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FSC at the IUCN World Conservation Congress 2016


The IUCN World Conservation Congress is the world’s largest conservation event. Held on 1–10 September 2016 in Hawaii, the event aims to improve how we manage our natural environment for human, social and economic development.

FSC – in partnership with leading organisations – will be taking part in several congress activities including workshops, knowledge cafes, poster presentations and formal and informal discussions. We have also a dedicated booth (#1016) where visitors can learn more about new developments at FSC.

How FSC® contributes to the IUCN Programme 2017–2020


A presentation of FSC’s work in light of the three areas of IUCN’s draft work programme.

FSC has introduced forest management certification in all parts of the world. It has become a key tool for foresters to rethink and reorganize their forest practices to prevent forest degradation, to improve social conditions for workers and local populations, and to provide resources for a growing constituency of companies, public procurers, and individuals aiming for sustainable consumption. FSC applies 10 Principles for Forest Stewardship, specified in criteria and indicators. These support the three areas of IUCN’s draft work programme, as this publication shows.

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Knowledge Café


Forest management certification – Evaluating impacts

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Forest management certification is a market-based conservation initiative that aims to promote environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economical viable forestry. Using the work of FSC, we will discuss the challenge of assuring consumers that certified products come from forests managed to meet the social, economic, and environmental needs of present and future generations.

Date: 2 September 2016
Room: 311 – 10
Time: 17:00 – 19:00

Poster Presentation


FSC certification as a proxy to address limitations of LCAs

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The poster presents recent research conducted by FSC International and WWF USA that shows that life cycle assessments (LCAs) are poor in describing pressing environmental and social challenges such as biodiversity loss, land use change, threats to ecosystem services, the erosion of Indigenous Peoples’ rights, and poor working conditions.

Date: 5 September 2016
Room: Screen 7
Time: 13:00 – 13:30

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