NGOs to leave Living Forest Council
The two Norwegian environmental organisations WWF-Norway and Sabima have chosen to leave the Living Forest Council because of disagreement with the forest owner organisations concerning the LF standard for afforestation/reforestation.
In Norway the standard setting for PEFC certification has been carried out through Living Forest, as described in the Norwegian application for re-endorsement of the Norwegian PEFC scheme. The LF Council has recently been working with an audit of requirement no
However, the two NGOs have chosen to break the negotiations after making demands that the forest owner organisations could not accept. They have also made it clear that they no longer will support the LF Standard and that there is no longer an existing agreement concerning the LF Standard.
As a result of this the requirement no