During a meeting on the 15th of December, the EU Council of Agricultural Ministers decided against a proposal to put an EU-wide legal ban on trade in illegal wood products - a move that would match the strict US Lacey Act, which is impacting production and trade chains around the world.
The leading Danish ethical bank Merkur Cooperative Bank has been financing socially and environmentally sustainable business development in Europe for decades.
The Global Canopy Programme - an alliance of 37 scientific institutions in 19 countries - has produced two excellent and user-friendly books on climate change financing.
Ironically, the snow started falling during the last days of the Copenhagen summit where world leaders were gathering to combat global warming.
A mechanism for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries - REDD - has been on the table for years as part of the climate change negotiations.
Some of the issues presented by speakers at the Forest Day 3 event in Copenhagen will have major implications for the forest product industries, although it is hard to tell exactly when or how.
“The man never stops surprising me with his incredible knowledge about FSC – he has this amazing total recall of all the details. At the same time, he’s a big picture thinker and visionary. I am extremely glad to be able to tap from his knowledge and spirit in our every day work”, says CEO of NEPCon Peter Feilberg. Richard Z.
FSC has introduced a trademark licensing system which will be phased in for existing certificate holders during 2010.
NGOs joining the Copenhagen COP 15 climate conference expressed concern about a so-called logging loophole contained in a proposal put forward by developed countries with strong forestry sectors.
What will happen with our forests if temperatures increase by 2 degrees - the UN target for average global temperature increase? And what will happen if the world leaders do not manage to make an agreement ensuring this target – and the temperature will increase even more?
During the FSC General Assembly held a year ago, the membership asked FSC to explore its role in climate change.
FSC-Denmark presented the exhibition "Home Green Home" at the Copenhagen Climate Exchange exhibition taking place in connection with the COP15 climate summit.