FSC board of directors announced the decision to split the planned 2021 General Assembly into two sections : a limited virtual meeting in 2021 and a full physical General Assembly in 2022.
Every three years, FSC organizes its general assembly to discuss challenges and solutions for responsible forest management. Last year FSC decided to postpone the 2020 General Assembly to this year.
However, given the continued and even growing concerns around COVID-19, the FSC International Board of Directors has now made the decision to host the upcoming General Assembly in two parts: a virtual Assembly in 2021 and an in-person Assembly in 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.
Part 1 : Virtual Assembly
Throughout 2021, FSC will continue to host virtual motion discussions and virtually come together in October to make decisions on statutory motions and a few prioritized policy motions (if so desired by their proposers).
The process will be designed as follows :
August-September 2021 : members will be sent an electronic ballot to vote on some statutory points (Financial Report, Membership List update, etc.).
October 2021 : virtual event to conduct the following business:
Part 2 : In-Person Assembly
The second part of the General Assembly will include discussion and voting on the remaining motions as well as conferences and breakout sessions. This second part will take place in-person in 2022 in Bali, Indonesia only if sanitary conditions allow it. If this is not possible, the in-person Assembly will take place as soon as possible thereafter.
Webinar for members
FSC will be presenting to members details of the 2021/2022 General Assembly and answering questions during two identical webinar sessions :