The consultation runs from 18 December to 26 February, on the FSC consultation platform.

The draft FSC Global Strategic Plan for 2021–2026 builds on the lessons learned from the past five years while defining the level of change and core mechanisms needed now to meet the previously set 2050 beacon. The 2050 beacon calls for a new forest paradigm, where the true value of forests is recognized and fully incorporated into society worldwide.

FSC International Board Chairperson, Hans Djurberg, called on members and other stakeholders to participate in the consultation.

“Our core challenge remains: the incentives for forest destruction are still greater than the incentives for responsible forest management. FSC’s core strength is that we’re a convener of voices, and that we have positive impact on the ground. This consultation is your chance to bring your voice to the table. Bring your ideas, concerns and perspectives. We need your input,” said Djurberg.

This call was echoed by FSC Director General, Kim Carstensen: “Around a quarter of the wood that reaches the market comes from FSC certified forests. That’s the good news. The bad news is that we still have a forest crisis on our hands, and we need to bring the power of our members and stakeholders – who provide the real solutions – to bear as we set our course for the next five years.”

Visit the 2015-2020 Global Strategic Plan.

For more information, contact Anakarina Pérez Oropeza