Sustainable Forestry News

  • Generating Business Value from GHG Management

    Companies around the world are responding to government, investor, and customer pressures by implementing Greenhouse Gas (GHG) management plans.  A key challenge in the implementation of these plans is identifying a strong business case in order to justify the costs entailed, and to ensure that the approach can be sustained financially in the long run. As I will discuss in detail during the ...


    By SCS Global Services

  • The Forest Products Association of Canada and the Canadian Wood Council bullfrogpower Head Offices as part of “30 by 30” Climate Challenge

    Bullfrog Power, Canada’s leading green energy provider, is announcing a new partnership that will see both the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) and the Canadian Wood Council (CWC) choose 100 per cent green electricity and 100 per cent green natural gas for their head offices in Ottawa. The commitment, announced in conjunction with the industry’s National Forest ...


    By Bullfrog Power Inc.

  • Register now for the PEFC Sustainable Forest Management Expert Forum!

    Do you have experience in sustainable forest management? Are you ready and eager to get involved in our standards revision process? Then sign up to join our Expert Forum for Sustainable Forest Management. The SFM Expert Forum is the chance for you to comment and discuss the specific issues around the PEFC SFM Standard ( ...


    By PEFC International

  • European Cities once again look to PEFC-certified forests for their Christmas Trees!

    As has become our tradition, we end the year with Christmas trees! Cities across Europe have once again turned to local, PEFC-certified forests for their trees, ensuring that the chosen tree has come from a well-managed, sustainable forest. London’s festive season kicked off in sustainable style with the lighting of the iconic Trafalgar Square Christmas Tree. ...


    By PEFC International

  • Forest Certification to Help Ensure the Sustainable Use of Southern Mediterranean Forests

    Desertification is one of the major environmental problems faced by Maghreb. The sustainable use of forests in these countries would help to mitigate and adapt to this global change. This is why MENFRI, the Mediterranean Network of Forestry Research and Innovation, gathered together forestry experts in Barcelona this summer to discuss opportunities and challenges ...


    By PEFC International

  • China Adopts New Forest Certification Regulation

    The China Forest Certification Council (CFCC) has announced that the Chinese Government has passed and is enacting immediately its new national forest certification regulations. These important rules set out the scope, framework, and requirements for all forest certifications operating in China. All forest certification activities must comply with the ...


    By PEFC International

  • New WWF Study Highlights Strength of PEFC in Sustainable Forest Management

    A new report released by WWF last week clearly shows that PEFC forest management requirements are to a large extent aligned with WWF’s own vision and objectives, demonstrated by PEFC meeting more than two-thirds of the WWF CAT indicators. The WWF Certification Assessment Tool (CAT) is a formalized methodology to evaluate and compare standards and certification systems based on WWF’s ...


    By PEFC International

  • Apple steps up Efforts to Go Green in China

    Apple says it's boosting efforts to go green in China by partnering with conservationists to promote sustainable forestry for paper production. CEO Tim Cook also said in a statement Sunday that he will try to get Apple's Chinese suppliers and contract manufacturers to use renewable energy to power their factories. That could take ...


    By Associated Press

  • APP struggles to meet commitment on peat-friendly pulpwood

    Asia Pulp and Paper (APP), the biggest pulp and paper company in Indonesia, celebrates its 2-year anniversary of it Forest Conservation Plan today. APP has eliminated the use of natural forest fiber in its entire supply chain ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Working Together for the Development of Sustainable Forest Management in the Mediterranean Basin

    The development and extension of sustainable “Mediterranean forest” management is set to be the focus of a new collaboration between PEFC, the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification, and MENFRI, the Mediterranean Network of Forestry Research and Innovation. At last year’s PEFC Forest Certification Week ...


    By PEFC International

  • Bio Farma Awarded Gold PROPER by the Indonesian Ministry Of Environment & Forestry

    JAKARTA, Dec 4, 2014 - (ACN Newswire) - Bio Farma has been awarded a Gold PROPER for environmental excellence and successful community development in the infrastructure and services manufacturing sector. The Gold PROPER is the highest award in the field of environmental management from the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, ...


    By Japan Corporate News - JCN

  • All for forests, forests for all!

    An unprecedented large group of governments, companies, NGOs and indigenous peoples groups called for action to protect and restore the world’s forests. In a declaration launched at this week’s UN climate talks in New York, targets ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Governments, Business, Civil Society and Indigenous Leaders Pledge to End Loss of Forests

    An innovative public-private partnership of multinationals, governments, civil society and indigenous peoples today pledged to cut the loss of forests in half by 2020 and end it a decade later in 2030 - a move that will eliminate the emission of between 4.5 and 8.8 billion tons of carbon dioxide each year. That is equivalent to removing the carbon emissions produced by the one billion cars that ...

  • Indonesia steps up audits of operations in peatlands and forests

    Wetlands International welcomes new commitments by the Indonesia government to strengthen law enforcement of the moratorium on new permits to develop peatlands and primary forests. Indonesia's REDD+ agency is auditing 18 companies to check for proper licensing of companies operating in peatlands and rainforests. Illegal licenses will be revoked. The environment ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Catchment Management to Support Livelihoods and Peace in North Darfur

    Over the past half-century, Sudan's Darfur region has experienced rapid population growth, periodic drought and, since 2003, a cycle of conflict that has displaced over two million people from their villages, many of whom now live in Internally Displaced Person (IDP) camps near the towns- putting pressure on the region's natural environment as people concentrate and compete for finite resources. ...

  • Climate change damages Europe’s forests

    Climate change is here, it’s happening now, and for the last few decades it has been demonstrably bad news for many of Europe’s forests. An international team of researchers say in a report from the European Forest Institute that climate change is altering the environment, and it is long-lived ecosystems like forests that are particularly ...


    By Climate News Network

  • PEFC Takes Center Stage at Leading European Timber Tradeshow

    Early June saw PEFC International take to the stage at Europe’s leading timber tradeshow, Carrefour International du Bois, to discuss PEFC certification and tropical wood. Taking place every two years in Nantes, France, the Carrefour International du Bois brings together over 500 exhibitors and 10,000 visitors from ...


    By PEFC International

  • PEFC Strengthens Presence at European Union Level

    In recognition of the significant role that theEuropean Union (EU) is playing in advancing sustainable forest management, PEFC International has appointment Xavier Noyon as its Brussels-based EU Representative to contribute to and engage in processes impacting responsible forestry in the EU. Commenting on the ...


    By PEFC International

  • Last Chance to Contribute to the Global Public Consultation of Tropical Appendix

    Only a few days remain until the 1 July 2014 deadline for stakeholders worldwide to contribute to the global public consultation of PEFC ST 1003:2010, Appendix 2, Guidelines for interpretation for some natural forests, including tropical forests. The Appendix is based on the recognition that ...


    By PEFC International

  • Haiti`s World Environment Day

    A transformative UNEP field project in Haiti - aimed at establishing sustainable economic opportunities in agroforestry and reducing threats to Haiti's last remaining primary forests, the Macaya National Park - will be an additional priority for UNEP in Haiti, announced UN Under-Secretary-General and UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner as he toured the country with President Michel Joseph ...


    By US Department of Energy

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