Initiatives of Sustainable Management certifications schemes in the spotlight for the International Day of Forests


For the past ten years, the United Nations has dedicated a day to forests and forest education. Celebrated on March 21, the International Day of Forests gives rise each year to the organization of numerous events throughout the world to inform about forest ecosystems and their protection.

ATIBT would like to highlight the initiatives of the FSC and PEFC/PAFC certification schemes that are working towards sustainable forest management around the world, particularly in tropical forests.


FSC Challenge Award: An investigative journalism competition for quality reporting on responsible forest management in the Congo Basin

In Libreville, the FSC Congo Basin organizes today the award ceremony of the FSC Challenge. Launched during the FSC Forest Week 2022, this award aims to highlight the work of journalists on forest management and mobilize the media on this issue to raise public awareness. The FSC Challenge Award will reward today the best reports in the competition, which focus on the following themes: the role of responsible forest management in achieving sustainable development goals in Gabon; the contribution of forest certification to the achievement of Gabon's economic, social and environmental objectives; and the role of forests in Gabon and the Congo Basin in the fight against climate change.

The awards ceremony is taking place this morning at the Ministry of Water and Forests of Gabon: visit the FSC Congo Basin social networks to discover the winners!


Learn more about the fsc Challenge award


For PEFC/PAFC, protecting forests to continue to benefit from "contact with trees, with plants, with nature, with animals, with ecosystems”

For PEFC/PAFC, spring 2023 will be marked by an important step in the deployment of the scheme, with the blank audit of a new company in Cameroon next month.

It is always the same objective that is pursued by PEFC/PAFC: to protect the biodiversity of forest ecosystems by working for a shared and responsible use of forests, with all the benefits they bring us. On the occasion of the International Day of Forests, PEFC International has published a series of clips on its LinkedIn page explaining how forests contribute to health, the theme of this edition of the International Day of Forests. “Forests have impressive effects on our well-being, but we must give something back. On Forest Day and every other day, let’s safeguard our forests, so they can stay healthy too. You can help by sourcing PEFC-certified material or obtaining PEFC certification.” Highlights PEFC International.


Discover the pefc clips in linkedin