in Jakarta saw Indonesia celebrate its achievement in becoming the latest country to receive PEFC endorsement of its national forest certification system. Organized by the Indonesian Forestry Certification Cooperation (IFCC), the event gathered a wide range of...

Call for Proposals: Enter PEFC’s Collaboration Fund Competition!

Call for Proposals: Enter PEFC’s Collaboration Fund Competition!

Dec 10 2014 After its launch last month during PEFC Forest Certification Week, the PEFC Collaboration Fund 2015 has already begun to receive interest from around the world. PEFC would like to encourage its members and other non-profit organizations to submit proposals for new and innovative projects before...

Vietnam a Key Player in Promoting Sustainability Worldwide

Vietnam a Key Player in Promoting Sustainability Worldwide

Dec 09 2014 How PEFC Chain of Custody can help Vietnamese companies meet EU Timber Regulations and prepare for the growing supply of PEFC-certified material expected to flow into the country was the focus of today’s Forestry Certification Workshop in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Organized by HAWA (Handicraft...

PEFC Launches Vietnamese System Development Toolkit

PEFC Launches Vietnamese System Development Toolkit

Dec 08 2014 Government officials, forestry experts and certification bodies in Vietnam had the very first opportunity to see PEFC’s brand new Vietnamese version of the System Development Toolkit, following its launch today. On the occasion of PEFC CEO Ben Gunneberg’s trip to Vietnam, this new language...

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