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PEFC-certified Christmas trees, where can you find them this year?

PEFC-certified Christmas trees, where can you find them this year?

Dec 23 2016 It is nearly Christmas, so it is once again time for us to focus in on Christmas trees – PEFC-certified ones of course! The PEFC-certified forests of Trentino in Northern Italy have produced the Christmas tree adorning St Peter’s Square this Christmas. 25 meters tall and 85 years old,...

Call for Proposals: the 2017 PEFC Collaboration Fund competition is now OPEN

Call for Proposals: the 2017 PEFC Collaboration Fund competition is now OPEN

Dec 22 2016 We end the year with some exciting news, the launch of the 2017 PEFC Collaboration Fund! “This year we are looking to invest in projects that stimulate innovation and new solutions for promoting forest sustainability," said Sarah Price, Head of Projects & Development at PEFC...

The future is brighter than ever for PEFC’s global reach

The future is brighter than ever for PEFC’s global reach

Dec 19 2016 2016 was a fantastic year for the PEFC Alliance, as we welcomed six new national members to the family – but 2017 could be even better! As has become the tradition during our General Assembly, representatives from countries actively developing national forest certification systems were...

The PEFC family continues to grow!

The PEFC family continues to grow!

Dec 16 2016 “We were delighted to welcome three new national members to the PEFC Alliance during our General Assembly”, said Ben Gunneberg, CEO of PEFC International, as Macedonia, Romania and Thailand became the latest countries to join PEFC. “In fact, this year has been an incredible year...

Forest certification to be a key tool for Russian economy

Forest certification to be a key tool for Russian economy

Dec 14 2016 “In a world where the demand for timber is going to increase as populations grow, it is very interesting to see that there are ways to allow the Russian economy to develop further, particularly in rural areas, in a way that benefits both biodiversity and local communities,” said Ben...

Bringing sustainable forest management to Ethiopia

Bringing sustainable forest management to Ethiopia

Dec 13 2016 Ethiopia’s forests support the livelihoods of millions of people. But as we see elsewhere around the world, these forests are continually threatened – cleared to become grazing and agricultural land, or simply the space is needed for ever increasing populations. “While there is...

Latvia achieves PEFC re-endorsement

Latvia achieves PEFC re-endorsement

Dec 08 2016 Latvia, one of the most heavily forested countries in Europe, has successfully achieved the re-endorsement of its national forest certification system. This endorsement confirms that the Latvian system continues to meet our globally recognized Sustainability Benchmarks and ensures that certified...

The critical role of forests and the landscape – Outcomes of the PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue (Part 2)

The critical role of forests and the landscape – Outcomes of the PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue (Part 2)

Dec 05 2016 Have you read Part 1 of the outcomes of the PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue - Sustainable landscapes key to sustainable livelihoods? Our Stakeholder Dialogue brought over 200 people to Bali, Indonesia on the 17-18 November 2016 to explore the forest sector’s role within the context of Sustainable...

Sustainable landscapes key to sustainable livelihoods – Outcomes of the PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue (Part 1)

Sustainable landscapes key to sustainable livelihoods – Outcomes of the PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue (Part 1)

Dec 01 2016 "Forestry is not only about forests but about livelihoods. We need to stop complicating things and focus more on helping poor people to grow trees and produce wood," said Dr. Sadanandan Nambiar (formerly CSIRO) during his keynote address at the 2016 PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue in Bali on Sustainable...

PEFC launches accreditation body training – sign up now!

PEFC launches accreditation body training – sign up now!

Nov 28 2016 Accreditation body auditors and technical experts are invited to attend our first Accreditation Body Training session, held in the PEFC office in Geneva next January. This two day training course will to help better prepare and qualify you for the assessment of certification bodies operating PEFC...

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PEFC Certified

Forests area: 303 million ha
Forest owners: > 750,000
Companies (CoC): > 18,800

(as of June 2017)
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