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Monday, 18 July 2016
Demand for FSC-certified furniture offers a profitable future for timber growers in Vietnam

Demand for FSC-certified furniture offers a profitable future for timber growers in Vietnam (© WWF)© WWFAuthored and first published by WWF International.

“My father and I are very dedicated to the forest,” says Le Xuyen. “We joined the FSC programme 10 years ago. Since then, our livelihood has been secured and we’ve been able to save more money. For example, I have managed to buy a car while my father has built a farm – all thanks to what we have got from our trees.” read more …


Monday, 04 July 2016
Fair Wood Bar Opens in Central Stockholm

Fair Wood Bar Opens in Central Stockholm (© FSC Sweden)© FSC SwedenThe real heroes are those who buy hardwood from smallholders in the global South! The concept of Fair Wood gives forest communities and Indigenous groups the opportunity to sell timber on the global market and receive fair pay, while FSC certification ensures the responsible management of their forests. read more …


Tuesday, 21 June 2016
Hernesaaren Löyly becomes Finland’s first FSC-certified project

Hernesaaren Löyly becomes Finland’s first FSC-certified project (© Auli Elolahti/FSC Finland)© Auli Elolahti/FSC FinlandAnd NEPCon makes its first FSC project certification read more …


Tuesday, 21 June 2016
New agreement on sustainable forestry between Sweden and Chile

New agreement on sustainable forestry between Sweden and Chile (© Småbrukare i Chile)© Småbrukare i ChileDuring the Chilean state visit to Sweden (10–12 May 2016), a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on sustainable forestry was signed by the Swedish Minister for Rural Affairs Sven-Erik Bucht and Chile’s Trade Minister Heraldo Muñoz Valenzuela. read more …


Tuesday, 14 June 2016
Kao Group Becomes the First Company in Japan to use FSC-Certified Corrugated Cardboard

Kao Group Becomes the First Company in Japan to use FSC-Certified Corrugated Cardboard (© Kao Corporation)© Kao CorporationKao Group, a leading producer of consumer goods in Japan, recently presented its plan to use FSC-certified corrugated cardboard packaging for its products. This will make it the first Japanese company to use this type of FSC-certified packaging. read more …


Monday, 06 June 2016
Social surveys undertaken in Bulgaria to support FSC certification

Rodopi Mountain (© WWF Bulgaria)© WWF BulgariaAuthored and first published by WWF.

A third of Bulgaria is covered in forest – this is 3.7 million hectares of the country’s territory. read more …



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