Project Title

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

Project Coordinator
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

Caitlin Clarke

Senior Fellow, Supply Chains, 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)

Join the Consultative Forum
9 August 2021
Joint webinar on FSC Conversion Remedy Procedure and Policy for Association Remediation Framework

Register for the webinar here

24 June, 1 July and 28 July 2021
Three webinars on FSC Conversion Remedy Procedure

View the presentation in English.

View the presentation in Spanish.

Watch the webinar in English here.

Watch the webinar in Spanish here


15 June – 14 August 2021
Public consultation for the second draft of the FSC Conversion Remedy Procedure

Read the public consultation materials here.

Read the revision crosswalk here.

Read the synopsis report here.

Read the second draft of FSC Conversion Remedy Procedure here.

December 2020
Updated Motion 7 processes timeline
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

Read News item

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

Read ToR

Motion 7 TWG ToR_030619_Amended 210619_Approved.pdf
PDF, Size: 488.45KB
FSC-PRO-01-007 V1-0 D2-0 EN Conversion Remedy Procedure
PDF, Size: 1.60MB
EN_Revision Crosswalk.pdf
PDF, Size: 1.35MB
EN_Summary of Consultation Materials.pdf
PDF, Size: 1.37MB
EN_Synopsis Report.pdf
PDF, Size: 1.02MB
ES_Referencias Cruzadas.pdf
PDF, Size: 1.28MB
ES_Resumen de los Materiales de la Consulta Pública.pdf
PDF, Size: 2.59MB