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FSC Issues RFP for Forest Carbon Research in North America

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is seeking a consultancy to develop research that quantifies the additional forest carbon impact of FSC-certified forest management in North America.

This work has the potential to be transformational among the organizations that rely on FSC certification as an important tool to conserve forests, even as they use forest products. This includes many of the world’s largest companies and most respected brands, along with the best-known environmental organizations.

A small staff team from the FSC Canada and FSC US national offices will work with the consultancy throughout the project. In addition, FSC has convened an advisory body of experts and representatives of end-user stakeholders – including WWF, The Nature Conservancy, Verra, Ecotrust, REI, IKEA and DPR Construction – to provide input into the project.

FSC places a premium on its credibility, and this work will be high profile, both in North America and around the world. As a result, we seek an experienced consultancy to help us conduct the research in a way that is both credible and achievable with the resources available.

This research project is made possible due to financial support from Cascades, DPR Construction, Google, IKEA of Sweden AB, International Paper, Kruger, Lowe’s, Procter & Gamble, and the Fox Foundation. The Forest Stewardship Council greatly appreciates their contributions.

If you are interested in receiving a copy of the Request for Proposals, please email Brad Kahn (

Proposals are due January 8, 2021.

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