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  • 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

  • The Drive Towards Forest Certification in New Zealand

    “International customers are increasingly demanding wood to be sourced sustainably,” said Ben Gunneberg, Secretary General of PEFC, during a recent interview with Radio New Zealand’s Morning Rural News. “Not only are a growing number of countries demanding verification that timber has been sourced legally, but international companies are also playing ...


    By PEFC International

  • SFI launches new forest certification standard

    Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) Inc. has released a new standard that reinforces its important role in supporting and promoting sustainable forest management as one of the world's leading third-party forest certification programs. Among other things, the new SFI 2010-2014 Standard, the result of an extensive 18-month public review, includes revisions that: Improve ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • 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

  • India´s First Forest Stewardship Council Certification for Natural Forests Awarded to Maharashtra Forest Department´s Bhamragarh Forest Division by SCS Global Services

     The Bhamragarh Forest Division of India's Maharashtra Forest Department has become the country's first natural forest management program to earn Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification for responsible forestry. Third-party ...


    By SCS Global Services

  • Maine Executive Order Puts Forest Certification on Equal Footing

    Maine Governor Paul LePage signed an executive order today directing that "any new or expanded state buildings shall incorporate 'Green Building' standards that give certification credits equally to forest products grown, manufactured, and certified under the Sustainable Forestry Initiative Standard, Forest Stewardship ...


  • Using the trees to save the forest

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC), Canada's leading private land conservation organization, announces the largest forest carbon project to date in North America. Developed through a rigorous procedure involving numerous advisors, and meeting international standards, this sale of carbon credits is raising the bar for conservation in Canada and contributes in excess of $4 million for NCC's ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Australia, New Zealand and Beyond: Towards the Tipping Point on Forest Certification in Asia Pacific

    “With the growing momentum in Asia Pacific for the adoption of sustainable forest management practices and PEFC certification, I am looking forward to discussing with stakeholders in Australia and New Zealand how they can best benefit from and support the expansion of PEFC in the region,” said Ben Gunneberg, Secretary General of PEFC, the Programme for the ...


    By PEFC International

  • Domtar helps create new model for responsible forest management with group FSC certification

    Partnership approach will provide market with more socially, environmentally and economically sustainable paper options SOURCE: Domtar DESCRIPTION: Ashdown, Ark., December 10, 2012 /3BL Media/ – Domtar Corporation (NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS) today announced the culmination of a ...


    By 3BL Media

  • Golfers compete to save PEI forest

    Big Break Prince Edward Island, a weekly Golf Channel show in which contestants compete for a $100,000 prize, has helped to save a piece of endangered forest each week. Waste Management has donated a weekly sum to Trees In Trust so that we can permanently preserve a mapped piece of woodland in the name of each weekly winner.Waste Management (wm.com) is donating enough funds to ...


    By Trees In Trust

  • TD is Banking on North American Forests

    With more than 90 percent of North Americans identifying forests as natural areas in need of protection, TD Bank has announced a major forest conservation initiative - TD Forests (www.td.com/forests). TD Forests is a program to protect critical forest habitat in the U.S. and Canada, and it ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • New COO joins the forest stewardship council

    The Forest Stewardship Council is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Patrick Little as Chief Operations Officer at the FSC International Center in Bonn Germany. In this newly-created role, Patrick will be responsible for coordinating the development of technical and administration operations at the FSC International Center which supports the activities of a Global Network in more than 50 ...

  • Cathay Forest Provides Fourth Default Status Report

    TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 01/28/11 -- Cathay Forest Products Corp. (TSX VENTURE: CFZ) ("Cathay Forest" or the "Company") provides this bi-weekly Default Status Report in accordance with National Policy 12-203 - Cease Trade Order for Continuous Disclosure Defaults ("NP 12-203"). On December 1, 2010 the Company announced that it was not able to timely file its interim financial ...


  • Local control can save forests, says new US research

    There will likely be fewer wildfires and more trees for future generations if loggers abide by a set of international rules on forest management, says a new study by independent environmentalists. In releasing the 18-page study, the New York-based Rainforest Alliance said minimal deforestation and few wildfires occurred in areas managed according to Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification ...

  • 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

  • Carbon canopy initiative aims to sustain Appalachian forests for climate and certified timber

    While much has been written from a theoretical perspective about markets for ecosystem services, few on-the-ground projects currently exist. Yet the projects that do exist provide one of the best windows onto what actually works in practice. That’s why WRI has issued a new brief, Insights from the Field: Forests for ...

  • 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

  • New Jersey forest and farmland to be preserved under EPA settlement with home builder

    New Jersey forest and farmland to be preserved under EPA settlement with home builder The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reached an agreement with the homebuilder D.R. Horton, LLC for violations of federal regulations that protect against pollution from stormwater runoff. Under the agreement, D.R. Horton will pay a $99,000 penalty. The company will also pay $104,420 to The Land ...

  • 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

  • Ministries Need to Collaborate to Ensure Continued Productivity of Farmland and Forests in ECA

    As economies in the ECA region grow, farm and forest productivity will need to keep pace with rising consumer and industrial demand for food and wood.  But doing so by pushing natural resources beyond their limits can be disastrous. Governments in the region have taken steps to address this issue, but they – ministries of environment in partnership with others such as agriculture, forestry ...


    By The World Bank

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