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Friday, 16. January 2015
Verifying volumes in the FSC system

© FSC A.C.FSC will be undertaking a new study to clarify the extent and scale of problems in the current chain of custody system. read more …

Friday, 16. January 2015
Prospects for FSC and the green building sector in Kazakhstan

GreenBuild Eurasia 2014 Conference (© FSC CIS)© FSC CISKazakhstan has taken its first steps towards the transition to a green economy. The Minister for Environment and Water Resources has announced plans to cut carbon emissions by 40 percent by 2050. In June 2017, Kazakhstan will also host the international exhibition EXPO 2017, which will focus on the theme of future energy. The country aims to be a sector leader amongst its Central Asian neighbors. read more …

Thursday, 15. January 2015
First steps towards FSC certification in Kyrgyzstan?

© FSC CIS CountriesKyrgyzstan, located in Central Asia between Kazakhstan and China, is home to some of the largest natural stands of walnut and wild fruit trees in the world. Although, according to the most recent data from the State Forest Service, forests only cover 16 per cent of the national territory, local authorities are starting to understand the high value of this resource, and are willing to develop their sustainable management. read more …

Thursday, 15. January 2015
Upcoming consultation on the results of the Centralized National Risk Assessment

© freeimages.comThe first results of the FSC Controlled Wood Centralized National Risk Assessment (CNRA) will soon be published to give all interested stakeholders the chance to provide feedback before the outcomes are finalized. The consultation is planned to begin in February 2015. read more …

Thursday, 15. January 2015
Updated List of approved national Group Chain of Custody eligibility criteria

© FSC A.C.On 12 December 2014, FSC approved the national Group Chain of Custody eligibility criteria for Germany. These criteria define which company is considered “small” within the economic context of Germany. read more …

Thursday, 15. January 2015
Forest Stewardship Council Suspends Polish National Office

14 January 2015 (Bonn, Germany) The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) confirms it has suspended the operation of its Polish national office. Existing Polish FSC certificates remain valid, and current assessments for possible future certification will continue unaffected. read more …

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