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Elsevier -2 days ago

Research trend: Bringing the private to the public: Private actors in timber legality systems

Publication date: February 2020Source: Forest Policy and Economics, Volume 111Author(s): Carolina Serra, Sarah L. BurnsAbstractIllegal logging and trade are one of the most important issues in world politics, strongly connected with deforestation and forest degradation, especially in developing countries with tropical forests. As a result, many different international policies designed to tackle t...

Mongabay -2 days ago

FSC report on palm giant Korindo lists litany of violations, even with redactions

JAKARTA — The Forest Stewardship Council has released a batch of heavily redacted reports into its probe of violations by a palm oil company operating in Indonesia, after it was earlier slapped with a cease-and-desist letter. The FSC, considered the world’s foremost body certifying the sustainable forestry industry, found “clear and convincing evidence” that the […]...

timberbiz -6 days ago

Slovenian forestry photographers

For the third time, the PEFC national member for Slovenia invited professional photographers, amateurs, and everyone who wanted to share their love for the forest to participate in their ‘Experience Forests, Experience PEFC’ photo contest. Source: Timberbiz The three winning photos highlight Slovenia’s beautiful forests. First place went to Nejc Mrežar’s photo ‘Zadnji sončni žarki’ ...

timberbiz -1 week ago

FSC Asia Pacific Business Forum

The FSC Asia Pacific Business Forum was held in Shanghai in October with more than 120 attendees from retailers to producers to FSC-accredited certification bodies gathering to share their insights and experiences from the past year. Source: Timberbiz The guest speakers and participants came from across the Asia Pacific region and Europe, working in industries related to wood, paper, furniture and...

timberbiz -1 week ago

Responsible Wood AGM and launch of strategic document

Responsible Wood unveiled a new strategic document as part of the 2019 Responsible Wood Annual General Meeting held in Mount Gambier. Speaking about the new strategy, Responsible Wood CEO Simon Dorries reiterated the importance of maintaining openness and transparency with Responsible Wood members. Source: Timberbiz “The new strategy itself is a revision of previous editions and ...

timberbiz -3 weeks ago

Richard Stanton award to Sydney Metro team

The sustainability team behind Australia’s largest infrastructure project in recent years, the Sydney Metro Northwest project has won the coveted Richard Stanton Memorial Prize for Excellence in Sustainable Forest Management for 2019. Source: Timberbiz Announced during the Responsible Wood annual general meeting (AGM) in Mount Gambier yesterday – the first to be staged in the Australian Green ...

timberbiz -4 weeks ago

Responsible Wood AGM and the Richard Stanton award

Responsible Wood, Australia’s largest forest certification scheme, has announced that the University of South Australia’s Mount Gambier Campus will be hosting its Annual General Meeting next Tuesday, 22 October 2019. Source:  Timberbiz Responsible Wood will be awarding the coveted Richard Stanton Memorial Award for Excellence in Forest Management or Chain of Custody during the course of th...

timberbiz -1 month ago

Simplified Forest Management Standard for smallholders tested in Asia

FSC is testing a standalone regional forest stewardship standard and associated tools in four Asian countries to improve smallholder access to the FSC certification scheme in the region, by introducing a simplified standard more suitable to their needs. Source: Timberbiz Smallholders in the Asia-Pacific region typically manage a very small portion of land (below 1 or 2 hectares), which serves as o...

ForestForum.ru -1 month ago

Over two decades of campaigning results in new protected area for the pearl of Russia’s Northern European forests – Dvinsky forest

Russia has just established one of the largest regional protected area, which Greenpeace and WWF Russia have campaigned on for over two decades! On October 1, 2019, the Arkhangelsk regional government finally signed an official decree establishing “Dvinsko-Pinezhsky” regional nature reserve, protecting 300 thousand hectares of pristine plain spruce forests. The new protected area is larger th...

timberbiz -1 month ago

FSC turns 25

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is celebrating 25 years of taking care of the world’s forests, having opened its first office in Oaxaca, Mexico in August 1994. In 1994, the FSC Secretariat opened its doors with only three staff members. In 2003, it relocated its headquarters to Bonn, Germany. Today the organization has expanded to become a globally recognized body with a staff of 355 in 50 ...

timberbiz -1 month ago

New Forest Stewardship Council CEO

The Forest Stewardship Council has appointed Damian Paull as its new CEO. He replaces Sara Gipton who stood down at the end of September. Source: Timberbiz Ms Gipton has played a critical role in FSC Australia’s successes over the past two years, including the finalisation, launch, and implementation of the Australian National Forest Stewardship Standard. Mr Paull joins FSC Australia with a ...

timberbiz -1 month ago

NSW to toughen farm invasion protestor laws

AFPA and AFCA have welcomed NSW Government proposed complementary legislation supporting the Federal Government’s greater protection for forest industries under tough new ‘farm invasion’ laws. Forestry and forest product processing operations will be included in the NSW Government’s proposed new laws to crack down on farm invasions, mirroring the recent inclusion by the Federal Government ...

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