program places a strong emphasis on forest certification
as one unique and potentially revolutionary policy approach
that harnesses the power of the marketplace to encourage compliance
with environmental and socially responsible standards.
programs are distinctive because they are, for the most
part, developed in the private sector by non-governmental business,
landowner and environmental organizations and because they
attempt to harness the power of the private market to encourage
compliance with rules. Companies are certified as to whether
their management practices follow specified rules regarding
environmental, social and business functions of the forests,
thus expanding the traditional stick approach by offering carrots
as well. Our program is devoted to understanding the role forest
certification may be able to play in achieving sustainable
forestry across the globe.
website provides comprehensive information about forest
certification to those conducting research in the topic
or who are curious for additional information. See our Frequently
Asked Questions About Forest Certification section
for detailed information covering a range of
topics, from where to purchase certified wood to how certification
standards are developed.
PURCHASE CERTIFIED WOOD?
FAQ ON FOREST CERTIFICATION
Confronting Sustainability: Forest Certification
in Developing and Transitioning Countries
released July 2006
Governing through Markets:
Forest Certification and the Emergence of Non-State Authority