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Consultation on Risk-Based Approaches for Forest Management Certification

Friday, 17 May 2019

A public consultation on streamlining forest management certification by incorporating risk-based approaches was launched on 17 May. FSC asks stakeholders to give their feedback by 16 July 2019.

Included as part of this consultation are a series of documents developed over the last 2 years. Collectively the documents provide an integrated and comprehensive proposal for how FSC might make the forest management standards more cost effective and outcome oriented. Stakeholder input is sought to amend and inform the further development of the concept.  

The public consultation consists of the following documents:  

Please access the consultation documents on the FSC consultation platform. Click here to access the English version or here to access the Spanish version.   

For additional information please refer to the specific process page on the FSC website.  

We will be hosting webinars for stakeholders to learn more about the consulted documents. Please register below.  

27 May 2019 at 10:00 – 11:00 CEST (English)  

4 June 2019 at 17:00 – 18:00 CEST (English)  

13 June 2019 at 17:00 – 18:00 CEST (Spanish) 


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