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Friday, 10 November 2017
Join the Forest Stewardship Council at COP 23 in Bonn


Forests have always been crucial in solving the challenges presented by climate change. FSC certification plays an important role in combating forest degradation, and mitigating the impacts of climate change.

FSC has steadily increased participation in discussions around climate change, including annual participation in UN climate conferences.

This year, during our 8th general assembly in October, members passed Motion 21. Among other requirements, this instructs FSC to apply to the UNFCCC and join climate change talks.

FSC will again participate as an observer organisation at the COP 23 conference in Bonn this year. We will also co-host a side event titled “Forest climate change solutions for governments and the private sector” with the Nature Conservancy and WWF. This will be on the 14th of November in our offices at Charles-de-Gaulle-Straße 5, starting at 15:00.

Kindly RSVP to Sarah Weber to attend. Find out more about this side event here.

FSC has engaged with various organisations and offered the FSC office premises as a venue to host more than 15 COP 23 related events, all independently organised.

You can find us at stand F.04.03 in the Bonn Zone where we welcome attendees to visit us and find out more about our work.

COP 23 is poised to move the implementation of the Paris agreement forward, as the 2018 deadline to complete the operating manual of the agreement looms.

It is also an important opportunity to take stock of progress thus far. Addressing embassies in Berlin, Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of UNFCCC said: “COP 23 must advance global climate action, action by key groups that hold great potential to truly transform reality – businesses and investors, regions and cities. These groups – non-Party stakeholders in our process – were instrumental to a strong agreement in Paris and further strengthened their support in the Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action.

“They have also been vocal advocates for climate action in recent months. Businesses and asset owners worth trillions of dollars have reiterated their support for the Paris Agreement. Clean energy, efficient operations, green bonds and sustainable supply chains are already delivering bottom line gains to businesses and investors.”

Join us in discussing the role of FSC certification in furthering these important gains.

For more information, contact Anakarina Pérez Oropeza at

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