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China joins PEFC

25.11.2011

PEFC has unanimously approved the application from the Chinese Forest Certification Council (CFCC), to become a member of PEFC - the world's largest forest certification system.

 

Secretary General of PEFC Ben Gunneberg was very pleased about the intitative from China to join PEFC.

China is now the country in the world that has perhaps the most active afforestation policy. 20 years ago, only12% of the Chinese land area covered by forest, while the proportion of forest in the last year has increased to 20%! This means that China is now regarded as one of the most forest-rich countries in the world.

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