Podcasts & Webinars

You can now listen to a variety of forestry-related topics on the go with our podcast series. Our podcasts feature a range of interviews with experts from different sectors, covering topics from value chains to digitalisation.

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Out of the woods podcast series. Episode 2: Building sustainably

29-07-2020. This webinar is the second of a new FSC series called ‘Out of the Woods’. Through this series, we will look at how different sectors – including the fashion and construction sectors – can reach their sustainability goals with the help of FSC certification.

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textiles

Out of the woods podcast series. Episode 1: Forests and fashion

23-06-2020. Many consumers view fashion as a means of self-expression, and wearing sustainably sourced fabric is increasingly important to consumers worldwide as issues such as climate change become more mainstream. FSC certified textiles can help businesses in the fashion sector rise to the challenge, and using FSC-certified materials provides the foundation for an outstanding sustainability procurement policy. 

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forests for the future

Forest for the future podcast series. Episode 9: Making FSC relevant for smallholders and communities worldwide. Interview with Vera Santos, New Approaches Project Manager at FSC

25-08-20. Smallholders and community forests play a key role in combatting climate change but only a fraction of them are certified to FSC. What is FSC doing to change that fact and make our system more relevant to this very important group of forest owners? Vera will explain more about the solutions they are testing currently, like contractor certification, modular approach to certification and improvements to the group certification standard. 

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Forest for the future podcast series. Episode 8: Can wood samples help save our forests and improve due diligence? interview with Roger Young, Agroisolab, and Phil Guillery, FSC

06-08-2020. How can gathering wood samples around the world help fight illegal logging and help companies perform due diligence? FSC is reinventing how wood samples can play a role in timber origin verification in a joint project of strong allies. In this episode we dive deep into the project called World Forest ID and learn much more about why the project is so innovative and what it might mean for the future of our forests worldwide.

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Forest for the future podcast series. Episode 7: How does a certification scheme respond to disruption by a pandemic? Interview with Hans Joachim Droste, Chief Policy Officer at FSC

23-07-2020. The COVID-19 pandemic put a halt to a lot of things moving around the globe – both humans and natural resources. How does a certification scheme like FSC respond to this kind of disruption? In this episode, I dive into these derogations along with our Chief Policy Officer Hans Joachim Droste and learn more what they contain, how they were informed and created and what we have learned from the disruption already.

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Forest for the future podcast series. Episode 6: Members edition - how is FSC responding as an organization to the COVID-19 pandemic? Interview with CEO Kim Carstensen

09-07-2020. What has FSC done and is doing to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic – both from an organizational point of view and as a certification scheme. How is FSC dealing with the challenges we are facing worldwide and what could we learn from the pandemic and the new situations we find ourselves in. Some of the content might be mostly relevant for members of FSC. But everyone is of course welcome to stay tuned and learn more.

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Forest for the future podcast series. Episode 5 : The Good Code Hackaton. Interview with Caly Heasman from Docusign and Joanna Nowarowska from FSC

25-06-2020. In this episode of Forest for the Future we focus on an exciting event coming up: The Good Code Hackaton, which will run from July 7th to August 31st 2020. The hackaton is sponsored by Docusign and will help FSC address one of the immediate challenges, which we’ve been faced with: how do you perform audits in a place, that you cannot get to because of COVID-19? 

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Forest for the future podcast series. Episode 4: How blockchain can help FSC - Interview with CIO Michael Marus

02-06-2020. In this episode we will be looking at what FSC is doing with Blockchain and why. You will hear about what blockchain is, how it can be integrated into FSC, what the timelines are and how our blockchain integrates with all of the other blockchain pilots out there with our stakeholders.

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Forest for the future podcast series. Episode 3: How standardized data can help improve standards and measure impact. Interviews with Joanna Nowakowska and Chong Sean Zheng

21-05-2020. In this episode we will be looking into how FSC is working to standardize the way information is captured from audit reports. This aim is to make the data more useful to both ourselves and all of our stakeholders. We will be asking Joanna Nowakowska and Sean Cheng, who are working on the project. 

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Forest for the future podcast series. Episode 2: How is GIS innovating FSC audits? Interviews with Joanna Nowarowska and Andrés Felipe Ramírez

07-05-2020. In this episode we will be looking into how FSC is utilizing GIS tools to innovate the way audits are being informed and even performed. We will be diving into how GIS based tools can help FSC provide digital solutions to the new challenges we are facing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Because how does a certification system like FSC function, if auditors can’t travel and get on the ground? GIS based verification may be part of the answer.

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Forest for the future podcast series. Episode 1: Why should FSC digitalize? Interviews with Kim Carstensen, CEO, and Michael Marus, CIO

17-04-2020. Why is it so important that FSC invests in digital? Can tech tools really protect forests? And how will new tools impact current and future FSC certificate holders, retailers, NGOs, governments, researchers and consumers? That’s what we will ask the director of FSC Kim Carstensen and the CIO of FSC Michael Marus in this first episode of Forest for the future.

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apparel sector

The forest fibre potential for the apparel sector

Andrés Ortolano, FSC Italy chain of custody manager, and Ruth Farrell, textiles marketing director at Eastman Naia, debate how and why the apparel sector is sourcing increasing amounts of wood-based fibre. There are clear supply risks, and they discuss what brands can do to ensure that their suppliers are environmentally sustainable. 

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timber in construction

The sustainable use of timber in construction

Panel discussion: ​​FSC Project Certification assures your use of guilt-free materials, knowing they came from well-managed forests. Get your project certified, ensuring a lower carbon footprint, helping to fight climate change. Chair: Hattie Hartman, Sustainability Editor for the Architects’ Journal. Panel members: Jeremy Harrison, Forest Stewardship Council; Misak Terzibasiyan, UAArchitects; Giacomo Garziano, GGLoop Amsterdam. 

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tree detectives

People fixing the world: the tree detectives tackling illegal logging

We visit the wood archive at Kew Gardens and speak to experts using this technology to help stem the flow of illegally-smuggled timber and protect the planet’s endangered forests.

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