The vibrant backdrop of Bali, Indonesia will set the scene for the 2016 PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue titled, ‘Sustainable Landscapes for Sustainable Livelihoods: harnessing the power of forest certification & sustainable supply chains.’
You are cordially invited to attend the two-day event which will take place on the 17 & 18 November 2016.
The dialogue will build clarity and vision on the role of forest certification, sustainable supply chains and stakeholders in catalyzing sustainable landscapes & livelihoods. The world needs more ambitious forest-based solutions. PEFC’s event will provoke exchange amongst participants on how sustainable forestry and forest certification can move beyond traditional boundaries to further accelerate sustainable development. It will challenge, motivate and inspire forest sector leadership in promoting sustainable landscapes where trees deliver maximum positive impacts to people and the environment.
Join PEFC’s event to:
share experience and showcase best practice on creating equitable, productive and healthy landscapes through sustainable supply chains;
build clarity around an expanded role for forest certification and the forest sector in catalyzing sustainable landscapes and livelihoods;
reflect and input into PEFC’s standards, scope and dimensionality in light of new knowledge, opportunities and expectations.
If you would like to attend the event, please register online before 12 October at treee.es/RegPEFCSD2016. To access further information, including updates to the agenda, please refer regularly to the event website at http://pefc.org/pefc-week-2016/home.
We hope to see you in Indonesia!
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Dec 16 2015
Promoting sustainable forest management and having it recognized and rewarded in the supply chain from the local to the global level is a key priority shared by the many delegates who attended the 2015 PEFC Forest Certification Week last week in Montreux, Switzerland.
Ben Gunneberg, PEFC International’s CEO and Secretary General, opened the 20th PEFC General Assembly with an empowering video and noted, “As a grassroots organization PEFC has an extremely important role to play in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as we can deliver 14 of the 17 UN goals on the ground through our work with forest certification and forest-dependent communities.” The 17 goals are part of the United Nation’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted by world leaders at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit in September 2015 to end poverty in order to achieve sustainable development.
Dec 10 2015
“As a grassroots organization, we have an extremely important role to play in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as we can deliver them on the ground,” said Ben Gunneberg, CEO of PEFC International, as he opened the 20th PEFC General Assembly in Montreux, Switzerland.
“We can through our work in the forest and with forest-dependent people and communities directly contribute to 14 out of the 17 goals. We are committed to making the largest possible contribution to realizing these important goals," Mr. Gunneberg continued.