News  |  29.01.2021

Introduction to the PAFC Congo Basin regional system

PAFC Congo Basin submitted their regional forest certification system to PEFC for endorsement in December last year. The public consultation, which is your chance to give your feedback on this new system, will run from 1st February to 1st April. An introductory webinar will be organized on 1 February.

Introduction to the PAFC Congo Basin regional system

In order to provide you with additional information about this regional system, PEFC is holding a webinar on 1st February, at 10:00 CET. The webinar is free to attend, and everyone is welcome. 

Register for the webinar

National members for Cameroon, Congo and Gabon joined forces under the name of PAFC Congo Basin to develop this regional certification system. The shared language and the similar forestry conditions in the three neighbouring countries enables PAFC CameroonPAFC Congo and PAFC Gabon to share one system.

The system development was led by ATIBT, in close collaboration with PAFC Cameroon, PAFC Congo, PAFC Gabon and Olam, another PEFC international stakeholder member. The project is funded by KfW, the German Development Bank, and co-funded by PEFC.

This is the first regional system submitted for endorsement. By developing a regional system, it enables PEFC members to maximise their impact and reach, share resources and knowledge, and reduce the costs in developing and running a forest certification system. 

Find out more – register for the webinar