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Forest Product Eco-Labeling and Certification: Efficacy and Market Drivers

Forest Product Eco-Labeling and Certification: Efficacy and Market Drivers

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An IGEL Report made possible through a Wharton Global Initiatives Research Grant.
An IGEL Report made possible through a Wharton Global Initiatives Research Grant.

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FOREST PRODUCT ECO-LABELING AND CERTIFICATION:EFFICACY AND MARKET DRIVERS
IGEL Report April 2012
 
 
This research was conducted with assistance from a Wharton Global Initiatives Research Programs Grant.
With leadership from the business school, IGEL brings a unique business orientation and top intellectual/research capacity to bear on some of the most important long-term environmental challenges facing the future of humanity today.Using Wharton and Penn's entrepreneurial natures, IGEL is working to beomce the preeminent academic institution dedicated tothe rigorous study of business and global sustainability. We work with our corporate sponsors, our faculty, academic networks and our students to solve the most pressing environmental issues facing businesses and the world.For more information on IGEL and to see more of our research, please head to http://environment.wharton.upenn.edu. 
 
Report written and designed
by Caroline D’Angelo with additional research and writing provided by Dakota Dobyns and Doug Miller.
 IGEL wishes to thank those who were interviewed for this report,especially Beth Gingold, David Kiser, Etienne McManus-White and Dave Stangis.
 
 
CONTENTS
Contents ...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 2Acronyms .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 2Executive Summary ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 0Introduction and Impetus for the Report .................................................................................................................................................................................... 0Forest certification ...................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 1Certification in developing countries .......................................................................................................................................................................................... 3Market Drivers: developing countries .................................................................................................................................................................................... 4Examples from Southeast Asia .................................................................................................................................................................................................... 5Indonesia ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 5Malaysia ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 6Conclusions and recommendations ............................................................................................................................................................................................ 7Works cited ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 8 
ACRONYMS
NGO………………..
Non-governmental organization
FSC…………………
.Forest Stewardship Council
GEN……………….
.Global Ecolabelling Network
GTFN………………World Wildlife Fund’s Global Forest and Trade NetworkLEI……………………
Lembaga Ekolabel Indonesia (Indonesia Ecolabeling Institute)
LEED………………
..Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design
REDD+…………….
Reducing Emissions through Avoided Deforestation and Degradation
SFI………………….
.Sustainable Forestry Initiative
WRI…………………
World Resources Institute (WRI)
POTICO……………
Palm Oil, Timber, Carbon Offset program of the WRI

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