Ukraine Increases Its Commitment to Forests with FSC
The Ukrainian government has passed a law to maintain forests by increasing forest cover and obtaining FSC certification.
On 4 October 2019, the Parliament approved the “Action Program of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine”. Among the tasks assigned to the Ministry of Energy and Environment, one stated “Ukrainians conserve natural ecosystems for posterity”. Indicators of the effectiveness of achieving this goal include “increased forest cover and certification of forests in accordance with FSC requirements”.
Forests managed according to FSC’s standards follow 10 strict principles relating to environmental and social benefits. These cover a broad range of issues, from maintaining high conservation values, the environmental assessment of operations to community relations and workers’ rights, as well as monitoring the environmental and social impacts of the forest management. Read more…