FSC International – Forests for All Forever

Facts & Figures

198,374,650 ha certified
32,611 CoC certificates
1,507 FM/CoC certificates

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Presence and activities
FSC will be participating at least eight events targeted at raising awareness of forestry approaches to climate change mitigation. On 4 December, we will join other global and national organizations at our official side event at Le Bourget.


FSC official COP side event

Making national REDD+ more effective – lessons from pilot implementation and forest certification

Date: Friday, 4 Dec 2015
Time: 16.45 – 18.15
Location: Room 8

In recognition of the critical role that the conservation and sustainable management of forests play in the battle against climate change, Fauna & Flora International (FFI), the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) and OroVerde-Tropical Forest Foundation have come together to present approaches to harnessing the power of REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) and forest certification to cut carbon emissions while simultaneously reducing poverty and conserving biodiversity.

FFI, FSC and OroVerde would like to invite you to an official COP side-event, in which these themes will be explored: Lessons learned from site-level REDD+, and the use of voluntary standards and existing forestry certification tools, to inform national REDD+ action plans and the implementation of safeguards.


Global Landscapes Forum


The Global Landscape Forum, organized by the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), will take place from 5 - 6 of December 2016, at the Palais des Congrès in Paris, France. FSC will have a stand at the GLF, and representatives from FSC Permanent Indigenous Peoples Committee (PIPC) will be joining the following pavilion sessions:

Session: What is climate justice?
Date: Sunday, 6 Dec 2015
Time: 13:55 –14:40
Location: Food Security and Livelihoods pavillion.

Session: How to ensure responsible practices along the agricultural commodity supply chains?
Date: Sunday, 6 Dec 2015
Time: 15:55 –16:30
Location: Food Security and Livelihoods pavillion.

Find out more about the Global Landscapes Forum

Visit our stand at COP 21!

Meet FSC staff and learn more about new developments in certification.
At the FSC exhibit at COP 21, visitors will learn how FSC can contribute to climate change mitigation as well as the plans ahead regarding Ecosystem Services certification.

Between 30 November and 4 December
Official COP 21 venue
Le Bourget, Paris

FSC France activities

Climate: If the solution was oceans and forests

Date: Saturday, 5 Dec 2015
Time: 12.30–13.15
Location: Grand Palais, Paris, France

Sonia Troadec, FSC France Chairwoman
Tristan Lecomte, Pur Project President
Paul Watson, Sea Sheperd Founder
Catherine Chabaud, Sailor

Growing the Market for Legal Wood in Peru, Colombia and Ecuador: A Story of Collaboration

Join us for stories about the work competed and underway in Peru, Colombia, and Ecuador to address illegal logging by strengthening markets for legal wood. Learn how each country is using legal and responsible forest management as an integral part of its commitment to climate change mitigation.

Date: Wednesday, 2 Dec 2015
Time: 18.00 – 19.30
Location: Peruvian Pavilion.
Cocktail reception to follow