FSC Meeting in Bangkok 26-27 Jul 2022


Woodland Carbon Code Training Workshop

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We develop and deliver both FSC accredited training courses and other training courses under our ‘Excellence for Forests’ programme, all aimed at building capacity and technical knowledge for responsible forest management

Under the ‘Excellence’ programme we also work directly with partners, to deliver bespoke capacity building and training requirements, sometimes with 3rd party funding support and partnership initiatives with a view to growing sustainable forest practices at every level. 

Our Course Schedule 

DatesCourseLocationBooking
 30 & 31 MarchISO 19011 for auditing 
FSC Accredited course
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 4 – 8 AprilFSC Forest Management 
FSC Accredited course
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 11 – 14 AprilFSC Chain of Custody
FSC Accredited course
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 19 MayWoodland Carbon Code 
Excellence course
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 28 & 29 JuneISO 19011 for Auditing
FSC Accredited course
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 13 – 14 JulyFSC Ecosystem Services for Forest Managers
Excellence course
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 25 – 29 JulyFSC Forest Management
FSC Accredited course
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 1 – 5 AugustFSC Chain of Custody
FSC Accredited course 
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 21 – 22 SeptemberISO 19011 for Auditing
FSC Accredited course
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 10 – 14 OctoberFSC Forest Management
FSC Accredited course
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 17 – 21 OctoberFSC Chain of Custody
FSC Accredited course
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 15 – 16 NovemberISO 19011 for Auditing
FSC Accredited course
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 28 November – 2 DecemberFSC Forest Management
FSC Accredited course
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 12 – 16 DecemberFSC Chain of Custody
FSC Accredited course
Remote >> More details & book

All dates and locations are provisional and subject to change. 

For details of the individual courses including fees and cancellation policy, please click on the course links.

  • Learn more about training and coursesIf you’d like to learn more about our courses or for all training course registrations, questions, and applications, please contact the Forestry Training Team on forestrytraining@soilassociation.org.
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Summer Certificate Course for Environmental Leadership at UC Berkeley Second Scholarship Review Deadline Feb 28!

Matthew Taylor (ELP 2019) of the Tennessee Environmental Protection Agency
Limited scholarships available for qualified candidates! Complete your application by February 28 for your best chance at receiving a merit-based scholarship.

The Beahrs Environmental Leadership Program (Beahrs ELP) at the University of California, Berkeley is a rigorous, unique learning experience that transforms mid-career environmental professionals into exceptional leaders. Through exposure to innovative approaches and case studies, ELP participants develop the skills necessary to tackle dynamic and complex environmental issues.

Currently in its 21st year, this intensive interdisciplinary training will be held both online and in-person, from May to July 2022, culminating in two weeks on UC Berkeley’s campus.* The curriculum includes workshops taught by award-winning Berkeley faculty members from the Rausser College of Natural Resources, Haas School of Business, and School of Environmental Design, as well as the departments of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management and Agricultural and Resource Economics. We shape powerful leaders by combining cutting-edge thinking with real-world approaches.

Program benefits:

UC Berkeley Certificate in Sustainable Environmental Management
World class training on green finance, systems leadership, project management, communications, and consensus building.
Enhanced capacity to develop and apply solutions that balance environmental, economic, and social equity objectives
Strengthened skills for communicating ideas, managing conflict, facilitating multi-stakeholder processes, and leading social change
Lifetime membership in an alumni network of 730+ environmental leaders from 114+ countries

To learn more and apply, please visit our website.
For more information on this year’s program, please read our FAQ.
For more alumni testimonials, visit our YouTube channel.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at beahrselp@berkeley.edu.

“The experiences we shared during the program deepened my exposure to broader environmental issues and crucially, to view such issues in a more holistic manner, which I believe is the one of the highlights of Beahrs ELP that can seldom be found in similar course offerings elsewhere. The Beahrs ELP is a great place to continue to build relationships and network with other leaders from around the world! Indeed, such personal connections with experts are an asset towards enhancing international collaboration in our continued struggle for better tomorrow.”

  • Mekalia Paulos Aklilu, ELP 2021, UN Economic Commission for Africa, African Climate Policy Centre, Ethiopia

“The opportunity to listen to lectures and interact with global experts was pretty amazing. Coming to the program from the U.S., I’ve learned just about as much from my colleagues that are here attending from around the world as from the professors themselves. The opportunity to go dinner with somebody from Papua New Guinea or Belize and learn about their environmental policies and challenges which aren’t dissimilar from some of the things that we are dealing with in the Southeast is phenomenal in its own right.”

  • Matthew Taylor, ELP 2019, Tennessee Environmental Protection Agency, United States

The Beahrs ELP will provide you the tools and interdisciplinary knowledge to achieve your career goals.
Apply Today
*Please note that the COVID-19 situation is ever-evolving and the program’s format may need to change; we will keep our website updated as new information comes to light.

Summer Certificate Course for Environmental Leadership at UC BerkeleySecond Scholarship Review Deadline Feb 28!Matthew Taylor (ELP 2019) of the Tennessee Environmental Protection Agency
Limited scholarships available for qualified candidates! Complete your application by February 28 for your best chance at receiving a merit-based scholarship.
The Beahrs Environmental Leadership Program (Beahrs ELP) at the University of California, Berkeley is a rigorous, unique learning experience that transforms mid-career environmental professionals into exceptional leaders. Through exposure to innovative approaches and case studies, ELP participants develop the skills necessary to tackle dynamic and complex environmental issues.

