Forest management certification is a market-based conservation initiative that aims to promote environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial and economical viable forestry. Using the work of the FSC as a starting point – which since 1993 has certified 1,300 operations in 80 countries – we will discuss the challenge of assuring consumers that certified products come from forests managed to meet the social, economic and environmental needs of present and future generations.
Session partner:Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)
Focal point:Marion Karmann, FSC
The Nature Conservancy
Natural Capital, Valuing Nature, WWF
Sierra Club, CEESP–IUCN