Today, climate change is damaging ecosystems at an unprecedented rate, but these same ecosystems are also our strongest allies in mitigating future climate change. With its certification scheme for forest management, its chain of custody control standard, and its outreach to consumers with its labels, FSC contributes to mitigating climate change by promoting sustainable forest management, and by promoting the recycling of wood materials. Our new global framework for forest management standards, approved in early 2015, gives special attention to protecting the function of forests as net removers of CO2 from the atmosphere. FSC has also started developing new tools for rewarding the preservation of valuable ecosystem services, including carbon storage, in responsibly managed forests.
How the Indigenous Baaka of the Congo are saving forests
Companies committed to sustainable forest management in the Congo are doing their part to advance the life of Indigenous Peoples, like the Baaka, with dignity. In return, the Baaka are committed to working with companies to meet the region’s timber needs while protecting their ancestral forest home.
Untimely Rain Affects Livelihoods. Imagine What the Cumulative Effects of Climate Change Does
We at the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) travelled to the Komi Region in Northern Russia to see how sustainably managed forests are helping maintain not just the forests but also local traditions.
Thailand’s smallholder farmers are making a big environmental difference
The South East Asian kingdom’s smallholder farmers strive towards creating a balance between economic gain and environmental stability by choosing sustainable practices that retain soil biodiversity, improve food security and facilitate the propagation of nature.