Forest Certification in Malaysia. Mohd Shahwahid H.O. Director, Research Management Center, Universiti Putra Malaysia UPM 43400, Serdang, Selangor Malaysia email@example.com.
Mohd Shahwahid H.O.
Director, Research Management
Universiti Putra Malaysia
UPM 43400, Serdang, Selangor
Paper presented at the Symposium “Forest Certification in Developing and Transitioning Societies: Social, Economic, and Ecological Effects”
Yale School of Forestry and Environmental
New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Total area of forests: 19.01 million hectares (57.9% of land
16 million ha are natural forest
consumer-driven, market-based and done
on a voluntary basis
Government took leadership. Why?
Advantages in ensuring:
Environmental and indigenous peoples’NGOs
Motivated by the country’s commitment to ITTO’s
Guidelines for Sustainable Management of Natural Tropical
Forests and its Criteria for the Measurement of Sustainable
Tropical Forest Management (CMSTFM).
Policy decision-making exercise through two levels of
a timber certification system
a system to oversee and monitor implementation and appeal mechanisms;
FSC 10 principles and 57 criteria (P&C) are applicable
globally to all FSC-certified forests:
a. Indigenous People
b. Land and Forest Disputes
d. FSC endorsement for MC&I
Forest Policy Community and Stakeholders
Current Status of Forestland Certification
MTCC has certified
FSC has certified
Current Status of the Certified Marketplace
Certified concessions have an obligation to take care
of the interest of local residence.
PITC’s two social programs
MTCC certified KPKKT:
Shares of the incremental costs:
Effects upon annual allowable cut
Greater planning and monitoring of the environment: