In its 20th year, the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) invites all media to attend the FSC+20 Forum in Seville, Spain, from 8-10 September 2014.

Part of the week-long 7th FSC General Assembly (GA) 2014, the FSC+20 Forum is made up of three key sessions where an unprecedented number of heads of business, environmental and social NGOs, and other organizations will discuss the greatest challenges facing FSC and the world’s forests.

With the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) coming up in 2015, the event will bring together the key people from the environmental, social and economic sectors at a time crucial to the future of our forests and our planet.

The FSC+20 Forum is part of 50-plus GA side events that are taking place across these three days, and will include sessions on:

• Tropical Forest Timber: Avoiding deforestation while ensuring market value

• Dollars and Sense: Balancing consumer demand with forest resources

• Show Me the Money: The role of finance and investments in responsible forest management

Media will have access to these sessions, as well as the opportunity to attend events and conduct interviews with the panelists. More details about the panelists, and the opportunities to attend events, will be released in coming months.

You can find out more about the FSC+20 Forum at http://ga2014.fsc.org/fsc20 and media can register to attend the event at http://ga2014.fsc.org/registration/.

If you would like more information on FSC, or further comment or interview, please do not hesitate to contact FSC Communications Manager, Lisa Smyth, at communications@fsc.org or on +49 (0)228 36766 (ext. 23).

About The Forest Stewardship Council

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is an independent non-governmental organization that promotes environmentally sound, socially beneficial, and economically prosperous management of the world’s forests. FSC was created in 1993 to help consumers and businesses identify products from well-managed forests. FSC sets standards by which forests are certified, offering credible verification to people who are buying wood and wood products. Currently more than 175 million hectares and 25,000 companies are certified to FSC standards world-wide. For more information visit www.fsc.org.

Source: Forest Stewardship Council

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