As a member, FSC would like to highlight its latest content to showcase on the IUFRO World Day map. IUFRO brings together scientists from forest research organisations and FSC we would like to highlight the contents below that are based on scientific research or open doors to new research thus making it relevant for the IUFRO community. 

Live Event at the IUFRO World Day

Organized jointly by FSC, Women in Forestry, SLU and Fem4Forest project in the context of IUFRO Division 6 - Gender and forestry

Title: Can’t see the women for the men – understanding the gendering of forest sector through gender-segregated data and research

Time: 28 Sep 2021, 10.00-11.00 AM CET (8.00-9.00 AM UTC)

Link connect to the virtual event will be sent to registered participants. Please register using the IUFRO website here. See the full IUFRO World Day programme here. Read more about Gender and Diversity at FSC here.

IUFRO world day event


Welcoming scientific inputs to improve the system 

FSC policies and standards go through regular revisions and updates. The scientific community is welcome to contribute to these updates or to development of new standards at various stages. You can see which policies and standards are currently open for consultation through this specific platform


Science-based system integrity tools 

FSC continues to innovate forest certification whether that means certification in new sectors e.g. wood-based textiles or using more efficient, digital tools. One of such tools, developed in strong collaboration with scientific partners, improving system integrity is Wood ID. Wood identification technologies make it possible to trace the timber species and harvest location.

Focus Forests - a research project

The Focus Forests project aims to find solutions for stewardship in forests with special social and  environmental values. The project will help understand how social needs can be reconciled with FSC’s commitments to combat climate change and conserve and restore forest biodiversity.  

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Recent news where scientific knowledge was used to improve forest conservation on the ground