Development of a forest certification standard compatible with PEFC and FSC's management requirements. A case study from Greece
Authors: Georgiadis, Nicholas M.; Cooper, RJ
Source: Forestry, Volume 80, Number 2, 12 April 2007 , pp. 113-135(23)
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Abstract:Greece currently has no national forest certification standard. This paper explains how a draft forest management standard for Greece was developed to be compatible with both the Forest Stewardship Council and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification schemes requirements. The draft standard was tested in two contrasting forest areas to investigate its ease of operation, to indicate necessary refinements to the standard and to reveal major areas of weakness in current forest management practices. Field testing showed that the standard was operationally efficient and that relatively few changes to the standard were necessary. Major weaknesses in current management practices were identified as breaches of health and safety, poor training of forest workers and inadequate consultation with stakeholders.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2007-04-12
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