A motion passed at the FSC General Assembly meeting on October 13 indicates that the organisation will pursue a change to its rules allowing companies that have converted forests to plantations since 1994 to go for certification.
The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has announced that it will investigate the Indonesian oil palm operations of Korean agribusiness conglomerate Korindo in response to a formal complaint submitted by environmental group Mighty Earth.
and Shengyin Xu, Shannon Hilsey –
Besides greening the sector responsible for one-third of global emissions, green building certification programmes can generate a ripple effect through society and pull different sectors forward in the fight against climate change.
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Does the Fairtrade certification risk becoming a footnote in the history of sustainability and trade? SustainAbility chief executive officer Rob Cameron outlines the risks to this scheme and how it can adapt to changing trends.
Sustainability certifications for fish, meat and food staples are already well-established. Sheffield Hallam University's Wayne Martindale argues that it's time high-value, trendy foods like the avocado answer to the same standards.
To penetrate the European market, Indonesian fisheries must comply with sustainability and quality standards, and governments must address legality and tariff issues, say sustainability consultants Brendan May and Benjamin Wegg-Prosser.
Daemeter Consulting co-founder Gary Paoli evaluates the RSPO's certification scheme to assess how effectively it safeguards environmental and social concerns including deforestation, emissions, and human rights.
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The newly opened Dr Chau Chak Wing Building at the University of Technology, Sydney boasts more than 25 sustainable design features and has been awarded a 5-Star Green Star rating by the Green Building Council of Australia.
Trucost was commissioned by the Institute to determine the impacts of Cradle to Cradle Certified product certification, and define a Framework that assists current and future stakeholders to carry out ...
Solidiance partnered with Vietnam Green Building Council to produce a newly released white paper on Vietnam’s Green Building industry. The white paper reveals that the green building sector in Vietnam ...