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Thursday, 07. November 2013
European initiative to accelerate the responsibly sourced tropical timber market

Amsterdam, 6th November: Almost 40 organizations commit to join the European Sustainable Tropical Timber Coalition (European STTC) (© Marc van der Kort)© Marc van der KortOn 6th November, over forty private and public organizations jointly launched the European Sustainable Tropical Timber Coalition (European STTC ). The coalition aims to increase European demand for timber from sustainably managed tropical forests. Hans Stout, program director IDH: "We need to increase responsibly sourced tropical timber to protect the existing tropical forests and their inhabitants. The European STTC will boost demand at European level to create a business case for sustainable forest management.” read more …


Wednesday, 23. October 2013
“Good partners can discuss”: FSC engages with the private sector at ‘In Good Company’

© FSC International‘In Good Company’ is FSC International’s annual global conference to engage with the private sector. This year’s event, held on October 10–11 in Copenhagen and hosted by FSC Denmark, attracted over 200 participants from FSC’s global network, including international businesses and NGOs. The conference focused on working strategically with corporate social responsibility, and branding through environmental labeling. read more …


Tuesday, 22. October 2013
FSC Friday 2013 celebrated in Latin America

© FSC PeruThis year, FSC Friday was celebrated in Lima, Peru with a two day event entitled ‘Construction, architecture and design with FSC in Peru and Latin America’. The workshop, organized by FSC International, FSC Latin America Regional Office and FSC Peru, aimed to highlight the potential of FSC certified wood in the sustainable construction, architecture and design sectors in Latin America. It also presented current trends in these sectors and showcased market opportunities for certified companies in the region. read more …


Tuesday, 22. October 2013
FSC to celebrate the European Forest Week in December 2013

EFW 2013 (© FAO)© FAOEuropean Forest Week (EFW) will be held from 9–13 December 2013 in Rovaniemi, Finland. FSC is one of the 15 launching partners who will use the week to promote responsible forest management and raise awareness of forest sector’s contribution to a green economy. The event will be held in parallel with Metsä 2013, the joint session of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) European Forestry Commission. read more …


Friday, 04. October 2013
FSC International celebrates FSC Friday 2013

© FSC A.C - FSC International celebrates FSC Friday 2013FSC Friday is FSC’s annual celebration of responsible forestry. This year it took place in over 30 countries on Friday September 27. FSC International joined the celebrations with a series of activities in Bonn, Tokyo and Lima. read more …


Thursday, 03. October 2013
FSC certification an essential tool in revitalizing the European timber market

© Business-ForumThe current situation in the European timber and wood products market was the main theme of a two-day international conference held in Helsinki, Finland on 26 –27 September. Felix Romero, FSC Regional Director for Europe, was one of the main speakers, participating in a session on factors affecting the European timber industry. read more …



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