Co-Chairs’ Summary: Second International Dialogue on Forest Certification

On October 19-21, 2004, The Forests Dialogue (TFD) convened a dialogue in Maidenhead, England “to foster interactive dialogue on the creation of market conditions that encourage informed choices about the acceptability of the growing number of forest certification systems in the marketplace.”

This statement was prepared by the two co-chairs for the Dialogue. It reflects their perceptions of the key themes that emerged from the discussion and is consistent with notes recorded at the meeting. This summary has been reviewed by the participants; however, it is not a consensus statement of all participants and should not be viewed as such. The dialogue was conducted under “Chatham House Rules” in which we do not attribute comments to any individual.