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ifcc winners 2017With an increase of almost two million hectares of PEFC-certified forests in Indonesia over the past year, the Indonesian Forestry Certification Cooperation (IFCC) took top prize for growth during our PEFC Forest Certification Week award ceremony.

“Without the tremendous support from everyone within the PEFC family and without the strong commitment and hard work from all members of the IFCC family, we would have never arrived at this proud state,” said Dradjad Wibowo, Chairman of IFCC.

“So, IFCC thanks everyone from the PEFC and IFCC families for this! Though we still face huge challenges, we are confident, that together we will prevail," Mr. Wibowo concluded.

In second place was PEFC Finland with an increase of 1.3 million hectares and PEFC Russia in third with 950,000 hectares.

“IFCC only achieved their first certified hectares at the end of 2015, so it’s fantastic to see them win first place just two years later,” said Ben Gunnenberg, CEO of PEFC International, following the ceremony.

“We should soon see even more certified hectares in Indonesia, but this time from community owned forests, as IFCC’s new requirements for community forest management certification come into force.”


Chain of Custody grows too

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We also award the top three members to grow their Chain of Custody certificates.

This year the honor went to Sustainable Green Ecosystem Council (SGEC), our member in Japan, who added 117 Chain of Custody certificates. In second place was PEFC Spain, with PEFC Czech Republic in third.

“I would like to congratulate all our members who took home an award today. It is thanks to their, and everyone else within the PEFC alliance’s, continued work and dedication that PEFC continues to be the world’s leading forest certification system.”



PEFC Week 2016 - Invitation

Rekan-rekan yang terhormat,

Dilatari pulau Bali yang menawan, Indonesia akan menjadi tuan rumah untuk 2016 PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue (Dialog Pemangku Kepentingan PEFC 2016) berjudul, ‘Sustainable Landscapes for Sustainable Livelihoods:  harnessing the power of forest certification & sustainable supply chains.’ (Lanskap Berkelanjutan untuk Penghidupan Berkelanjutan: Memanfaatkan kekuatan dari sertifikasi hutan & rantai pasokan yang berkelanjutan)

Anda diundang dengan hormat untuk menghadiri dua hari acara yang akan berlangsung pada tanggal 17 & 18 November 2016.

Dialog akan membangun kejelasan dan visi tentang peran sertifikasi hutan, rantai pasokan yang berkelanjutan dan pemangku kepentingan dalam mengkatalisis lanskap & penghidupan berkelanjutan. Dunia membutuhkan solusi berbasis hutan yang lebih ambisius. Acara PEFC akan memprovokasi pertukaran antar peserta tentang bagaimana kehutanan dan sertifikasi hutan lestari dapat bergerak melampaui batas-batas tradisional untuk lebih mempercepat pembangunan berkelanjutan. Ini akan menantang, memotivasi dan menginspirasi kepemimpinan sektor kehutanan dalam mempromosikan lanskap berkelanjutan di mana pohon-pohon memberikan dampak positif yang maksimal kepada masyarakat dan lingkungan.

Bergabunglah dengan acara PEFC untuk:

  • berbagi pengalaman dan menampilkan praktik terbaik untuk menciptakan lanskap yang merata, produktif dan sehat melalui rantai pasokan yang berkelanjutan;

  • membangun kejelasan mengelilingi peran yang diperluas untuk sertifikasi hutan dan sektor hutan dalam mengkatalisis lanskap dan penghidupan berkelanjutan;

  • mencerminkan dan masukan ke dalam PEFC standar, ruang lingkup dan dimensionalitas dalam cahaya pengetahuan baru, peluang dan harapan.

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Sampai bertemu di Bali-Indonesia!

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Landscapes and Livelihoods: PEFC’s Stakeholder Dialogue set to navigate new terrain

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Join PEFC in Bali for the 2016 PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue: two days dedicated to discussion, debate and exchange on how the forest sector and forest certification can better contribute to sustainable landscapes for sustainable livelihoods.

The dialogue will open with two distinguished experts providing diverse views on how to ‘bridge the gap’ and better achieve sustainability across forests, agriculture and food security.

Dr. Terry Sunderland, Principle Scientist at CIFOR, will start the day off as he shares his insights on how landscape approaches can provide a framework to reconcile competition between productive land-uses and environmental and development trade-offs.

He will go on to highlight new findings that underscore the importance of forests for many aspects of sustainable development, people’s nutrition among them.

Green Building's LEED Credit promotes sustainable forestry

The green building movement – from architects and builders to specifiers and planners - can now benefit from an expanded range of responsibly sourced timber and forest products eligible for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has just issued an Alternative Compliance Path (ACP). The ACP rewards building projects that use "wood products from certified sources as defined by ASTM D7612-10", which includes internationally recognized voluntary forest certification standards such as PEFC (including its North American based members ATFS, CSA and SFI) and FSC. The ACP will apply to all LEED v4 rating systems including Homes v4 and to all LEED 2009 rating systems.