Opinion & Analysis

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07. September 2014
Evaluation of FSC impacts. Social impacts of the Forest Stewardship Council certification in the Congo Basin

Since the first half of the 1990s, forest certification has been promoted as a means to tackle global deforestation and forest degradation. find out more …



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07. September 2014
Change the culture, change the sector: Governance overhaul desperately needed in Congo Basin

Tim Rayden works for the Wildlife Conservation Society in Congo Brazzaville. He has been working in central Africa since 2010. find out more …



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07. September 2014
FSC Social Chamber update – September 2014

Greetings FSC colleagues! We are pleased to share these reflections with you as we begin FSC’s seventh general assembly. find out more …



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07. September 2014
The dehesas and cork production today, and its alliance with FSC

Dehesa is an agro-silvo-pastoral system, of multiple use, with a heterogeneous landscape that highlights the existence of scattered woodland (densities ranges between 50 and 60 trees/ha or 30 and 60 trees/ha). find out more …



Kim Carstensen

07. September 2014
FSC's Approach to the Core Conventions of the International Labour Organization (ILO)

The discussion on how to ensure compliance with the principles of the ILO Core Conventions – particularly in the chain of custody (CoC) – has been very heated inside FSC over the past few years. find out more …



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06. September 2014
GM Trees: A Polarized Topic (perhaps) on the Edge of Commercialization

The commercialization of Genetically Modified Trees (GM trees) is moving closer, but there is yet no common ground between the two poles in the GM trees debate – the plantation industry and the NGOs. find out more …



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06. September 2014
Certification of Protected Areas – Are FSC Efforts Redundant?

FSC offers decades of experience in the certification of forest management. Any efforts to develop area-based performance standards and certification, in any sector, would do well to seek support and collaboration with FSC. find out more …




06. September 2014
How do We Agree on a Long-term Strategy for Controlled Wood?

Prepared by Sean Cadman, representative for an environmental non-governmental organization (ENGO) on the Controlled Wood Technical Working Group. find out more …



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06. September 2014
Are Women the Path to Responsible Forestry?

Mainstreaming gender equity in FSC As a young woman living in Europe, I’ve always thought that all gender issues were part of history books. I’ve believed this until I started working, decided to start my own business and at the beginning felt that if … find out more …



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06. September 2014
FSC Russia: One More Time on the Greenpeace Report and FSC Certification of Primary Forests

One could say that FSC had failed to protect Intact Forest Landscapes (IFLs) in Russia, only if there had not been any progress and no action had been taken to solve this issue. But that is not the end of the story, may be just the beginning. find out more …