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Thursday, 29. November 2012
Join our official side event: The importance of collaboration between ‘best in class’standards to maximise impact.



Whether it’s responsibly managed forests, low carbon development or ethical trade, Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC® ), The Gold Standard Foundation and Fairtrade International are the leading standards in their respective fields. Each plays a key role in ensuring sustainable development that is fair to both people and planet.This side event will discuss the collaboration between FSC and The Gold Standard on land use and forests, combining knowledge and streamlining certification procedures to scale-up sustainable resource management and low carbon development. The Gold Standard and Fairtrade International will explain how carbon markets can work to benefit smallholders and rural communities.

When: Friday, 30 November 2012, 16:45 – 18:15
Where: Qatar National Convention Center, Side Event Room 7

Panellists:

• Adrian Rimmer, CEO of The Gold Standard Foundation
• Stefan Salvador, Program Manager Ecosystem Services, FSC
• Andreas Kratz, Director of Strategy and Standards, Fairtrade International
Moderator:
• Pieter van Midwoud, Business Development Director Land Use & Forests, The Gold Standard Foundation

Attendees are invited to join us afterwards for drinks and canapés at a reception hosted from 19:00 in the Barzan Hall of the Mövenpick Hotel, Corniche Road, Doha. Please RSVP to Claire Willers at claire at cdmgoldstandard point org

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