FSC Forest Stewardship Council
Member: Society Free
Charles de Gaulle Straße 5, 53113 Bonn, Germany
FSC: Work begins on new policy on forest conversion
The policy will set rules for the conversion of natural forest-related ecosystems to plantations or other land uses.
This work is in direct response to some general assembly motions and the global strategy, including:
- Motion 7/2017: Addressing past conversion through restoration and conservation as a requirement for certification of plantations that have coveted natural forest area post-1994
- Motion 12/2014: Fast-tracking the implementation of motion 18 from GA 2011
- FSC Global Strategic Plan 2015-2020: FSC is the leading catalyst and defining force for improved forest management and market transformation, shifting the global forest trend toward conservation, restoration, and respect for all
- Action 15 – FSC Implementation Plan: Increase revenue to landowners to support conservation and restoration of landscapes.
The working group has six members and represent economic, environmental and social interests; and the global South and global North. They held their first in-person meeting in Bonn, Germany on 2-5 October 2018.
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