The Congo Basin Program (CBP) was a large-scale public-private partnership aiming to increase the responsible production and trade of tropical timber. The CBP assisted concession holders in the process to FSC certification and better market position through co-funding of a number of relevant services, such as pre-audits, HCV assessments or social studies.
Form international has run the program secretary, from screening of the partner-companies and selection of service providers, to the actual payment of subsidies and reporting to IDH. In the final year, 2015, a learning event has been organized, during which the lessons learned have been shared with stakeholders.
- Maintenance and improvement of existing FSC certifications > 3 million hectares;
- Newly certified concessions (FSC – Sustainable Forest Management) in Gabon and Cameroon: almost half a million hectares;
- Newly certified concession (FSC – Controlled Wood): 250 000 hectares;
- Expected new SFM certifications after 2015: 650 000 hectares