Technical Updates


Tuesday, 20 September 2016
Update: Development of the FSC Ecosystem Services Procedure

Indonesia Ecosystem Services (© FSC GD / Vlad Sokhin)© FSC GD / Vlad SokhinFSC is creating incentives to preserve valuable ecosystem services in responsibly managed forests, by developing two new tools for certificate holders to access emerging markets for these services. read more …


Tuesday, 20 September 2016
FSC Controlled Wood Strategy podcast available for download

Controlled Wood (© FSC GD)© FSC GDThe Controlled Wood strategy process, headed by the FSC Board Strategy Planning committee, is now underway! If you are confused about the current state of Controlled Wood (CW), or just want to know more about it, you can now listen to our podcast. read more …


Monday, 29 August 2016
Incorporating Gender Equality in National Forest Stewardship Standards

With the release of a new guidance document on gender equality, empowering women in the workplace is expected to take centre stage in FSC’s national forest standards. read more …


Tuesday, 09 August 2016
FSC Receives Submissions For Two New National Forest Stewardship Standards

Forest Management (© FSC GD)© FSC GDOur standard development groups (SDGs) in the People’s Republic of China and Metropolitan France – the part of France that’s in Europe – are the latest to successfully develop their National Forest Stewardship Standards (NFSS) in accordance with Version 5 of the FSC Principles and Criteria. read more …


Tuesday, 09 August 2016
FSC Board Appoints Eight New Pesticide Advisors

Forest Management (© FSC GD)© FSC GDThe FSC International Board has appointed eight new technical advisors, each with regional and local expertise, to evaluate applications from businesses wishing to use pesticides in their FSC-certified forests. read more …


Tuesday, 09 August 2016
Calculating A Fair Deal For Brazil’s Coffee Farmers

Brazilian coffee farmers earn a wage that keeps them above the poverty line, but still just below the region’s living wage benchmark, a new report has found. read more …



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