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Forest Issues

This section provides information on current and key topics related to FSC, forest management and FSC certification with links to further information.

FSC Involvement in Rio+20

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Rio+20

FSC has made to the preparatory process for the Rio+20 Conference on the 27th September 2012.

FSC Involvement in Rio+20

Certification of Tropical Forests

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Certification of Tropical Forests

As the biodiversity hotspots of the world, tropical forests are vital to the existence of millions of indigenous people, and possess a unique set of social and environmental attributes.

Certification of Tropical Forests

Certification of Natural Forests

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Certification of Natural Forests

Natural forests alone are not able and should not be expected to supply the world's needs for wood and fiber. More intensive production systems are needed for this.

Certification of Natural Forests


Certification of Plantations

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Certification of Plantations

Natural forests alone are not able and should not be expected to supply the world's needs for wood and fiber. More intensive production systems are needed for this.

Certification of Plantations

Deforestation in Asia

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Deforestation in Asia

Deforestation, particularly in tropical forests, remains a global concern.

Deforestation in Asia

Forests & Climate Change

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Forests & Climate Change

Forest ecosystems play a critical role in regulating the Earth’s climate; at the same time, most forest ecosystems are also threatened by climate change.

Forests and Climate Change


FSC Controlled Wood

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Controlled Wood

FSC has strict requirements to control the non-certified material in FSC-Mixed Sources products.

Controlled Wood