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FSC has joined 100+ NGOs supporting the #Together4Forests movement.
The FSC Ecosystem Services Procedure has helped Maderacre verify its positive impacts on biodiversity and carbon.
Companies committed to sustainable forest management in the Congo are doing their part to advance the life of Indigenous Peoples, like the Baaka, with dignity.
To respond to the global crisis, FSC has joined the Green Recovery Alliance, a coalition of more than 180 political decision-makers, business leaders, trade unions, and NGOs asking to increase green investment and develop "a new model of prosperity" based on sustainability, protection of biodiversity and a climate resilient economy.
“As a global NGO committed to protect and use forests as an effective climate solution, FSC is proud to be part of the Green Recovery Alliance. The pandemic we are facing has heightened awareness around the dangers of deforestation and illegal wildlife trade. In fact, when forests are destroyed and wild animals traded, the risk of spreading zoonotic viruses can increase.
“In this context, FSC is an effective solution to meet the increasing demands for sustainable forest products while preventing deforestation, and adding economic, environmental and social value to forests and the people who depend on them.
“Being a multi-stakeholder platform working with governments, businesses, workers, and Indigenous Peoples, FSC strongly favours holistic solutions to global problems. FSC is eager to support the Alliance by providing knowledge, tools and expertise to accelerate the transition towards a sustainable green recovery.”
As the world’s most trusted sustainable forest management system to deliver positive impacts for forests, markets, and people, FSC is well positioned to offer stakeholder-agreed forest solutions that are easily implementable on the ground and that can further enhance European Union (EU) regulations and policies. As such, FSC is committed to: