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Enhancing Market Demand

projects-marketAs the world grapples with a growing number of challenges including climate change, natural resource depletion, biodiversity loss, poverty, and population growth, it is becoming increasingly clear that we need to work harder to foster the transition to more sustainable patterns of production and consumption.

Forest certification provides evidence for the sustainable sourcing of forest-based raw materials in products. It ensures the sustainable utilization of forest resources, allowing for forests to yield their services indefinitely. Sustainable production patterns, however, need to encouraged by demand for such products on the consumption side.

PEFC is engaged in a range of activities at global, regional and local levels aimed at maintaining and enhancing the market for certified products, from promoting Chain of Custody certification to companies to helping to bring non-wood forest products such as mushrooms to the market place.

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PEFC Certified

Forests area: 258 million ha
Forest owners: > 750,000
Companies (CoC): 15,804

(as of January 2014)
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