Forests and Forestry White Paper 2016

Jun 28, 2017

“Forests and Forestry White Paper 2016”, issued on 26th May by Forestry Agency of Japan, listed up several matters as the international countermeasures against illegal loggings such as Japan’s participation in Montreal Process (criteria and indicators for sustainable forest management) developed by the countries on the Pacific-rim, the introduction of Clean Wood Law and international forest certification systems such as PEFC and FSC and the PEFC-endorsed Japanese national system SGEC.

The White paper also referred to the commitment expressed by Summit Leader’s Declaration adopted by the G7 Ise-Shima Summit Talks for the extermination of illegal loggings.

We, forest certification systems, such as SGEC/PEFC heartily welcome government’s active support and aid for promoting forest certification.

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