A major component of Agenda 21 is unelected councils controlling major segments of our economy through markets and regulations. They burden our business community, threaten American job stability and raise prices for us, the consumers. You don’t have to look around very long to find the dirty fingerprints of the Rockefeller Foundation on this stinkbomb. They’ve been at the top of the funding list from it’s inception.
With nearly 500 people from more than 80 countries in attendance, the General Assembly 2011 was the best attended in the history of the organization. US organizations represented included Avon, Columbia Forest Products, Domtar, Global Environmental Fund, Greenpeace, IKEA, International Paper, Kimberly Clark, National Wildlife Federation, Potlatch, Procter & Gamble, Rainforest Action Network, Rainforest Alliance, Scientific Certification Systems, Sylvania Forestry, Tetra Pak, The Nature Conservancy, Watershed Research and Training Center, and WWF. For a full list of participants, download the registration athttp://fscus.org/images/documents/2011_FSC_GA_Registration.pdf
The History of FSC-US
In the days leading up to and following the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio, world attention was focused on the challenges faced by cultures around the globe as demands on their natural resources increased. Poverty, disease, land use change, climate change, and pollution all continue to threaten our resources and the stability of cultures worldwide. The challenges at Rio remain largely unmet. However, the conversations that occurred there contributed to one solution — the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).
Driven in part by the failure of an intergovernmental process to agree on a global forest compact, and the compelling question — what is sustainable forestry? — loggers, foresters, environmentalists, and sociologists came together in the first General Assembly to form the FSC in 1993.
The Forest Stewardship Council was created to change the dialogue about and the practice of sustainable forestry worldwide. This impressive goal has in many ways been achieved, yet there is more work to be done. FSC sets forth principles, criteria, and standards that span economic, social, and environmental concerns. The FSC standards represent the world’s strongest system for guiding forest management toward sustainable outcomes. Like the forestry profession itself, the FSC system includes stakeholders with a diverse array of perspectives on what represents a well-managed and sustainable forest. While the discussion continues, the FSC standards for forest management have now been applied in over 57 countries around the world.