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Environment & Sustainability

A research centre, a flexible gymnastics centre, a healthy workplace, a climate-friendly retreat and much more: the World Architecture Festival (WAF) has unveiled the eight finalists for this year’s Best Use of Certified Timber Prize, supported by PEFC. The prize rewards architects and project teams that have used certified timber as a main construction...
How can consumers and retailers contribute positively towards the preservation of forests, and at the same time support natural ecosystems, wildlife habitats, biodiversity, and contribute to climate change mitigation?One proven way is to purchase sustainably sourced wooden furniture, as that will also go a long way towards protecting the...
The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) is embarking on a four-year journey with the ASEAN Furniture Industry Council (AFIC) to improve sustainability outcomes throughout the furniture supply chain in the ASEAN region.As consumers worldwide demand sustainable products across a variety of fields, every industry must adapt...
Gabon is the first country in Africa to receive results-based payments for reduced emissions from deforestation and forest degradation. The first payment is part of the breakthrough agreement between Gabon and the multi-donor UN-hosted Central African Forest Initiative’s (CAFI) in 2019 for a total of $150 million over ten years.  After independent experts...
A majority of Asia Pacific corporations (70%) are willing to pay a rental premium to lease sustainability-certified buildings in the future. This commitment aligns with broader real estate sustainability developments across Asia Pacific where 40% of corporate occupiers have already adopted net zero targets and another 40% are planning...
Södra is now launching products made and transported without the use of fossil fuel throughout the value chain. Södra’s products are guaranteed independent of fossil fuel through mass balance – a method often used in environmental analyses – and verified by a third party.  “Södra wants to show the way...
The Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) has announced that FSC Malaysia’s Board of Directors has approved a framework for a National Consultative Group. The group brings together interested parties and stakeholders from all sectors related to forests and the forest industry in Malaysia.The objective of the National Consultative Group is to...
Singapore-based Double Helix Tracking Technologies is joining forces with 11Foundry of the United States to help timber companies all over the world better manage their global supply chain risk and regulatory compliance.Many timber industry professionals are familiar with global regulations such as the US Lacey Act and EU Timber...
The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) has launched a new PEFC FOR-TRADE project in collaboration with the UN-REDD Programme’s initiative for the Lower Mekong.The PEFC FOR-TRADE initiative stands for Forestry and Trade for Development in the ASEAN region. It aims to strengthen trade through the institutionalisation of forest certification...
The International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO), Form International and the International Tropical Timber Technical Association have signed a new agreement for the expansion and improvement of the Timber Trade Portal (TTP) aimed at assisting the growth, transparency and diversity of legal and sustainable tropical timber trade.The TTP is an answer to the numerous questions...