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Italy embraces PEFC-certified timber for post-earthquake reconstruction

Italy embraces PEFC-certified timber for post-earthquake reconstruction

Aug 24 2017 One year ago, a devastating earthquake hit central Italy. One year later, PEFC-certified wood is helping people to rebuild their homes, and their lives. Throughout the region, locally grown, PEFC-certified wood has helped to get children back into school and bring communities together. It...

Help Make Certification SMART – get involved with the PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue

Help Make Certification SMART – get involved with the PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue

Aug 21 2017 Participate, partner, promote or pitch a solution: there are many ways you can get involved with the 2017 PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue: Making Certification SMART. And we are looking forward to hearing from you! Our two-day dialogue (16-17 November 2017; Helsinki, Finland) will explore and discover...

The glory of the Lake District in autumn wins first prize in the UK and Ireland

The glory of the Lake District in autumn wins first prize in the UK and Ireland

Aug 17 2017 The Lake District sets the scene for the winning image of PEFC UK and PEFC Ireland’s ‘Experience Forests, Experience PEFC’ photo contest. “We received over 300 fantastic entries, and it was an extremely difficult task to choose only three winners,” said Alun Watkins,...

Winning photos take you into the heart of India’s forests

Winning photos take you into the heart of India’s forests

Aug 15 2017 Forests in India are a colorful canvas of the ecological conditions, rich biodiversity and lifestyles of the different communities in and around them. “Our ‘Experience Forests, Experience Life’ photo contest opened a platform for photographers to reflect and give shape to these...

Republic of Congo joins PEFC as a national member

Republic of Congo joins PEFC as a national member

Aug 11 2017 “The forests in the Congo Basin are home to more than 10,000 species. They provide food, water and shelter to more than 75 million people, and are of significant economic importance,” said Ben Gunneberg, CEO of PEFC International. “With PAFC-Congo becoming a member of PEFC and...

Discover how new technologies can advance certification – Join the PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue!

Discover how new technologies can advance certification – Join the PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue!

Aug 08 2017 Whether it is hardware, software, services or tools, the incorporation of technology within forest certification can overcome many barriers. But what technologies exist, and how can they best be used? Join us for the 2017 PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue ‘Making Certification SMART’ (16-17...

PEFC Chairman helps replanting efforts in Belarus!

PEFC Chairman helps replanting efforts in Belarus!

Aug 04 2017 In July 2016, a hurricane destroyed 14,000 hectares of forest in Belarus. Since then, the Ministry of Forestry and various forest enterprises have worked tirelessly to clear the wood and start replanting. One year on, Peter Latham, Chairman of the PEFC International Board, and Fabienne Sinclair,...

Connect with the forest with PEFC – check out Portugal’s winning photos

Connect with the forest with PEFC – check out Portugal’s winning photos

Aug 02 2017 “We were delighted to receive more than 400 photographs from professional photographers, amateurs, students and nature lovers,” said Paula Salazar, National Secretary of PEFC Portugal, announcing the winners of PEFC Portugal’s ‘Liga-te à floresta com o PEFC’...

Clean cities need clean wood

Clean cities need clean wood

Jul 28 2017 The forest industry – and its place in sustainable living – took a pivotal role at the 10th Making Cities Liveable Conference in Brisbane, Australia, last month. “Forestry is the oldest and best example of sustainable planning,” said Simon Dorries, CEO of Australian...

Mountain sunset takes first place in Slovakian photo contest

Mountain sunset takes first place in Slovakian photo contest

Jul 27 2017 A stunning mountain sunset, three baby owls, and the light glinting through the trees: what do they have in common? They are the subjects of the winning photos of PEFC Slovakia’s ‘Objavuj les, objavuj PEFC’ photo contest! In first place was ‘Mountain Sunset’ by...

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Forests area: 304 million ha
Forest owners: > 750,000
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