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General Assembly Synopsis
By Ben Gunneberg, Secretary General
The sixth PEFC CouncilGeneral Assembly was heldin Luxembourg, on 22November with delegatesfrom 18 of the membercountries; potential newmembers from 8 countries;and invited observers fromseveral other countries.
Left: members from Denmark, Czech Rep., Canada and BelgiumRight representatives from Brazil, Australia and Andorra
Seven new members were elected by theGeneral Assembly and one on a provisionalbasis pending official registration of the NationalGoverning Body as a legal entity. This nowbrings to 25 the total membership covering thefollowing areas: Europe, Eastern Europe, NorthAmerica, SouthAmerica, Asiaand Australasia.(See newmembersreport).
Representatives from Chile, Luxembourg, Australia, Chile
The new members are:
– Australian Forest Standard Ltd
– INMETRO on behalf of CERFLOR
– CERTFOR Chile
– Estonian Forest Certification Council
– PEFC Luxembourg asbl
– Malaysian Timber Certification Council
– Slovak Forest CertificationAssociation
is currently in theprocess of formal registration and pendingconfirmation of this has been provisionallyaccepted as a member of the PEFC Council.To date, 13 of the national certification standardshave already completed the assessment processand had their schemes endorsed. The schemesnow account for over 46 million hectares and 424Chain of Custodies – a number that is risingdaily. The other member schemes are at variousstages of development and will be seekingendorsement and mutual recognition under thePEFC umbrella in due course.
Some of the Members of the Board at the General Assembly
New Extraordinary Member
The European Network ofForest Entrepreneurs(ENFE) was elected as anExtraordinary Member of theCouncil.
Dr Edgar Kastenholz, Secretary General ENFE
The Network enables information dissemination,between members within the Network, andbetween the Network and opinion formers, toenable co-ordination of actions necessary for theeconomic development of small and mediumenterprises in forestry. Its Executive comprisesrepresentatives from Finland, Sweden, Ireland,United Kingdom and the Czech Republic.
Special - Dec 2002
Promoting Sustainable Forest Management