Conference Proceedings are now available.
Cost: $25 (Cdn) for libraries in Canada
$25 (US) for libraries outside of Canada
The conference explored and debated the development of principles and
criteria governing certification of forest practices and their products. The
conference concentrated on the scientific issues of certification and how
current policies proposed and policies being implemented included or took
into account existing scientific bodies of knowledge and made
recommendations for future areas of research. The goal of the conference was
to contribute to the development of objective, systematic and scientifically
based standards for certification of forestry operations. The conference
emphasized a balance in geographic representation and between members of
industry, non-governmental organizations, academics, environmental groups
This conference was recognized as one of three key conferences which the
United Nations Committee on Sustainable Development, Intergovernmental Panel
on Forests would use the recommendations of in their final report to the UN
Contents include papers on:
"Stand Level Concepts and Indicators"
"Landscape Levels Concepts and Indicators"
"Monitoring Forest Practices"
"Economic Concepts and Indicators"
"International and Institutional Arrangements"
"National and Subnational Institutional Arrangements"
"Impacts of Certification"
"A Review of Global Forest Management Certification Initiative: Political
and Institutional Aspects"
"Technical and Scientific Elements of Forest Management Certification Programs"
Size: 8 1/2 x 11
includes CIP data
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