Convergence between Certification and Verification in the drive to Legality Assurance: Assessing the Pros and Cons

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February 2007
David Brown and Neil Bird

This paper considers the pros and cons of using private sector forest certification schemes as a mechanism not only to promote sustainable forest management but also - and more controversially - to verify legal timber, and identifies some of the conditions that need to be met if the two instruments are to function in a mutually supportive way.

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