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Sustainable forest management in Republic of Korea boosted by PEFC endorsement

Sustainable forest management in Republic of Korea boosted by PEFC endorsement

Jul 16 2018 Republic of Korea has become the latest country to achieve the PEFC endorsement of its national forest certification system for the first time. “Thanks to the PEFC endorsement of our national system, we expect the sustainable management of forests to become widespread in Korea,” said...

Sustainable Forest Management public consultation over

Sustainable Forest Management public consultation over

Jul 12 2018 Stakeholders from around the world have had their say, giving vital feedback on our revised sustainable forest management benchmark. We received close to 600 comments during the 60-day global public consultation. The Working Group responsible for revising this document will now consider all the...

Shortlisted projects highlight diversity of timber in construction

Shortlisted projects highlight diversity of timber in construction

Jul 11 2018 What do two universities, an office block, a recital hall, a chapel, a school and a standing camp all have in common? These are the seven fantastic projects shortlisted for the World Architecture Festival’s Best Use of Certified Timber Prize. Supported by PEFC, this prize rewards project...

PEFC-certified fashion @ the United Nations Headquarters!

PEFC-certified fashion @ the United Nations Headquarters!

Jul 09 2018 Forest fashions take centre stage at the United Nations Headquarters in New York for the High Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development, starting today. As part of our Forests for Fashion initiative with UNECE/FAO, and a range of other partners such as the UN Forum on Forests,...

Sustainable forest management in Myanmar one-step closer

Sustainable forest management in Myanmar one-step closer

Jul 05 2018 One year on, and our project to support Myanmar as it reforms its forest sector is gathering pace. This was clear last month, as the Myanmar Forest Certification Committee (MFCC) held its first annual multi-stakeholder coordination meeting. The half-day coordination meeting was attended by a...

CertforChile’s photo contest reveals how we are all part of the forest

CertforChile’s photo contest reveals how we are all part of the forest

Jul 02 2018 “Vive y sé parte del bosque junto a PEFC” (Live and be part of the forest with PEFC), was the theme of CertforChile’s photo contest and the winning images really lived up to the call! "The pictures reflect so much beauty, commitment and love for nature," said Constanza...

A forest is a place of peace

A forest is a place of peace

Jun 29 2018 This June, Robert Sommer, a runner up in our 2017 ‘Experience Forests, Experience PEFC’ photo contest shared the story behind his stunning picture 'Sunrise in Summer', taken on one of the countless lakes of the Glaskogen Nature Reserve in Sweden. How do you feel about forests? A...

PEFC, Bamboo and Rattan: Towards Meeting the SDGs and the Bonn Challenge together

PEFC, Bamboo and Rattan: Towards Meeting the SDGs and the Bonn Challenge together

Jun 28 2018 “For forest certification to be affordable and successful in meeting the needs of smallholder bamboo communities, it needs to be risk based, regional, nationally appropriate and internationally recognized,” said Ben Gunneberg, CEO of PEFC International, at the Global Bamboo and Rattan...

Macedonian forestry dreams come true with PEFC endorsement

Macedonian forestry dreams come true with PEFC endorsement

Jun 26 2018 We are delighted to announce that Macedonia has achieved PEFC endorsement of its national forest certification system for the first time. “Having a PEFC endorsed national system in Macedonia makes the dreams about Macedonian forestry joining global initiatives for sustainable forest...

The Fairytale Lane enchants the Belgian photo contest jury

The Fairytale Lane enchants the Belgian photo contest jury

Jun 21 2018 'Fairytale Lane' is the magical name of the winning image of PEFC Belgium’s 'Experience Forests, Experience PEFC' photo contest. “This picture reminds me of my childhood and the many fairy tales about magic and wisdom that can be found in nature,” said Andrea Otte, the winning...

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