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Innovation at the heart of 2018 PEFC Collaboration Fund winners!

Innovation at the heart of 2018 PEFC Collaboration Fund winners!

Aug 22 2018 We are delighted to announce the winning projects of the 2018 PEFC Collaboration Fund, each one ready to pioneer the application of technology and innovation within forest certification. “This year our Collaboration Fund looked a little different, as we focused specifically on projects that...

Healthy forests have a significant impact on our lives

Healthy forests have a significant impact on our lives

Aug 17 2018 This August, Sapto Nugroho, a runner up in our 2017 ‘Experience Forests, Experience PEFC’ photo contest, shares the story behind his photo ‘Water Bombing’ and explains why forest fires are so dangerous for all of us. How do you feel about forests? I am closely involved...

UK and Ireland’s photo contest winners reveal the versatility of our forests

UK and Ireland’s photo contest winners reveal the versatility of our forests

Aug 14 2018 A journey through the mist takes first prize in PEFC UK and PEFC Ireland’s ‘Forests, our home, workplace and playground’ photo contest! Chosen by a jury of timber, forestry and photography experts, the top three images reveal the versatility of forests, which can be places to...

A sustainable fashion industry? Forests can help!

A sustainable fashion industry? Forests can help!

Aug 08 2018 You might have noticed, but there has been quite a buzz around how our forests can help the fashion industry in its mission to become sustainable! Using the United Nations High Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development in New York as a catalyst, we brought our Forests for Fashion...

Photo contest winners depict the diverse richness of India’s forests

Photo contest winners depict the diverse richness of India’s forests

Aug 07 2018 The many different dimensions of Indian forests are revealed through the winners of the “Experience Forests, Experience Life” photo contest, run by the Network for Certification and Conservation of Forests (NCCF). “The photo contest opens a platform for photographers to reflect...

Companies can benefit from PEFC to demonstrate impact towards the SDGs

Companies can benefit from PEFC to demonstrate impact towards the SDGs

Aug 02 2018 “PEFC helps companies report on the contribution of sustainable forestry towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), but this is just the very first step,” said Peter Latham, Chair of PEFC International, speaking at the SGEC/PEFC Forum in Tokyo, Japan. “PEFC is much more...

Squirrel takes first place in Slovakian photo contest

Squirrel takes first place in Slovakian photo contest

Jul 31 2018 The curious glance of a squirrel convinced the jury of their winner for PEFC Slovakia’s ‘Discover the forest, discover PEFC’ photo contest. Martin Šebesta was in the right place at the right time when he took the winning image on Mount Ježová, northwest of Detva,...

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

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

Jul 27 2018 We are delighted to present the first three shortlisted projects for the World Architecture Festival’s Best Use of Certified Timber Prize: the new university building of NTNU Gjøvik in Norway, a camp in aboriginal land in Tasmania and an Expo pavilion from Milan, which was reborn as a school in...

Dreamlike forest paths star in the winning photos of the Dutch photo contest

Dreamlike forest paths star in the winning photos of the Dutch photo contest

Jul 24 2018 PEFC Netherlands announced the winners of its national photo contest with the theme “mooiste bospaadje” (#mooistebospaadje, Most beautiful forest path). "We thank all contributors for the lovely photos of their own most beautiful forest paths," said Maarten Willemen, Chairman of PEFC...

Give your feedback on the national systems of Bulgaria, India and Thailand

Give your feedback on the national systems of Bulgaria, India and Thailand

Jul 23 2018 PEFC invites stakeholders around the world to comment on the national systems of Bulgaria, India and Thailand, following their submission to PEFC for endorsement. To give your feedback, head to our Online Consultation Tool. This is the first time that these national forest certification systems...