To help small and community forests attain FSC certification, FSC has been working to modify requirements that take into account the size, intensity and capacity of operations in these forests to ensure the new standard can be equally applicable to small-scale, low intensity and community forests.

After an extensive review process, FSC US and FSC Canada have selected SCS Global Services to conduct research into the forest carbon impacts of FSC certification in the Pacific West, Southeast US and Canadian boreal forests.

Across the boreal forests of Canada, “grey ghosts” have roamed for hundreds of years, elusive creatures that seek out forest landscapes undisturbed by humans.

The FSC Global Strategy 2021-2026 was approved by the FSC International Board of Directors in their 86th meeting on 16-20 November 2020. The new strategy sets the direction and the intended outcomes for FSC International until 2026.

Climate change is the challenge of our time, requiring action across all sectors of society. While there are many emerging technologies, today there is only one proven, economical way to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere at a global scale: Forests.

On September 25, 2020, FSC hosted ‘FSC Friday’ an annual event to raise awareness for FSC and responsible forestry. This year we reached a great milestone in reaching over 1 million people globally.

The new FSC National Forest Stewardship Standard of Canada (NFSS) became effective in January 2020. Some indicators of this new Standard address challenging topics that may involve multi-year processes and may not be achievable within the normal transition time for an existing certificate holder.

On September 25, 2020, the Forest Stewardship Council will be hosting ‘FSC Friday’ an annual event to raise awareness for FSC by encouraging consumers, companies, communities and stakeholders to share your commitment to FSC and responsible forestry - whether through forest management practices, or sourcing and buying FSC certified materials and products.

A seemingly minor Interpretation from FSC International’s Performance and Standards Unit, which clarifies what is allowable under the most recent version of the Chain of Custody standard (FSC-STD-40-004 V3-0), has the potential to significantly increase the availability of FSC inputs for high-demand fiber-based products.

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