Co-chairs' Summary : First International Dialogue on Forest Certification

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On October 16-18 2002, The Forests Dialogue (TFD) convened a meeting in Geneva, Switzerland on forest certification (hereafter referred to as the Geneva Dialogue).To our knowledge this was the first time such a broad, international cross-section of forest certification leadership and advocacy met for informal discussion to achieve the following objectives:

  • Share aspirations and strengthen working relationships.
  • Discuss the goals of forest certification programs and the success or inability of existing programs to achieve their goals.
  • Identify and explore how to apply lessons learned from the first ten years or more of experience with forest certification.