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PEFC Board Elections 2018

PEFC Board Elections 2018

Nov 15 2018 Peter Latham will continue as Chairman of the PEFC International Board for another three years, following a unanimous vote by the PEFC General Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland. Genevieve Chua, a longstanding board member and Trader representative, was elected to Vice Chair, joining Natalie...

A leap forward for sustainable forest management and smallholders

A leap forward for sustainable forest management and smallholders

Nov 14 2018 Today was a future defining day for PEFC, as the PEFC General Assembly voted on the approval of our revised Sustainable Forest Management and Group Forest Management Certification benchmark standards. We are delighted to announce that both standards were approved. Approval by the PEFC General...

PEFC in 2018: Moving forward together

PEFC in 2018: Moving forward together

Nov 13 2018 As the PEFC alliance grows, we continue to work together as a global team, collaborating and supporting each other: moving forward together – and 2018 has been a great example of this. From increasing access to PEFC certification for smallholders through Trees outside Forests, to collaborating...

2018 PEFC Photographer of the Year – we have a winner!!

2018 PEFC Photographer of the Year – we have a winner!!

Nov 12 2018 We are pleased to announce the winner and the 12 finalists of the 2018 PEFC Photographer of the Year Award! From International Day of Forests until World Environment Day, we asked photographers to show us what forests mean to them – and received more than 12,000 stunning images from around the...

Chain of Custody auditor training in Bulgaria and online – register now!

Chain of Custody auditor training in Bulgaria and online – register now!

Nov 08 2018 We have updated our training schedule with two options for training in the near future, one face-to-face initial training and an online update training for more experienced auditors. Initial training in Bulgaria Auditors from Bulgaria and surrounding countries are invited to join our PEFC Chain...

Smallholders key to sustainable production and consumption

Smallholders key to sustainable production and consumption

Nov 07 2018 “Smallholders are vital to the concept of meaningful sustainable commodity production. They are not only significant producers of wood-based and agricultural products, but they rely on forest and farm land for their livelihoods,” said Ben Gunneberg, CEO of PEFC International, speaking yesterday at...

Prime Minister approves sustainable forest management and forest certification for Vietnam

Prime Minister approves sustainable forest management and forest certification for Vietnam

Nov 06 2018 PEFC certification in Vietnam takes a big step forward with the decision from the Prime Minister’s Office to approve the project on sustainable forest management and forest certification by establishing the national forest certification system, in line with PEFC international requirements. This...

IT solutions for sustainable forest management in Southeast Asia

IT solutions for sustainable forest management in Southeast Asia

Nov 05 2018 Are you a stakeholder contributing to sustainable forest management in Southeast Asia? Join us at a special event in Singapore, 29 November, as we bring together two case studies to get regional actors collaborating. In a call for action, we will discuss new and emerging technologies to be...

PAFC Gabon poised to contribute to Gabon’s commitment to sustainable forestry

PAFC Gabon poised to contribute to Gabon’s commitment to sustainable forestry

Nov 01 2018 “We are ready and prepared to assist our country in achieving its objective to become the world leader in certified tropical timber,” said Rose Ondo, President of PAFC Gabon. "We share this ambition, which will increase the competitiveness of Gabonese forest products while at the same time...

Best Use of Certified Timber Prize: one month left to wait!

Best Use of Certified Timber Prize: one month left to wait!

Oct 31 2018 Excitement is growing as the annual World Architecture Festival approaches and one of the nine shortlisted projects will be awarded the Best Use of Certified Timber Prize – supported by PEFC. Every shortlisted architect will present their entry to an international judging panel. One of the...