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PEFC International office move!

PEFC International office move!

Mar 27 2018 We are moving office! From 3 April, our new office address will be: PEFC InternationalICC Building CRoute de Pré-Bois 201215 Geneva 15Switzerland And our postal address will be: PEFC InternationalCase postale 18621215 Geneva 15Switzerland However, our phone number will remain the...

After 10 years: goodbye to Kees

After 10 years: goodbye to Kees

Mar 23 2018 It has been ten years since Kees Boon, together with student Johan Vlieger, founded PEFC Netherlands. But the time has come for us to say goodbye to Kees, as he officially retires as Chairman of PEFC Netherlands on 1 April 2018. “Kees has been instrumental in establishing PEFC in the...

International Day of Forests: PEFC and Sustainable Cities

International Day of Forests: PEFC and Sustainable Cities

Mar 21 2018 It’s that time of the year again. The day we all celebrate our forests and the many benefits they bring us. Though of course, for us at PEFC, every day is the International Day of Forests! This year, the International Day of Forests is all about Forests and Sustainable Cities. From storing...

Call for Proposals: the 2018 PEFC Collaboration Fund competition is now OPEN

Call for Proposals: the 2018 PEFC Collaboration Fund competition is now OPEN

Mar 21 2018 The 2018 PEFC Collaboration Fund is now open, and we are waiting for your proposals! Make sure you have applied by 11 May 2018. This year, we are looking for project proposals that pioneer the application of technology and innovation within forest certification.   “Following the 2017...

Forests are a fantastic place to inspire photography

Forests are a fantastic place to inspire photography

Mar 16 2018 This month Aleš Krivec, a runner up in our 2017 ‘Experience Forests, Experience PEFC’ photo contest, explains how a trip to the mountains to photograph daffodils led him to take the stunning ‘In the Fog’. How do you feel about forests? “The forest is where...

New Prize for “Best Use of Certified Timber” at World Architecture Festival – enter now!

New Prize for “Best Use of Certified Timber” at World Architecture Festival – enter now!

Mar 14 2018 Do you use solid wood or take advantage of engineered wood such as CLT or glulam in your construction projects? Have you chosen to specify wood for its many aesthetic, natural and architectural properties, or simply because it is the only renewable building material? Then this is your chance to...

Sustainable, forest-based fashion brought to life at the United Nations

Sustainable, forest-based fashion brought to life at the United Nations

Mar 06 2018 Could you ever imagine that your clothes could be from trees? We may not know it, but many of us are already wearing materials that started life in the forest! These forest-based materials are much more environmentally friendly than cotton and other synthetic fibers, requiring less water and...

Sustainability, solidarity and gender equality on the catwalk

Sustainability, solidarity and gender equality on the catwalk

Feb 27 2018 Fantastic and sustainable creations by renowned Spanish designer, María Lafuente, marked the close of Madrid Fashion Week 2018. And what’s even better, the starting place for much of the clothing was the forest! This is the second time that PEFC Spain has collaborated with...

Forests take us by wings of fancy: they have no barriers

Forests take us by wings of fancy: they have no barriers

Feb 22 2018 This month we hear from Somenath Mukhopadhyay, a runner up in our 2017 ‘Experience Forests, Experience PEFC’ photo contest with his fantastic photo Woodsy Fancy. How do you feel about forests? “I am a teacher by profession, in a higher secondary school in India, and I am...

Communicating benefits of forest products key to unlocking potential contribution to SDGs

Communicating benefits of forest products key to unlocking potential contribution to SDGs

Feb 20 2018 The environmental rationale for protecting forests is well known. Lesser known, but equally significant, is the role of forest products. Forest products are key to a green economy, an economy that relies on sustainable materials with a minimal environmental footprint. This is the spirit of the...