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10. September 2014
FSC 2.0: Stirring the pot of ideas

In a dynamic side event organized by Greenpeace and the Rainforest Alliance on Tuesday, members put their heads together to dream up what FSC could be 20 years from now. find out more …




10. September 2014
The OCP debate goes on

The recently distributed FSC International Board statement making the use of the Online Claims Platform (OCP) voluntary (but not necessarily in all countries) has been well received among critics of the system. However, there are still aspects of the OCP … find out more …



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10. September 2014
Investor risk, returns and FSC

Two themes emerged from the diverse and dynamic panel on investment: In the medium to long term, markets need to value all of the environmental and social benefits provided by forests, not simply timber. And in the near term, FSC certification can reduce … find out more …



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09. September 2014
FSC Non Timber Forest Products: The key to safeguarding Mediterranean forests?

There is a clear push for FSC-certified non-timber forest products (NTFPs) as a means to bring value to the products of the delicate Mediterranean forest. This ideally needs a pull from the market. But what comes first, the chicken or the egg? find out more …



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09. September 2014
1 out of 100
20 years of social rights

“Within FSC, 90 percent of members are from the Economic Chamber, 9 percent are from the Environmental Chamber and only 1 percent is Social.” – Luis Astonga, AIFBN find out more …



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09. September 2014
FSC’s collective consciousness reaches a whole new level

Nine global leaders from the business, environmental and human rights world came together at the FSC+20 Forum to discuss the future of forest ecosystems. And for the most part, they’re all on the same page. find out more …




09. September 2014
Quizzes and exercises dominated IGI session

Today’s side event on the International Generic Indicators (IGIs) started rather differently from most other sessions so far at this year’s FSC General Assembly; it began with a quiz that was followed up by several exercises for the attendees. find out more …



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09. September 2014
Overcoming poverty with FSC

1. Why is the FSC General Assembly an important part of the FSC governance system? As TECHO, we see the General Assembly as an important opportunity to provide ways and information of how to contribute to the global strategy of FSC, based on our … find out more …



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09. September 2014
Can FSC play a stronger role in protecting Intact Forest Landscapes?

A side event hosted by Greenpeace on Monday focused on Intact Forest Landscapes (IFLs) and explored a possible road map for FSC to better protect them. find out more …



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09. September 2014
“Every four minutes a forest the size of a football field is lost”

Tropical forests provide much more than what we think. Have you ever seen exotic animals such as macaws, orangutans or anacondas? They are all in danger, because they live in tropical forests. find out more …