The Forest Certification Handbook - 2nd edition

Ruth Nussbaum and Markku Simula 
Earthscan  January 2005  

Hardback  288 pp  ISBN 9781844071234      £65.00
First published in 1995, The Forest Certification Handbook has become the landmark book concerning all aspects of forest and wood product certification from policy to business to in-the-field technical issues. Yet since first publication an enormous amount has happened in the field. This new second edition has been entirely rewritten to incorporate the changes over the past decade and to provide a complete and up-to-date source of information on all aspects of developing, selecting and operating a forest certification programmes that provide both market security and raise standards of forest management.



Part I: How Forest Certification Schemes Work

  • What is a Forest Certification Scheme?
  • Forest Standards
  • Certification
  • Accreditation
  • Product Tracing and Claims
Part II: Forest Certification in Practice
  • Getting Started
  • Implementing the Standard
  • Getting Certified
  • Setting up a Group Scheme
  • Implementing the System
  • Getting Certified and Making Claims
Part III: Existing Forest Certification Schemes
  • An Overview of Existing Schemes
Part IV: Certification in Context: Policy, Progress and Remaining Issues
  • The Policy and Institutional Context of Certification
  • A Decade of Forest Certification: Impacts, Costs and Benefits
  • The Enabling Conditions Framework: An Analytical Tool
  • Phased Approaches to Forest Certification
  • Capacity Building
  • Small Forest Enterprises and Certification
  • Selecting a Forest Certification Scheme
  • New Applications of Forest Certification
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