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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 …


Thursday, 21. November 2013
FSC Italy Design award winners announced at gala ceremony

The first winner in the professional category, Laura Modoni – Diego Florian awarded her prize to Laura Modini (FSC Italy), together with the two companies that manufactured the prototype (Duegi Falegnameria and Light Cube). (© FSC Italia)© FSC ItaliaThe second edition of the FSC Italy Design Competition, ‘The forest in a room’ closed and the award winners received their prizes at a gala ceremony held at Caffè Pedrocchi in Padova on 4 October 2013. This year’s competition focused on domestic socializing, with participants invited to design chairs, dining tables, coffee tables, lighting systems or other furnishings that reflect aspects of sharing and spending time together in our homes. read more …


Thursday, 21. November 2013
FSC presents options for its engagement in ecosystem services markets at the Global Landscape Forum

© FSC A.C.On 16 November 2013 in Warsaw, FSC, the Gold Standard Foundation and Fairtrade International held a technical session at the Global Landscapes Forum, part of the 19th Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. At the session, entitled "Certifying ecosystem services in forestry and agriculture: Ensuring genuine monitoring, reporting and verification and social and environmental integrity at a landscape level," FSC presented its work on ecosystem services as a contribution towards responsible landscape management. read more …


Monday, 18. November 2013
FSC presents consumer attitude survey results at global brand conference

LONDON, England, 18 November 2013 – The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) will present its research findings on consumer attitudes towards environmentally responsible products today at an international conference on sustainable brands. read more …


Monday, 18. November 2013
Press Release: Global consumers want business to solve environmental problems

LONDON, England, 18 November 2013 – Many of the world’s consumers lay the responsibility of solving the global environmental crisis mostly at the door of businesses. In addition, consumers better trust companies’ environmental claims when they are backed up by certification marks indicating products are responsibly sourced. Similarly, certification marks are more compelling to consumers when they are endorsed by every day, trusted brands. read more …



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