The study aims to demonstrate the potential of implementation of voluntary forest certification under FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) scheme in Georgia and to provide concrete recommendations to help achieve progress in this field.
The specific objectives are as follows:
- A clear understanding of: a) current policy and institutional environment in terms of supporting voluntary forest certification in Georgia, and b) current market opportunities for certified Georgian wood and non-wood forest products;
- Knowledge of: a) necessary legislative changes, in order to better reflect the key FSC principles (including forests with High Conservation Value) in Georgian legislation and policy and b) other specific steps towards promoting FSC-based voluntary forest certification in Georgia.
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Ilia Osepashvili (WWF-Caucasus Program Office, Georgia)