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Thursday, 05. December 2013
Results of first Russian FSC Green Architecture Award announced

First Russian FSC Green Architecture Award – From left to right: Alexander Andrianov, Development Director of the National Agency for Sustainable Development, Andrei Ptichnikov, Director of FSC Russia, Alexander Glikman, architect at RUZE arch-build Ltd. (© FSC Russia)© FSC RussiaA green building sector is beginning to emerge in Russia. Around 30 buildings, including some being constructed for the Sochi Olympic Games, are certified by green building standards systems such as Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) and the BRE Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM). Most of these systems encourage the use of FSC certified wood. But even though 22% of global forests are situated in Russia, the use of wood in the green building sector is still relatively low. In order to promote the use of FSC certified wood in green building in Russia, FSC Russia and the National Agency for Sustainable Development has established the FSC Green Architecture Award. read more …

Thursday, 05. December 2013
FSC strengthens partnerships in Portugal and Spain to add value to the forestry sector

© FSC A.C.On 21 November, the first ever Iberian FSC Business Encounter saw FSC directly engaging with more than 80 businesses and FSC certificate holders from across Portugal and Spain. The agenda focused on market developments, FSC certification and bridging the gap between supply of and demand for certified products. read more …

Thursday, 05. December 2013
Save the date – World Forests Summit 2014

World Forests Summit 2014Unlocking the true potential of forests – How can forests be managed financially but also sustainably?
20 March 2014
Grand Hôtel, Stockholm read more …

Wednesday, 04. December 2013
Update on Resolution of ILO Self-Declaration Issue

Self declaration (© Juan Carlos)© Juan CarlosBONN, Germany, 04 December 2013 – On 13 November 2013, the FSC International Board of Directors agreed on a process to resolve the ongoing issue of disagreements on the Self-Declaration on compliance with fundamental workers’ rights (as expressed in the ILO Core Conventions and defined in the 1998 ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work). read more …

Tuesday, 03. December 2013
Discussion Paper on Pre-consumer Reclaimed Paper Fibre for Consultation

Paperboard pictureFSC invites public comment on a study investigating FSC’s approach to placing and valuing pre-consumer reclaimed paper fibre within FSC certified products. read more …

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 …

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