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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 …


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 …



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