Trends of Forest Products Certification

  • Adriana MAN
Keywords: forest certification programs, sustainable forest management, trend


Over the last two decades is discussed the issue of forest sustainable management to meetthe social, economic, and ecological needs of present and future generations. In this moment there areabout 50 forest certification programs around the world, yet two are more important. The aim of thepresent paper is to analyze the evolution of forest product certification in the world and mainly inEurope. Data show an increase of interest for certification, however not great as would be expected.One of the conclusions derived from the findings is that a greater involvement from national andinternational policy makers is needed.