PEFC and Myanmar work on sustainable forest management

PEFC International has announced a joint initiative with the Myanmar Forest Certification Committee (MFCC) to work on sustainable forest management in the country.
 
 “The project will run for three years and is committed to supporting the ongoing reform process in Myanmar’s forest sector with a clear focus on strengthening the national forest certification system,” said PEFC Head of Projects and Development Sarah Price. 
 
Co-funded by the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, the project is entitled   ‘Working in Partnership to bring sustainable management to Myanmar’s forests’. 
 
It will support collaboration among stakeholder partners to develop test tools that aid legal, sustainable and transparent forest product trade.
 
 The initiative’s prospectus states that it will also increase coordination between existing donor-funded and private sector sustainability projects.
 
“It seeks to support partners to collectively feed into the national certification system developments and ongoing forest sector reform processes underway at the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation (MONREC),” it said.
 
In conjunction with the project, the MFCC will lead the process to reform the national forest certification system and convene stakeholders to “build consensus on sustainable forest management requirements”. 
 
The joint initiative will also create a ‘knowledge platform’ and pilot certification projects will be used to demonstrate best practice.
 
For more information contact Ms Price at sarah.price@pefc.org
 
Click icon below for the project Prospectus.