Project Title

Development of Mechanism for the Operationalization of the FSC Policy on Conversion

Project Coordinator

Yan Li;

Technical Coordinator
Project Supervisor

Maria Pilar Melero;

Start date

June 2019

End date

November 2020

Purpose of the project

Develop a mechanism to translate the FSC Policy on Conversion into operational practices.

Strategic alignment

At the General Assembly 2017 in Vancouver, Canada the membership approved Motion 7 recognizing the strategic importance of addressing the issues around conversion of natural forest-related ecosystems to plantations and the need for alignment of the diverse ways in which conversion is treated in different parts of the FSC normative framework.

Technical working group

Jamie Lawrence 

Forest Economy Lead, The Nature Conservancy (TNC)

Karen Kirkman

ESG Consultant based in South Africa

Michael Allen Brady

Principal Scientist & Team Leader, Value Chains, Finance and Investment, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)

Vera Lex Engel

Associate Professor, São Paulo State University (UNESP)

15 April and 13 May 2020
1 April to 30 June 2020
Public consultation for the first draft of the FSC Conversion Remedy Procedure
21 – 24 January 2020
First meeting of the Technical Working Group in Bonn (Germany)
5 November 2019
Composition of the Technical Working Group is announced
15 July 2019
Open call for FSC members to join Technical Working Group for developing mechanism for the operationalization of the FSC Policy on Conversion

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9 July 2019
Terms of Reference (TOR) for the Technical Working Group approved by the Steering Committee

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Motion 7 TWG ToR_030619_Amended 210619_Approved.pdf
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