FSC Plantations Review: Raising the bar or lowering standards?

Posted: 27 July 2006 in FSC Plantations Review

By Chris Lang. Published in WRM Bulletin 108, July 2006.

In 2002, FSC decided that it urgently needed to review its certification of plantations. Since then, the area of FSC certified plantations has more than doubled. FSC’s Plantations Review is now nearing its conclusion, but it has failed to address the problems associated with certifying plantations.


  1. Roverella says:

    How are certified plantations?

  2. Chris Lang says:

    Thanks Roverella. There’s more information about the problems with the Forest Stewardship Council and its certification of industrial tree plantations here, here and here. Hope that helps to answer your question.

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