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200,479,004 ha certified
34,843 CoC certificates
1,589 FM/CoC certificates

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The Root of the Matter
Thoughts from FSC’s Director General

A Study Tour Visit to Uganda

1 August 2018 · Our guest blogger, Vincent Mnisi, recently travelled across Uganda to witness the triumphs and challenges experienced by communities working hand in hand with FSC.
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Sustainable Magic in Wellington Zoo

24 May 2018 · Our guest blogger, Camilla Carstensen, recently visited New Zealand’s Wellington Zoo, and was impressed by the zoo’s sustainability efforts, including its commitment to FSC. In this post, Camilla …
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Response from Kim Carstensen to Yale Environment 360 Article

23 February 2018 · Richard Conniff’s article in Yale Environment 360 highlights a simple fact: Illegal logging is big business – Interpol estimates it to be as much as $150 billion per year – and there is no …
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Seeing 2020: why the forestry industry must strive for gender equality

21 November 2016 · In this guest special, Chairperson of the FSC International Board of Directors, Rulita Wijayaningdyah describes her first-hand experience of gender equality, and inequality, in the forestry industry.
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Canada can lead the way in responsible forestry. Here’s how…

26 April 2016 · FSC Director General Kim Carstensen explains that the way Canada is dealing with its many complex forestry challenges could set the benchmark for others to follow.
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Every drop counts: the value of responsible water management

21 March 2016 · As we mark the International Day of Forests, we recognize the work that goes into maintaining an entire forest ecosystem, beyond just the trees. FSC Director General Kim Carstensen explains how water …
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Is your morning coffee hurting the forest?

9 February 2016 · The risks of losing forests are huge for the planet, but did you know that illegal logging is only part of the problem? There are legal practices, along with modern agricultural methods, that also …
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Why Does FSC Support Forest Plantations?

2 December 2015 · FSC Director Kim Carstensen believes responsibly run forest plantations can play a huge role in biodiversity, sustainability and climate change mitigation, which is why many warrant FSC certification.
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What is the Future of Forest Certification?

What is the Future of Forest Certification?

3 November 2015 · FSC director Kim Carstensen explains that achieving sustainable forest management requires understanding that the forest provides far more than the value of its timber
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What does it really mean to be sustainable?

What does it really mean to be sustainable?

3 October 2015 · With the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals highlighted this month, Director General Kim Carstensen explains why all claims to ‘sustainability’ should not be considered …
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About Kim

Kim Carstensen
Kim Carstensen

Kim is the Director General of the Forest Stewardship Council, a position he has held since October 2012. He was selected to succeed Andre de Freitas with the unanimous support of the FSC Board of Directors, who recognised that Kim’s proven track record as a global leader within the environment and development sectors makes him extremely well-suited to consolidate FSC’s position as a global leader in responsible forest certification.

Copyright: Kim’s image (black/white) with thanks to Morten Holtum.

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