ADVANTAGES OF THE PEFC CERTIFICATION SYSTEM

  • A PEFC-endorsed national forest certification system has particular advantages in that:
    • it uses a “bottom-up” approach that focuses on meeting the expectations of local stakeholders on the ground;
    • takes into account local conditions; and;
    •  is consistent with national laws and regulations all within a framework of key internationally-recognised sustainability benchmarks.
  • The PEFC approach presents an opportunity to develop a globally recognised certification system that is truly reflective of the uniqueness of Guyana’s forest management situation and the particular needs and expectations of the Guyanese people.

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