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In a forest, there is always something new to discover

In a forest, there is always something new to discover

Dec 14 2018 The last image of our 2018 ‘Experience Forests, Experience PEFC’ photo calendar – and the winner of the 2017 photo contest – takes us into a snow-covered French forest. Gareth Goldthorpe, the photographer of ‘Morning Star’, tells us what he loves about forests and why he decided to make them his...

Gabon confirms leadership in driving sustainable tropical forest certification

Gabon confirms leadership in driving sustainable tropical forest certification

Dec 12 2018 Gabon’s aspiration to become a world leader in certified tropical wood has taken a big step towards realization, following a special certification forum organized by the Ministry of Water and Forests in late November. Responding to the recent declaration by President Ali Bongo Ondimba that all...

Committed collaboration for using IT in Sustainable Forest Management in Southeast Asia

Committed collaboration for using IT in Sustainable Forest Management in Southeast Asia

Dec 07 2018 “Information technology (IT) will be a powerful driver in sustainable forest management in years to come,” highlighted Kavickumar Muruganathan, Halcyon Agri, speaking at the IT Solutions for Sustainable Forest Management in Southeast Asia’ seminar in late November. “We have already seen the...

World Architecture Festival – Best Use of Certified Timber, we have a winner!

World Architecture Festival – Best Use of Certified Timber, we have a winner!

Dec 05 2018 The wait has come to an end! At an impressive gala dinner with over 1000 attendees, the jury of the World Architecture Festival (WAF) awarded the Best Use of Certified Timber Prize, supported by PEFC. We are delighted to announce that the winner is the International House in Sydney, designed by...

Trees outside forests: magnifying the climate change mitigation role of our trees

Trees outside forests: magnifying the climate change mitigation role of our trees

Dec 03 2018 COP24 starts today, and once again, climate change is in the global spotlight. At PEFC, we have spent nearly 20 years helping to mitigate climate change through the promotion of sustainable forest management. With the inclusion of trees outside forests, we are now further enhancing our positive...

Forests & Fashion: “There will be a little revolution – be ready!”

Forests & Fashion: “There will be a little revolution – be ready!”

Nov 29 2018 “The fashion sector has the opportunity to become more sustainable, and forests have the potential to help it do so,” said Paola Deda, Chief of the UNECE/FAO Forestry and Timber Section in Geneva, as she opened the 23rd PEFC General Assembly. The impact of sustainably produced forest fibres on...

ASSMANN wins biggest order in their history – thanks to PEFC certification

ASSMANN wins biggest order in their history – thanks to PEFC certification

Nov 28 2018 Right in time for the start of the winter semester, German furniture manufacturer ASSMANN supplied PEFC-certified office furniture for 3000 workspaces at the Ruhr University Bochum in Germany. The use of certified timber was a requirement for obtaining the large-scale order. An extraordinary...

PEFC: Opening doors for South African smallholders

PEFC: Opening doors for South African smallholders

Nov 22 2018 South Africa has become the latest country to achieve PEFC endorsement of its national forest certification system, which is great news for the country’s many small-forest owners. “We are excited and energized to receive PEFC endorsement of our national system,” said Craig Norris, Chairman of the...

Forests can heal, calm and soothe us

Forests can heal, calm and soothe us

Nov 21 2018 Our November photo takes us into the depths of the Indian forest, onto the tracks of a playing elephant family. Anuradha Marwah, a runner up in our 2017 ‘Experience Forests, Experience PEFC’ photo contest, tells us more about her photo ‘Tangled Trunks’ and why forests are so important for our...

Give your feedback on the Luxembourg forest certification system

Give your feedback on the Luxembourg forest certification system

Nov 20 2018 PEFC invites stakeholders around the world to comment on the revised national forest certification system of Luxembourg, following its submission to PEFC for re-endorsement. To give your feedback, head to our Online Consultation Tool. PEFC Luxembourg joined the PEFC alliance back in 2002 and...