RAN: Will PEFC support real sustainable forest practices?

January 17th, 2007 3:44 pm by Kelly Garbato

Via the Rainforest Action Network:

Will PEFC support real sustainable forest practices?

The Pan European Forest Council (PEFC) recently gave in to pressure from the Australian government to accept the Australian Forestry Standard (AFS) as a legitimate certification for sustainable forestry. AFS was intentionally designed to provide a legal loophole for the lumber company Gunns, Ltd, so that it can continue clear-cutting Tasmania’s 200-year-old trees and wrecking a landscape that is truly a natural treasure.

Send a message to PEFC Chairman Michael Clark that he must renounce the AFS policy and stand up for real sustainable certification policies, not those engineered by the logging industry to greenwash their destructive practices.

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