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Rio Forest Certification Declaration

Forest certification is widely recognized as one of the most useful tools in promoting the responsible management of the world’s forest. Yet with less than ten percent of the world’s forest certified collaboration of all actors – governments, business and civil society – and at all levels can only be a benefit to society as a whole. For this purpose, PEFC supports the Rio Forest Certification Declaration, a framework of globally applicable principles that all stakeholders are encourage to consider and integrate in their activities.

This Prezi presentation below provides an introduction to the Rio Forest Certification Declaration, which everybody is encouraged to read in full and sign at The Declaration was also submitted to the as a contribution to  the Outcomes of the Rio+20 Conference, which takes place in June 2012 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Forests area: 313 million ha
Forest owners: > 750,000
Companies (CoC): > 19,800

(as of December 2017)
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