Forest Stewardship Council President’s 2023 Message to Members

By Francois Dufresne, President
Forest Stewardship Council Canada
February 6, 2023
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada

Francois Dufresne

FSC Canada’s momentum in 2023 is spurred by our diverse and growing network of engaged partners, each of whom are dedicated to sustainably managed forests. Their trust in our National Forest Management Standard demonstrates their collective commitment to support Indigenous rights, protect ecosystems, and combat climate change. Our mission is in clear focus on the heels of a historic pledge at COP15 to protect 30 per cent of the planet by 2030. …Last spring, in partnership with our U.S. colleagues, we proudly unveiled a joint North American Climate and Ecosystems Services (CES) strategy. It is guided by new solutions that will better measure and define the meaningful impact our standard makes on carbon emissions, safeguarding the biodiversity of our forests, and respecting Indigenous rights. …Thank you as always to our members, certificate holders and stakeholders for your enduring support. Let’s seize the current momentum and build it further throughout 2023.

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