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National Forest Stewardship Standards: A call for submissions from standard development groups

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

FSC is calling on standard development groups (SDGs) to help identify problems related to the normative framework for national forest stewardship standard (NFSS) development and act on them. We are looking for solutions and to build from grassroots experiences. The deadline for submissions is 26 May 2017.

The call is being made in English via video (see above).

We are looking for innovative ways to implement a risk-based approach to national or regional forest stewardship standard development, implementation, and/or auditing. The aim is to compile case studies that test and analyse different approaches to addressing the most relevant problems and barriers to forest management certification.

The level of maturity or development of the approaches could range from ongoing and well-developed methodologies to new ideas. They may focus on a specific topic within the Principles and Criteria, work across the whole NFSS, or tackle issues related to implementation and auditing requirements.

It is up to national and/or regional staff to determine the relevance and potential use of a case study with their SDGs. We will not, however, accept case studies that are not channelled through national or regional offices.

To discover more about the criteria and to make a submission, contact your local FSC representative today by visiting www.fsc.org.


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