German TV documentary: Who is protecting our forests?

A segment from the German documentary ‘Who is protecting out forests?’. The Forest Stewardship Council is the international organisation which sets standards on timber products to make sure that the world’s forests are managed responsibly. But does the organisation really protect the biodiversity of our forests?  Valuable tropical forest is logged in Congo and the

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About Swedish Forest

– From natural forests to industrial landscapes   Introduction In an international context, Sweden has an undeservedly good reputation for sustainable forestry. Countries buying wood and paper products from Sweden have been misled by different environmental certification guarantees. The concept of replanting forests after logging operations, which is the case for Sweden, has been associated

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Forest and climate

Update 2016-07-24: The organization has recently published a special website on the topic of forest and climate. Go there to learn more. Background The atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide are rising continuously. Global temperatures also have a rising tendency. According to the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the amount of carbon dioxide in

FSC

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is an international organization for certification of forestry and forest products. Its aim is to encourage environmentally responsible, socially beneficial and economically viable management of the world’s forests. The FSC consists of representatives from the forest industry, environmental organizations and social organizations. The first Swedish FSC standard, based on the