Opinion & Analysis

FSC has a golden opportunity to demonstrate better protection of the world´s last Intact Forest Landscapes (IFLs)



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11. September 2014
FSC members: Simplify, please!

Thursday’s voting at the FSC General Assembly (GA) showed that the members of FSC care deeply about the governance of their organization. It also demonstrated a strong push for system simplification combined with rigor and transparency. find out more …



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11. September 2014
Mainstreaming Gender Equity in FSC’s work

Throughout its 20-year history, there is one aspect of the social, environmental and economic foundations of forestry that the FSC has ignored: gender equality. find out more …



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10. September 2014
To save the forests, FSC must save itself

On the eve of the Member’s Assembly, when the real business of the General Assembly voting gets underway, there is a palpable undercurrent in the membership that suggests members are impatient for change in the way the organization manages itself. find out more …



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10. September 2014
Looking back, looking forward: Former Director, Heiko Liedeker, on overcoming a financial crisis and reinforcing the FSC brand

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has come a long way since I was Executive Director from 2001 to 2008. When I came to office there was a major crisis of confidence in FSC’s viability. At the time, FSC was considered a pioneer in the certification … find out more …



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10. September 2014
The Forest Dialogue’s Genetically Modified Trees (GMT) Initiative

“The GMT questionnaire was ground-breaking in the sense that for the first time a collection of civil society actors developed a comprehensive list of critical questions on GMTs that a group of leading forest and biotechnology companies agreed to … find out more …



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09. September 2014
Rebooting FSC: a fresh perspective

After 20 years of reconciling interests, FSC is showing signs of fatigue. But surely the system will receive a vitalizing injection of innovative thinking from its members this week. Before we leap into the future, let’s step back, take a deep breath … find out more …



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09. September 2014
FSC certification for countries in the global South

PATRÍCIA COTA GOMES, 41 years old, a forestry engineer who holds a Master’s degree in forest management, is the senior coordinator at Imaflora and has been working for approximately 13 years in the implementation of FSC certification for indigenous … find out more …




09. September 2014
Mainstreaming Gender Equity

Treating people fairly, without partiality to a particular gender, is simply just. While fairness is central to most systems of ethics, equity is not the same as equality when discussing the distribution of gains and losses or everyone’s entitlement to … find out more …




09. September 2014
Are we missing the forest for the trees? Opportunities in Sabah and the impact of the 1994 Conversion Rule

In 2010 the estimated forest cover for Sabah was approximately 37,600 km2 or 50% of the entire state. The vast majority is under the management of Sabah Forestry Department (SFD) or Sabah Parks as protected areas. find out more …