- The Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) is pleased to announce its membership of the Global EverGreening Alliance (the Alliance) to promote responsible forest management and restoration
The Alliance is a multi-sectoral, multi-stakeholder platform working to address the global challenges of food insecurity, rural poverty, climate change and land degradation. Through the collaborative design and implementation of massive-scale land restoration programmes, it supports and leverages innovation, knowledge sharing and synergies between its member organizations.
For three decades, FSC has been the leading catalyst and defining force for responsible forest management and market transformation towards responsible consumption of forest products. This has shifted the global forest trend towards sustainable use, conservation, restoration, and respect for all. During this time, FSC has developed solutions that provide forest managers, businesses, and investors with tangible tools to address forest protection and restoration challenges, and the climate and biodiversity crises in a transparent way. FSC is committed to applying its expertise in responsible forest management, to support efforts to restore and protect forest ecosystems.
By working together, FSC and the Alliance intend to accelerate the implementation of transformative, affordable, and accessible science-based forest protection and restoration solutions. This will help to conserve and enhance healthy and resilient forests that sustain life on earth.
“Responsible forest management and restoration of ecosystems are perhaps some of the world’s greatest current concerns,” said Dr. Peter Alele, FSC Regional Director for Africa.
“The task is immense, but with the partnership, networks and collective strength of the Global EverGreening Alliance, we foresee a great platform for a transformative and impactful pathway towards FSC’s mission of Forest For All Forever.”
“We’re incredibly privileged to be working with FSC, an organization whose brand is synonymous with sustainable forestry standards. This partnership will support rural communities across the developing world to restore, protect and sustainably manage their forest resources, and help to remove the barriers preventing them from accessing high-value international markets. This is a win in the fight against climate change, a win for the environment, and a win for some of the poorest communities on the planet,” said Chris Armitage, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Global EverGreening Alliance.