7.4.5 Tracking and Certifying Sustainable Forests

LPDD Recommendation: “USDA should develop and promote a national climate-friendly wood product certification system analogous to its system for certifying organic produce.”

LPDD Recommendation: “The Forest Stewardship Council and Sustainable Forestry Initiative should include in their sustainable forestry certification programs standards maxi­mizing the potential for forestry CCS.”

Report, Forest Certification in North America

Surveys the technical challenges to and opportunities from developing forest certification systems. It includes a list of major third-party forest and wood product certification systems.