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The last decade saw dramatic concern for forest problems. The future decades will witness an even more dramatic interest. Certification of forests provides a guarantee to buyers of timber products that their purchases come from well-managed forests that will not support unsustainable or inequitable practices. This produces multiple advantages to those with stakes in the entire chain of production, not the least of which is justification of their pricing. The Forest Certification Handbook is the first book to fully assess the role of certification and provide practical advice on developing, selecting and operating a program. The most critical role of certification is providing an incentive to forest owners and managers to raise the standard of their forest management. With international and national initiatives supporting specific principles for forest management and means of quality assessment taking place, The Forest Certification Handbook is the only published guide of its kind to eliminate any confusion. Here, in clear, exacting language, is all of the information you will need to complete a certification program.
Table of Contents
Introduction Part 1 Certification in Context Forest Problems Market and policy failures within and outside the forestry sector Institutional failures Weak and/or inappropriate tenure Competing Stakeholder Interests and the Goal of Sustainability Competing stakeholder interests The goal of sustainable forest management Policy Requirements National level International level Standards External and internal standards How standards are set by ISO Existing initiatives in standard setting Remaining dilemmas in standard-setting Where Certification Fits Certification: A market-based instrument Forest needs and certification's possible role Part 2 Certification in Practice Design Issues The importance on environmental management systems at the LFMU level Accreditation The certification body How Certification Works in Practice Selection of the appropriate forest area Application Scoping visit Document review (examination) Field assessment (examination/validation) Peer review (validation) Certification Labelling (chain of custody) Periodic review (surveillance) Cost Case studies Part 3 Current initiatives and Views Forest Initiatives and Certification International initiatives National initiatives Initiatives which are commonly confused with certification Views on Certification Views of the main stockholder groups Overall trends in the certification debate The Sticky issues-differing views that need resolving Part 4 Directories Active Certification Programs International and National Certification Initiatives Certified Forest Glossary Index
"This is a clear and balanced overview of the key issues relating to timber certification. I strongly recommend it." Chris Elliot, Senior Forests Officer, WWF International
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