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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 …

Tuesday, 13. January 2015
Forest Stewardship Council Announces New Board Chair

Anthony Sebastian (© FSC A.C.)© FSC A.C.Malaysian environmentalist, Anthony Sebastian, has been appointed as the Chairman of the International Board of Directors of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). Sebastian’s term of office runs from 10 November 2014 to 10 November 2015. read more …

Thursday, 01. January 2015
The fourth Smallholders Update of 2014 is now available

Smallholders in Indonesia (© Lisa Smyth)© Lisa SmythA new Smallholders Update is ready to download. In this edition we have stories from Japan and Indonesia, and the latest project updates of the Smallholders Support Program. read more …

Thursday, 18. December 2014
Standard Setting: Chain of Custody Standard Opens For Public Consultation

CoC standard revision (© Sebastian Hillig via Compfight cc)© Sebastian Hillig via Compfight ccStakeholders are invited to comment on the first draft of the revised chain of custody standard (FSC-STD-40-004) by 28 February 2015. read more …

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 …

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