Working Session on the Impacts and Benefits of FSC Forest Certification

On March 2nd, a working session on the impacts and benefits of FSC Forest Certification took place at CESAM.

FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) is an international organization dedicated to promoting environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable management of forests worldwide. In Portugal, FSC is represented by the Association for Responsible Forest Management (AGFR), whose goal is to disseminate, promote, and implement the FSC forest certification system in our country.

Forest management certification is a voluntary and independent process based on FSC Principles and Criteria, ensuring that products come from well-managed forests and other sources (e.g., recycled material).

During this session, attended by several members of CESAM, relevant topics were discussed, such as the resilience of forest systems, habitat conservation, productivity in forest systems, among others.