We invite all local and international journalists to join some of the world’s biggest names in environmental issues at the Forest Stewardship Council’s global General Assembly.
The following events are open to journalists:
Panel discussions tackling issues related to tropical deforestation, security of supply and financing. Featuring heads of global NGOs (including Greenpeace and WWF) and CEOs of multinational companies (including IKEA and Tetra Pak). More information here
Dozens of Open Side Meetings
Dozens of open meetings between major players debating issues related to forest certification, including rights of indigenous peoples; creating a market for certified products; high conservation values; and genetically modified trees. More information here
A cocktail reception
A cocktail reception celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Forest Stewardship Council.
Venue: Royal Alcazár of Seville
Date: Monday, 8 September
- Speech by Kumi Naidoo, Executive Director, Greenpeace
- Launch of a new corporate initiative to measure the impact of forest certification
A gala dinner, officially opening the event.
Venue: Pabellon De La Navegacion, Seville
Date: Tuesday, 9 September
- Speech by Henri Djombo, Minister of Environmental Affairs, Republique du Congo
- Video speech by HRH The Prince of Wales
To attend any of the above events, please email Viktoria Janzen firstname.lastname@example.org
Note, the Members’ Assembly, taking place on 11 and 12 September, is closed to media.
All sessions of the FSC+20 Forum will be simultaneously interpreted from English to Spanish, and vice-versa.
Most open meetings will have simultaneous translation from English to Spanish, and vice-versa; and some from French to English, and vice-versa.
Official Media Releases
We will issue the following media releases during the General Assembly:
|Topic||Release Date||Release Time|
|FSC at 20 years – achievements, challenges and plans for the future||Monday, 8 September||09.00|
|Launch of the VIA (Value and Impact Analysis) Initiative||Monday, 8 September||21.00|
|HRH The Prince of Wales addresses FSC’s role in forestry, and challenges facing the forestry industry||Tuesday, 9 September||22.00|
|Highlights of the FSC+20 Forum||Wednesday, 10 September||16.00|
All media releases will be issued in English and Spanish.
Download all materials in the FSC General Assembly 2014 press kits.
Other ways to get the news:
- Our FSC journalists will post regular reports on http://ga2014.fsc.org/ (in English and Spanish).
- Follow the live webcast of the FSC+20 Forum sessions on http://ga2014.fsc.org/.
- Follow us on twitter @FSC_IC and #FSCGA.
Onsite Media Services
A small media room is available at the Hotel Barceló Renacimiento on the ground level.
To request interviews or additional information please email email@example.com