Tuesday, 03 October 2017
FSC National Forest Stewardship Standard Development in Namibia
The FSC Principles and Criteria (P&C) set out the global requirements for achieving FSC forest management certification.
The FSC Principles and Criteria (P&C) set out the global requirements for achieving FSC forest management certification. However, any international standard for forest management needs to be adapted at the regional or national level in order to reflect the diverse legal, social and geographical conditions of forests in different parts of the world.
FSC International registered the proposal submitted by the Namibian Standard Development Group (SDG) in August 2017. The SDG is a chamber balanced working group consisting of 6 Individuals which represent the economic, social and environmental interests within Namibia.
The process for developing the FSC National Forest Stewardship Standards (NFSS) follows the requirements set out in the FSC procedure document FSC-STD-60-006 V1-2 also called “Process requirements for developing and maintenance of National Forest Stewardship Standards” and shall utilise the FSC International Generic Indicators - FSC-STD-60-004 V1-0 EN (IGIs) as a base document.
The SDG had its first working group meeting on 19 -20 September 2017 in which they were trained on the process ahead. The SDG anticipates releasing the first draft for public consultation in early 2018.
Should stakeholder have any queries regarding this process, please contact Manushka Moodley via m.moodley at fsc point org