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Norway Seeks PEFC Endorsement for a Fourth Time: Public Consultation Open

Norway Seeks PEFC Endorsement for a Fourth Time: Public Consultation Open

Mar 04 2015 The Norwegian Forest Certification Scheme has become the latest system to seek PEFC endorsement for the fourth time. Stakeholders globally are invited to provide feedback on its compliance with PEFC International's Sustainability Benchmarks by 4 May 2015. Alongside Finland and Sweden, Norway was...

Award Winning Recipe Book has Wild Foods from the Forest at its Heart

Award Winning Recipe Book has Wild Foods from the Forest at its Heart

Feb 26 2015 "Cuisine from the Forests", the recipe book produced by PEFC Spain to showcase the merits of wild food products, has been declared the Best Sustainable Cookbook in Spanish by the jury of the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards. The recipe book will now face the winners of the same category of other...

UK Poll Finds Shoppers Prefer Paper-Based Packaging

UK Poll Finds Shoppers Prefer Paper-Based Packaging

Feb 24 2015 PEFC UK has welcomed the results of a Confederation of Paper Industries (CPI) commissioned YouGov Poll, which showed that over half of the UK’s consumers visiting their local supermarket or food retailer prefer their groceries and fresh produce to be available in paper-based packaging. The...

Slovakian and German Systems and Malaysian Forest Plantation Standard Open for Global Public Consultation

Slovakian and German Systems and Malaysian Forest Plantation Standard Open for Global Public Consultation

Feb 19 2015 The global public consultations for the Slovakian and German national forest certification systems and the Malaysian Criteria and Indicators for Forest Plantations standard are now open, following their submission to PEFC for re-endorsement. Stakeholders globally are invited to comment on their...

PAFC Cameroon Launches National Public Consultation

PAFC Cameroon Launches National Public Consultation

Feb 18 2015 PAFC Cameroon is pleased to announce the start of the national public consultation for the Cameroonian forest management certification standard. Stakeholders from around the country are invited to provide their feedback on the standard by 15 April 2015. "This public consultation is tremendously...

PEFC Collaboration Fund Webinar – Register Now!

PEFC Collaboration Fund Webinar – Register Now!

Feb 11 2015 Thinking about applying for the 2015 PEFC Collaboration Fund? Want to know more? There is still time to register for the upcoming Collaboration Fund webinar! Next Tuesday, 17 February, we are hosting a special Collaboration Fund webinar to help you with your application to our small grants...

PEFC Strengthens Collaboration in South America

PEFC Strengthens Collaboration in South America

Feb 09 2015 Developing a much stronger presence in South America to better communicate the benefits of forest certification to forest owners, companies and consumers - this is the objective of the first PEFC South American Regional Workshop. The workshop, which will take place from 20-24 April 2015 in...

Wild Foods in the Spotlight!

Wild Foods in the Spotlight!

Feb 05 2015 Honey, fruits and berries, mushrooms, nuts, spirits, medicinal herbs and even Iberian pork - just a few of the wild foods found in the forests of Spain - have all  gained new-found recognition thanks to the hard work of PEFC Spain. “As actors in the forest world, we must speak about the...

Australian Forestry Standard CEO passes away after cycling accident

Australian Forestry Standard CEO passes away after cycling accident

Feb 02 2015 It is with deep regret and sadness that we learned of the tragic death of our friend and colleague, Richard Stanton, who died on Saturday following a cycling accident. Our thoughts and prayers are with Richard’s wife and their two children. The Board of AFS issued a special bulletin today: The...

Join the Webinar: PEFC Collaboration Fund Calls for Innovative Ideas!

Join the Webinar: PEFC Collaboration Fund Calls for Innovative Ideas!

Jan 28 2015 From tracing wild mushroom supply chains to incorporating remote sensing into the forest certification process, PEFC’s Collaboration Fund wants to get your most innovative and impactful ideas tested and piloted with on-the-ground action. Our 2015 call for proposals is already open and we invite...

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