ForCES Project - Forest Certification for Ecosystem Servicesforces.fsc.org
A summary of the FSC ForCES project, funded by the Global Environment Facility through the United Nations Environment Program.
Knowledge is at the core of certification. Forest certification is a governance tool that provides the opportunity to inform buyers about the nature of the products they are buying and their environmental and social impacts.
Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is developing a system to certify forest ecosystem services including water. Among other things, FSC Ecosystem Services certification can increase confidence in Payments for Ecosystem Services by disclosing and verifying information about the quality of forest management and impacts on water. Hence, it can support more sustainable development of forested watersheds.
The core elements of FSC's approach are:
In this session, we will introduce FSC Ecosystem Services Certification and present progress to date in certifying improved watershed management and its impacts. We will gather feedback from participants for improvement of FSC's approach to Ecosystem Services certification.
14:00 Welcome by the Forest Stewardship Council
14:05 FSCs approach to certifying ecosystem services
Rosario Galán - Forest Stewarship Council
14:15 Demonstrating the impact of forest stewardship on ecosystem services
Sini Savilaakso - Center for International Forestry Research
14:25 Experience in moving towards certification - case study from Indonesia
Angga Prathama Putra - WWF Indonesia
14:45 Open discussion using a fluid panel methodology
15:20 Wrap up