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Thursday, 18. December 2014
FSC Issues Advice Note as First Step to Ensure System Remains Transparent following Resolute FP Canada legal action

Bonn, Germany/Montreal, Canada (18 December 2014) Today, the Forest Stewardship Council has issued a new Advice Note to prevent situations where an FSC certificate is upheld without having a basis in a valid certification decision by an independent third-party certification body. This action follows the legal action by Resolute Forest Products against Rainforest Alliance to prevent an audit report from being published. read more …

Wednesday, 17. December 2014
FSC highlighted the potential of Forest Certification for Ecosystem Services at COP 20

© FSC A.C.On 03 December 2014 in Lima, FSC, the Gold Standard Foundation and Fairtrade International with support of HIVOS and Fair Climate Fund held an official side event at the 20th Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Lima, Peru. At a well-attended event, entitled " Landscapes, ecosystem services, and smallholders: Putting cross-cutting concepts into practice" FSC presented its work on ecosystem services as a contribution towards responsible landscape management. read more …

Wednesday, 17. December 2014
FSC at the CIFOR Global Landscape Forum in Lima

© FSC A.C.The Global Landscape Forum, organized by the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), has become the leading forum that brings together negotiators, world leaders, researchers, civil society leaders, businesses, practitioners and policymakers in forestry, agriculture and development. The event, which took place in Lima, Peru on 6-7 December, gathered more than 2,000 participants. As usual in this series of platforms organized by CIFOR, FSC participated actively by showcasing its work and new developments. read more …

Tuesday, 16. December 2014
FSC Online Claims Platform: a voluntary tool to help companies comply with revised CoC standard

FSC Online Claims Platform: a voluntary tool to help companies comply with revised CoC standard (© ericnvntr via Compfight cc)© ericnvntr via Compfight ccThe current version of the CoC standard does not allow either certification bodies or Accreditation Services International (ASI) to detect mismatching volumes or claims in the trade of FSC material between certified organizations, whether caused intentionally or through negligence. The verification criterion included in the draft revised standard aims to fix this underlying problem. read more …

Tuesday, 16. December 2014
Standard Setting: Chain of Custody Standard Webinar

Standard Setting: Chain of Custody Standard Webinar (© FSC A.C.)© FSC A.C.FSC Policy and Standards Unit invites stakeholders to participate in a webinar to learn about the first draft of the revised chain of custody standard (FSC-STD-40-004). read more …

Monday, 15. December 2014
FSC Russia Green architecture award puts the spotlight on ‘green building’

Constantine Blinov won the grand prize for his ‘House on the Roof’ (© FSC Russia)© FSC RussiaForty-seven projects were submitted for the second edition of the FSC Russia Green Architecture awards. “The number of participants has really increased in comparison with last year, and all of them used FSC certified materials for their projects,” commented Director of FSC Russia and of FSC CIS regional office, Andrei Ptichnikov. “The number of professionals who learn about the benefits of FSC, and become aware of environmental issues, increases significantly thanks to the contestant.” read more …

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