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Issue 1 - 12 June 2012

Welcome to the first issue of the FSC Rio+20 Update!

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Contact us:
John Hontelez j.hontelez at fsc point org
Anakarina Perez Oropeza a.perezoropeza at fsc point org

FSC calls for urgent action at Rio+20

Only nine days remain to ensure that the heads of government who are meeting from 20-22 June adopt a Framework of Actions that will make a real difference.

According to the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), UNEP’s 5th Global Environmental Outlook Report, published on 6 June, reaffirms the need for urgent action to reduce the pressure of human activities on the Earth’s carrying capacity...Read more>>

Vote before 16th June for Forest Certification and Sustainable Public Procurement

From the 16th to the 19th of June, civil society dialogues on sustainable development will take place in Rio de Janeiro, just ahead of the Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development. FSC plays an active role in these dialogues.

Citizens can vote for the issues that the dialogues should prioritize until June 16th, and also which issues should be discussed with the heads of government in special roundtables during the Conference. Read more>>

Join us at our official side event at Rio+20

The Forest Stewardship Council is holding an official side event at Rio+20. The event, Forest Certification as a Contribution to Sustainable Development will examine FSC’s contribution to sustainable development. Leading FSC and certification experts will present inspiring examples of the transformative power of FSC certification. Exciting new FSC projects will also be introduced.

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Special briefing document online: Forests and our Future

As part of the Forest Stewardship Council’s contribution to the Rio+20 conference, we have produced a special briefing document which sets out our position on the Rio+20 Framework of Action. In it, we call upon governments to agree on a Rio+20 framework of action that bolsters commitments to certification as a tool for sustainable development.

Read the briefing (Available in English and Portuguese)

Upcoming Events

Wednesday
13 June

11.30 – 13.00
BWI Conference Series on Sustainable Industries

Panel Debate on Rio+20: The Global Unions Agenda and Actions. Fabiola Zerbini, Director FSC Brazil.
Royalty Copacabana Hotel

13.15 – 14.45
Side Event at Rio+20

Forest certification as a contribution to sustainable development. The work and impacts of FSC
RIOCENTRO, room T3
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More events>>

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Forest: the heart of a green economy

Time is running out for registration! Register online until June 15, 2012

The Food And Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Council of Forest and Paper Associations (ICFPA) and the Brazilian Pulp and Paper Association (Bracelpa) will promote this event on June 18th,
to discuss the forest activities and their contribution to sustainable development and the eradication of poverty,
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Did you know?

In the wake of the Rio Summit twenty years ago , concerned business representatives, social groups and environmental organizations got together and established the Forest Stewardship Council.