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09. September 2014
Building a Beloved Brand

As availability of FSC-certified products grows in major markets around the world, the time is right for FSC to engage consumers. This effort, which is now under development, can deliver real benefits for business partners by driving demand and increasing … find out more …




09. September 2014
Prince Charles calls for greater commitment to protect world’s forests

“Ladies and Gentlemen, through courage and determination you have achieved the seemingly impossible in the last twenty years and I send you every possible good wish for the future” - HRH The Prince of Wales find out more …



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09. September 2014
Can FSC influence a global paradigm shift in consumer behavior?

Implementing FSC certification is difficult in tropical forest regions, but with a growing world middle class, it will have to get it right soon and start thinking about the bigger picture. find out more …



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08. September 2014
Royal Alcazar: The place where a big family met

Not only mature people are working on having a positive impact in the world! Did you know that Game of Thrones will be shooting some footage at the Royal Alcázar of Seville? Within these wonderful Arab-style walls, many people gathered on Monday … find out more …




08. September 2014
Gender equity: Not just a women's issue

The power to change the paradigm is in our hands "We have hope that, in the hands of young people, things (relating to gender equity) will change," states Nancy Vallejo, individual member and exhibitor at the Mainstream gender equity in … find out more …



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08. September 2014
GM trees calls for more dialogue and knowledge sharing

Genetically Modified trees (GM trees) are moving closer and closer to commercial forestry operations. At the same time more dialogue and knowledge-sharing is needed across stakeholder groups in the forest sector and with the public. FSC International and … find out more …



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08. September 2014
Controlled Wood: next steps

The Controlled Wood system is moving towards a risk-based due diligence approach. This promises to be more flexible and targeted towards excluding unacceptable wood from FSC supply chains, satisfying the demands of most stakeholders. However, consensus on … find out more …



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08. September 2014
Solving the smallholder dilemma

Smallholders and communities play a critical role in protecting the world’s forests, but their participation in the FSC system remains limited. This is a subject that ignites passion among the FSC membership. Yet, initiatives to help smallholders access … find out more …



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08. September 2014
It’s time for the women of the FSC to lean in

A powerhouse panel of women including Catherine van der Wees of Hivos, Yolanda Ramirez of Asociación para la Investigación y Desarrollo Integral (AIDER) – Peru, Dr Sundari … find out more …



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07. September 2014
Small acts, big impacts

In today’s globalized world big business and smallholders have greater access to new opportunities. But for both, these opportunities come with their fair share of challenges. find out more …