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France pushes forward "green wood" plan

The French government has circulated guidance requiring all local, regional and national public authorities to ensure that all timber or wood products they purchase come from sustainably managed forests. Authorities will be expected to demand proof of good practice, for example via forest certification labels such as FSC or PEFC. The policy implements a national commitment last spring to ensure that all tropical timber purchased by public authorities comes from sustainable sources by 2010 (EED 15/04/04). See press release.

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