Forests provide the clean air we breathe and the fresh water we drink. They offer shelter for wildlife and wood for our homes. They are sacred places, allowing us to still our minds and connect with our true nature. They are the best way to store carbon today, helping to prevent the worst impacts of climate change. Forests make life possible.
Too often these vital benefits are ignored. Around the world, deforestation and forest degradation are leading causes of carbon emissions and biodiversity loss. FSC works to take care of the world’s forests for future generations – making sure we all have Forests For All Forever.
FSC’s solution to dramatically decrease deforestation and forest degradation is guided by an ambitious yet achievable Global Strategic Plan that will:
- Mitigate climate change impacts by developing carbon performance programs in FSC certified forests.
- Protect old growth forests and other areas of high conservation value, home to rare, endangered and threatened species, by requiring forest managers to set aside these habitats.