• 9 December 2020, 17:00 – 19:30 CET
    • Virtual Meeting: Zoom. Register here
    • Simultaneous translation available: English, Spanish and French

How can FSC connect its traditional core business (certification) to new challenges the world is facing? How can FSC promote innovation, co-creation and use of technology to expand entrepreneurship and access to finance to accelerate business and local forest solutions?

Members of the Board Strategic Planning Committee (BSPC) and invited panelists will discuss different important issues related to the new Global Strategy 2021-2026 while addressing what the strategy can mean for their topic of focus.

The session will be facilitated by John Ramsay, many times the facilitator of FSC General Assemblies. It will be introduced by Al Thorne and Zandra Martinez, Board of Directors and BSPC members discussing what they see as the main new elements in the strategy and how they expect it will change FSC.

Chris Elliott, Executive Director of the Climate and Land Use Alliance (CLUA) and member of the External Advisory Group for the Global Strategy, will reflect on how the new strategy compares to where FSC came from over 25 years ago.

This will be followed by three thematic sessions, cross-referencing the discussion with elements of the 3 strategies, goals and intended outcomes:

  • Leveraging the role of FSC as a facilitator of co–created forest-based innovative solutions for Climate Change: Pina Gervassi, FSC International Climate Change Director and Walter Vergara Senior Fellow at World Resources Institute (WRI)
  • Demonstrating the value and impacts of FSC through unleashing the power of data: Michael Marus, FSC International’s Global Chief Information Officer and Director of IT and Enrica Porcari, Chief Information Officer and Director of Technology of the World Food Programme (WFP) and member of the External Advisory Group for the Global Strategy. 
  • Scaling up benefits for smallholders and Indigenous Peoples: Vera Santos, FSC International New Approaches Project Manager and Francisco Souza, FSC Indigenous Foundation Managing Director.

To close this session and pave the way forward, Kim Carstensen, FSC International Director General, will reflect on the discussions, perspectives, and opportunities to continue building the path for the years to come, together.

Register for this event here.