FSC announces partnership with UN-REDD Lower Mekong Initiative
FSC is pleased to announce a partnership with the UN-REDD Lower Mekong Initiative. Focusing on the sustainable forest trade in the Lower Mekong Region (LMR), the partnership is a big step forward for sustainable timber products in Southeast Asia.
This UN-REDD Lower Mekong Initiative supports sustainable forestry in the region through improved governance. Covering Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam, and engaging China as an important partner, the initiative aims to reduce forest degradation and deforestation and promote sustainable forest management around the region.
FSC’s strong presence and credibility in the region puts us in a unique position to advance responsible forest management and trade. China is a major consumer of tropical timber, and many suppliers are located in the LMR, particularly Thailand and Vietnam, and there are great opportunities to link the supply and demand of certified timber products.
This exciting partnership will see us fully commit to developing a Sustainable Tropical Timber Information Hub, bringing FSC certificate holders of all sizes together - from smallholders, and SMEs, to multi-national corporations along the construction, timber and furniture value chains. The hub will provide a “one-stop-shop” experience providing information to buyers, sellers and other interested parties like trading companies and governments. Alongside the hub, we will develop a network of certified tropical timber trading companies that will be connected with their counterparts in China, going a step further to increase both supply and demand.
FSC x UN-REDD Lower Mekong Initiative Webinar Series
[SAVE THE DATE] FSC x UN-REDD presents: Accelerating Sustainable Forest Trade and Investment in China and Vietnam
China is a major consumer of tropical timber, and many suppliers are located in the Lower Mekong, particularly Vietnam. Ahead of us lie incredible opportunities to link the growing demand for sustainable timber products with responsible, certified suppliers. The FSC and UN-REDD Lower Mekong Initiative aim to bridge the gap through education and networking.
The second webinar "FSC x UN-REDD presents: Accelerating Sustainable Forest Trade and Investment in China and Vietnam" will consist of presentations and a live discussion with leading experts from both public and private sectors. Participants will be welcome to submit questions for a live question-and-answer session with the expert panel.
Register now to join FSC's Sustainable Tropical Timber Trade Network
✔ Connections to potential buyers and certified suppliers
✔ Free access to FSC certification information in your local language
✔ FSC market insights and FSC-certified tropical timber trade analytics
✔ Priority access to FSC national and regional networking events
To register, click here.