FSC Malaysia Joins Efforts to Establish a National CSO Alliance for the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

A one-day event was held in Kuching on 28 July 2018, bringing together 150 people representing 45 civil society organisations (CSOs) from across the East Malaysian State of Sarawak. The event was also attended by interested members of the public, research institutions and universities. Its primary purpose was to introduce the UNSDGs, and bring a … Continue reading FSC Malaysia Joins Efforts to Establish a National CSO Alliance for the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Interview with Dr Bhishma P. Subedi, Chair to Nepal’s FSC Standard Development Group

As Nepal’s FSC National Forest Stewardship Standard (NFSS) is approved without conditions, which is the first in the Asia Pacific, Dr Bhishma shares with FSC APAC the experience of the standard development process, his motivations, and what he anticipates FSC national standards can offer to Nepal.   How did you first get in touch with … Continue reading Interview with Dr Bhishma P. Subedi, Chair to Nepal’s FSC Standard Development Group

FSC International Managing Director Visits Beijing and Taipei, Receiving Overwhelming Support

In June, FSC International’s Managing Director Kim Carstensen visited China and Taipei to attend conferences and meet with stakeholders in the region. One of the key events Carstensen attended was the 2018 Global Bamboo And Rattan Congress (BARC) held in Beijing. The conference aimed to promote sustainable development of the bamboo industry and create an … Continue reading FSC International Managing Director Visits Beijing and Taipei, Receiving Overwhelming Support

FSC International Director General visits Asia Pacific

In March 2018, Kim Carstensen, the FSC International Director General, visited Japan, New Zealand and Australia for a Board of Directors meeting and attended a series of events to strengthen ties and gather feedback from FSC’s stakeholders in the region. Here is a short summary of his productive visit. JAPAN (13-17 March) The FSC Board … Continue reading FSC International Director General visits Asia Pacific

Event on boosting trade of Indonesia’s certified wood products successfully held in Jakarta

To improve the market access and trade for sustainable wood from Indonesia, FSC cooperated with APHI (Asosiasi Profesi Hukum Indonesia) and The Borneo Initiative (TBI) and support its the fourth International Trade Event on 6 March 2018 in Hotel Mulia Jakarta. It attracted more than 100 participants, including government representatives, international buyers, forest concession and … Continue reading Event on boosting trade of Indonesia’s certified wood products successfully held in Jakarta

Supplying the world with garden furniture, small forest owners in Vietnam could help end deforestation

Authored and first published by WWF International. In Central Vietnam hundreds of smallholders are joining forces to produce FSC-certified acacia used in outdoor furniture around the world, expanding the approach and making the business case for sustainability may be the best chance for saving forests in the Greater Mekong. The price of growth Vietnam’s forests … Continue reading Supplying the world with garden furniture, small forest owners in Vietnam could help end deforestation