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Demonstrating the Impact of Forest Stewardship on Ecosystem Services

Overview

Title: Demonstrating the Impact of Forest Stewardship on Ecosystem Services
Code: FSC-PRO-30-006
Type: Procedure
Coordinator: Rosario Galan
Start Date: May 2015
Purpose: To describe how to evaluate the positive impact that FSC certification has on ecosystem services at the management unit level. The procedure will also help define how to make credible promotional claims based on the results of these evaluations. The ultimate goal is to develop new tools for certificate holders to access ecosystem services markets.
Objective(s):
  • To describe the methods to evaluate the impact of forest management activities on ecosystem services;
  • To create the basis of verified impacts for credible FSC promotional claims.
Technical Working Group:
  • Bruno Brazil de Souza - Imaflora
  • Jeff Milder - Rainforest Alliance
  • Julianne Baroody - VCS
  • Mateo Cariño - NEPCon
  • Owen Hewlett - Gold Standard Foundation
  • Shambhu Charmakar - ANSAB
  • Timo Lehesvirta - UPM
Principle Science Advisor:
  • Sini Savilaakso - CIFOR
Promotional Claims Advisor:
  • Monika Patel - FSC Canada
Project supporter:
  • Mauro Ciriminna - FSC IC

Timeline

Date Activity Link
May - August 2017 Pilot tests Summary
24 March - 21 May 2017 First public consultation Ecosystem Services Procedure and Discussion paper on Market Tools and Trademark Use Consultation closed

23 Dec. 2016 -
26 Jan. 2017

Call for Expression of Interest in Pilot Testing draft Ecosystem Services Procedure Call closed
December 2015 Call for registration for Consultative Forum Registration form
November 2015 Call for applications for ES Marketing Advisory Committee Call closed
November 2015 Terms of Reference for ES Marketing Advisory Committee Terms of Reference
12-31 October 2015 Call for applications for technical working group Call closed
September 2015 Terms of Reference for technical working group approved Terms of Reference
September 2015 Proposal to develop Ecosystem Services Procedure approved Read proposal

Downloads

  • FSC-PRO-30-006 Demonstrating the Impact of Forest Stewardship on Ecosystem Services
    FSC-PRO-30-006 Demonstrating the Impact of Forest Stewardship on Ecosystem Services
  • FSC-DIS-30-006 Market Tools and Trademark Use for Demonstrated Ecosystem Services Impacts
    FSC-DIS-30-006 Market Tools and Trademark Use for Demonstrated Ecosystem Services Impacts
  • Market research and business models for new FSC ecosystem services tools – A summary of findings from the ForCES Project
    Market research and business models for new FSC ecosystem services tools – A summary of findings from the ForCES Project
  • Frequently asked questions about the FSC approach to ecosystem services
    Frequently asked questions about the FSC approach to ecosystem services
  • Consultative Forum - Registration Form
    Consultative Forum - Registration Form
  • Pilot sites - ecosystem services procedure (1st draft)
    Pilot sites - ecosystem services procedure (1st draft)