Before COP21, FSC France also called for world leaders to take action on forests in its manifesto.
FSC promoted the manifesto at its COP21 stand all along the event.
It also displayed a number of FSC success stories through an interactive world map entitled ‘The FSC family: Working together around the world’. The stories showcased how FSC had been contributing to the fight against deforestation and climate change for more than twenty years.
Various members of the FSC permanent Indigenous Peoples committee (PIPC) participated in the CIFOR Global Landscape Forum – the largest and most influential forestry event organized in parallel to COP21. The PIPC representatives discussed the benefits of FSC certification for their communities and how FSC helped Indigenous Peoples to engage and have their say in issues around sustainable forest management.
This reaffirmed the commitment made by Canada one week later to have indigenous rights re-introduced into the COP21 final agreement.