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Purchasing Newsprint from Sustainable Sources Highlighted at WAN-IFRA Conference

Purchasing Newsprint from Sustainable Sources Highlighted at WAN-IFRA Conference

Oct 31 2014 The environmental benefits of purchasing newsprint that originates from sustainably managed forests was the focus of PEFC’s Singapore-based consultant Michael Buckley’s presentation at the Printing Summit during the recent WAN-IFRA 2014 conference in India. The 22nd annual conference of...

Food, Fuel, Fiber and Forests: Gary Dunning Set for his Knowledge Blast at PEFC’s Stakeholder Dialogue

Food, Fuel, Fiber and Forests: Gary Dunning Set for his Knowledge Blast at PEFC’s Stakeholder Dialogue

Oct 29 2014 Sustainable landscapes and how they relate to supply chains for food, feed, fiber and fuel is the focus of one of the ‘knowledge blasts’ at the upcoming PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue, taking place on 20 November in Paris, France. Gary Dunning, Executive Director of The Forests Dialogue, will present...

PEFC at the World SB14 Barcelona Conference

PEFC at the World SB14 Barcelona Conference

Oct 28 2014 The advantages, challenges and opportunities of incorporating sustainable tropical timber in construction are the focus of today’s Global Vision session at the World Sustainable Building 2014 Conference. Together, the session participants will discuss the main problems for the conservation of...

Food from the Forest at the Heart of New Recipe Book

Food from the Forest at the Heart of New Recipe Book

Oct 27 2014 Produce grown in sustainably managed PEFC-certified forests is the focus of the brand new recipe book “Cuisine from the Forests”, written in collaboration by PEFC Spain and top female chef Charo Val. The recipe book, which was recently launched in Madrid at the Abadía Retuerta winery, brings...

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...

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