Stakeholder Engagement

Effective engagement with a variety of stakeholders is a crucial part of our strategy as an organization, and a determining factor in the success of our projects. From solutions forums to direct engagement with governments and other important partners, we take an active role in many dialogue platforms.

The European Green Deal is the European Commission’s strategy aimed at tackling climate and environmental-related challenges. It sets out a variety of policy initiatives with the overarching aim of making the EU climate neutral by 2050.  
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FSC, together with an advisory group of members, has committed a study 'Forestry Intensification for Shared Value' to identify if and when we can consider intensified forestry as sustainable. Coming from this work, we found that implementing shared values can make intensification sustainable if shared value is considered at the landscape level, not just at the management unit level. Shared values are the positive result of (intensified) forestry, such as in plantations, which are commonly recognized amongst the different stakeholder groups (social, environmental and economic) across the wider landscape.
Globally, our forests are increasingly faced with deforestation and forest degradation. There is a growing need to protect forests with unique social and environmental values such as Intact Forest landscapes (IFL), old-growth forests, Indigenous Cultural Landscapes (ICL) and similar forests.  But often, there is disagreement on the right approach to protect or conserve these forests.   FSC is doing this by introducing a global framework for discussion and a new method for dialogues.