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  • The forest certification handbook, 2nd edition

  • Ruth Nussbaum and Markku Simula

  • Earthscan
  • December 2004
  • 9781844071234
  • Hardback
  • 316
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First published in 1995, The Forest Certification Handbook has become the landmark book concerning all aspects of forest and wood product certification from policy to business to in-the-field technical issues. Yet since first publication an enormous amount has happened in the field. This new second edition has been entirely rewritten to incorporate the changes over the past decade, and is a complete and up-to-date source of information on all aspects of developing, selecting and operating a forest certification programme that provides both market security and raises standards of forest management.

Contents:
Introduction
Part I: How Forest Certification Schemes Work
What is a Forest Certification Scheme?
Forest Standards
Certification
Accreditation
Product Tracing and Claims
Part II: Forest Certification in Practice
Getting Started
Implementing the Standard
Getting Certified
Setting up a Group Scheme
Implementing the System
Getting Certified and Making Claims
Part III: Existing Forest Certification Schemes
Introduction to Existing Schemes
Part IV: Certification in Context: Policy, Progress and Remaining Issues
Policy and the Institutional Context of Certification
The Enabling Conditions Framework
The Impacts, Costs and Benefits of Forest Certification
Phased Approaches to Forest Certification
Capacity Building
Small Forest Enterprises
Selecting a Forest Certification Scheme
New Applications of Forest Certification
Appendix 1: Overview of Existing Schemes
Appendix 2: Sources of Information
Glossary
References
Index
First published in 1995, The Forest Certification Handbook has become the landmark book concerning all aspects of forest and wood product certification from policy to business to in-the-field technical issues. Yet since first publication an enormous amount has happened in the field. This new second edition has been entirely rewritten to incorporate the changes over the past decade, and is a complete and up-to-date source of information on all aspects ...
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