- Promoting Sustainable Forest Management For more info: www.pefc.org (
For full details of National Governing Bodies see website above
Resources Institute (WRI) and WWF, involving awide range of stakeholders from both developedand developing countries – forestrepresentatives, labour, academics, the WorldBank, and NGOs with the secretariat being runby the Yale University's Global Institute ofSustainable Forestry. It covers a whole range ofissues such as certification; illegal logging andcorruption; intensification of forest managementand a vision for the future of the Globe’s forests.TFD has launched a dialogue between thedifferent forest certification systems with the firstmeeting having taken place between a widerange of stakeholders in Geneva in October lastyear (seehttp://research.yale.edu/gisf/tfd/ ) . Asecond TFD organised and mediated meeting,took place between the CEOs of six of the mainforest certification schemes, with the goal ofhelping to foster and support leadership withinthe forest certification movement through buildingrelationships based on trust and seeking areas ofcommonality, collaboration and sharedlearning. Ben Gunneberg was present for thePEFC Council and found the meeting to be veryconstructive and positive. A similar meeting hasbeen organised by the FAO near Rome in Juneand 12 representatives of schemes andintergovernmental organisations will participate.The PEFCC welcomes all constructive efforts tobuild a better understanding of the different forestcertification schemes and hopes that throughthese the benefits provided by the forestcertification movement will be better understoodand appreciated by the various stakeholders andthus assist in the further promotion of thecertification of sustainable forest management.
PEFC National SecretariesMeeting
National Secretaries from 15 member nationalforest certification schemes and PEFC Councilsecretariat staff met for two days at the Eberbachmonastery in the Rhineland on 5-6
May 2003.Participants used this annual event to exchangeideas, share views and experiences on currentissues encountered in different countries andexplored their relation with the PEFC Council’sinternational experiences. Technical, political,communications, administrative and strategicissues were covered. Participants wereintroduced to the new revised and improvedPEFC registration system; examined revisedchain of custody requirements and discussedPEFC logo usage issues. Not to beunderestimated was the informal opportunity forsecretaries from different regions of the world toshare views, successes and difficulties on a oneto one basis for which the quiet retreat in theformer monastery provided an ideal backdrop.PEFC Germany, who kindly hosted the event,also arranged a roundtable discussion onincreasing the acceptance of PEFC in theGerman market place with Germanretailer/publisher environmental representativesfrom OBI, Otto-Versand and Axel-SpringerVerlag as well as the former chairman of theEconomic Chamber of FSC Germany.
A full list of the national secretaries and their contactdetails is available on the PEFC website.
left to right
) Jaroslav Tymràk (PEFCC), Dietmar Hagaeur (Austria), Bertrand Auquière (Belgium), AntonioBrunori (Italy), Paula Salazar (Portugal), Auvo Kaivola (Finland), Elizabeth Gill (Norway), Tanja Olsen(Denmark), Luis Rocharte (Portugal), Stéphane Marchési (France), Aiste Ulozaite (Lithuania), Ben Gunneberg(PEFCC Secretary General), Folke Stenstrom (Sweden), Dirk Teegelbekkers (Germany), Mike Virga (USA),Hannu Valtanen (PEFCC Vice Chairman), Pavel Hes (Czech Rep).