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AFS Ltd Appoints New CEO

AFS Ltd Appoints New CEO

Apr 17 2015 Simon Dorries has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Australian Forestry Standard (AFS) Ltd, PEFC’s national member in Australia, announced Kate Carnell AO, Independent Director and Chair of AFS Ltd. yesterday. The appointment has been made following a comprehensive recruitment...

PEFC in the Spotlight in South America

PEFC in the Spotlight in South America

Apr 15 2015 Current and future opportunities for PEFC in South America to expand forest certification and the uptake of PEFC-certified products is set to be the focus of an upcoming PEFC regional conference in Uruguay. Stakeholders from around the continent with an interest in promoting sustainable forest...

2015 PEFC Collaboration Fund Closes

2015 PEFC Collaboration Fund Closes

Apr 09 2015 The deadline for the 2015 PEFC Collaboration Fund is now over and we would like to thank everyone who entered this year’s competition. The winning projects will be announced on the PEFC International website in July. “Our 2015 competition is the strongest yet, with diverse projects...

International Day of Forests Celebrates Wild Foods

International Day of Forests Celebrates Wild Foods

Apr 07 2015 Wild foods from sustainably managed forests took to the stage for this year’s International Day of Forests celebrations at the United Nations in Geneva, thanks to PEFC Spain. Travelling up from Madrid, Ana Belén Noriega, General Secretary of PEFC Spain, and renowned chef Charo...

Public Consultation on Guidance on Social Requirements in Chain of Custody Certification

Public Consultation on Guidance on Social Requirements in Chain of Custody Certification

Mar 31 2015 Stakeholders globally are encouraged to provide input, feedback and comments on the PEFC “Chain of custody of forest-based products – Social requirements. Guidance for use” (PEFC GD 2002:201x) by 30 April 2015. PEFC became in 2010 the first global forest certification system to...

PEFC Announces Upcoming Training Schedule

PEFC Announces Upcoming Training Schedule

Mar 27 2015 From the auditors who verify companies’ chain of custody to our National members, we provide a range of tailored training opportunities to a diverse number of stakeholders involved in the sustainable management of the world’s forests. Upcoming Chain of Custody training programs With...

Ilmenau Awarded German Forest Capital for 2015

Ilmenau Awarded German Forest Capital for 2015

Mar 24 2015 Ilmenau has become the latest town to be elected by PEFC Germany as the German “Forest Capital”, beating five other cities to lift the award for 2015. The town will be officially honored with the award next month on 15 April. As part of the award, Ilmenau will also receive 1,000...

Celebrating International Day of Forests with Food from the Forests

Celebrating International Day of Forests with Food from the Forests

Mar 19 2015 “Cuisine from the Forests”, the award-winning recipe book published by PEFC Spain, will be presented to participants of the International Day of Forests celebrations at the United Nations in Geneva this Friday, with the UN being “all forest” on this special day. This...

The 2015 PEFC Collaboration Fund Competition - Enter Now!

The 2015 PEFC Collaboration Fund Competition - Enter Now!

Mar 18 2015 With just a couple of weeks left until the 4 April deadline, there is still time to apply for the 2015 PEFC Collaboration Fund! 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 still...

India Launches Process to Develop Forest Certification System

India Launches Process to Develop Forest Certification System

Mar 16 2015 “With forestry in India being at a critical crossroad, the decision to develop our own national forest certification system will be an important driver to promote the sustainable management of our forest resources,” said KK Singh, Chairman of the Network for Certification and...

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