Assessment of forest industries compliance to forest certification standards in northwestern Russia

Trishkin M. (2019). Assessment of forest industries compliance to forest certification standards in northwestern Russia. https://doi.org/10.14214/df.285 Russia has approximately 43 million hectares of forests under the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification scheme. This thesis investigated the perceptions of certified and non-certified companies towards forest certification (FC), and to what degree the representatives of these companies agree with the benefits and barriers of the FC process. The Due Diligence System (DDS) employed by …

Monitoring system LesEGAIS for timber trade in Russia

Publication: Natural resources and bioeconomy studies 31/2019, 19 p., Sari Karvinen http://urn.fi/URN:ISBN:978-952-326-757-2  Abstract Illegal logging is a recognized problem in the Russian forest sector. Experts have estimated that the volume of illegal logging amounts to 10–35 per cent of total logging volume, while official reports claim that the share is less than a per cent. In 2013, the Russian Forest Act was amended and an electronic timber trade monitoring system, “Yedinaya …

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