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Baden-Baden Community Forest Receives Certificate for Sustainable Forest Management

Feb 04 2004 The town of Baden-Baden, the largest municipal forest owner in Baden-Württemberg, now owns a certified forest. Mayor Dr. Sigrun Lang received the certificate at the town hall from Dirk Teegelbekkers, Secretary General of PEFC Germany. The director of the local forest office, Dr. Anton Hammer,...

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PEFC Brochures Available in Finnish and Swedish

Feb 02 2004 PEFC International has produced various brochures. These brochures are also available in Finnish and Swedish. Other languages available are: Czech, Dutch, English, French, German, Japanese, and Russian language versions. Contact Thorsten Arndt, Head of Communications, PEFC International

PEFC Seminar in Slovenia

Jan 14 2004 On January 14th 2004, the Slovenian Chamber of Agriculture and Forestry organised a seminar on Slovenian forestry certification. The Slovenian specialists, together with Mr Ben Gunneberg and representatives from Austria (Mr. Stemberger, President of the PEFC Austria, Mr. Jannach, Jannach GmbH),...

Breakthrough for PEFC Sweden

Dec 27 2003 The Swedish PEFC cooperative has achieved a breakthrough with the large industrial forest enterprises over the past year. At the end of 2003, there are now some 80 sawmills in Sweden that have been granted PEFC certification and have received a Chain of Custody certificate. The Swedish PEFC...

National Consultation on PEFC Lithuania Forest Certification Scheme

Dec 23 2003 PEFC Lithuania on December 1st 2003 announced the start of an official public national consultation period on the Lithuanian Forest Certification Scheme. PEFC Lithuania announced, on December 1st, the start of an official public national consultation period on the Lithuanian Forest Certification...

'FSC or Equivalent': a Nonsense Approach - Article from, December 2003

Dec 19 2003 The lead article this month is one long argument, criticising various government proposals to discriminate in favour of timber certified by 'FSC or equivalent' certification schemes. The article is not a critique of FSC itself but of the way the scheme has been presented by some of its...

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French DIY Retailers Support All Forest Certification Schemes

Dec 18 2003 The Federation of French DIY retailers (Federation des Magasins de Bricolage - FMB) has decided to support all forest certification schemes. This information was confirmed in a letter from Mr Pascal Malfoy, president of FMB to Mr Henri Plauche-Gillon, president of PEFC. FMB is the association of...

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Introduction of PEFC Forest Certification in Wallonia: An Asset for the Management of its Forests

Dec 17 2003 Since September 2003, Walloon landowners, both public and private, representing 162,000 hectares of woodland, have been involved with PEFC Belgium. Sustainable development and a sustainable economy are increasingly important concepts, which naturally also apply to forests, their owners and their...

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PEFC Brochures Available in Japanese and Czech

Dec 10 2003 All three PEFC Brochures are now available in Japanese and Czech. Currently the website includes PEFC Brochures in English, French, German, Dutch, and Russian language versions. Contact Will Ramsay, Communications Officer, PEFC International

PEFC - Timber with Responsibility

PEFC - Timber with Responsibility

Nov 21 2003 PEFC Austria hosted the information event 'PEFC - Timber With Responsibility' in the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, on Thursday, 20th November. About 100 guests from economy, industry and politics informed themselves about PEFC and its development into the leading certification system...