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UN Report Confirms FSC at the Forefront of Certification

The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) recently published this year’s Annual Market Review, 2005-2006. The publication identifies FSC as the world’s fastest growing forest certification system and confirms FSC’s leadership worldwide. According to the report, FSC is the world’s fastest growing forest certification system. Last year, the area certified under FSC standards increased by one third, equaling a growth of 20 million hectares. Approximately 7% of the world’s forests (270 million hectares) are covered by third-party certification scheme. Today, FSC accounts for the largest certified area with 28% of area certified globally. This is a major achievement since FSC implemented the first thirdparty forest certification in 1993.

News notes are courtesy of Southern Forests Network News Notes





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