Moving forest certification beyond its boundaries: PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue agenda takes shape

sustainable landscapes for sustainable livelihoods

Join PEFC in Bali this November as we focus in on forest certification and sustainable supply chains and how these can better deliver impacts within sustainable landscapes and sustainable livelihoods.

For two days, the 2016 PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue will bring together participants from the around the world to discuss, debate and explore how sustainable forest management and forest certification can move beyond traditional boundaries to further accelerate sustainable development.

We want you there! Help to challenge, motivate and inspire the forest sector to promote sustainable landscapes. Don’t delay, register now!

The agenda is advancing and it’s set to be packed

From panel sessions with international experts, side events run by participants in order to delve deeper into the hot topics, to group sessions designed to encourage exchange, there is much to look forward to.

What can you expect? Here are a few of the topics the Stakeholder Dialogue is set to cover:

    • Bridging the gap: sustainable forests, agriculture, and food security
    • Rising to the challenge: scaling up verification programs to support landscapes and livelihoods
    • Meeting growing global demand: improving productivity in the forest sector
    • Empowering and integrating smallholders to support deforestation free, sustainable supply chains

Sounds interesting? Then register yourself and we'll see you there! Want to see the whole agenda? Then take a look.

A great event needs great speakers!

From Dr. Terry Sunderland, Principal Scientist with CIFOR's Forests and Livelihoods program, Fitrian Ardiansyah, the Indonesia Country Director at IDH – The Sustainable Trade Initiative, and Dewi Bramono, Deputy Director of Sustainability and Stakeholder Engagement of Asia Pulp & Paper Group (APP) Indonesia, there is a great set of speakers for you to look forward to.

The speaker line up is constantly evolving, with more set to be announced shortly. Find out more about the speakers…

What others are saying

“Achieving sustainable supply chains for forest products and commodities that affect forests, has never been more important,” highlights Dr. Charles ‘Chip’ Barber, Director of the Forest Legality Initiative in the Forests Program of the World Resources Institute (WRI), and speaker at the Stakeholder Dialogue.

“As stakeholders roll up their sleeves to implement the ambitious forest and land use commitments embodied in the Paris Climate Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals, certification mechanisms have an important role to play. New technologies are ushering in an era of vastly increased supply chain transparency and accountability that is also transforming certification systems.”

“The PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue will identify practical ways to implement global commitments on the ground, explore new technologies to increase certification effectiveness and lower costs, and address the challenges to sustainable forest management posed by rapid expansion of agricultural commodity production.”

“Indonesia is a timely venue as well, since 15 November marks the day that exports of FLEGT-licensed may commence; a global first. And the beauty of Bali and warm hospitality of the Balinese people doesn’t hurt either.”

Register now!

Participation in the PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue is 110 USD (plus 9.40 USD registration) and registration closes 12 October 2016. Space is limited, so don't delay!

Register for the Stakeholder Dialogue

The details

The 2016 PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue takes place from the 17-18 November on the vibrant island of Bali, Indonesia.

The venue:
Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort
Jalan Pantai Kuta
Kuta, IDB, 80361

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Visit the event website for more information, from the developing agenda, speakers, logistics and of course registration.

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If you need more information, they please get in contact with PEFC. You can find all the details on the event website.