Tuesday, 07 March 2017
2017 FSC General Assembly in Vancouver, British Columbia

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March 1, 2017

Register by May 15 to secure the 'early bird' rate.

As a member-led organization, the Forest Stewardship Council General Assembly is our highest decision-making body. Convened every three years, the General Assembly offers an opportunity for members from around the world to propose motions, gather, debate and ultimately vote on the organization’s governance, policies and changes to standards.

This year, the 8th FSC General Assembly will take place on October 8-13 in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Given the extensive integration between the forest products industry in the US and Canada, the 2017 FSC General Assembly offers an excellent opportunity for US-based stakeholders to engage with FSC members over a wide range of issues.

For certified companies, NGOs, tribes and governments that are not currently members but are interested in having a voice in the FSC system, we encourage you to consider becoming a member in advance of the General Assembly. Read more about membership.

In addition, observers are allowed to participate in the General Assembly, with some limitations. For example, observers can attend the conference sessions and side meetings but may not vote on motions.

FSC US will be organizing a meeting of our members in July. Stay tuned for specific details in the coming weeks. Members should have received information about the timeline to propose motions in separate emails. Please email if you have not received any information about the General Assembly, or if you have questions.

Visit the 2017 FSC General Assembly website for more information.