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Tuesday, 29 November 2016
Fair Booth Project Certification in Italy has a Story about Forests to Tell

FSC-certified booth (© FSC Italy)© FSC ItalyThe first certification project of its kind in Italy, exhibition space to be installed at Ecomondo (one of the main green and circular economy fairs in the Euro-Mediterranean region) is part of the collaboration between FSC Italy and Tetra Pak Italy. It will raise awareness of the importance of forests and the use of wood and paper from responsible sources. read more …

Tuesday, 08 November 2016
Keeping the forest and bettering lives

Elephant (© Thomas Britvec - Danzer IFO)© Thomas Britvec - Danzer IFOAuthored and first published by Meindert Brouwer in his book Central African Forests Forever.

The rainforest concession of timber producer IFO in the north of the Republic of Congo is the largest FSC-certified single Forest concession in Africa. read more …

Tuesday, 08 November 2016
$24 million dollars to restore forests in Ghana using FSC certified plantations.

Ghana Forest (© iStock)© iStockThe African Development Bank (AfDB) recently announced that it had granted approval for $24 million to be channelled towards restoring degraded forest reserves and doubling a Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified forest plantation in Ghana. The project approval came a day after Ghana ratified the Paris Agreement on climate change and is backed by a $10 million concessional loan from the Climate Investment Funds' Forest Investment Program (CIF FIP). read more …

Monday, 12 September 2016
Innovative Group Scheme in Indonesia Awarded Triple Certification

mangrove in Borneo (© NEPCon / Mateo Cariño Fraisse)© NEPCon / Mateo Cariño FraisseAuthored and first published by NEPCon. read more …

Tuesday, 16 August 2016
World Leaders Gather at FSC-certified Roundtable at G7 Summit 2016

© 2016 Ministry of Foreign Affairs of JapanThe G7 Summit held in Japan this year had a special feature – almost all the wooden products that were used for the event, from the head roundtable where the G7 leaders met to the lunch ‘bento’ boxes, were made of FSC-certified wood. It even featured a not-so-common FSC-certified product, cypress essential oil. read more …

Monday, 01 August 2016
Smallholders in China See Fruits of Certification

Smallholders in China See Fruits of Certification (© WWF-US / Colby Loucks)© WWF-US / Colby LoucksAuthored and first published by WWF International.

“The forest was left to us by our ancestors. We should take good care of it. Only when we look after it can it look after us.” read more …

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