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Wednesday, 21. October 2015
Our role in the green economy – FSC certification in Europe

Forest Bulgaria (© FSC IC/Milan Reška)© FSC IC/Milan ReškaThis month in Madrid, the 7th Ministerial Conference for the Protection of Forests in Europe was held as part of the Forest Europe process that was launched in 1990. FSC called for recognition of the role of forest certification during a roundtable entitled Future challenges and opportunities. read more …

Tuesday, 20. October 2015
Making sustainable forest management profitable

Isaac Vega / WWF-Spain (© Isaac Vega / WWF-Spain)© Isaac Vega / WWF-SpainNew WWF research shows that investing in achieving Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification can increase profits for certain forest operations. read more …

Friday, 16. October 2015
FSC to clarify criteria of Principle 9 related to high conservation values

Calleria (© FSC GD / Christian Irrgang)© FSC GD / Christian IrrgangTo address Policy Motion 65 of the 2014 general assembly, a technical working group (TWG) will develop good practice guidelines for maintaining and protecting high conservation values (HCVs) in FSC-certified forests – including intact forest landscapes (IFLs) – that have particularly great importance for social or environmental reasons. The working group met for the first time in Bonn, Germany on 6–9 October 2015. read more …

Friday, 16. October 2015
FSC Publishes New Advice Note Regarding Pre-consumer Reclaimed Paper

Chain of CustodyToday, 16 October 2015, FSC published a new advice note within the FSC Directive on Chain of Custody Certification (FSC-DIR-40-004). read more …

Friday, 16. October 2015
Singapore Environment Council accepts only FSC certification for paper products

Singapore Environment Council accepts only FSC certification for paper products (© FSC A.C.)© FSC A.C.The Singapore Environment Council (SEC), a nongovernmental organization (NGO), aims to influence thinking on sustainability issues and coordinate environmental efforts in Singapore. The SEC is tightening its criteria to award the Singapore Green Label for paper products by requiring FSC certification. read more …

Tuesday, 13. October 2015
Volunteers wanted for Technical Working Group

FSC Open Call (© FSC GD)© FSC GDThe Ecosystem Services Program of FSC International is looking for FSC stakeholders to join the Technical Working Group that will develop a new procedural document, Demonstrating the Impact of Forest Stewardship on Ecosystem Services (FSC-PRO-30-002). The deadline for applications is 31 October 2015. read more …

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