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Meeting legality and Sustainability goals through Forest Certification
By: Sandra Razanamandranto, The Rainforest Alliance
Published: May 11, 2017
Countries: Ghana
Document type: Presentation
Document ID: 3713
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Meeting legality and Sustainability goals through Forest Certification

A forest monitoring and tracking process that leads to the issuing of a certificate by an independent party, which verifies that an area of forest is managed to a defined standard.”

Forest Certification initially aimed to protect of natural forests that are under threat, to generate benefits for local communities and to prevent harm to the vulnerable populations.

Study done by Defra* proved that Forest Certification Schemes such as FSC and PEFC meet with 100% of legality criteria and 90% of Sustainability criteria.