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Chain of Custody auditor training in Southeast Asia – register now!

Chain of Custody auditor training in Southeast Asia – register now!

Sep 26 2018 Auditors from around Southeast Asia are invited to join our Chain of Custody auditor training session, with a special focus on the Due Diligence System for sourcing from smallholders. The training takes place in Hue, Vietnam, 30-31 October 2018, with an optional field day focusing on smallholder...

In autumn, the forest comes to life again

In autumn, the forest comes to life again

Sep 25 2018 As autumn arrives in Geneva, Marco Bertolini’s appropriately named ‘Autumn in the forest’ is this month’s photo in the spotlight. A runner up in our 2017 ‘Experience Forests, Experience PEFC’ photo contest, Marco shares the story behind his photo and explains why for him autumn is the most...

Myanmar lays the foundations for sustainable forest management

Myanmar lays the foundations for sustainable forest management

Sep 14 2018 “Third-party forest certification systems are critical actors to ensure Myanmar timber products are accepted by international markets”, said Mr Khin Mg Yi, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation (MONREC), at the launch of Myanmar’s third party...

Discover the finalists for the Best Use of Certified Timber Prize III

Discover the finalists for the Best Use of Certified Timber Prize III

Sep 13 2018 We proudly present two more finalists for the World Architecture Festival’s Best Use of Certified Timber Prize: a mobile university building in Australia that is too well loved to be relocated and a chapel that brings the beauty of traditional Belarusian churches to London. Macquarie University...

Forests as places of peace and joy in PEFC Slovenia’s photo contest

Forests as places of peace and joy in PEFC Slovenia’s photo contest

Sep 11 2018 What do mystic figures, peace and mushrooms have in common? They can all be found in Slovenian forests, as PEFC Slovenia’s ‘Občuti gozd, izkusi PEFC’ (Feel the forest, experience PEFC) photo contest illustrates impressively. The winning images The winning photo, entitled ‘Gobarjenje’ (Mushroom...

My forest, my story… photo contest captures Austria’s best forest moments

My forest, my story… photo contest captures Austria’s best forest moments

Sep 07 2018 In PEFC Austria’s photo contest “Mein Wald – Meine Geschichte” (My forest – My story), participants shared their favourite forest moments.  “The aim of the photo contest is to highlight the importance of Austrian forests and sustainable forest management. We are very happy about the more...

Artte Telai: PEFC-certified table tennis rackets made in Italy

Artte Telai: PEFC-certified table tennis rackets made in Italy

Sep 05 2018 What do a Stradivarius violin and a PEFC-certified table-tennis racket have in common? Both are made of resonating wood, which gives the player an incomparable feeling.  The story of the racket begins in the PEFC-certified forest of Paneveggio in Trentino, Italy. Famous for wood with...

Photo contest winners depict movement and relaxation in Finland’s forests

Photo contest winners depict movement and relaxation in Finland’s forests

Sep 03 2018 Recreation and leisure time were the focus of PEFC Finland’s photo contest ‘Vastuullisesti metsästä’ (Responsibly from the forests). The winning images, chosen out of 1200 photos that entered into the contest, highlight the recreational opportunities that forests...

Discover the finalists for the Best Use of Certified Timber Prize II

Discover the finalists for the Best Use of Certified Timber Prize II

Aug 27 2018 This week, we highlight two more projects shortlisted for the World Architecture Festival’s Best Use of Certified Timber Prize: A music theatre and recital hall in London, where wood ensures an incomparable acoustic, and a highly sustainable office block in Sydney. Royal academy of Music...

Darkness, light and magic win PEFC Italy’s photo contest

Darkness, light and magic win PEFC Italy’s photo contest

Aug 24 2018 Sunrays, wild animals and an enchanted forest star in PEFC Italy’s winning images, chosen out of more than 900 photos entered into the national contest. Mattia Sarini won first prize for his image ‘La prima lama di luce che taglia il buio della notte’ (The first blade of light...