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New study highlights strength of PAFC Gabon

New study highlights strength of PAFC Gabon

Dec 20 2018 Becoming the world leader in certified tropical wood: This is the declared goal of Gabon. To reach the goal, the Gabonese government recently stated that all forest concessions must become certified. During a recent Certification Forum, organized to elaborate concrete steps towards this goal,...

Camp inspired by Tasmania’s first people receives first highly commended prize!

Camp inspired by Tasmania’s first people receives first highly commended prize!

Dec 20 2018 Awarded for the first time at the World Architecture Festival (WAF), the Best Use of Certified Timber Prize, supported by PEFC, brought extraordinary buildings and inspirations for a sustainable future in construction. Besides the winning project, the jury highlighted two more outstanding...

Award winning members at PEFC Forest Certification Week

Award winning members at PEFC Forest Certification Week

Dec 19 2018 With an increase of more than nine million hectares of PEFC-certified forests in the US and Canada over the past year, the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) took top prize for growth during our PEFC Forest Certification Week award ceremony in mid-November. “SFI is pleased to be recognized by...

Best Use of Certified Timber Prize: Discover the Second Highly Commended Prize!

Best Use of Certified Timber Prize: Discover the Second Highly Commended Prize!

Dec 17 2018 The World Architecture Festival (WAF) is over, but what stays are the impressions of wonderful buildings, modern designs and sustainable constructions. Besides the winning project in the category Best Use of Certified Timber, supported by PEFC, the jury highlighted two more extraordinary...

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...

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