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Thursday, 28. November 2013
Role of FSC certification in the tropics highlighted in side event at the International Tropical Timber Council

© FSC A.C.28 November 2013. Yesterday the FSC official side event, ‘FSC certification to respond to global sustainability and legality demands,’ took place at the 49th Session of the International Tropical Timber Council (ITTC) in Libreville, Gabon. Moderated by John Hontelez, FSC Chief Advocacy Officer, the session brought together a seasoned group of panelists who addressed issues such as compliance with timber legality legislation, opportunities and barriers in FSC certification in tropical countries, the role of governments, and special efforts that can help smallholders to enjoy the benefits of certification. read more …

Friday, 22. November 2013
Countdown for the second draft IGIs

The FSC International Generic Indicator (IGI) Group met in October in Lisbon to agree on the final steps towards the second draft of the IGIs. Two sub-groups of its members are working in parallel to finalize the new draft, while another sub-group is focused on engagement tools for the second public consultation. There is high expectation and willingness to comment on this second draft of the IGIs, which is expected to be sent to the Network Partners in December. read more …

Friday, 22. November 2013
Three days to go until the Responsible Business Forum

Three days to go until the Responsible Business ForumThe Responsible Business Forum held at Marina Bay Sands on 25 and 26 November, will provide the backdrop to high-level discussions across six sectors – agriculture & forestry, palm oil, consumer goods, financial services, building & urban infrastructure and energy. Global thought leaders, senior government and business decision-makers will speak on the latest trends in sustainable development and the green economy in order to drive commitments and policy recommendations. read more …

Friday, 22. November 2013
New look, same great features – FSC launches its Trademark Portal

Trademark PortalThe FSC Secretariat is pleased to launch the new Trademark Portal. This is an online resource center for FSC Certificate Holders and Trademark Service License Holders. Label generators can also access this for labels, promotional panels and supporting documents regarding trademark use. read more …

Friday, 22. November 2013
FSC to host side event at International Tropical Timber Council session in Gabon

© FSC A.C.The 49th Session of the International Tropical Timber Council (ITTC) takes place 25–30 November in Libreville, Gabon. FSC will take part in the meetings throughout week, and will also host an official Side Event on Wednesday 27 November (13:00 – 14:30). read more …

Thursday, 21. November 2013
Youth-led NGO TECHO commits to using FSC certified wood for social housing projects in Latin America

© TECHOTECHO, a youth-led non-for-profit organization in Latin America and the Caribbean, has committed to using FSC certified timber in all its construction projects in Latin America by 2015. The NGO aims to overcome poverty in slums through the joint work of families living in poverty and young volunteers. One of their core activities is to build transitional houses for and with families living in squatter settlements. TECHO has built over 95,000 prefabricated transitional houses made of wood since 1997. read more …

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