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PEFC Forest Certification Week 2013

Advancing Sustainable Trade in Asia

We appreciate the overwhelming interest in this event, and are grateful to have had such fantastic speakers, panelists and participants. We are looking forward to bringing another PEFC Forest Certification Week to Asia soon.

“Sustainability is the new normal”

Front page"For two full days [...] we brought PEFC to Asia and the Pacific, a region that is economically vibrant and the most populous in the world. It is also a region with forests of mega-diversity status. It is a region that is shaping the world's landscape of forestry, timber trade and consumption," said Dato' Dr Freezailah B. Che Yeom, Chairman of the Malaysian Timber Certification Council (MTCC) as the Co-Chair of the PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue, highlighting the significance of Kuala Lumpur hosting the very first PEFC Forest Certification Week.

The event recognized that Asia holds the key to unlocking the production and trade of sustainable forest products. The region's forest industry has grown massively over the past 15 years, gaining international recognition for production of forest based products.

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The 2013 Stakeholder Dialogue, part of the Forest Certification Week, brought to you by PEFC, the world's largest forest certification system, enabled participants to

  • join concerted efforts to foster and expand sustainable timber supply chains in Asia.
  • learn about the opportunities and enabling conditions to mainstream sustainable production & trade in the region.
  • discuss how current bottlenecks can be addressed to drive sustainability solutions forward.

PEFC's Stakeholder Dialogue (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 14/15 November 2013) brought together 300 diverse stakeholders and key actors across forest sector landscape to engage in solutions-oriented discussions. The Dialogue was part of the PEFC Forest Certification Week, which also featured the 18th PEFC General Assembly and associated workshops (11-13 November 2013)

PEFC Forest Certification Week in pictures...

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Stakeholder Dialogue
All the photographs from the two day 2013 PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue, including all the side events and the cocktail evening.

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General Assembly
Photographs of the 18th PEFC General Assembly, including the opening speeches by YB Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas, the Malaysian Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities, and William Street Jr., PEFC Chairman.

Mark your calendar: The 2014 PEFC Forest Certification Week will take place from 17-21 November 2014. Location will be announced shortly

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Thorsten Arndt
Head of Communications
PEFC International
Tel: +41 22 799 4540
Email: t.arndt@pefc.org

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