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PEFC Week: Thoughts after the General Assembly

Nov 16 2017

general assembly voting 2017The mid point of PEFC Forest Certification Week marked the 22nd PEFC General Assembly.

Among the many outcomes from the day was the appointment of new Board members, the approval of new PEFC International Stakeholder members and the approval of our first standard from the ongoing standards revision process.

"We were honored to have not one but two forestry ministers: Jari Leppä, Finnish Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, and Rosalie Matondo, Congolese Minister of Forestry, Sustainable Development and Environment," highlighted Ben Gunneberg, CEO of PEFC International.

Hear Ben's thoughts from the day:


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Forests area: 313 million ha
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Companies (CoC): > 19,800

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