Invitation Public Consultation
regarding the Centralized National Risk Assessment for Romania
In accordance with the procedures of the Forest Stewardship Council® International (FSC), WWF-Romania, as FSC partner in this process, brings to public consultation the Centralized National Risk Assessment (CNRA) for Romania:
The CNRA Report (FSC-CNRA-RO V1-0 EN) aims to assess and identify risks related to the origin of the wood, from sources considered unacceptable by FSC. The controlled wood categories considered as being unacceptable sources, according to the FSC Controlled Wood standard FSC-STD-40-005 V3-0 EN (official version) are:
- illegally harvested wood;
- wood harvested in violation of traditional and human rights;
- wood from forests in which high conservation values are threatened by management activities;
- wood from forests being converted to plantations and non-forest use;
- wood from forests in which genetically modified trees are planted.
The assessment is made according to FSC® standards and methodology and addresses the situation at national level, taking into account the applicable Romanian legislation, the level of its implementation and current practices. The CNRA Report is developed by independent experts (selected by FSC) with specific relevant experience for each category: NEPCon (for Categories 1, 3, 4, 5), Wolfgang Richert Consulting and Leo van der Vlist (Category 2).
The public consultation is intended to enable the active involvement of stakeholders in the risk assessment at national level by issuing reasoned proposals that reflect the realities of the forestry sector in Romania.
Interested organizations and individuals are invited to submit comments by using the instructions and the application form, until 19 March 2017 at CNRA@lemncontrolat.ro.
More information on this process can be found on www.cnra.lemncontrolat.ro.
Following the public consultation, CNRA will be adopted by FSC and so will become applicable for all FSC chain of custody certified organizations who are sourcing material without FSC claim that does not come from unacceptable sources and who wish to sell FSC Controlled Wood and / or FSC Mix products.
WWF-Romania supports the development of the Centralized National Risk Assessment for Controlled Wood considering that it is an effective tool to combat illegal logging and promote sustainable management of High Conservation Value Forest (HCVF) in Romania.
For further details concerning the CNRA process in Romania please consult:
- Vlad Radu – Forest Program Coordinator – WWF Romania