Currently in its 21st year, this intensive interdisciplinary training will be held both online and in-person, from May to July 2022, culminating in two weeks on UC Berkeley’s campus.* The curriculum includes workshops taught by award-winning Berkeley faculty members from the Rausser College of Natural Resources, Haas School of Business, and School of Environmental Design, as well as the departments of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management and Agricultural and Resource Economics. We shape powerful leaders by combining cutting-edge thinking with real-world approaches.

Program benefits:UC Berkeley Certificate in Sustainable Environmental ManagementWorld class training on green finance, systems leadership, project management, communications, and consensus building.Enhanced capacity to develop and apply solutions that balance environmental, economic, and social equity objectivesStrengthened skills for communicating ideas, managing conflict, facilitating multi-stakeholder processes, and leading social changeLifetime membership in an alumni network of 730+ environmental leaders from 114+ countries 
To learn more and apply, please visit our website.
For more information on this year’s program, please read our FAQ.
For more alumni testimonials, visit our YouTube channel.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at beahrselp@berkeley.edu.”The experiences we shared during the program deepened my exposure to broader environmental issues and crucially, to view such issues in a more holistic manner, which I believe is the one of the highlights of Beahrs ELP that can seldom be found in similar course offerings elsewhere. The Beahrs ELP is a great place to continue to build relationships and network with other leaders from around the world! Indeed, such personal connections with experts are an asset towards enhancing international collaboration in our continued struggle for better tomorrow.”– Mekalia Paulos Aklilu, ELP 2021, UN Economic Commission for Africa, African Climate Policy Centre, Ethiopia

“The opportunity to listen to lectures and interact with global experts was pretty amazing. Coming to the program from the U.S., I’ve learned just about as much from my colleagues that are here attending from around the world as from the professors themselves. The opportunity to go dinner with somebody from Papua New Guinea or Belize and learn about their environmental policies and challenges which aren’t dissimilar from some of the things that we are dealing with in the Southeast is phenomenal in its own right.”– Matthew Taylor, ELP 2019, Tennessee Environmental Protection Agency, United StatesThe Beahrs ELP will provide you the tools and interdisciplinary knowledge to achieve your career goals.Apply Today*Please note that the COVID-19 situation is ever-evolving and the program’s format may need to change; we will keep our website updated as new information comes to light.

Forests for human health and well-being

Strengthening the forest–health–nutrition nexus

Download: Year of publications: 2020

Place of publication: Rome, Italy

Pages: #8 p.

Author: FAO

Publisher: FAO

Agrovoc: forestshealthmental healthnutritioncommunities

Abstract:

Forests provide, directly or indirectly, important health benefits for all people – not only those whose lives are closely intertwined with forest ecosystems but also people far from forests, including urban populations. Recognition of the importance of forests for food security and nutrition has significantly increased in recent years, but their role in human health has received less attention. Nutrition and health are intrinsically connected: Good nutrition cannot be achieved without good health and vice versa. Therefore, when addressing linkages with forests, it is essential to address health and nutrition at the same time. Yet forests also provide a wide range of benefits to human health and well-being beyond those generally associated with food security and nutrition.This publication examines the many linkages of forests and human health and offers recommendations for creating an enabling environment in which people can benefit from them. Designed for practitioners and policy-makers in a range of fields – from forestry to food security, from nutrition and health to land-use and urban planning – it is hoped that the paper will stimulate interest in expanding cross-sectoral collaboration to a new set of stakeholders, to unlock the full potential of forests’ contributions to greater human well-being.

This brief is adapted from the Forestry Working Paper No. 18 Forests for human health and well-being – strengthening the forest–health–nutrition nexus (FAO, 2020)

New store in Sweden prices goods based on carbon emissions

In a world first, major Swedish food brand Felix has launched its own grocery store where products are priced on their climate impact: the more the carbon dioxide emissions, the higher the price.

carbon equivalents currency

In terms of climate impact, food production is responsible for approximately a quarter of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. But despite consumers’ increased awareness about such negative environmental impacts and a desire to make better choices, it can be difficult to know which foods are best for the environment.

Swedish brand Felix, owned by Orkla Foods, has identified a consumer desire for clearer guidance in this respect, and they have attempted to provide this by opening The Climate Store – solving the issue where it really matters, at the point of purchase.

In the Climate Store, customers pay with carbon dioxide equivalents (CO2e) and all products are priced based on their climate impact. The company states that, in order to halve our climate impact, every customer must keep to a weekly budget of 18.9 kilograms of carbon dioxide equivalents. By using a climate-based currency, Felix highlights what the true cost of food really is, and that the change in our pocket is equal to the change needed for a sustainable world. 

Webinar: In Vino Veritas. How NMR can reveal the Truth

In this webinar, Thomas Spengler, will introduce proton based NMR, a direct and highly reproducible technique for wine authenticity analysis. The spectra, or digital signature, contains hundreds of signals that provides information about the composition of wine.

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Highlighting Felix’s passion for this new concept store, Thomas Sjöberg, marketing manager at Felix, said: “It will be exciting to see how customers react to trading with the CO2e currency and see if they manage to stay within their weekly budget. I think it will be an eye opener for many, to see how certain choices affect what you can afford to get in the same lunch bag.”

Researchers control cattle microbiome to reduce greenhouse gases…

The grocery store is part of Felix’s long-term work to clarify the connection between the products we eat and their climate impact. From this autumn, Felix will label products with their ‘Low Climate Impact’ symbol in categories where consumers making good climate choices will make the most difference.