On the 7th and 9th of December, FSC will be hosting two webinars on the APRIL baseline assessment. In 2013, Asia Pacific Resources International Holdings Ltd. Group (APRIL) was accused by Greenpeace, WWF-Indonesia and Rainforest Action Network of being involved in large-scale deforestation activities in Indonesia and bringing negative social and environmental impacts to areas … Continue reading Invitation: FSC Webinar on the Baseline Assessment of APRIL
The last Friday of every September marks FSC Friday – an annual awareness day to increase knowledge, encourage commitment and raise appreciation for responsible forestry. This year’s theme of “Forests for All Together” embraced the fact that despite the pandemic, we are still one global family that shares this planet. Many of our stakeholders … Continue reading FSC Friday 2020 Wrap-up
Photo by Rahmat from The Borneo Initiative After a year of worldwide climate protests, Earth Day 2020 – the 50th anniversary of this important day – was poised to be a defining moment in the fight against climate change. But a global pandemic eclipsed the celebrations with uncertainty and fear, as nations battled to "flatten … Continue reading FSC Celebrates Forests for All Together on FSC Friday
FSC has decided to launch a third public consultation to further develop and finalise the FSC Policy on Conversion. This 60-day consultation is now open and available through the FSC consultation platform until 6 November 2020. Please participate! The previous consultation on the second draft of FSC-POL-01-007 V1-0 D2-0 FSC Policy on Conversion ended in … Continue reading Third Public Consultation to Finalise FSC Policy on Conversion
The consultation period regarding the content of the FSC Regional Forest Stewardship Standard for Smallholders Version 1-0 Draft 2-0 (RFSS) has been extended until 15 July 2020. Originally due to end on 22 June, the project team received multiple requests to extend the public consultation phase due to challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic. After … Continue reading FSC extends the consultation period for the APAC Regional Forest Stewardship Standard for Smallholders
LOHAS, short for ‘lifestyle of health and safety’, is a lifestyle media outlet in China with over 1.5 million social media followers and a printed magazine circulation of over 500,000 per edition. FSC China began our partnership with LOHAS this year with a poster published on 22 April, Earth Day, encouraging consumers to choose sustainable … Continue reading FSC China launches strategic media cooperation with LOHAS lifestyle channel
Copyright Australian Maritime Safety Authority via Reuters Since August 2019, Australia has been experiencing devastating and widespread bushfires. On their website, FSC Australia explains the causes and impacts of the fires and how people and organisations can provide assistance. Please follow the link below to learn more and help if you can. https://au.fsc.org/en-au/newsroom/id/421
FSC’s work on the Global Timber Reference Project gained some high-profile recognition recently, with the BBC and CNN both releasing pieces on the project and its importance to the future of the world’s forests. The BBC’s piece, titled “The Tree Detectives”, gives an overview of the project and FSC’s work in the Solomon Islands. CNN’s … Continue reading FSC’s “Tree Detectives” Make the News!
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FSC China held the Sustainable Forest Theme Day on 20 July at the World Horticulture Expo in Beijing, an event which was co-organised with the Beijing Forestry Society, China Sustainable Consumption Roundtable and WWF China. During the opening ceremony, Wang Chun-feng, the Deputy Director-General of the Department of International Cooperation(pictured above, left) highlighted in his … Continue reading Leading Corporations Pledge for UN SDGs and FSC Certification at Sustainable Forest Theme Day in China