Snapshot of Forest Certification in the Asia region

Ben Gunneberg, Secretary General PEFC Council

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Forest Certification Globally
10%
28% 40%

60% 72% 90%

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• 10% of the world forests are certified (UNECE/FAO 2013) • 28% of industrial roundwood production is certified • 60% of total certified area is PEFC

Forest Certification in Asia
2% 8%
11%

98%

92%

89%

• 2% of forests in Asia are certified (UNECE/FAO 2013) • 8% of forests in Southeast Asia are certified (WB/Profor 2012) • 11% of production forests in Southeast Asia are certified
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(WB/Profor 2012)

National progress in Asia
6 5

Million Hectares

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3

2

1

CFCC SGEC LEI FSC PEFC

0

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Source: 2013, Certification system’s published data

Markets – Chain of Custody
378 775 FSC PEFC SGEC

6609

• Total of 7768 CoC certificates in Asia
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Source: 2013, Certification system’s published data

Reasons for optimism?

Legality & Governance issues being addresses at the highest levels FSC actively promoting certification in many countries throughout the region – results are evident PEFC working to scale up its Asia Promotions Initiative and expand our presence in the region Number of national certification organizations emerging with the potential to achieve wider uptake in forests & markets Companies continuing to make commitments to sourcing sustainable products – driving up demand signals

WBCSD Declaration, Consumer Goods Forum, Unilever, etc

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THANK YOU

PEFC International
10 Route de l’Aéroport, 1215 Geneva, Switzerland www.pefc.org info@pefc.org
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