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The project strives to support sustainable livelihoods of 6,000 poor and low income rural farmers in the Quang Tri province of Vietnam, and to improve access to affordable and clean energy efficiency solutions for 2,000 households as well as supporting a sustainable forest resource base and mitigating carbon emissions.
Meeting the due diligence market legality requirements of the EU Timber regulation (EUTR) has been a challenge for timber traders EU-wide. For many, notably small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), it still is. But there’s help at hand in a new SME training Project funded by the LIFE Programme under the European Commission. Providing free education, tools and risk data, it will help SMEs make…
The aim of this project is to develop risk analyses for soy, palm oil and cattle, commodities that are known to be directly associated with forest degradation in developing countries. In addition to the risk analyses, the project will also develop and make available user-friendly tools, so that industry members can strengthen their responsible sourcing of these commodities.
This project aimed to take the large amounts of forest legality-related information that have been generated by Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) processes as well as other sources, and present it in a format that was easily understood by, and freely available to, those who need it to evaluate risk in timber product supply chains.
We conducted an analysis of existing practices that could be applied to FSC Forest Management certification in order to ensure that the FSC system is accessible to communities.
Small forest operations in Estonia now have easier access to become FSC certified: Pilot testing by the project “Smallholder Certification in Estonia” has proven the viability of a new model for…
On the 13th of October, members of European Network of Forest Entrepreneurs (ENFE) and other stakeholders will meet to discuss certification of ‘green’ forestry services.
An innovative project towards certification of forest service enterprises has been awarded a 3-year grant by the EU Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation.
In collaboration with the Danish Forest Contractors' Association and the Danish Forestry Extension, NEPCon is launching the project "Contractor Certification - a shortcut to certifying small scale…
A broader inclusion of tropical forests in certification schemes seems more realistic as indigenous and local communities' land ownership rights are becoming recognized.