Following the guidance of the board of directors, and in the name of reducing stakeholder fatigue, we are refocusing our resources on the FSC risk assessment processes currently underway in almost 60 countries (see our website for more information: The venue remains the same: the Sheraton Hotel, Lake Como, Italy.

The strategy development will proceed, and the results of our efforts in 2017 will be presented to FSC members at our general assembly in October 2017 (including the outcomes of the regional member meetings, the 1st global controlled wood strategy workshop, and its resultant discussion paper consultation).

Further details, including finalization of the participants' list, will follow the outcome of the general assembly.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact Joanna Nowakowska ( or William Cook (