Eduardo Rojas Briales elected as new PEFC Chair

Eduardo Rojas Briales, former Assistant Director-General and Head of the Forestry Department at FAO and Chair of the Collaborative Partnership on Forests, was elected the new Chairman of PEFC International at the 26th PEFC General Assembly.

“The past years have seen forests being put at the centre of key global debates, especially in combating climate change,” said Mr Rojas Briales, following his election.

“This unprecedented fact provides huge opportunities to share broadly the expertise accrued in the PEFC family with key stakeholders in these deliberations.”

“Although PEFC’s main instrument is certification, its mission and grounding values are much broader and go much further. Bottom up, locally anchored forest management by families, communities, or indigenous peoples, as well as by other private and public players, is the backbone of PEFC. There is no other organization world-wide that represents the forest community in an integrated manner like the PEFC.”

Eduardo takes over the Chairmanship from Peter Latham, who has held the position since 2016.
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