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WORK BEGINS ON NEW POLICY ON FOREST CONVERSION

Friday, 12 October 2018

 (© Jesse Cruz / FSC International)© Jesse Cruz / FSC International

The policy will set rules for the conversion of natural forest-related ecosystems to plantations or other land uses.

This work is in direct response to some general assembly motions and the global strategy, including:

  • Motion 7/2017: Addressing past conversion through restoration and conservation as a requirement for certification of plantations that have coveted natural forest area post-1994
  • Motion 12/2014: Fast-tracking the implementation of motion 18 from GA 2011
  • FSC Global Strategic Plan 2015-2020: FSC is the leading catalyst and defining force for improved forest management and market transformation, shifting the global forest trend toward conservation, restoration, and respect for all
  • Action 15 – FSC Implementation Plan: Increase revenue to landowners to support conservation and restoration of landscapes.

The working group has six members and represent economic, environmental and social interests; and the global South and global North. They held their first in-person meeting in Bonn, Germany on 2-5 October 2018.

Read more about this project and join the consultative forum today. 


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