Wednesday, 08 November 2017
A look back at the FSC General Assembly

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The FSC General Assembly is a significant event which shapes the future of responsible forestry, and this year was no exception.

In October, the 2017 FSC General Assembly drew over 700 attendees from across the globe to vote on the future of responsible forestry.

A total of 61 motions were proposed and discussed during numerous chamber and cross-chamber meetings leading up to the event. These discussions led to a number of motions being withdrawn or merged, and ultimately 35 motions were debated and voted on.

15 Motions Passed, some of which represent important steps forward for important issues such as smallholder certification and the integrity of certification assessments 20 Not Passed. A full motions report will be made available soon. View motion outcomes here

Ultimately, some of the biggest takeaways from the event were not motion-related. For instance, the need for increased gender representation within the organization was raised and this is among the many issues that will merit greater focus going forward.

Visit the FSC General Assembly website

  • Catch up on the General Assembly by reading the daily news
  • Watch what happened in the daily video feeds
  • Read articles about the side events

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