Kumi unable to scale the FSC platform

Greenpeace head, Kumi Naidoo, failed to show in Kota Kinabalu yesterday for his top billing at Forest Frameworks 2011, the conference highlight of the triennial gathering of the Forest Stewardship Council.

A little time-off-in-lieu of his recent incarceration by the Greenland authorities may have been a convenient smokescreen for the deepening crisis between the FSC and the big environmental groups. The decision by FERN, the influential Dutch NGO, to resign its membership of the timber certification body puts pressure on Greenpeace to follow suit

FERN objects to FSC dalliance with carbon offset schemes, a controversial area on which Greenpeace views are equally strong. The FSC general assembly has the opportunity to push back against pro-carbon market pressures from its corporate members in crucial votes during today’s session.


this post was first published by OneWorld UK