Scaling up group certification through collaboration amongst the PEFC alliance
Group Certification Dialogue
The second webinar in our PEFC Group Certification Dialogue Webinar Series looked at the pathways towards PEFC group and regional certification through the shared experiences of our partners in Spain and Thailand.
Representatives from the Thailand Forestry Certification Council (TFCC) and PEFC Spain shared their experiences with assisting small-scale foresters to gain sustainable forest management certification through the group and regional certification programmes.
We also discussed the key role of local, community-driven organisations, such as farmer cooperatives and associations, in facilitating the transition towards certification.
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PEFC Group Certification Dialogue Webinar Series
Since 2010, our Smallholder Group Certification programme has enabled the sharing of experiences and facilitated cooperation amongst family forest owners, community forest groups, and indigenous peoples in implementing sustainable forest management and pursuing forest certification.
Within this programme, our Group Certification Field Dialogue provides practical and actionable advice on realistic pathways towards group certification for smallholders. This year, as a part of our collaboration with the UN-REDD Initiative: Sustainable Forest Trade in the Lower Mekong Region, we continue our commitment to share knowledge and experience amongst PEFC members and industry stakeholders with a series of informative webinars.