The Root of the Matter

Thoughts from FSC’s Director General


Monday, 21 November 2016
Seeing 2020: why the forestry industry must strive for gender equality

woman worker Indonesia (© FSC GD/Vlad Sokhin)© FSC GD/Vlad SokhinIn 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. read more …


Tuesday, 26 April 2016
Canada can lead the way in responsible forestry. Here’s how…

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. read more …


Monday, 21 March 2016
Every drop counts: the value of responsible water management

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 can be cultivated and managed by forest managers to the benefit of human, plant and animal life. read more …


Tuesday, 09 February 2016
Is your morning coffee hurting the forest?

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 need to be addressed. FSC Director General, Kim Carstensen gives a new angle on global deforestation… read more …


Wednesday, 02 December 2015
Why Does FSC Support Forest Plantations?

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. read more …


Tuesday, 03 November 2015
What is the Future of Forest Certification?

What is the Future of Forest Certification?FSC director Kim Carstensen explains that achieving sustainable forest management requires understanding that the forest provides far more than the value of its timber read more …




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About Kim

Kim CarstensenKim 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 make 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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